Speakers

Title of Presentation:

Megatrends and Their Impact on Consumption 

MARIELA MOCIULSKY, CEO AND FOUNDING PARTNER, TRENDSITY

Mariela holds a psychology degree from Univerisdad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and postgraduate degrees in Directive Development from the IAE in Social Psychology, and in Market Research and Public Opinion, Advertising and Psychology from the UBA.

She is an accomplished in Market Research and Trend Analysis Specialist with 20 years of hands-on experience at top consulting companies and in charge of regional projects for leading brands.

She worked as General Manager for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay as Consumer Trends (CCR Group).

She is currently Trendsity’s CEO, Professor at Universidad de San Andres, and a speaker at Vistage.

 

Title of Presentation:

Passion for Health & Entrepeneurial Spirit Made Bob’s Red Mill a Great Success in Mexico

 BOB MOORE, FOUNDER, BOB’S RED MILL

Bob Moore has experienced 46 years of establishing and overseeing a whole grain natural foods business. He founded his company, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods in Portland, Oregon in 1978 in an old abandoned flour mill with a mission to move people back to basics with healthy whole grains and minimally processed foods.

Bob’s Red Mill grew quickly and today the company operates in over 600,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space and has over 500 full-time employees. In addition, the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store & Visitors Center welcomes visitors from all over the world.

Bob Moore began sharing the profits of the company with his employees over 27 years ago. His generosity culminated on February 15, 2010 – Bob’s 81st birthday – when Bob gave the company to his employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). An ESOP provides an orderly transition of ownership from the current owners to the employees and insures that the company will enjoy continued operation by the same employees that helped it grow.

In addition to nearly 100% distribution in American and Canadian grocery stores, Bob’s Red Mill now ships its products to 80 countries worldwide to meet its goal of “whole grain foods for every meal of the day.”

Title of Presentation:

Food and Kids:  Your Future Market 

SANDRA DE LA PEÑA GÓNGORA, FOUNDER NUVI, NURTURING LIVES, A CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS

  • Bachelor degree in nutrition and food science from the Universidad Iberoamericana.
  • Coordinator of the child nutrition course at the Mexican school of medicine at La Salle University.
  • Founder of NUVI, nurturing lives, a child nutrition program in schools.
  • Co-founder of CANE, Specialized Nutritional Support Center at Medica Sur.
  • Pumitas nutritionist, Pumas official school for children.
  • Participation in “Mejora México, Unidos por ellos”, primary education program dor the goverment of Puebla.
  • Participation in television programs, congresses and courses.
  • Creation and coordination of menus for nurseries and Montessori schools, IPM.
  • Creation and coordination of menus for the recipe book and nutritional guidence for workers of the Geronyological Center of the National System of Integral Deveopment of the Family togheter with Come Consciente and Mercy For Animals.
  • Participation in events with Nestlé, BBMUNDO and Women`s Weekend.
  • Academic Coordinator of the Child Nutrition Diploma at the Mexican School of Medicine at LaSalle University.

 

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A Holistic Perspective of Sugar Reduction

 NORA MAYA, MBA. SENIOR INNOVATION MANAGER, INGREDION, MEXICO

Nora is a Food Engineering graduate at the National Polytechnic Institute with an MBA from ITESM with a specialization in Marketing.  She has solid background in Research, Development & Quality mainly in Open Innovation for Latin America Region with more than 20 years of experience in the Food Industry in multinational companies such as The Coca Cola Company, Mondelez, Kraft, IFF and Unilever. Nora has close and permanent contact with government organizations, academic institutions, research centers, consultants and interaction with companies of the same industry. She is currently Senior Manager in the Innovation and Strategy area at Ingredion Incorporated for the Sugar Reduction, Nutrition & Wholesome Platforms.