Carolyn J. Otten, Ph.D. of Chemir Analytical Services will present case studies and strategies to solve challenging food, beverage and packaging problems including contaminant identification, packaging failures and extractables/leachables. Chemir is an independent analytical laboratory providing investigative testing services, chemical analysis and litigation support. For more information please go to: www.chemir.comRead more >
ICS environments are typically “flat”, designed with a rudimentary security posture never intended to be connected to the corporate network nor the Internet for that matter. The trend towards connectedness persists and this, along with the rising ICS threat landscape has made ICS a prime target for cyberattacks. Stronger access controls are critical for managing the different attack surfaces.
During this webinar you will hear from several ICS Networking and Security expert practitioners on how this connectedness can be securely and easily achieved:
· What “Zero Trust” is, how it scales, and why you would want to deploy this in your ICS along with the idea of positive enforcement for your security policies.
· How to bolster your network visibility and segmentation without having to do a “forklift” overhaul and reconfiguration of your existing infrastructure.
· How the Palo Alto Networks platform can help you realize these concepts in a systematic, organized, and minimally disruptive way.
Lionel Jacobs, Sr. ICS Security Architect, Palo Alto Networks
Information Security Architect, Major Food & Beverage Manufacturer
Del Rodillas, Solution Lead for ICS & SCADA, Palo Alto Networks
The European pumps market for the food and beverage industry witnessed a nominal growth in 2012. An increase in growth is expected over the next five years; the outlook for 2013-14 is likely to mirror the situation in 2012 due to the impact of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe. Centrifugal pumps have the bigger share of the market, but positive displacement pumps are likely to witness higher growth. Increasing consumer preference for convenience food is expected to be a key driver for the growth of the pumps market in the processed food segment. The increasing consumer awareness on the health and safety aspects of food products is expected to increase the emphasis on the hygienic aspects of the pumps during the forecast period and beyond.Read more >
Energy and Sustainability Management in the Food and Beverage environment, reducing your Operating Costs, to Boost your Profit Margins.
Compared to other industries, the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry leads the way in terms of the development and deployment of sustainability programmes. F&B manufacturers have improved the efficiency of their facilities, invested in renewable energy, and managed the sustainability of their supply chains in order to lower the impact on the environment. The F&B industry has met the requirements of global and local legislation, and leads all sectors in sustainability disclosure.
However, with persistent global resource shortages and increasing energy and commodity prices, tougher governmental regulations will be enforced and customers will demand increased transparency of F&B operations. It is estimated that 10% of the world’s emissions come from manufacturing, and that a 26% improvement potential exists for manufacturing firms worldwide.
This Webinar, recommends an integrated Sustainability and Energy Management programme resulting in reduced costs, increased profitability, lower carbon emissions, mitigated risk and improved corporate image for F&B organisations.
Water is the main ingredient in all of The Coca-Cola Company's beverages and is essential to its manufacturing processes. Water also has broad implications for the company’s supply chain as a key component in the production of sugar, citrus, coffee and other ingredients. It is also vital to the sustainability of the communities that the company serves. Reducing water scarcity, enhancing water quality and addressing the water needs of local communities are direct and vital business concerns.
Over the last ten years, the company's evolution in water stewardship has been significant: from a major reputation crisis in 2002 involving communities and government authorities in southern India to a 2007 call for corporate “water neutrality,” TCCC has developed and continues to evolve one of the more sophisticated water stewardship programs in the private sector.
However, true sustainability as it relates to water will involve more than “neutralizing” the volume of water that the company uses. This is because fluctuations in the amount and quality of water available to a given community or ecosystem play an important role in sustaining the diversity and proper functioning of river ecosystems and watersheds.
This presentation will profile Coca-Cola's experience over the past ten years providing a glimpse into the company’s commitments and an appreciation of the complexity of true water stewardship:
• Plant performance (water use efficiency, water quality, wastewater treatment)
• Watershed protection (source assessment and protection)
• Sustainable communities (helping enable access to clean drinking water and sanitation)
• Global awareness and action (helping mobilize the international community to drive global awareness and action to address water challenges)
In the 21st century, the primary challenge facing the entire global food & agriculture industry sector will be ensuring that it is intact into the 22nd century. Three themes emerge from the key challenges facing the food and agricultural industry sector that companies need to know in order to be successful in this market space today and tomorrow:
- Resource efficiency
- Changes to the socio-economic environment
- Freedom food and enhanced nutrition and health
This analyst briefing will argue that companies with a truly global market and product strategy, a focus on health and wellness, and adoption of an environmentally and socially responsible sustainability strategy will come out on top and be global leaders of the food and agriculture value chain. Join Frost & Sullivan as we present an assessment of the current trends and predictions expected to impact the global food and beverage market and enabling industries in 2015 and beyond.
