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Select Criteria: Session Type = Conference Education (Super Pass/Edu. Day Pass)
Dates = 03/09/2018

Friday, March 09
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Experience an education session focused on growth opportunities in the plant-based sector.  Join a panel of experts as they: Explore white spaces in the market and plant-based ingredient trends Discuss ways that plant protein products can achieve price parity Determine if having a “clean” label matters Dive into how to approach the naming of new plant-based products   Relevant New...
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Alison Rabschnuk

Director of Corporate Engagement
The Good Food Institute
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Carlos Barroso

Senior Vice President, Global Research & Development & Quality
Campbell Soup Company
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Chad Sarno

VP of Culinary
Good Catch
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Ethan Brown

President & CEO
Beyond Meat
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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Friday, March 09, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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The Business Case for Leading a Regenerative Movement panel will explore what it takes to follow through on a company’s decision to source regeneratively with price AND planet on the forefront of each choice in procurement, packaging and team development. Come be inspired about how your brand can drive change...
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Errol Schweizer

Advisory Board
Good Eggs
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Kyle Garner

CEO
Organic India USA
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Sarah Michelle Gellar

Actress, Entrepreneur, Author
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer Foodstirs
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Seleyn DeYarus

Co-founder & Executive Director
At the Epicenter
Moderator

Sheryl O'Loughlin

CEO
REBBL
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Friday, March 09
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Do you want to build a great company or a big company?  That is the question posed by the 14 small-to-midsized businesses in Bo Burlingham’s groundbreaking book Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big.  In this session, he’ll talk about the choices made by those companies as well as...
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Bo Burlingham

Editor-at-Large, Inc. Magazine
Author, Small Giants: Companies that Choose to be Great Instead of Big
Featured Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Friday, March 09, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Join us for a presentation that examines how brands can work directly with farmers to scale regenerative agriculture and transform our supply chain. By attending, you will learn why your company needs to more deeply connect with farmers to:  Have a guaranteed supply chain Increase ingredient quality   Meet sustainability and climate change commitments for increasing biodiversity, building soil, and sequestering carbon Resonate...
Speakers
Casey Bailey

Farmer
Clearlake Organic Farm
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Dan Stangler

Business Unit Director
General Mills
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Elizabeth Candelario

President
Demeter
Moderator

Erin Sojourner Agostinelli

Director of Business Development
Demeter USA
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Nate Powell-Palm

President
Cold Springs Organics
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Friday, March 09
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Friday, March 09, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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In this session we will explore the principles and practices of Authentic Leadership and Regenerative Leadership and their practical relevance to the natural products industry.  Participants will have an opportunity to apply their learning to their own organizations and leadership challenges.   Relevant New Hope Content "Taking an Authentic Approach to Leadership"  
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Sheldon Romer

Executive Consultant/Coach
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Susan Skjei

Director, Authentic Leadership Center
Naropa University
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Mission based food companies are seeking effective packaging alternatives to traditional flexible plastic pouches and overwrap, which go straight to landfill. Compostable, recyclable and emerging technologies based on food waste capture are starting to hit the market. Join OSC2, Elk Packaging, Numi Tea and other leaders to learn about what is...
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Andrew Falcon

CEO
Full Cycle Bioplastics
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Brian Durkee

Chief Operating Officer
Numi Organic Tea
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Elzaphan Hotam

VP Sales, North America
TIPA
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Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2; Co-Founder, Climate Collaborative;
Partner, Pluot Consulting
Moderator

Reyna Bryan

Director of Strategy
Elk Packaging
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Friday, March 09
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Make purpose a part of your strategy as we delve into just how to do this and talk with inspiring natural retailers about their purpose, how they are tapping it more than ever while changing to keep up with today's consumer and where they are taking their businesses in coming...
Speakers
Abraham Nabors

Owner, Director of Education & Standards
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
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Dr.  Bill Crawford PhD(c), MS

Founder & Principal Consultant
Crawford.Solutions
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Christine Kapperman

Senior Content Director
New Hope Network
Master of Ceremonies

Diana Hicks

Owner
Mama Jean's Natural Market
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Doug Greene

Founder
New Hope Natural Media
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Gabe Nabors

Owner
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
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Marieke Cormier

Owner
Roots Natural Foods
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Mark Fergusson

Chief Executive & Chief Financial Officer
Down to Earth Organic & Natural
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Mark Retzloff

Co-Founder
Horizon Organic Dairy, Aurora Organic Dairy & Alfalfa’s Markets
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Shannon Hoffmann

Owner
GreenAcres Market
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Susie Farbin

Owner
Mama Jean's Natural Market
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Zach Mercurio

Author, The Invisible Leader
Founder, ZachMercurio.com & ZM Consulting & Speaking
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Friday, March 09
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The natural products industry is becoming increasingly competitive and brands must find new ways to creatively differentiate in the marketplace.  This panel will discuss tips to gain traction in the industry and build a successful brand from the ground up. Join industry founders to learn how to successfully complete a journey...
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Chris Campbell

President & CEO
Chameleon Cold Brew
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Deanna Pogorelc

Senior Content Producer
New Hope Network
Moderator

Justin Gold

Founder
Justin's
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Katie Forrest

Founder/Chief
Epic Provisions
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Lizzi Ackerman

Co-founder & CMO
Birch Benders
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Siggi Hilmarsson

Founder
siggi's
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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Friday, March 09, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Change Finance: Change Everything Finance is the mother of all human systems; nothing is more powerful. Finance will either continue to drive harmful and extractive practices or finance will be ground zero for driving growth in regenerative and healing businesses. Drawing from Indigenous wisdom, planetary and social sciences, learn about the...
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Donna Morton

CEO
Change Finance
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Friday, March 09
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Friday, March 09, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Today calls for powerful honesty and long-term thinking in our supply chain. To increase organic acreage and support a more regenerative and equitable future for all, we must look to new financial systems that support the natural and organic products industry, its suppliers, brands, and its consumers. Whether creating consumer...
Speakers
David Haynes

Managing Director
Greenmont Capital Partners
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Gary Groff

EVP, Director of Business Development
New Resource Bank
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Phil Graves

Managing Director, Tin Shed Ventures
Patagonia
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Robyn O'Brien

Founder
AllergyKids Foundation
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Tina Owens

Director, Sustainability & Strategic Sourcing
Kashi Company
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Research shows that advancing women to leadership roles is not just the right thing to do, it’s competitively advantageous. But societal expectations, corporate culture and women’s individual choices combine to hold women back in ways that may sometimes feel insurmountable.  In this panel discussion, industry leaders will discuss the career hurdles...
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Beena Goldenberg

Chief Executive Officer
Cultivate Ventures & Hain-Celestial Canada
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Carla Vernón

President, Natural & Organic Operating Unit
General Mills
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Debbie Wildrick

Chief Strategy Officer
MetaBrand
Moderator

Jill McIntosh

Vice President Merchandising, Natural Foods
The Kroger Company
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Lisa Walsh

CEO
Truco Enterprises
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