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Innovate, Lead, Succeed!

Prepared Foods' 2014 New Products Conference is the food & beverage industry's premier event, where R&D, Marketing and Executive Management professionals gather to gain valuable insights into new food and beverage products and exciting new consumer trends around the world.


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2014 Keynote Address

Innovation: What Food & Beverage Leaders Can Learn From Other Sectors

Kevin McGovern, Founder, SoBe Beverages; Chairman of McGovern Capital

Kevin McGovern knows innovation—from beverages to bytes. He has founded more than 15 companies, seven of which have become world/category leaders. In addition to founding SoBe Beverages (sold to PepsiCo), McGovern, now chairman of McGovern has led successful new ventures in carbon air/water purification filters, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) patents and even nanotechnology research. McGovern will help NPC attendees look outside the sector to identify other innovative best practices.

 What’s Next for NextFoods? A Healthy Foods Company Eyes Healthy Growth

Alan Murray, President & CEO & Todd Beckman, Co-founder & COO, NextFoods

What’s next in better-for-you foods and beverages? NextFoods believes that answer, in part, involves probiotic bacteria that aid healthy digestion. That’s why co-founders Steve Demos (WhiteWave) and Todd Beckman created a business in 2006 and focused it around Goodbelly probiotic drinks. What has NextFoods’ learned about growing a company around such a distinct new product innovation platform? Where do officials see future opportunities in the healthy food and beverage landscape? Come hear directly from Beckman and Alan Murray as they quickly eye a $50 million sales target—and more!

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Health and Wellness Trends
  • Consumer Insights
  • Regulations Update
  • Best Practices in Product Development Innovation
  • Spirit of Innovation Awards
  • Mintel Presentation Interpreting Consumer Data
  • Taste Dozens of New Products From Around the World
  • World-class Speakers
  • Network With Your Peers
  • Enjoy Fabulous and Creative Meals




Who Attends?

  • CEO, President, Vice Presidents of R&D
  • CEO, President, Vice Presidents of Innovation
  • Vice Presidents of Sales & Marketing
  • Product Developers
  • Food and Beverage Formulators
  • Food Scientists
  • Food Ingredient Suppliers


2014 Venue

The Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone: 904-277-1100
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Reserve your room by August 22, 2014 to recieve our group rate of $189.00 per night + tax!
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