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Entrepreneurs to watch

Whether it’s a new ingredient, novel technology, or different way of looking at established categories, disruptive companies are always thinking outside the box. We’ve gathered together some of the best and brightest CEOs to talk about what they’re doing differently.

  • Ryan Emmons
  • Ryan Emmons
  • Founder and President
  • Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water
  • LinkedIn Ryan Emmons

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Manufacturing the next generation of supplements, foods and beverages?

Join CEO and Co-founder, Philip Bromley as he takes you on a virtual tour into Virun’s proprietary, patented and secret manufacturing capabilities. Those lucky enough to receive that “golden ticket” will be invited through the front door where you will be greeted by Virun’s team of scientists and production experts; and no, there are no employees there from an island full of people-eating monsters. Walk through the laboratory, cGMP production areas and pharmaceutical landscape. We ask that no one take photographs and please, do not sample the newly developed formulations; we wouldn’t want you escorted out all-the-while having to listen to songs of puzzling significance.


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FOAMATION® foaming agents: more foam for less

Deliver memorable eating and drinking experiences with long-lasting thick foams and froths. Naturally sourced FOAMATION® foaming agents are based on the extract of the quillaja soapbark tree and the yucca extract of the Mojave yucca plant. These unique foaming agents provide improved textures and mouthfeel in frozen carbonated beverages, and they also stabilize foam and froth in beer, root beer and many other types of beverages.

Natural surfactants entrap more air, so FOAMATION® foaming agents contribute to a more cost-effective and/or reduced-calorie food or beverage product. They can improve overrun, or the volume of entrapped air, in frozen carbonated beverages and frozen desserts. The foam texture resulting from FOAMATION® foaming agents can reduce calories in your food or beverage product due to the increased product aeration.

  • Dinah Diaz
  • Dinah Diaz
  • Sr. Market Development Manager
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • LinkedIn Dinah Diaz
  • Donna Brooks
  • Donna Brooks
  • Sr. Business Development Manager
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • LinkedIn Donna Brooks

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On-The-Go Breakfast – Optimal Beverage Solutions

Breakfast is an underserved area for beverages, but with the influx of consumers with busy families and picky kids who are looking for an on-the-go solution, it’s a category open for growth. Positioning these beverages as delivery vehicles that meet the nutritional daily values required to start the day right while also operating better functionally is key. Brands can attain this and convey a premium image through launching beverages with high quality antioxidant, probiotic, protein, grain, fiber, calcium, omega-3 and vitamin/mineral ingredients. Join Glanbia as we discuss how to formulate an optimal breakfast beverage through discussing our innovative functional and nutritional solutions that fit your needs, outline the trends, discuss the regulations, reveal the opportunities, and discuss ways to formulate the optimal breakfast beverage that delivers convenience, great taste and exceptional nutrition.


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Keynote presentation

Suja’s progress has been nothing short of meteoric, generating revenues of $18m in 2013, more than $40m in 2014, and a forecasted $70-80m in 2015. And now it can count Coca-Cola and Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division as key investors. CEO Jeff Church explains how it all happened so fast, and what’s next for the brand.


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TREND-WATCHING PANEL What’s hot, what’s not, what’s next?

What are the fastest-growing beverage categories and what consumer trends are successful firms tapping into? Hear from two leading beverage market researchers, a beverage CEO and a leading retailer to find out which beverage categories are growing, what consumers want and how retailers view the category.

  • Tom Vierhile
  • Tom Vierhile
  • Innovation insights director
  • Canadean Consumer
  • LinkedIn Tom Vierhile