We'll be taking a short intermission on our Innovation Breakfasts for the months of November and December! We'll see you in January with more details on our topic and location.
HOSTED BY KRAFT HEINZ SPRINGBOARD
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network member Kraft Heinz, has launched Springboard -- a platform dedicated to nurturing, scaling and accelerating the growth of emergent U.S. brands within the food and beverage space. Join Springboard general manager, David VanHimbergen, Springboard incubator lead, Kelly Reinke, and several Incubator cohort one graduates, for a look into this innovative program.
This is an exclusive, CFBN invite-only, networking event. If you're a start-up that would like to attend, please contact us at email@example.com.
HOSTED BY SPINS
SPINS is offering a free webinar for clients on November 29, entitled “Using Consumer Data to Boost Sales: How a holistic view of today’s natural consumer can inform your brand’s growth strategy”. The session will highlight the value of what consumer panel data can unlock with real-world examples of application – reinforcing the unique purview that SPINS offers into the specific health & wellness trends driving purchase behavior.
Register for this event here
The future of food marketing is uncertain. Unlimited media access, shifting thought leaders and constantly connected (and unfiltered) consumers have resulted in complex conversations about the food we eat. This means many tried-and-true marketing tactics no longer apply to food brands. It now requires new and creative ways to successfully bring products to market. Learn to navigate this new world. Join us for a panel discussion about the new rules of food marketing and learn how some successful products have been launched by both newer and seasoned food brands.
Join our panel for cocktails and snacks as our speakers provide an overview of the new rules of food branding as well as some real world examples of their experiences launching new products.
Ned Brown, Chief Creative Officer at Bader Rutter. Ned joined the agency in early 2018. Prior to joining Bader Rutter, he spent over 20 years shaping some of the world’s most iconic brands like Porsche, Adidas, Audi, Apple, and Dr. Martens, working at agencies in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Tampa and Milwaukee. Along the way he has worked in nearly every category, including food and beverage with such clients as Buffalo Wild Wings, Corona, Roundy’s Grocery, Orville Redenbacher, Publix, and Florida’s Natural orange juice. His work has been recognized both nationally and globally by the Effies, Cannes, One Show, Ogilvy Awards, Addys, Obies and Communication Arts. He brings his creative leadership and consumer mindset to all of Bader Rutter’s clients, including growing their food and beverage client roster.
Janet Garetto, Partner, Nixon and Peabody & CFBN Secretary. Janet is a partner in the IP group and a co-leader of the firm’s Food, Beverage, and Agribusiness Industry team. She counsels clients on IP issues facing their brands, patent protection and litigation prevention issues. She helps companies from diverse industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to develop brand strategies and goals. This involves trademark procurement, trademark portfolio development and maintenance, addressing brand misuse issues and developing internal branding guidelines and best practices. She also assists clients with day-to-day issues that arise in connection with their trademark portfolios.
Kristin Kroepfl, VP of Marketing & Sales Strategy, Kellogg. Kristin leads overall category and brand strategy for the Specialty Channels business. In addition, she is responsible for the development, implementation and evolution of the channel deployment and commercialization strategy. Kristin is a member of the U.S. Specialty Channels Leadership Team, Global Marketing Leadership Team, Global Snacks Operating Council and Global Breakfast Operating Council.
Kristin brings a rich background of global leadership and food products expertise to Kellogg’s. She most recently served as Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing for private-equity backed Ruprecht Company, where she drove significant growth in revenue for the company. Prior to Ruprecht, Kristin was Vice President of Marketing and Innovation for Rupari Foods, a private label meat manufacturer, where she defined overall portfolio innovation and growth strategies and led cross-functional business unit responsibilities. Kristin’s deep food industry experience also includes several years in marketing leadership positions at Hillshire Brands/Tyson and PepsiCo.
