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Created in response to the popularity of our industry-leading Food and Beverage Executive Forums in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, the event will feature world-class speakers from prominent Food and Beverage industry executives as well as leading companies in Banking, Private Equity, Law, and Insurance.  Our half-day program will focus on the issues of most concern to food and beverage executives.
This year we will have two panels that will feature multi-disciplinary perspectives on the following:
  • Industry Trends I: Food Science, Technology, and Sustainability
  • Industry Trends II: Merger and Acquisition Outlook  
Scroll down to register and join us on June 27, 2018 at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City, NY.

Meet our Panelists

Industry Trends I: Food Science, Technology and Sustainability
  • April Agee Carroll, VP of R&D, AeroFarms
  • Michael Lieberman, SVP - Food & Beverage Practice Leader, Foa & Son
  • Menexia Tsoubeli, PH.D, VP R&D CFresh Division, Campbell Soup Company
Industry Trends II: Merger and Acquisition Outlook
  • Ray Felton, Partner, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
  • Robert Tillis, CEO, Imperial Dade
  • Jonathan Tretler, Managing Director, Consumer Goods, HSBC

Why You Should Attend

Stay informed on key industry issues and trends
Gain valuable perspective from leading experts
Share best practices
Network with industry peers

Event Details


Manhattan Penthouse
80 5th Ave
New York City, NY 10011 


Date and Time

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
8:30am - 1:00pm ET
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Morning Keynote 
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. 
Brad Finkel, CEO, Hoboken Farms

9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Industry Trends I: Food Science, Technology and Sustainability 
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break 
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Industry Trends II: Merger and Acquisition Outlook 

Afternoon Keynote & Lunch
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Susie Fogelson, Founder & CEO, F&Co., Formerly SVP Marketing Food Network

12:45 - 1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks 

Join Us

About Mazars USA Food & Beverage

Mazars USA provides food and beverage companies with the specialized expertise required to venture further in this dynamic industry environment. The more than 200 leading food and beverage manufacturers, distributors, restaurants and importers who call us their trusted advisors are a testament to our deep market knowledge and global capabilities. We give you a competitive edge to maximize results. For more information about our services visit: www.mazarsusa.com/fb.

2018 Gold Sponsors

Foa & Son specializes in the insurance and risk management needs of the Food & Beverage Industry – including importers/exporters, processors, distributors, grower/shippers, contract manufacturers, restaurants and retailers.  For more information please visit, https://www.foason.com/foodindustry.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis is a recognized leader among New Jersey law firms, with deep roots in the state and a far-reaching knowledge of New Jersey legal issues. True to that identity, we understand the “ins and outs” and the inherent complexities of handling legal challenges in New Jersey, knowledge which translates directly into an advantage for our clients. For more information please visit, https://www.greenbaumlaw.com/.
Founded in 1865 to finance trade between Asia and the West, today HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations serving around 38 million customers worldwide. Our aim is to be acknowledged as the world’s leading and most respected international bank. For more information please visit, http://www.hsbc.com/about-hsbc.
The Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC) is New Jersey's statewide Food Business Incubation and International Soft Landings Program. The FIC and its network throughout the state provide a unique food industry resource that centers it's focus on supporting domestic and international companies seeking to establish a presence in the USA. For more information please visit, http://foodinnovation.rutgers.edu.
2018 Silver Sponsor
Independent Captive Associates has over 25 years of experience working with accounting firms and other professionals to assist their clients in managing risk. We have experience in the formation of over 400 captives representing over 25 industries. Our focus has been to utilize the best of the best in the fields of law, accounting, captive management, investment expertise, property and casualty insurance and audit service. By creating independent standards, we ensure no link in the chain is weak. Each professional maintains a “five star” superior service. The collective management constantly oversees excellence and superior execution.  For more information, please visit https://www.independentcaptiveassociates.com/.

Please direct questions and sponsorship inquiries to:

Teresa Hansen
Mazars USA LLP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to decline any person’s registration and/or refuse any registrant’s attendance or participation in this event.

Mazars USA LLP is an independent member firm of Mazars Group