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Expo East 2015 - Conference Presentations

Wednesday, September 16

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The Health and Wellness Summit, Presented by Supermarket News

Track(s): Retail
Speaker(s): Chad Arnold, Bill Bishop, Julie Gallagher, John Grubb, Kim Kirchherr, Suzanne Monford, David Orgel, Eric Pierce, Jon Springer, Sarah Yates
Audio Link - Innovations in Retailing
Audio Link - Improving the Health of your Brand
Audio Link - Insights into Today's Health and Wellness Consumer
Audio Link - What's NEXT in the Supplements Arena?
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1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Retail Super Session

Track(s): Retail
Speaker(s): Bill Crawford, Christine Kapperman, Dean Nelson, Lynn Ellen Schimoler, Bart Yablonsky
Audio Link
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Thursday, September 17

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Ingredient Reform Series: Supply Opportunities in the Clean Label Market

Track(s): Ingredient Reform, Manufacturer
Speaker(s): Sid Hulse, Steve Peirce, Todd Runestad, Kantha Shelke
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10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
The Future of Nutritional Labels: How Greater Transparency is Shaping Consumer Beverage Trends

Track(s): Future of, Manufacturer
Speaker(s): John-Charles Hanley, Jeffrey Klineman, Justin Prochnow, James Tonkin
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10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
State of the Organic Industry

Track(s): All Things Organic, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Laura Batcha, Melissa Hughes, Danielle Nierenberg
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12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Regulatory Update

Track(s): All Things Organic, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Tracy Favre, Miles McEvoy, Betsy Rakola, Gwendolyn Wyard
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12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Ingredient Reform Series: Taking the Mystery out of Myths About What’s Honestly Healthful

Track(s): Ingredient Reform, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Kantha Shelke
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12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Natural in the Media Series: How Shifting Consumer Expectations are Impacting the Food Industry

Track(s): Natural in the Media, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Helena Bottemiller Evich, Samuel Fromartz, Marc Gunther
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12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
The Future of Antibiotics in Meat Production

Track(s): Future of, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Chris Arnold, Mel Coleman Jr., Maryn McKenna, Keeve Nachman PhD
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12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Sharing the Organic Story Online

Track(s): All Things Organic, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Andrea Davis-Cetina, Faith Durand, Kelly Taveras, Amy VanHaren
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1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
The Organic Center: Science of Soil

Track(s): All Things Organic, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Michel Cavigelli PhD, Kathleen Delate PhD, Deborah Koons Garcia, Jeff Moyer, Jessica Shade PhD
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2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Ingredient Reform Series: Identity Testing – An Engredea Seminar

Track(s): Ingredient Reform, Manufacturer
Speaker(s): John Atwater, Robert Craven, Michael O’Hara, Rick Polito, William Rowe
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2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Natural in the Media Series: Interview with Dr. James Hamblin, The Atlantic

Track(s): Natural in the Media, Manufacturer, Retailer
Speaker(s): James Hamblin M.D., Jessica Rubino
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2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
The Future of Seafood: Innovations Creating a More Sustainable Supply

Track(s): Future of, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Jenna Blumenfeld, Jacqueline Claudia, TJ Tate, Sean Wittenberg
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2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Organic Options for Fido and Mittens

Track(s): All Things Organic, Manufacturer
Speaker(s): Dave Carter, Brian Connolly, Shannon Nally Yanessa, Sharon Sherman, Gwendolyn Wyard
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3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Understanding Organic Supply Constraints

Track(s): All Things Organic, Manufacturer
Speaker(s): Sarah Brown, Peter Golbitz, Kellee James, Nate Lewis, Beth Robertson-Martin
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Friday, September 18

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
GRO Organic Update

Track(s): All Things Organic, Manufacturer
Speaker(s): Laura Batcha, Perry Clutts, Kim Dietz, Melissa Hughes, Melody Meyer
Audio Link
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10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Organic Equivalency’s International Trade Impact

Track(s): All Things Organic
Speaker(s): Bob Anderson, Cheri Courtney, Ted Jaenicke PhD, Monique Marez
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11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Conscious Business Series: Building a Conscious Brand from Sustainable Sourcing to Mission at Scale

Track(s): Conscious Business, Manufacturer
Speaker(s): Andy Fyfe, Rebecca Hamilton, Ted Ning, Alissa Sears, Daniel Sullivan
Audio Link


11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Non-GMO Series: How Retailers and Brands Can Build Trust Through Transparency

Track(s): Non-GMO, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Andrea Donsky R.H.N, Karen Herther, Andy Huth, Megan Westgate
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11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Trends & Growth Series: Revealing Future Food & Beverage Growth Opportunities

Track(s): Trends & Growth, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Jenna Blumenfeld, Jessica Rubino
Video Link
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12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Next Steps in Sustainability

Track(s): All Things Organic, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Sarah Connolly, Hardik Savalia, Maxine Wolf, Tessa Young
Audio Link
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12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Organic Market and Consumer Trends

Track(s): All Things Organic, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Angela Jagiello, Carlotta Mast, Diane Ray, David Winter
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12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Conscious Business Series: The Values Proposition

Track(s): Conscious Business, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Cherry
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12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Non-GMO Series: GMO Policy Roundup – A National and State Legislative Update

Track(s): Non-GMO, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Tara Cook-Littman, Gary Hirshberg, Marni Karlin, Colin O’Neil
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12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Trends & Growth Series: How Food Tribes Are Redefining Food

Track(s): Trends & Growth, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Eric Pierce
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2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Field to Tee: Organic Textiles

Track(s): All Things Organic, Manufacturer
Speaker(s): Joe Dickson, Karla Magruder, Sandra Marquardt, James Wedel, Gwendolyn Wyard, Marci Zaroff
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2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Organic Takes Fast Casual

Track(s): All Things Organic, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Michael Berger, Nancy Coulter-Parker, Seth Goldman, Susan Grelock
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2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Conscious Business Series: How Changemakers Do Good Business and How You Can Too

Track(s): Conscious Business, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Tim Joseph, Emily Kanter, Jessie Shafer, Bill Whyte
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2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Non-GMO Series: The Real Reason We Need GMO Labeling

Track(s): Non-GMO, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Gary Hirshberg
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2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Trends & Growth Series: Recommitting to Core Supplement Users in Turbulent Times

Track(s): Trends & Growth, Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Eric Pierce, Todd Runestad
Video Link
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Saturday, September 19

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Saturday Keynote: Michele Simon

Track(s): Manufacturer, Retail
Speaker(s): Michele Simon JD, MPH
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