Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Summit

In keeping with the guidance of county, state, and federal agencies, the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Summit has been postponed until further notice. We will update this site as new dates and information are available. Thank you!

 

Join us, Wednesday, April 22, at the Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America for the second annual Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Innovation Summit.

This educational event will feature influential speakers, panel discussions, vendor booths, tasting and networking opportunities with top Dutchess County food and beverage producers.

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Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Innovation Summit Tuesday April 21, 2020

Hudson Valley Food and Beverage Summit 2020

 

Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Innovation Summit at The Culinary Institute of America

Schedule

 

12:00 p.m. — Registration/Networking Lunch – Marriott Pavilion Conference Center

1:00 p.m. — Welcome & Opening Remarks Ecolab Auditorium, Marriott Pavilion

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. —  Opening Speaker Ecolab Auditorium, Marriott Pavilion         

2:00 p.m. –  2:45 p.m. — Break-out Sessions 

 

Track 1 – Beverage – Scaling Your Concept – “In the Thick of It”

Learn about the lifecycle of taking a beverage concept of a single or multi-portion item and scaling it up, using established processes, techniques and concepts. 

Guest Speaker: John-Anthony Gargiulo, Owner/Founder of The Hudson Valley Brewery

 

Track 2 – Food & Lifestyle – The Vegan Edge 

Rebecca Moore of Hudson Valley Vegfest presents a look at the environmental issues affecting food production and projections regionally and globally. Discuss how shifting and dwindling resources combined with rising, interconnected issues of health and ethics are already changing the way we produce food and what we choose to eat and drink. Learn about exciting new trends and why plant-based businesses will have an edge. Get an exciting introduction to local vegan change-makers who are at the very forefront of food innovation. This session features a short presentation, followed by Moore in live conversation with local vegan change-maker Frances Gonzalez: an interview with this incredible Hudson Valley-and-International entrepreneur and founder of Vegan Wines. 

Guest Speakers:  Rebecca Moore, Founder, Hudson Valley Vegfest and Frances Gonzalez, Owner & Founder, Vegan Wines.

 

Track 3 – Marketing & Food Trends – “Creating the Trail” Agri-Tourism Promotions & Collaborations

Learn creative and innovative ways to successfully partner with other agritourism businesses to draw visitors and win customers.

Guest Speaker:  Kelly Blazosky, President, Oneida County Tourism

 

Track 4 – Your Food Business – Value-Added Products: Easy as 1,2, 3!

Value-added processing offers farmers and producers the potential to capture a larger share of the food dollar by opening up new markets and expanding the growing season.  Learn about testing ingredients and formulations (product process development), processing, licensing, labeling, and packaging. Guest Speakers:  Kimberly J. Vallejo, Director of Outreach – NYC NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and Ann Charles Vegdahl, PhD, Extension Associate – Processing Authority, Cornell Food Venture Center, NYC

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  – Break

3:00- Break-out Sessions

 

Track 1 – Beverage – Innovation or Disruption

Learn how craft beverages continue to increase their market share. A look at craft potables produced in the Hudson Valley and how they are stretching their limits and standing out. 

Guest Speaker:  Eral Gokgol-Kline, Founder, Vale Fox Distillery

Track 2 – Food & Lifestyle – Pareve – Know the Sign

With growing health concerns and food allergies, it is important to know what options are available when choosing groceries. The kosher term pareve (from Yiddish for “neutral”) is a classification of edible items that contain neither dairy nor meat ingredients. This session is good for businesses catering to those who follow kosher dietary rules, vegetarians, vegans, and anyone who is interested in knowing and eating more conscientiously.

Guest Speakers:  Rabbi Mordechai Merzel, Rabbinic Coordinator for the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division, Jewish Orthodox Union and Phyllis Koegel, Marketing Director of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division, Jewish Orthodox Union

Track 3 – Marketing & Food Trends – Connecting with Your Customers:

Defining Your Story & Effectively Using the Internet to Tell It

Learn how to effectively tell your business’s story. Then use Google My Business tools and social media to connect with existing and potential customers. Learn tips and tricks to maximize your reach on different social media platforms and examine online metrics.

Guest Speaker:  Kacie Vassari, Digital Media Manager, Dutchess Tourism

Track 4 – Your Food Business – Farms + Business + Tourism = Agri-Tourism

Learn about the ins and outs of developing an agri-tourism venture. Learn about ”CREATING THE TRAIL” and other considerations such as zoning, Ag districts and rights, insurance, marketing, logistics, parking, noise, signage, etc.

Guest Speakers:  Jennifer Fimbel, Senior Resource Educator and Dutchess County Ag Navigator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County and Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner of Planning, Dutchess County

 4:00 p.m.    Wrap-Up Session – Ecolab Auditorium, Marriott Pavilion

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.   Vendor booths, tasting, and networking in the

Marriott Pavilion Conference Center

For Additional Information please visit: http://www.hvfbs.org/

$30.00 per ticket in Advance, $45 per ticket at the Door

This event is presented by:

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

Presenting Sponsor –  $5,000

Company acknowledged as the title sponsor of the conference
Opportunity to provide/incorporate product or utilize service at the networking lunch and the tasting reception
Recognition from the podium throughout the conference
Company name and logo included in all media spots
Recognition on all social media platforms
Prominent logo placement on all print and digital materials
Prominent display of multiple corporate banners in key locations
Five tickets to the conference

Gold Sponsor –  $2,500

Recognition from the podium throughout the conference
Opportunity to provide/incorporate product or utilize service at the networking lunch
Recognition on all social media platforms
Prominent logo placement on all print and digital materials
Display of one corporate banner
Four tickets to the conference

Silver Sponsor- $1,500

Recognition from the podium throughout the conference
Recognition on all social media platforms
Logo on all print and digital materials
Display of one corporate banner
Three tickets to the conference

Bronze Sponsor – $1,000

Recognition on all social media platforms
Logo on all print and digital materials
Two tickets to the conference

Friend Sponsor – $500

Company name listed in all print and digital materials
One ticket

 

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Stay tuned for more information about the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Innovation Summit at The Culinary Institute of America, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

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