Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo

April 23-26, 2017

Naples Grande
Naples Florida

Monday, April 24

7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 a.m.

Welcome

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Mark Tisdale, Publisher, Food Engineering

8:10 – 8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

The State of Food Manufacturing

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Debra Schug, Editor in Chief, Food Engineering

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Theme for Day One: The Future of Food Manufacturing

Automation Keynote Address: No Hands, Lights Out Plant

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Speaker: Phil Viruso, Vice President of Manufacturing, LiDestri Food and Drink

What will a food factory look like in 2029? This session will address how future food plants will need to employ a higher level of automation.

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Disruptive Road to Market

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Speaker: Steve Townshend, Chief Operations Officer, Berner Foods

The retailing landscape is evolving to meet consumers’ needs. This session will provide insight from retailers on how the dynamic could affect food and beverage processing.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Smart Supply Chain

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Speaker: Stewart T. Leeth, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Consumers and retailers are becoming more interested in how food is made. This session delves into the growing importance of traceability, transparency and creating a more sustainable supply chain.

11:15 - 12:00 noon

Speaker: Su Rankin, Senior Vice President of Operations, Land O' Lakes, Inc.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon

12:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Expo

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break Stations

3:30 – 4:35 p.m.

Solutions Theater

Track A
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Eliminating Foreign Material Contamination with the Van der Graaf Drum Motor

Presented by Van der Graaf

Learn how to eliminate foreign material contamination with the Van der Graaf Drum Motor that requires no sprockets. Designed and engineered to drive conveyor belts in food processing plants where sanitation is paramount.

4:05 - 4:35 p.m.

The Future of Dough Production

Presented by Zeppelin Systems USA

Learn how pre-hydration with DymoMix can save processors on mixing time while also increasing dough production.

Track B
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
 
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Expo Reception

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Barbecue