Join internationally renown Food & Wine expert, speaker, writer and storyteller, as well as the CEO and Publisher of Food & Beverage International, Michael Walsh, for a tasty and tempting review of: The Best Food & Wine Pairings of 2008.
Besides be given the secrets to this holiday's greatest dinner combinations, you may pick up a few valuable merchandising tips as Mike has developed powerful in-store cross-merchandising programs that included Toy Wars, and The World’s Largest Chocolate Chip Cookie, utilizing in store mediums, such as grocery bags, and in store television.
He has not only produced for both television and radio but is also a radio talk show guest host.
Michael is an active food, wine and travel writer/photographer. Many of his stories can be found in Food&Beverage International, as well as California the Magazine. He currently serves on the advisory board of Great Wines International, and directs the tasting advisory board for Food&Beverage International, and www.fbworld.com.
Join Mike for the "Perfect Presentation" before the holidays, and don't forget to invite your Food and Wine Loving friends.
Suja, an organic beverage company, was looking to update the packaging for their number-one revenue driver. This was a big decision with a lot of visibility across the organization. They needed to know if the new packaging was going to perform at least as well as, if not better, than the current packaging in order to make a go/no-go decision. With their product’s peak season right around the corner, Suja turned to GutCheck to assess the risk of updating the product packaging.Read more >
Why You Must Attend:
• Learn about the opportunities for growth and expansion in the emerging module technology sector and how this will influence the materials market.
• Understand the future of PV technologies in commercial and residential installations.
• Get an inside look at what's happening in the most PV module-friendly countries in the world.
Why You Must Attend:
• The landscape of the PPE industry is undergoing rapid transformation, with distributors taking a more front-line position in the value chain. Are you ready for the change?
• Several distributors are adopting robust competitive strategies to survive in the dynamic market climate. Are you up to date with the market requirements?
• Are you a PPE manufacturer? If so, what does the changing face of PPE distribution mean to you, and how should you position yourself?
This briefing will highlight key technological developments in the field of agriculture and enabling technologies that will transform the future of agriculture. It will also discuss the main challenges facing farmers, like depleting water supplies, with a focus on California agriculture.
Why You Must Attend:
· Learn about disruptive technologies in agriculture water management
· Get an update on the current state of agriculture in California and the world
· Engage in an interactive Q&A session with leading technology and market experts from Frost & Sullivan
Questions answered during this webinar:
• How are existing VOC regulations expected to change the future of wood coatings?
• Will solvent-borne technologies continue to dominate the market?
• What is the outlook for sustainable technologies in wood coatings, and how are industrial OEMs and end users reacting?
• How are resin manufacturers for wood coating products expected to be impacted by the rise in demand for bio-based wood coatings?
In 2014 RNDC, the second largest wholesaler of alcoholic beverages in the US, built a suite of Sales Force Automation tools that would transform the way their field sales force went to market. Their focus was to drive sales success by increasing the sales rep’s effectiveness on each sales call, delivering higher customer satisfaction with the sales process and information.
RNDC's challenges were:
Provide best-in-class information technology that outpaces their competitors and creates a significant point of difference
Keep pace with emerging technologies
Build mobile solutions focused on Sales Force Automation
Standardize wherever possible and drive utilization
In this presentation, Bill Smith, Director of Sales Quality Assurance, will discuss how sales leadership and BI developers, working with MicroStrategy Mobile technology, developed best-in-class mobile applications, delivering real-time analytics to the field sales teams at RNDC.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have been the most frequently used method by companies across geographies to grow and remain competitive in the market place.
In this briefing, we will discuss the M&A opportunities in China’s Industrial Valves Market from 3 main industries: Food and Beverage; Oil and Gas, and Chemical; Power Generation.
Given the emergence of wind energy as the most sustainable renewable energy alternative, there are immense growth opportunities for the companies supplying chemicals and materials for wind blades. This briefing will investigate the trends in the wind blade manufacturing industry and the implications on the chemicals and materials suppliers.
Why You Should Attend:
• Larn about the current unmet needs of wind blade manufacturers
• Identify the drivers and restraints for the chemical and material suppliers
• Identify the key chemistries and respective growth areas
The North American aluminum industry is gearing up for the anticipated demand growth in the automotive industry, which is striving to make lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
This presentation will cover the entire aluminum industry in the NA region and how it will benefit the following: integrated manufacturers, secondary producers including re-rollers, extruders, foil manufacturers, distributors, and end users primarily in automotive and metal packaging.
Why you should attend:
·Learn about trends and shifts in the global arena, and their relevance on the NA aluminum industry.
·Discover the top three challenges faced by the industry.
·Hear about recycling benefits for environment sustainability via reduced carbon footprint.
