The only event bringing the plant-based movement to a mainstream audience.


June 5–6, 2020  •  Jacob K. Javits Convention Center  •  New York City

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Session Track: Siddhi Speaker Series

Siddhi Speaker Series
Friday, June 7
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Positioning your Vegan Business for Success

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
Now more than ever, business leaders want fresh ideas and actionable insights to jumpstart their organization, brand, or critical message. Founder of Canada’s strategy driven and ethically-led studio: O’Reilly Design Co., Tara is known for helping people position brands and develop strategies for building brand loyalty and inspiring positive change.

Be sure to come and learn about how culture and branding work together to build your business.

Speaker: Tara O'Reilly RGD, Brand Strategist & Creative Director, O'Reilly Design Co.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Say Cheese! Plant Based Cheese 101

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
If you can't live without tasty goodness of cheese, but marking your own has been intimidating, this demonstration is for you! Join us for a step-by-step demonstration on how to make your own Plant Based Cheese at home. We will also recommend the perfect wine selection to accompany the cheese.

Speaker: Chris Owen, Director of Innovations, Plant Made Foods

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: how and why

Open to All Attendees!

Description:

How do you get a high-quality extra virgin olive oil?
How to manage extra virgin olive oil?
How to recognize it?
Why extra virgin olive oil is so healthy?
Why tasting extra virgin olive oil?

 

Speakers:

Alfonso J. Fernandez, Olive Oil Expert, QvExtra International

Massimo Occhinegro, Olive Oil Expert, CEQ Italia

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

The World is Open for Your Business - Let the U.S. Commercial Service connect you to a world of opportunity.

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
The presentation will provide an overview of Commercial Service programs and services available to assist U.S. companies in exporting their products internationally.

Speaker: Susan Widmer, Director, Northern NJ Commercial Service

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Fun with Fulfillment!

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
How to work through challenging warehousing and fulfillment issues in high growth plant-based companies.

Speakers:

Ashley Zager, President, Siddhi

David McCormick, VP of Business Strategy, Siddhi

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Elevating the experience of plant-based foods: from trial to adoption

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
The market for plant-based foods is growing rapidly. By 2054 plant protein is expected to be 1/3 of all protein consumed.* What are the gaps keeping people from trying plant-based foods and adopting and enjoying a plant-based lifestyle? In this session we’ll explore the barriers to increasing plant-based consumption and share knowhow and ingredient solutions to help create winning products rich in protein and consumer appeal. *PBFA, 2018

Speakers:

Julie Mann, Global Plant Protein Program Strategy, Ingredion, Inc.

Karen Constanza, Project Leader – Protein Technical Development, Ingredion, Inc.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Is It Early To Invest In Microalgae?

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
According to Transparency Market Research, the global value of algae market has reached over $600 million in 2015 and is expected to exceed $1.1 billion by 2024. Among the algae, microalgae (spirulina, chlorella, dunaliella and haematococcaceae) dominate in the market share. As a new resource for food, microalgae are widely used and deeply segmented in foreign countries, especially in categories such as beverages, baked foods and powdered drink mixes. The added prebiotics such as microalgae polysaccharides and microalgae proteins are suitable for collocation with a large amount of ingredients to improve the nutritional value of the original ingredients.

In the microalgae family, spirulina and chlorella have been deeply studied. Because of their unique protein and flour substitute functions, they are widely used in auxiliary foods and in regions and countries like Europe, America and Asia, they have been made into dry powder to prepare for foods or food supplements. Meanwhile, the demands for products with algae extract such as milk for children, beverages and egg replacers are also increasing. Although there is still a long way to go before seaweed becomes a staple food, the future potential of such marine plants cannot be underestimated.

Food lover and passionate entrepreneur, Alvyn founded Algama with two childhood friends. After a few years of experience in consulting and finance, he decided to launch a company aiming to have a positive impact on the food industry.

Alvyn is also VP of the French organization of microalgae and Ambassador of the French Foodtech for the Ministry of Finances.

Speaker at the major food events in the past few years (Seeds & Chips, SIAL, Summer Fancy Food Show, etc.) or at global conferences (Algae Biomass Summit, Climate Change Conference, World Economic forum, World Expo Milano, etc.), Alvyn has been able to convey ALGAMA's vision of tomorrow's food across the world: his expertise about microalgae potential and the pioneer work of the team have always been of great interest to the food community.

Speaker: Alvyn Severien, CEO & Cofounder, ALGAMA

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Plant Based fasting mimicking diet: Benefits and outcomes

Open to All Attendees!