Michelle Lorge, Vice President of Marketing, Simple Mills. Simple Mills is a Chicago-based company at the forefront of a clean food movement that is shaping the next generation of natural foods. Winner of the 2017 Chicago Innovation Awards, Simple Mills was founded in 2013 to provide a cleaner alternative to the natural baking mixes then on the market. Today, despite a crowded market space with long-established competitors, Simple Mills ranks as the #1 largest natural baking mix brand and the #2 largest natural cracker brand, by dollar volume.
At Simple Mills, Michelle has been responsible for leading the company’s marketing organization and spearheading the company’s product introductions since 2015. Prior to joining Simple Mills, she spent 12 years with Kraft Foods in Brand Management & Innovation spanning products such as A.1. Steak Sauce, Grey Poupon, Cool Whip, Philadelphia, Kraft MilkBite and Cracker Barrel cheese. She holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a BA from Michigan State University and a Health Coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
4:00pm - 4:45pm Check In, Refreshments & Networking
4:45pm - 5:00pm Welcome & Introductions
5:00pm - 6:00pm Panel Discussion
6:00pm - 6:30p Q & A
6:30pm - 7:00pm Additional Drinks & Networking
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Join us on Wednesday, December 5th for an open holiday networking mixer. Help us as we celebrate another year of successful programming and kick off our calendar of events for 2019. There is no formal agenda, and there will be plenty of good company and time to socialize. There’s room for only 100 attendees, so please register early to reserve your place!
Networking nights with The Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network are an opportunity to access an inclusive network dedicated to bringing together all of the industry players of the greater Chicagoland area to develop meaningful and mutually beneficial business connections.
As a member of the ever-growing food and tech community, we know that leveraging your professional and personal connections is significant to the growth of your company and career. The evening provides a great opportunity to enjoy drinks and appetizers and an opportunity to mingle - forging new connections and circling back with contacts from other events, all while experiencing the power of the CFBN network!
Latinicity Food Hall & Lounge is located on the third floor of Block 37, this truly unique location brings the spirit and flavors of Latin America to the heart of Chicago.
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HOSTED BY THE ILLINOIS MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION
The Illinois Manufacturers' Associate will be hosting their annual luncheon at the Hilton Chicago. Join them as they say farewell to retiring IMA president Greg Baise after 27 years of leadership. Click here to access the registration form.
HOSTED BY THE GLOBAL FOOD FORUM
Efforts to formulate packaged foods, beverages and nutritional products with consumer and export-friendly ingredients continues to grow globally. Global Food Forums® 6th annual Clean Label Conference in 2019 is an in-person product development event focused on providing practical, how-to formulation advice to R&D and applied product development specialists working in this arena.
More details on this event are available HERE.
CFBN PARTNER EVENT
The Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar is North America's largest conference dedicated to protein ingredients, their market and applications.
The 2019 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar consists of two separate programs with different themes. Attendees may register for either day or for both days for a cost savings.
May 21, 2019: Pre-conference “Business Strategies” focuses on factors impacting the global protein ingredient market, crucial for anyone guiding their protein ingredient business or for those where the protein ingredient marketplace has significant impact on their business.
Company functions benefiting from this information include:
• Executive management at protein ingredient supplier companies (e.g., president, technical, sales & marketing, purchasing, financial and logistics)
• Market analysis personnel at banking, M&A and other financial institutions
• Purchasing, marketing, technical and other personnel at protein-enhanced product marketing and manufacturing companies involved in long-range planning.
• Product development teams (R&D, food scientists, nutrition, innovation and regulatory functions) at CPG and food service companies
• Technical & application personnel from ingredient suppliers
• Personnel at analytical services companies, consultants and associations that are involved in protein ingredient science
For more information on Sponsorships and Tabletop Exhibits, please contact:Peter Havens, Co-owner, Global Food Forums, Inc.
+1.800.799.9671 Ext. 4
For more information on Programs and Speaker Suggestions, please contact:Claudia D. O’Donnell, Co-owner, Global Food Forums, Inc.
+1.800.799.9671 Ext. 3
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & TICKET PURCHASE CLICK HERE
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