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When Wednesday, May 3, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where iPlay America - Event Center
110 Schanck Rd
Online Freehold, NJ 07728

Description FoodBizNJ is a day of education and networking designed to benefit New Jersey business owners/operators in the food and beverage industries. NJBIZ will bring together buyers and sellers in this business to business environment aimed to stimulate revenue opportunities, educate and inspire.

Thank you to all who attended. Check back late Summer for details on the November FoodBizNJ event.

The event will feature a trade show exhibition hall as well as information sessions including panel discussions and workshops relevant to food and beverage producers.

Below is the event agenda. Please check back for full list of speakers

To view speaker bios, click on the "FoodBizNJ Speaker Bios" at the bottom of the page.

Event Agenda:

8:00am - 5:00pm: Exhibit Hall Open

8:45am - 9:15am: Keynote Address - From Farm to Fortune: How an entrepreneur built a thriving business with so many touch points to the food
Brad Finkel, Owner, Hoboken Farms

9:15am - 9:45am: Morning Address - Trends and Investment Transactions in the Food Marketplace
Lou Cooperhouse, Director, Rutgers Food Innovation Center

9:45am - 10:45am: Global Cuisine: The Garden State at the Epicenter
Moderator: John Briguglio, Partner, CohnReznick
Confirmed Panelists:
Margie Pilliere, Chief Economic Development Officer, Choose NJ
Tariq Sohail, Director, WBM International
Carlos Ruiz,Founder, CEO & Chairman, Flatev

10:45am - 11:15am: Morning Break

11:15am - 12:15pm: Technology & Innovation: Changes on how we Produce, Transport, Cook and Serve Food
Moderator: Howard Dorman, Partner, Mazars USA, LLP
Confirmed Panelists:
Lisa Newman, COO, Aero Farms
Peter Furey, Executive Director, New Jersey Farm Bureau
Susan Hougui, Co-founder, GeeFree Foods
Matt Clark, Director Transportation and Logistics, Port Jersey Logistics

12:15pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Food Labeling & Safety: Regulations and Requirements
Moderator: Brian Todd,President and CEO, The Food Institute
Marcus Rayner, President, New Jersey Civil Justice Institute
Robert Salamone, Director Vertical Engagements, Food Industry Specialist, PCQI NJMEP
Donna Schaffner, Associate Director, Food Safety, Quality Assurance & Training, Rutgers Food Innovation Center
Roberto Giuliano, Director of Regulatory and Technical Services, Arthur Schuman, Inc.

2:00pm - 3:15pm: Mergers & Acquisitions: Big Food Looks to Startups for Ideas and Innovation
Moderator:Cathleen Callahan, SVP, Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jeffrey F. Tarplin, Managing Director, India Brook Partners, Investment Banking- Food & Beverage
Brian Dean, President, Allied Old English
Tom Perlmutter, Managing Partner, CommonView Capital
Alan Sobel, Managing Member, Sobel & Co.

3:15pm - 3:45pm: Afternoon Break

3:45pm - 5:00pm: Breakout Sessions

Changing Distribution: Decentralization including the Last Mile Delivery
Confirmed Panelists:
Russ Verducci, Associate Vice President, NAI James E. Hanson
Prabhdeep Singh, General Manager, UberEATS New Jersey
Sander Daniel, Global Marketing Director, Holt Logistics LLC

Restaurants: Tech Innovations Changing the Business
Confirmed Panelists:
Corey Heyer, Executive Chef, The Bernards Inn
Debra Walker, President/Managing Partner, Bibo Barmaid

Wineries and Distilleries: Developing Distributor Channels
Moderator: James J. McGovern, III, Partner, Alcohol and Regulated Products Law Practice Group, Genova Burns LLC
Confirmed Panelists:
Tom Cosentino, Executive Director, Garden State Wine Growers Association
Amy Sutton, Director of Sales& Marketing & Development, Claremont Distilled Spirits
Ryan Krill, President, Cape May Brewing Company
Charles Rosen,Founder & CEO, Jersey Cider Works

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

Contact Information Anna Acquaviva

Breakfast Sponsor Boyden
Lunch Sponsor WeiserMazars
AM Coffee Break Sponsor Genova Burns
Partner Garden State Brewers Guild
Partner Garden State Wine Growers
Partner New Jersey Restaurant Association
Partner New Jersey Food Council
Partner Jersey Fresh
Industry Partner Sponsor EisnerAmper
Partner Rutgers
Industry Partner Sponsor CohnReznick
Golden Fork Sponsor Choose New Jersey
Silver Spoon Sponsor All American Ford
Silver Spoon Sponsor Supreme Energy
Silver Spoon Sponsor Provident Bank
Silver Spoon Sponsor JGS Insurance
Silver Spoon Sponsor Santander Bank
Silver Spoon Sponsor Smolin, Lupin & Co., PA
Silver Spoon Sponsor UberEATS
Keynote Speaker Sponsor Bank of America

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