Packaging and Sustainability

More than ever before, today’s consumers are educated and in-tune with the environmental and health consequences of their choice of food. The energy used to produce a packaged food product impacts the entire supply chain. This track will examine the latest food sustainability issues, from labeling claims to best practices, and reveal insights on forward-looking packaging innovations for a sustainable future.

Regulatory Affairs

Which regulations are impacting food manufacturers and their suppliers now, and which regulations will you need to prepare for in the next 5-10 years? This track will deliver insights on hot issues from food safety and labeling compliance to nutrition issues and labeling claims. Whether you are a regulatory affairs manager or a plant manager, ensure your company is taking the steps now to remain safely in compliance and avoid future potential issues.

Market Trends and Insights

Which categories of snack products are on the rise and why? What new adventurous flavors are consumers experimenting with? When and why are they snacking? This track will explore the innovative landscape of the snack industry and how new and emerging products are meeting the demands of today’s and tomorrow’s snack consumer. From analysis of growth drivers to consumer preferences and the opportunities that the e-commerce revolution presents, these sessions will help you stay on the snack industry’s leading edge.

Latin American Snacks

Whether you are an established snack producer, looking to break into the market, or supply products and services in the region, success begins with understanding your consumer. The Latin American educational program, presented entirely in Spanish, will feature insights from executives of leading snack producers in Latin America, and will examine what is driving growth by product category in Central and South America. This track will also explore the impact of NAFTA and transportation issues on snack companies throughout Latin America.


Ya sea que usted sea un productor de botanas establecido, uno viendo la posibilidad de entrar en el mercado o proveedor de productos y servicios en la región, el éxito comienza entendiendo al consumidor. El Programa Educacional Latino Americano, presentado completamente en español, contará con la visión de ejecutivos de productores de botanas líderes en Latino América y examinará lo que está impulsando el crecimiento por categoría en Centro y Sudamérica. Esta sesión también explorará el impacto de NAFTA y cuestiones de transporte sobre las compañías a través de Latino América.