Events



Speaker Presentations:

Day One:

Consumer Priorities that Matter the Most
David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing, Imperial College, London

Consumer Trust in Today’s Food – the 2012 CFI Consumer Trust Survey Report 
Charlie Arnot, The Center for Food Integrity

What Consumer Research is Telling Us
Panelists:
B. Hudson Riehle, National Restaurant Association
Lindsey Loving, International Food Information Council

The 2012 Election – What It Means to Food and Agriculture
Robb MacKie, American Bakers Association 

Day Two:

Balancing the Needs of Stakeholders – Building Consumer Trust by Successfully Navigating Competing Interests 
Bob Langert, McDonald’s Corporation 

How to Build Constructive Relationships between NGOs, Farmers, Food Manufacturers and Processors, Retailers and Restaurants
Panelists:
Fred Bedore, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Michelle Mauthe Harvey, Environmental Defense Fund 

Proving our Competence – The Value of Best Practices, Certification and Continuing Education
Panelists:
Rosalind Zils,  Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill
Dennis Treacy, Environmental and Corporate Affairs, Smithfield Foods, Inc. 

Restoring Trust – A Case Study in Rebuilding Credibility
Scott Horsfall, California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement

How Climate Change is Impacting Today’s Food
 
Evelyn Browning-Garriss, Browning Newsletter