Reimagining the Food Business
in Flyover Country
A one-day virtual forum on Tuesday,
November 9, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Join selected CEOs, entrepreneurs, CPG and foodservice executives, venture capitalists, and players in the government, scientific, educational and NGO communities to rally and network around the goal of reclaiming leadership of the food and agricultural industries that are vital economic, social and cultural engines for the heartland.
Speakers and panelists:
10:10 - 10:40 a.m. ET
Food is a growth business. How can Flyover Country regain our rightful share? Or have we lost our historical edge to the coasts?
Founder, JPG Resources
Publisher, Heartland Intelligence
Founder & CEO, Farmer's Fridge
Feeding Our Ecosystem
10:45- 11:30 a.m. ET
How startups, VCs, Big Food and universities
can work together to restore our region's greatness. Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis lead the way.
Bread and Butter Ventures
VP Business Development,
Executive Director, Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
5 Lakes Institute
Gaining from Diversity
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. ET
Women and BIPOC entrepreneurs are making a home for innovation in Flyover Country, leading trailblazing startups across the region.
Co-Owner & Chief Managing Officer, Amped Kitchens
CEO, Journey Foods
Founder & CEO, GoodSport
CPGs Rewrite Their Playbooks
12:15 - 1 p.m. ET
Big food and beverage companies based here still dominate the industry, but they've been altering their strategies to remain vital.
VP, Global Innovation Platforms, Kellogg
Global Head, SnackFutures,
With breaks from 11:30 - 11:40 and 1 - 1:20 ET.
Ag Tech Levels the Field
1 :20 - 2:05 p.m. ET
An explosion of innovation on the farm is transforming agriculture across Flyover Country and boosting our global predominance.
CEO, Benson Hill
Director of Precision Agriculture, N.W. Kansas Technical College
Chief Commercial Officer,
Boon -- Or Bane?
2:10 - 2:55 p.m. ET
Cultured 'meat' is all the rage with investors and many consumers but creates a dilemma for Flyover Country. How can we address it?
Food & Agriculture Leader,
Eat the Change
New Nutrition Business
Storage Comes Out of the Cold
3 - 3:30 p.m. ET
There's no hotter economic-development play now than food storage. This is a great opportunity for Flyover Country.
Food & Agribusiness Lead, JobsOhio
Chief Operating Officer,
3:35 - 4:10 p.m. ET
Storytelling to consumers is transforming the food and beverage business. Yet here's where companies and brands in Flyover Country can excel.
Chief Design Officer,
President, Sustainable Environmental Consultants
CEO, Lifeway Foods
Where Do We Go From Here?
4:10 - 4:30 p.m. ET
The Honorable Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana
To register for this unique one-day event, please click the button below:
Forum passes are $495 each and available through Tuesday, November 9.
The first three morning sessions package is available for $145.
Or you can join for the five afternoon sessions for $195.
Single session passes are also available for $95 each.
A forum pass includes:
Access to all eight live sessions
Ability to chat and interact with panelists and speakers
A downloadable PDF workbook and notes sheet