Kick Off the Annual Meeting with Coffee and Sunrise Sessions
by Kelly Hensel
Need incentive to get up early? How about free coffee and the opportunity for some bonus education? You can have it all at the Sunrise Sessions taking place from 7:15 –8:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 14. There will three overview sessions offered each day. Given the popularity of the Sunrise Sessions last year, make sure you arrive early to get a seat..
Sunday’s bonus sessions are as follows (Sunday’s Sunrise coffee break is sponsored by Ajinomoto):
Nanoscale science for food: A primer
Session 6, Sunday, 7:15–8:15 a.m.
Track: Food Processing & Packaging
Nanoscale science, engineering, and technology are rapidly advancing and demonstrating great potential for applications in the food industry. Research is ongoing globally in various application areas, including food processing, food safety, product/ingredient development, and food packaging. The research is geared to generate a large number of new food products that could be in commerce in the near future. This symposium describes the fundamental concepts of science, engineering, and technology at the nanoscale level and discuss potential impacts. The focus is recent developments for applications in the food industry and their benefits to consumers. Also, the symposium provides a perspective of the potential risks and challenges facing nanoscale research.
Product development 101: Project and portfolio management
Session 7, Sunday, 7:15–8:15 a.m.
Track: Product Development & Ingredient Innovations
Product development is a project that should be established the successful formation of a concept. This session provides a tutorial on the elements of developing a project as well as the stages of project management. Speakers will share their knowledge of systematic approaches to portfolio management. The session is designed to benefit entry-level and mid-level product development project managers.
Fundamentals of sustainability for the food industry
Session 8, Sunday, 7:15–8:15 a.m.
Sustainability is a trend that continues to be reflected in the business models of various companies and organizations in the food industry. It is based in three pillars: environment, economy and society. This session teaches the basics of the sustainability movement.