Mark Tisdale, Publisher, Food Engineering
The State of Food Manufacturing
Debra Schug, Editor in Chief, Food Engineering
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.
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.
Speaker: Stewart T. Leeth, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Consumers and retailers are becoming more interested in farm to factory processes. This session will delve into deeper ingredient traceability and transparency.
Moderator: Diane Wolf, Former Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Kraft Foods
Recruiting, training and engaging the future food plant employee will be a challenge. This panel discussion will address how to navigate the workforce impact and the need for operators of highly technical equipment.
Refreshment Break Stations