Annual Conference Agenda

June 18-20, 2018 | Westin Chicago Northwest

Networking reception is Monday, June 18 at 6:00 p.m. Come and meet the conference participants.

Tuesday, June 19

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. – General Session
HPP Drives Business Success at Garden Fresh and Beyond with Jack Aronson, Chief Visionary Officer, Clean Planet Foods 

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. – General Session
HPP Success Extends to Proteins

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Networking Break

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – General Session
Use of HPP for Novel Products and Validation with  Alvin Lee, PhD, MASM, Center Director – Center for Processing Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Breakouts

  • All About the High Pressure Certified Logo with Joyce Longfield, VP, Product Innovation, Good Foods Group LLC 
  • Consumer Research Insights on Product Premiums with Rob Wilson, Managing Director and Partner, L.E.K. Consulting
  • HPP Drives Clean Label Progress

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – Lunch
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.

2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. – General Session
Validation Studies Insight – Panel Discussion 

2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – General Session
Reducing Food Waste Through HPP with Sarah Kolansky, Associate Director of Sustainability, Graham Partners Operating Company

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Networking Break

4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. – Breakouts

  • Making the Switch to HPP
  • End User Presentation
  • HPP Operational Insights with Mike Durbin, Engineering and Maintenance Manager, Evolution Fresh

4:50 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – General Sessions

  • Cold Pressure Council Update with Jeff Williams, CEO, Avure Technologies and Chairman, Cold Pressure Council 
  • HPP Taste Test – Check out some of the latest HPP products in the marketplace.

6:00 p.m. – Networking Reception
Review the first day’s insights with other attendees. Dinner is on your own.

Wednesday, June 20

7:30 a.m.-8:30am – Breakfast
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. – General Session
Quantifying HPP for Your Bottom Line

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. – General Session
More HPP Retail Success – Presentation discusses the business benefits of HPP.

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – General Session
The Future of HPP

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Breakouts

  • All About the High Pressure Certified Logo with Joyce Longfield, VP, Product Innovation, Good Foods Group LLC
  • Working with Your FDA Inspector with Jill Costelow, Chief Process Coach, FSO Institute
  • Validation of HPP Coconut Water for Clostridium botulinum with Mario Gonzalez-Angulo, Industrial PhD Student at Hiperbaric

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – Lunch
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.

A Cold Pressure Council Member Meeting will follow the lunch (member company representatives only).

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