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Select Criteria: Session Type = Conference Education (Super Pass/Edu. Day Pass)
Dates = 03/08/2018

Thursday, March 08
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Consumer demand for organic has grown by double-digits nearly every year since the 1990’s. But can organic survive in the current era? Amid the Trump Administration’s failure to implement thoroughly vetted organic regulations, a marketplace replete with alternative labels, and ongoing challenges with supply chain integrity, learn what’s being done...
Speakers
Laura Batcha

CEO & Executive Director
Organic Trade Association
Moderator

Matthew Dillon

Director of Agricultural Policy & Programs
Clif Bar & Company
Speaker

Melissa Hughes

Chief Mission Officer/General Counsel
Organic Valley
Speaker

Melody Meyer

Vice President Policy & Industry Relations
UNFI
Speaker

Monique Marez

Director of International Trade
Organic Trade Association
Speaker

Tracy Miedema

Vice President, Innovation & Brand Development
Presence Marketing
Speaker

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Thursday, March 08
10:30 AM - 2:45 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:30 AM - 2:45 PM
The retail and distribution landscape is changing extraordinarily fast, quickly exposing brands to new challenges and also many exciting new opportunities to get healthy products into the hands of consumers.  To better understand changing consumer purchasing habits and opportunities at retail and online, we've enlisted the help of natural and organic...
Speakers
Andrew Pittz

Farmer-in-Chief
Sawmill Hollow Family Farm
Speaker

Ben Friedland

Vice President of Marketing
Lucky's Market
Speaker

Betsy McGinn

Founder
McGinn eCommConsulting
Moderator

Bob Burke

Principal
Natural Products Consulting
Master of Ceremonies

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network
Speaker

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market
Speaker

Eric Carl

Merchandising Wellness Strategy Lead
Target
Speaker

Eric Ryan

Co-Founder & CEO
Olly
Speaker

Jamie Lomas

Director, Global Emerging Account Sales
Amazon.com
Speaker

Jim Nielsen

President & Chief Operating Officer
Sprouts Farmers Market
Speaker

John Raiche

SVP Marketing & Supplier Relationships
UNFI
Speaker

Josh Tabin

Co-Founder
Wild Zora Foods, LLC
Speaker

Madeline Haydon

Founder & CEO
nutpods
Speaker

Mark Eisenacher

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Pyure Brands
Speaker

Moiz Ali

Founder & CEO
Native
Speaker

Rick Polito

Editor in Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Speaker

Walter Robb

Former Co-CEO
Whole Foods Market
Keynote

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Thursday, March 08
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Thursday, March 08, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
New to the industry? Don't miss Organic 101 where you'll learn the basics of what the organic label does (and doesn’t) mean, how it is enforced, and why it is the gold standard for food the world around.   Relevant New Hope Content "Organic Sector Posts Record $47 Billion in Sales"
Speakers
Gwendolyn Wyard

Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs
Organic Trade Association
Moderator

Jessica Walden

Senior Reviewer/ Policy Specialist
Quality Assurance International (QAI)
Speaker

Logan Peterman

Farm Resources Manager
Organic Valley
Speaker

Mike Dill

Food Safety & Compliance Manager, Organic Trade Policy Analyst
Organically Grown Company
Speaker

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Thursday, March 08
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Thursday, March 08, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
As the organic industry stretches to meet consumer demand, the global organic supply chain has become more complex. With increasing complexity comes the need for enhanced attention to organic integrity. Fraud cannot be tolerated in the organic system, because fraud takes value out of the organic chain, and hurts organic...
Speakers
CJ Eisler

Director - Specialty Feeds
Pipeline Foods
Speaker

Jake Lewin

President
CCOF Certification Services, LLC
Speaker

Kim Dietz

Senior Manager, Environmental, Natural & Organic Policy
J.M. Smucker Company
Moderator

Tom Chapman

Director of Ingredient Sourcing, Clif Bar & Company
Chair, National Organic Standards Board
Speaker

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Thursday, March 08
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Thursday, March 08, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
The Food Safety Modernization Act is now fully implemented. It is a complex set of rules that can lead to confusion for producers, packers and importers. Hear about the latest food safety updates and learn how these rules affect organic products. Certified operators will emerge with a clearer understanding of...
Speakers
Gwendolyn Wyard

Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs
Organic Trade Association
Moderator(s)

James Topper

Market Development Manager
Neogen Corporation
Speaker

Javier Zamora

Owner
JSM Organics
Speaker

Ramkrishnan Balasubramanian

Chief Operating Officer
Quality Certification Services
Speaker

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Thursday, March 08
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Thursday, March 08, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Backed by the strongest production standard in the world, organic improves soils, rural economies and human health. Shoppers are increasingly demanding transparency in their products. And, with 80% of millennial consumers expected to become parents in the next 10-15 years, brands that can harness and communicate the full supply chain...
Speakers
Asa Bradman PhD

Associate Director, Center for Environmental Research & Children’s Health; Associate Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Speaker

Jessica Shade PhD

Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center
Speaker

Kate Geagan

Food & Nutrition Consultant
Kate Geagan Nutrition
Speaker

Tracy Misiewicz

Associate Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center
Moderator

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Thursday, March 08
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3
  • Thursday, March 08, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Doing Business with Data: Why and How It Works for Independent Retailers Join key leaders from INFRA and SPINS to learn why and how independent natural retailers are leveraging data for a competitive advantage, improving assortments and optimizing promotions. Get a better understanding of the visibility data provides across retail...
Speakers
Christina Chambers

Senior Director of Retail Development
SPINS
Speaker

Christine Kapperman

Senior Content Director
New Hope Network
Moderator

Matt Ryan

Retail Services Manager
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
Speaker

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