ProFood Tech Learning Hub sessions announced

Free, 30-minute seminars throughout the day will feature presentations by food and beverage processing industry leaders.

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Conveniently located on the show floor and free to all attendees, Innovation Stage and Regulatory Matters sessions will inform and inspire you. The venue will feature:

  • Free, 30-minute seminars throughout the day
  • Presentations by food and beverage processing industry leaders
  • Coverage of breakthrough technologies, innovative applications and proven techniques
  • Comfortable seating in a setting that is part lounge, part classroom.

Don’t miss the Manufacturing Innovation Awards at 3:00 pm on April 4 and the Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards at 3:00 pm. on April 5.

Check back frequently at www.profoodtech.com for additional topics and speaker updates.

Innovation Stage

Tuesday, April 4th

10:30–11:00 AM:

Turning Waste Streams into Value Streams in Dairy Processing Facilities Recovering Bio-Methane and Carbon Dioxide from Anaerobic Digester Biogas Emmisions

Speaker: Jeff Tocio, North American Sales Manager, Pentair

11:30 AM–12:00 PM:

Optimize Your Process with In-Line NIR Analyzer Technology for Liquids and Powders

Speaker: George Hutson, President, ProSpect Analytical Technology

12:30–1:00 PM:

UV Technology - How to Use It in Food Processing? Why Use It?  How Will This Help Food Safety? Is This an Approved Technology?     

Speaker: Troy Smith,    CEO, Radiant Industrial Solutions

1:30–2:00 PM:

Hygienic Operations - Consumer Safety, Shelf Life and Production Efficiency

Speaker: Emily Travis, Marketing Specialist, FlexLink

2:30–3:00 PM:

Improving Sustainability with Low Cost Turbidity Sensors

Speaker: Paul Wagner, Marketing Manager, Anderson Instrument Company, Inc.

3:30–4:00 PM:

Compliance in the Cold Chain: Leveraging Current Technologies to Improve Food Safety

Speaker: Aaron Boyll, CEO, Varcode North America

Wednesday, April 5th

10:30–11:00 AM:

New Advanced Spray Technologies Every Food and Dairy Plant Will Find Valuable    

Speaker: Christine, Pagcatipunan, Product and Application Specialist, Spraying Systems, Co.

11:30 AM–12:00 PM:

Filling Your Labor Shortage with Robotic Automation

Speaker: Don Wickstrum, President & Owner, Quest Industrial

12:30–1:00 PM:

New Machine-Mount I/O Technologies Expand Application Possibilities

Speaker: Andy Garrido, I/O Market Specialist, Beckhoff Automation

1:30–2:00 PM:

Rapid Analysis Leads to Better Milk and Dairy Product Quality

Speaker: Jeff Boedigheimer, Dairy Sales Director, FOSS

3:30–4:00 PM:

A Recipe for Success: Food Labeling Solutions

Speaker: Trevor Richardson, Market Development Manager, Americas, UPM Raflatac

Thursday, April 6th

10:30–11:00 AM:

Innovations in Feeding and Refill Technologies to Improve Food Manufacturing Twin Screw Extrusion Applications

Speaker: Sharon Nowak, Business Development Manager, Coperion K-Tron

11:30 AM–12:00 PM:

Innovative Milk Receiving Measurement Solution

Speaker: Thomas Roemer, Business Development Manager, krohne inc

12:30–1:00 PM:

The Efficiency Sweet Spot: Reaping Financial Savings from Improved Environmental Performance    

Speaker: Mary Stotler, Director of Sustainability, Dennis Group

Regulatory Matters Stage, powered by ProFood World

Tuesday, April 4th

11:00–11:30 AM:

Five Tips for Communicating During a Food Safety Crisis

Speaker: Amy Philpot, Senior Director, Watson Green

12:00 AM–12:30 PM:

Deconstructing FSMA Rules for a Small to Mid-sized Company's Benefit

Speaker: Jeffrey Barach, Ph.D., FSMA consultant to PMMI                                    

3:00–4:00 PM:

Manufacturing Innovation Awards 

Presented by ProFood World, these awards recognize outstanding food and beverage processing and packaging innovation projects, including greenfield facilities and major line expansion/automation upgrades completed in the past 18 months. New-to-the-industry use of technology, major cost savings, flexible manufacturing, food safety and maintenance improvement achievements are among the judging criteria for this award.

Wednesday, April 5th 

11:00–11:30 AM:

Deconstructing FSMA Rules for a Small to Mid-sized Company's Benefit

Speaker: Jeffrey Barach, Ph.D., FSMA consultant to PMMI

12:00 AM–12:30 PM:

Building an Action Plan: Combustible Dust Mitigation in Food Manufacturing

Speaker: Caitlin Lucia, Senior Process Engineer, Campbell Soup     

1:00–1:30 PM:

Hints for Constructing a Small to Mid-sized Company's FSMA Food Safety

Speaker: Jeffrey Barach, Ph.D., FSMA consultant to PMMI                  

3:00­–4:00 PM:

Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards

PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network will honor exceptional sustainability achievements within food, beverage and consumer products manufacturing operations. These annual peer-reviewed awards recognize manufacturing plants for their efforts in driving improved performance through sustainability. The awards focus on pollution prevention, enhanced environmental protection and stewardship, as well as compliance assurance.

Please note: Learning Hub session schedule as of February 15, 2017. Visit www.profoodtech.com for additional topics and speaker updates.

 

 

 

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