Join Program Manager Avril Harvey; Industry Analyst Kumbirai Gundani; and guest speakers Dave Wright, former Special Advisor to MD/CEO of Engen; and Godwin Sweto, MD of Encorex and former corporate strategy VP at PetroSA, as they discuss oil pricing in African economies.Read more >
Global Funds Series are 60-minute webinars during which fund managers from Asia, Latin America and the US present investment opportunities and their fund ranges distributed globally.
This webinar features José Manuel Silva, CIO and Kevin German, Business Development Manager at LarrainVial Asset Management. Founded in 1934, LarrainVial, is one of the main financial institutions in Latin America recognized for the quality of its advisory services, history and the role it has played in the development of capital markets in the region.
About the Speakers:
José Manuel Silva holds a Business Administration degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He joined LarrainVial in 1997 as the Research Department Manager. Currently, José Manuel Silva is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), and partner of Larraín Vial Administradora General de Fondos S.A. Previously he served as CFO of Santa Carolina, a leading company in the Chilean food and beverage sector. Between 1987 and 1991 José Manuel Silva was a Director at Toronto Trust Administradora de Fondos de Inversión, a closed-end investment company.
Kevin joined LarrainVial Asset Management in 2013 and has since then served in the institutional sales team. Kevin holds more than 6 years of experience in the financial industry. He began his career in BankInvest Investment Management in Denmark, where he first served in the Operational Risk Team and later as a Fund Manager. He furthermore worked in the Securities Division of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA). Kevin Holds a Masters degree, MSc in Commercial Law and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
What if you could empower your field sales teams with the latest technology and get better visibility into their activities at the same time? You can!
Salesforce's Global Lead for the Consumer Goods Industry will talk about how the largest and most sophisticated CPG companies in the world are leveraging new mobile technology to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and more importantly how those same tools can be used for small and medium sized consumer goods companies to achieve the same goals.
You will also be able to see a live demo of Salesforce being used for Retail Execution, and you will hear from the President of Blackbird Vineyards, on how they are leveraging Salesforce to compete with the largest alcoholic beverage companies in the world.
The hospitality industry is nothing short of ruthless. With about 40% of restaurants declaring bankruptcy in their first few years of operation, those who supply and service the industry can expect a wild ride.
Enter TouchBistro. This Toronto based startup has become a global leader, providing an iPad point-of-sale solution to cafes and restaurants around the world. In just three short years, and despite industry economics, TouchBistro now boasts a customer base of thousands and has emerged to become the top-grossing Food and Beverage app in 28 countries.
Join us for this webinar, and hear about how TouchBistro has become a sales and marketing powerhouse. Specifically, you will learn how TouchBistro has been able to:
•Increase their monthly sales by 40%
•Shave their sales cycle down from 8 weeks to 6 weeks
•Generate a 5% lift in sales appointments and customer renewals
The adoption of lightweight composites is one of the hottest topics currently being discussed. Increasing developmental efforts across the globe have changed the landscape of materials across industries. As with any market, there are issues that will inhibit and slow growth opportunities, or at least challenge full-scale adoption in sectors such as automotive and energy.
Attend this webinar to:
- Learn about the emerging trends in lightweight composites
- Identify the drivers and restraints
- Understand why the demand for energy efficiency will increase with the adoption of lightweight composites
In the healthcare system, healthcare spending is mainly on fighting preventable diseases, with only single digit percentages invested in disease prevention programs. However, disease prevention is gaining traction. As a result, certain dietary supplements are now being assessed to help reduce the risk of certain diseases among high-risk population groups. This briefing, based on Frost & Sullivan’s recent economic analysis, “Smart Prevention – Healthcare Cost Savings Resulting from the Aggregated Use of Dietary Supplements”, assesses the link between the use of dietary supplements at preventive levels, the cost savings associated and the likely business opportunities that will result.Read more >
Why You Should Attend:
• Learn about the latest innovations in FMCH.
• Identify the drivers and challenges of developing and implementing FMCH technology.
• Get an understanding of the key industry trends and regulatory status.
Attendees will benefit from understanding:
1. FSMA and it's impact on the farm to fork value-chain.
2. Impact on end-user's process equipment selection.
3. Impact of software-driven operational transparency and customer empowerment.
4. Heatmap of opportunities in food and beverage market.
Seven of the fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa. Frost & Sullivan's analyst team has tracked Mega Trends that drive growth in Africa. To understand how companies can tap into future growth opportunities, Frost & Sullivan looks at the macro-to-micro viewpoint and how it impacts the business community and personal lives of those living in Africa. This session looks into how chemical manufacturers, suppliers and distributors can take advantage of the growth opportunities in the chemicals & materials sector in Africa.Read more >