Description:

A brief review of the benefits of fasting and the Fasting Mimicking Diet

 

Speakers:

Don Weissman, Physician, Sr. MSL and Director Strategic Alliances, L-Nutra

Victoria Hahn, Registered Dietician and Nutrition Science Liaison, ProLon

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Where It's Going and What To Look For

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
The 'CBD' landscape is fast moving filled with various levels of quality, misinformation and a massive amount of potential. Learn about the fundamentals of the industry, what to look for, what questions to ask and where the future of the hemp industry is headed. Gabe will cover the basics of hemp, Cannabinoids and the unique opportunities outside of simply CBD and the innovation that has put Plant People on the map as a market leader in the North East.

Speaker: Gabe Kennedy, Co-Founder of Plant People

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Want your plant-based brand to take root?

Open to All Attendees!

Description:

Plant-based is swiftly becoming mainstream, with plenty of competition in the marketplace. While consumers are more educated, they’re still confused by all the options. How do you know if you’re really connecting with them to explain your products and services? Enrich Creative, design experts in the plant-based movement, will show you how to direct your message in a consumer-first way.

Speakers: 
Gretchen Schisla, President, Enrich Creative
Bruce Sachs, Creative Director, Enrich Creative

Saturday, June 8
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Plant-Based Nutrition for Optimal Human Performance

Open to All Attendees!

Description:

The worlds first Vegan IFBB professional bodybuilder, Nimai Delgado, shares his practical nutrition and exercise strategies to achieve a healthy, yet muscular physique without the use of any animal products. As a mechanical engineer, he employs a data driven approach to nutrition and training and advocates for evidence based nutrition for optimal performance without sacrificing long term health. 

Speaker: Nimai Delgado, Founder, Veganfitness.com

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

From Closet Vegan to Vegan Evangelist

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
The journey of a serial vegan entrepreneur trying to change the world through food and how she was able to turn her business into a platform for activism.

Speaker: Miyoko Schinner, CEO Founder, Miyoko's

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Medical Cannabis - Plant Based Wellness

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
Looking for a natural, plant-based way to relieve pain, anxiety, insomnia, and much more? Look no further -Curaleaf New York provides the highest quality medical cannabis to patients seeking a natural, holistic treatment option for their symptoms. Whether you are a potential patient, health care provider, or just looking to understand more about medical cannabis, this talk is for you!

Speaker: Stacia Woodcock , PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy), Curaleaf New York

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

So, you have an idea. Now what?! ...

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
The ins and outs of launching a new plant-Based company... from front end strategy to back end management 

Speakers:

Melissa Facchina, Founder/CEO, Siddhi

Luke Raymond, Founder/Executive Creative Director, VMG Creative

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Plant Meats - Who's eating this stuff?

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
Brief overview of the consumers seeking out plant-based meats and why.

Speaker: Danny O'Malley, The Presiplant and Founder, Before the Butcher

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Plant-Powered by NadaMoo! Ultra-Runner

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
Robbie Balenger is a 34-year-old new ultra-runner and a NadaMoo! Sponsored plant-powered athlete! A week ago, Balenger completed his first transcon run across the country, from Los Angeles to New York City, making him the third plant-based, vegan athlete to achieve this endeavor!

NadaMoo! Dairy-Free Ice Cream is led by a team of advocates seeking to advance the movement for a plant-powered world. NadaMoo! created the Plant-Powered™ mission to demonstrate to athletes, families and individuals worldwide to take on a more sustainable, active lifestyle.

Speaker: Robbie Balenger, Plant-Powered™ Brand Ambassador, NadaMoo!

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Breakthroughs in Plant Based Nutrition

Open to All Attendees!

Description:

Geoff Palmer, 34yr Vegan, author, national speaker, vegan patent holder and Natural Bodybuilding Champion will talk about several plants that you have probably never heard of that are #1 in Omega 3, #1 Plant Protein, #1 Super Food and #1 in Hormone Optimization and the game-changing research that is exciting the plant-based community.

 

Speaker: Geoff Palmer, Founder/CEO of Clean Machine, Plant Based Fitness Nutrition 

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

The plant-powered wave; how this millennial brand is changing the way we eat one customer at a time

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
Michael Kuech was diagnosed with cancer at age 24. Kristel DeGroot made him superfood mixes to boost immunity. The duo adopted a vegan-diet and built the Superfood and Plant-based protein brand, Your Super. They are committed to a transparent supply chain, one to one give back model, and inspiring people to live happier, healthier lives. #BeSexyEatPlants

Speakers:

Michael Kuech, Co-Founder, Your Super

Kristel DeGroot, Co-Founder, Your Super

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Vegucation Over Medication

Open to All Attendees!

Description:
Vegucation Over Medication provides a shocking detail of many of the myths we believe about the foods we presume are healthy and medicines we think are curing us. Dr. Price explains how medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America, the "chemistry" associated with food and why a plant-based diet promotes a higher form of prevention and healing.

Speaker: Dr. Bobby Price, Plant-Based Pharmacist and Nutritionist, Holistic ReEngineering, LLC

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