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June 2-5, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

IFTNEXT

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Overcoming Clean Label Challenges in the New Trust Economy

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

Trust. Influence. Reputation. Accountability. Consumers are demanding more transparency in every aspect of their lives—especially in what they and their families eat. Join us for an engaging, interactive session with a TED talk style dive into this free-from movement where 1 in 4 consumers demand a clean label in over half of the foods they buy. Learn why perception is reality, driven by the new trust economy where likes on social media signal trust more than marketing content from large corporations or scientific “facts” from academia or the government. Backed by 30,000 responses from US primary shoppers and a database of hundreds of thousands of behavioral measures from a community of “Clean Label Enthusiasts™,” we will offer six recommendations for how to overcome the clean label challenge for market success.
Food Production Consumer Perceptions and Social Media Trends

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

Food production technologies aim to produce safe, nutritious and sustainable foods that consumers desire. But consumers do have perceived notions about some beneficial technologies, such as biotechnology (bioengineered foods), cell-cultured foods (“clean meat” production) or integrated pest management (pesticides), which may contribute to an off-putting feeling when making purchase decisions. Our presentation will unmask consumer perceptions about these technologies, explore how consumers prioritize concerns when making food choices and how they respond in social media to communication tactics.
2020 Vision: Science Communication Challenges for the New Decade

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

This presentation offers a new paradigm for nutrition communicators by encouraging conduits of nutrition science information to take a more aggressive approach encouraging journalists to stop perpetuating nutrition and health myths. Too often, the very people who should be extinguishing the fires of misinformation are fanning the flames instead, either through a hasty approach to science, politicizing what should be a strictly science-based discipline, or using misleading reportage on nutrition science to serve a third-party agenda. Not only has this contributed to the decades of misguided advice and fad nutritionists, it has encouraged sound-bite science or the actual denigration of science. Focusing primarily on the most commonly miscommunicated issues of red meat, salt, corn syrup and similar “hot-button” ingredients, the presenters will demonstrate how chronic circumventing of science-based communication has handicapped nutrition communicators and the public for decades, and strategies to limit these miscommunications in the future.
Start-Up Alley Showcase

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 10:00 AM - 10:45 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

Get to know the the companies featured at IFT19's Start-Up Alley
Using Robotics for Safe and Sustainable Food Production

When: Wednesday, 06/05/2019 through Wednesday, 06/05/2019, 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Where: IFTNEXT Stage

Safe and sustainable food production is an issue that every person on the planet should care about. Agriculture in the 21st century faces the challenge of producing more food to feed a growing population, with a smaller rural labor force. Over the past few years, we have seen a significant reduction in the availability of labor for produce and other food production markets. As a result, the cost of food has risen while the supply of food around the world has diminished. At the same time, governments are upgrading standards on sanitary requirements to ensure safe production of food. Rather than respond to food borne contamination outbreaks, how can we prevent it? Automation is an answer to both the labor crisis and food safety conundrum that place a burden on food production. Learn how automation across the entire food supply chain can lead to safe and sustainable food production that will feed the world, and ensure economic viability for farmers.
Start-Up Alley Showcase

When: Wednesday, 06/05/2019 through Wednesday, 06/05/2019, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

Get to know the the companies featured at IFT19's Start-Up Alley
AI for Innovation in Product Development

When: Tuesday, 06/04/2019 through Tuesday, 06/04/2019, 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

Artificial Intelligence is changing industries, fields, and the physical world. Now its creating new products that consumers will love. Join us to learn about the algorithms and technology behind Gastrograph AI, a specialized machine learning and artificial intelligence platform that works with human sensory perception to help shape food and beverage products for the consumer packaged goods industry.  Learn how AI/ML is taking big data and predictive analytics in to industries that have always had data on products, but couldn't quite optimize or quantify perception.  We can talk about specific issues within the world of food and drink in a town that appreciates both and bring some real world business cases to light.
Tapping Into Startup Communities for Blockchain Innovation

When: Tuesday, 06/04/2019 through Tuesday, 06/04/2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

Over the past few years, blockchain technology has been at the center of innovation. we have seen blockchain technology evolve and become readily available to transform different industries, especially for the food industry. Blockchain's capability of tracking ownership records and tamper-resistance can be used to solve urgent issues such as food fraud, safety recalls, supply chain inefficiency and food traceability in the current food system. Even more importantly, there's even higher stake in the potential of revolutionizing the trust system, transactions in marketplace and financing models. we see the urgency of connecting industries with the entrepreneur communities to further explore the potential application. During the short presentation, we'd like to take a deep look about the what's next through the lens of startups.
Formulating for All Ages: Creating Food and Drink as Ongoing Wellness Solutions

When: Tuesday, 06/04/2019 through Tuesday, 06/04/2019, 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

Now is the time to create food and drink for healthy aging - Based on the Mintel Food and Drink Trend “Through the Ages,” more food and drink companies can take inspiration from the beauty and personal care category and create products that help people prepare to live better for longer. Formulation opportunities include heart, bone and joint health as well as brain and eye health.
Engineers for Change: Insights from Fellowship Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - IFTNEXT Stage

Learn how Feeding Tomorrow, the Foundation of IFT, are collaborating with several not-for-profit organizations to set up volunteer programs that leverage technical knowledge, in this case through Engineering graduate students to provide scalable, sustainable, safe and nutritious food technology solutions for people and regions in need.