Show Agenda


Daily Show Schedule – Subject to Change 

January 26-28, 2023 – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Show Schedule

Daily Schedule – Subject to Change

Thursday, January 26, 2023
9:00am-6:00pm – Summit Registration – Booth Setup
9:00am-6:00pm – Beach, Pool, Tennis, Tours
7:15pm-7:30pm – Supplier/Buyer Orientation
8:00pm-11:00pm – Welcome Reception & Dinner with Entertainment

Friday, January 27, 2023
7:30am-9:00am – Breakfast
9:10am-10:50am – Speaker Sessions
10:55am-1:20pm – Exhibit Hall Open, One-on-One meetings
1:25pm-2:40pm – Lunch
2:45pm-5:35pm – Show open, One-on-One meetings
8:30pm-12:30am – Reception, Dinner & Entertainment

Saturday, January 28, 2023
8:00am-9:30am – Breakfast
9:30am-11:20am – Speaker Sessions
11:25am-1:25pm – Show open, One-on-One meetings
1:30pm-2:40pm – Lunch
2:45pm- 5:20pm – Show open, One-On-One meetings
8:30pm-11:00pm –Gala Farewell Mexican Dinner Party 

Sunday, January 29, 2023
7:30am-8:30am – Departure Breakfast – Transport to Airport

Show Schedule

Daily Schedule – Subject to Change

Thursday, January 26, 2023
9:00am-6:00pm – Summit Registration – Booth Setup
9:00am-6:00pm – Beach, Pool, Tennis, Tours
7:15pm-7:30pm – Supplier/Buyer Orientation
8:00pm-11:00pm – Welcome Reception & Dinner with Entertainment

Friday, January 27, 2023
7:30am-9:00am – Breakfast
9:10am-10:50am – Speaker Sessions
10:55am-1:20pm – Exhibit Hall Open, One-on-One meetings
1:25pm-2:40pm – Lunch
2:45pm-5:35pm – Show open, One-on-One meetings
8:30pm-12:30am – Reception, Dinner & Entertainment

Saturday, January 28, 2023
8:00am-9:30am – Breakfast
9:30am-11:20am – Speaker Sessions
11:25am-1:25pm – Show open, One-on-One meetings
1:30pm-2:40pm – Lunch
2:45pm- 5:20pm – Show open, One-on-One meetings
8:30pm-11:00pm –Gala Farewell Mexican Dinner Party 

Sunday, January 29, 2023
7:30am-8:30am – Departure Breakfast – Transport to Airport

2022 Speakers

Shift of Focus: Food as Health in a Post-Pandemic World  

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MARIELA MOCIULSKY

CEO AND FOUNDER OF TRENDSITY

 

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

An accomplished 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 at Consumer Trends (CCR Group).

Currently Mariela is Trendsity’s CEO, Professor at Universidad de San Andrés, speaker at Vistage, and a lecturer at different seminars held in the region.

 

US and LATAM Trends in Plant-based Foods: Which Products Are Hot And Why?

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ELYSABETH ALFANO

CEO OF VEGTECH AND PLANT POWERED CONSULTING

 

Elysabeth Alfano is a successful businesswoman, a strategic consultant in the plant-based business arena and a keen investor. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Elysabeth began her career working with Fortune 500 companies (IBM-Europe and The Kellogg Company in Brand Management on Special K and Frosted Mini-Wheats) before running her own international business.

Elysabeth is the CEO of VegTech Invest and Plant Powered Consulting. Connected to almost everyone in the Who’s Who of the Plant-based World, Elysabeth enjoys helping small, medium and large businesses succeed by consulting on and executing business development, marketing/branding and PR strategies and by connecting entrepreneurs and C-Suite executives with her vast network. She also advises multinational companies on the direction, growth, and whitespace opportunities in the marketplace.

As one of the foremost plant-based business experts in North America, Elysabeth speaks globally on the latest plant-based business and investment developments, analysis, and trends around the world and on major media outlets. She also speaks on issues of a shifting global food supply system, as she recently did at the U.N. Global Compact Leaders Summit, and what it represents for sustainability, climate change, food insecurity, human health, animal welfare and a growing global population.

Elysabeth produces and hosts the weekly series The Plantbased Business Hour. On PBH, Elysabeth features the venture capitalists, CEOs, analysts, innovators, and entrepreneurial start-ups from around the globe who are shaping the plant-based market. PBH is the only video/audio program focusing on the exploding plant-based business arena and has been called, The Gold Standard in Plant-based Business.

Health Trends in Mexico and How the Food Industry is Adapting

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SANDRA DE LA PEÑA GÓNGORA

FOUNDER, NUTRIENDO VIDAS, CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM; CO-FOUNDER OF CANE. SPECIALIZED NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM AT MEDICA SUR.

 

· 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 for the government 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 guidance for workers of the Gerontological Center of the National System of Integral Development of the Family together 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 La Salle University.

HPP – Preserving Food & Beverages Without Affecting Their Natural Attributes 

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EDMUNDO ROMO

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER – HPP – MEXICO, CARIBE, CENTRO AMERICA AND ADINOS

 

With 30 years of sales experience Edmundo Romo has been related to food and beverage industry since the early days of his career. He began in flexible packaging and labels, then in 1997 moved to sell cartoners, fillers and packaging equipment.

He has worked for top brands on these markets such as James River, Printpack, and Multi-Color Corp. And for R.A Jones / Coesia on the cartoners, fillers and packaging side. Since 2016 joined JBT FoodTech – Avure Technologies to develop the market of HPP Food and Beverage products in México, Central America, Caribbean, and South America. Leading brands using HPP include products such as guacamole, ready meals, natural juices, deli meats among others.