Our Commitment to Your Health & Safety

SNAC International is committed to ensuring your health and safety as we reunite as an industry to create a safe yet enjoyable and productive environment for all participants of SNAXPO21. We continue to closely monitor evolving CDC and local guidance, and are working closely with the Charlotte Convention Center to ensure necessary protocols will be in place at the time of the event.


From sourcing on-trend ingredients and catering to health-conscious snack consumers to improving operational efficiencies and optimizing packaging and distribution, all that matters to your business is found here.

Note: Schedule is subject to change. Check back periodically for updates.

August 22, 2021

Westin, Providence Ballroom

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

NASCAR Hall of Fame – across the street from the Charlotte Convention Center/Westin

August 23, 2021

8:10 am - 8:30 am
Circle of Honor Ceremony
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Consumer Snacking Mania and Growth Opportunities
Sally Lyons Wyatt, Executive Vice President, Client Insights, IRI
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Turning Disruption into Opportunity
Peter Sheahan, Founder & Group CEO, Karrikins Group
CCC Richardson Ballroom
Exhibit Hall BC

10:45 am - 11:15 am

PepsiCo Snacks' Packaging Journey to “RCB” Compliance: Recyclable and Biodegradable: it Needs to be Both
Todd Fayne, Associate Director, Global Snacks R&D, PepsiCo
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Stage

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Latin American Snacks Landscape
Alejandro Prieto and Carlos Ordonez, Client Business Partners, Nielsen
Exhibit Hall - Education Pavilion

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Sustainable On-pack Labeling for one of America’s Largest Crops
John Jansen, VP Strategic Partnerships, United Soybean Board and Belinda Burrier, Farmer - Director, U.S. Soy

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Creating an Inclusive Culture presented by WinS (Women in Snacks)
Mike Harper, CFO & VP, Rudolph Foods
Shannan Redcay, SVP, Productivity and Development, Utz Brands, Inc.
Lisa Stern, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, LifeSpice
Moderator: Cathy Harrell, Founder and Consultant, DreamVision Diversity & Inclusion Consultants
Exhibit Hall - Educational Pavilion
Exhibit Hall BC

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

With Special Guest, David Wasserman, Editor and Senior Election Analyst, The Cook Political Report
Westin, Uptown II & III

August 24, 2021

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Remarks by Charlotte Mayor Vi Alexander Lyles
8:30 am - 9:30 am
A Conversation with Val Oswalt, President, Campbell Snacks
CCC Richardson Ballroom
Exhibit Hall BC

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Artisan and Industrial Pellet Production: Meeting Your Needs Over Your Expectations
Carly Rain Adams, R&D Manager, LC America
Exhibit Hall - Innovation Stage

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Flavor Experimentation—a Key Growth Area for Snacks
Lynn Dornblaser, Director, Innovation & Insight, Mintel
Exhibit Hall - Education Pavilion

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Stay Ahead: Key Regulatory Developments Impacting the Snack Industry
Martin Hahn, SNAC Counsel and Partner, Hogan Lovells
Exhibit Hall - Educational Pavilion
Westin, Providence Promenade

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Westin, Providence Ballroom



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