Product Innovation: A Current Snapshot & Predictions for the Future of Plant-Based Foods

  • Friday, 09/15/2017: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Room: Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 1


From improved health to lower environmental impact, both natural and conventional consumers are finding little reason not to eat more plant-based foods. Now, thanks to the explosion of tasty new meat and dairy analogs on store shelves, shoppers of all ilk can get their protein thrills without sacrificing flavor and texture. 
In this panel of industry experts, you’ll get the low-down on latest sales data and consumer research that confirms plant-based products are a stellar business idea. You’ll learn the challenges and opportunities of innovating with plant-based raw materials. And you’ll see a sneak peek of the newest vegan products on store shelves today. This is a must-see session for those interested in galvanizing the ubiquitous plant-based consumer!


Barbara Brueckner Sphizner

Vice President Innovation Manager
Mattson & Co.

Jenna Blumenfeld

Senior Food Editor
New Hope Network

Michele Simon JD, MPH

Executive Director
Plant Based Foods Association

Minh Tsai

Hodo Soy