1 pm : Registration | Networking | Refreshments

2 pm : Welcome

2:10 pm: Gut Health and Personalized Nutrition- Emerging scientific discovery pointing to the importance of food to gut health and overall health. This session creates opportunities to learn new findings breaking new frontier, and may shape consumer mindset in the near future to drive further change in food industry

Speakers: Liping Zhao PhD, Chris Mason PhD , Guru Banavar PhD Moderated by Jean Van Damme, Partner Startle Innovation

3:00 pm : Innovating Food & Drink- How are changing consumer demands driving change in the beverage industry? Phytochemicals, what role does this play in consumer acceptance?

Speakers: Julie E Mann , Mary Leong , Robert Quinn , Michelle Lorge Moderated by Esther Psarakis, Producer & TV Show Host: Foodpreneur-Tasty Tales of Climbing Up & Down the Gourmet Food Chain

3: 35 pm How may I help you – networking break

3 : 45 pm : Practical strategies to securing investment & growing successful companies. Julie Lerner

4: 00 pm : Innovating Food For Maximum Impact In Communities- Food technological innovation improving community access to nourishing food. Practical strategies to tackling the problem of childhood/adolescent obesity

Speakers: Kirsten Saenz Tobey, Richard Bennett. Moderated by Alicia Noel

4:40 pm : Improving Access To Nourishing Meals In Food Desserts – Marc Oshima, Co-founder Aerofarm

5:00 pm : Closing remarks and acknowledgments

5: 05 pm: Networking

5:30 pm Event Ends