Agenda

Aug 9 Wednesday
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Dine Around (Meet at Fulton Market Kitchen)
    Choose your culinary adventure! Foodscape kicks off with an trend-driven Dine Around of Chicago. Bring your appetite and select the track that interests you most:
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    The Inception Reception (Fulton Market Kitchen)
    Haven’t had a chance yet to try chermoula, gochujang, or zhug? Here’s your chance to sample emerging foods & flavors – including those still in the “inception” stage of the Menu Adoption Cycle – in a fun environment. Network with your peers and try something new; you might just be inspired to create the next great food innovation.
Aug 10 Thursday
  • 7:00am – 8:00am
    Morning Bites (At Latinicity)
    Start your day with a tasty breakfast and network with your peers.
  • 8:00am – 8:45am
    Welcome + The Big Trends
    Datassential previews the latest eating & drinking trends that will shape the future of food.

  • 8:45am – 9:30am
    The Plant-Based Revolution
    Everyone is interested in plant-based, but there’s also a lot of confusion because the term is so all-encompassing. Learn what it means and where the trend is headed from plant-forward product development experts at Hampton Creek and Hungry Planet, along with best practices for engaging a broader audience in bringing these foods to center of plate.

  • 9:30am – 10:40am
    FOOD FROM CELL CULTURE
    Milk without dairy. Lab-grown meat. Vegan collagen. Incredible recent breakthroughs in cellular agriculture have set the stage for a major transformation in what people eat and drink.

    Experts from New Harvest, Memphis Meats, Perfect Day and Geltor share how this movement will impact your category.

  • 10:40am – 11:00am
    Networking break
    Network with your peers and try innovative new retail products indicative of trends.
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm
    SOLVING 3RD PARTY DELIVERY
    Grub Hub, Amazon, Uber Eats, and other delivery services offer a big revenue opportunity for restaurants, but there are challenges too. Who owns the customer? How can the restaurant’s brand experience be extended into the home?

    A panel of food delivery services and chain operators discuss the challenges and what’s needed to get to an industry solution.

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    LATIN LUNCH
    Enjoy flavors from Mexico, Brazil, and Peru.

  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    ROBOTS ARE IN YOUR FUTURE
    Robot chefs? Robot food delivery? A robot kitchen at home? The robot revolution is coming sooner than you may think and is poised to disrupt the food & beverage industry.

    Learn from Moley Robotics, Chowbotics, and Bell & Howell about the trend and its impending impact on consumers, operators, and retailers.

  • 2:00pm – 2:15pm
    NETWORKING BREAK
    Network with your peers and try innovative new retail products indicative of trends.
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm
    SNAP™ WORKSHOP
    Get hands-on training to do even more with Datassential SNAP™. Select the track that fits best for you – from “tips for preparing national account presentations” to “supercharging ideation with data that inspires”.

  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm
    NETWORKING BREAK
    Network with your peers and try innovative new retail products indicative of trends.
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm
    WHAT’S NEW FROM DATASSENTIAL
    There’s always something awesome right around the corner.
  • 3:45pm – 4:30pm
    THE BIG FUTURE
    Hear reactions to the program from leading restaurant chains, along with their perceptions of the future of food & beverage and what is expected of suppliers to help navigate the journey together.

FOODSCAPE kicks off immediately after IFMA’s Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum.