Bühler’s first US virtual event includes opening new food application centre

The Bühler group is set to hold its first North American virtual event, based on global nutritional challenges, the future of food, and marking the grand opening of its latest Food Application Centre (FAC) in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Taking place from June 15 from 2:30pm (CDT) through to June 19, the showcase culminates with the grand opening of the FAC facility, which will offer businesses across a number of food sectors including snacks and confectionery the chance to test and research product ranges.

The GO!2020 programme consists of morning and afternoon sessions featuring keynote presentations, live panel discussions, and the FAC grand opening itself. We have more than 50 speakers that will provide insights, information, and inspiration around the topics of collaboration, sustainability, safe and transparent food supply chains, digitalisation, and workforce development.

Speakers that will highlight the challenges of sustainably feeding 10 billion people by 2050 and the opportunities for the food industry to create impact, include:

Rich Berger, VP of Engineering, CLIF Bar, speaking on the global challenges we face, from the food industry’s perspective.

John Harthorne, Founder and former CEO of MassChallenge, the world’s largest start-up accelerator, speaking on the need for collaboration in meeting these challenges.

Jason Weller, Truterra Vice President and former Chief of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, speaking on leadership in sustainability.

Sally Lyons-Wyatt, Executive Vice President and Practice Leader, Client Insights, IRI, speaking on consumer trends and the future of high protein snackification.

In addition to these keynote presentations, there will be live panel discussions filled with experts from food processing companies, academia, industry associations, and government.

For further details on the company’s special GO!2020 programme and register for the event click here.


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