2018 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

Date(s) - 05/22/18 - 05/23/18
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Westin Chicago Northwest

Hosted by
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network

2018 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network


May 22: Pre-conference – Business Strategies
May 23: Technology Program – Formulating with Proteins

(Attendees may register for either day alone or for both days for a cost savings.)

With a record 268 registrants in 2017, Global Food Forums® Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar is North America’s largest conference dedicated to protein ingredients, their market and applications.

World-class speakers provide valuable technical advice on solving protein formulation challenges; insights into emerging ingredient technologies and consumer trends, as well, as regulatory updates.

The seminar is designed enhance your professional development with non-commercial educational sessions; extensive networking opportunities; an interactive Protein Sampling Station of new, innovative protein-centric products; and with technical staffs from 35 protein ingredient supplier companies.

We’d love to see you at this, our 6th annual Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar!

Program Overview:

Pre-Conference Program: Business Strategies. This session focuses on the fundamental factors impacting the global protein ingredient market. The information is crucial for anyone guiding their protein ingredient business or for those where the protein ingredient marketplace has significant impact on their business.Examples of trend and data information to be covered include current and future protein global supply, demand and pricing; competitive industries; consumer and manufacturer trends; and game-changing factors such as emerging technologies.

Who should attend?

  • Management at protein ingredient supplier companies (e.g., president, technical, sales & marketing, purchasing).
  • R&D decision-makers at food, beverage and nutritional supplement companies involved in long-range product planning.
  • Market analysts at banking, M&A and other financial institutions
  • Personnel at analytical services companies, consultants and associations that are involved in protein ingredient science.

Technology Program: Formulating with Proteins. This program will focus on providing R&D and application food scientists with practical, non-commercial advise on how to work with protein ingredients in a range of foods, beverages and nutritional products. Solutions will be suggested for protein formulation and labeling challenges and sensory (texture & taste) issues.

Bonus: Certified food scientists (CFS) attending the 2018 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar may choose to submit credit hours for one or more of the sessions toward re-certification. Registrants will receive a certificate of completion and documentation materials.

Who should attend?

  • Product development teams (R&D, food scientists, nutrition, innovation and regulatory functions) at CPG and food service companies
  • Technical & application personnel from ingredient suppliers
  • Personnel at analytical services companies, consultants and associations that are involved in protein ingredient science

Reasons to attend:

Pre-conference Program: Business Strategies

Global Food Forums Bullet Point  Gain a better understanding of marketplace dynamics driving protein costs, sources, supply, demand, sustainability and the global consumer.
Global Food Forums Bullet Point  Gain insightful information to navigate through a tumultuous business environment.
Global Food Forums Bullet Point  Benefit from personal networking with industry peers and expert presenters.

Technology Program: Formulating with Proteins

Global Food Forums Bullet Point  Obtain practical information on protein functionality when formulating a variety of applications.
Global Food Forums Bullet Point  Leverage emerging protein nutritional information and allergen considerations for the development of protein-enhanced nutritional products.
Global Food Forums Bullet Point  Benefit from personal networking with industry peers, expert presenters and knowledgeable vendors.