Food & Beverage Innovators Forum

Date: April 25, 2017

Time: 7:30-10:00 a.m.

Location: Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Contact: Sandra Puljic

New opportunities are emerging for food and beverage businesses, but there are risks too. Hear from a panel of experts, C-suite executives and industry leaders, as they discuss trends, technology, marketing, distribution, funding, and the challenges of running a food or beverage business in the Bay Area.

Speakers include:

  • Thomas Gaynor, Office Managing Partner & West Coast Corporate Group Leader, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Gun Ruder, Vice President & CFO, S. Martinelli & Company
  • Lynn Giacomini Stray, COO & Owner, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese
  • Lisa Curtis, Founder & CEO, Kuli Kuli Foods
  • Palo Hawken, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, REBBL Inc.
  • Matt Barnard, Co-Founder & CEO, Plenty
  • Julia Collins, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Zume Pizza
  • Karen Burns, Audit Partner, Sensiba San Filippo


7:30 AM Registration & Networking
8:00 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:15 AM Industry Experts Q&A
8:30 AM Panel Discussion
9:45 AM Closing & Networking

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