When

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Where

The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Ave.
Somerset, NJ 08873

Description

FoodBizNJ will feature tastings from New Jersey food and beverage entrepreneurs as well as information sessions including speakers and panel discussions relevant to food and beverage producers, restaurants and food retailers.

FoodBizNJ: Setting the Table for Growth

EVENT AGENDA

8:00am 8:30am Event Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30am 9:00am Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00am 9:30am Keynote Address State of the Food Industry in NJ

Michele Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, Choose New Jersey, Inc.

9:30am 10:30am Workforce Development

Moderator: Lou Cooperhouse, Executive Director, Rutgers Food Innovation Center
Panelists:
Leslie Steele, Director, New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association
Kerri H. Gatling, Chief, NJ Talent Networks, Strategic Partnership Academy
Mark Macellaro, Director, Talent Development & Culture, Lassonde Pappas and Company, Inc.
Donna F. Schaffner, Associate Director: Food Safety, Quality Assurance & Training, Rutgers Food Innovation Center

10:00am 3:00pm Marketplace Hall Open

10:30am 11:00am Morning Break and Networking in Marketplace Hall

11:00am 11:45am The Ins and Outs of Financing Growth in the Food Industry

Moderator: John Briguglio, Partner, New York/New Jersey Regional Leader of Manufacturing and Distribution Practice, CohnReznick
Panelists:
Andrew Koutsoudakis, Co-Founder, of Trading Table
Jeff Tarplin, President / Managing Director - India Brook Partners
Matthew W. Rickert, Credit Risk Director, Commercial Banking, Chase

11:45am 12:30pm Family & Food: How family-run businesses can thrive

Moderator: Howard Dorman, Partner, Mazars USA, LLP
Panelists:
Lou Scaduto, Jr., Vice President, Food Circus Supermarkets, Inc.
Thomas Calandra, VP Operations, Calandra's Bakery
Lindsey Inserra-Hughes, VP - Corporate Health & Wellness, Inserra Supermarkets Inc. - ShopRite

12:30pm -1:15pm Lunch & Networking

1:15pm-1:45pm Post-Lunch Keynote

Adenah Bayoh
Founder and CEO, Adenah Bayoh and Companies, the parent corporation of IHOP franchises in Newark, Paterson, and Irvington, New Jersey

2:00pm 3:00pm Breakout Sessions

Beer, Wine & Spirits Legislative update
Moderator: Marshall Kizner, Attorney, Stark & Stark, P.C.
Panelists:
Tom Cosentino, Executive Director, Garden State Wine Growers Association
John Granata, Founder/President, Jersey Spirits Distilling Co.
Jason Carty, Executive Director, New Jersey Brewers Association
David Wolin, Owner, Old York Cellars

Your Brand: Packaging, Protecting and Marketing
Moderator: John Parkinson, Managing Editor, NJBIZ
Panelists:
Stephen Baker, Managing partner Baker & Rannells Trademark Attorneys
Stacey Bender, CEO, Bender Group PR/Marketing
Leslie Gurland, Tadbik Ltd.

3:00pm FoodBizNJ concludes




For sponsorship and exhibitor information contact Damon Riccio at (732) 246-5715 or email damonr@njbiz.com

Contact Information

Anna Acquaviva
aacquaviva@njbiz.com
NJBIZ

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For sponsorship and exhibitor information contact Damon Riccio at (732) 246-5715 or email damonr@njbiz.com