2013 Protein Innovation Summit

Chicago, Illinois
Monday, April 15, 2013

2013 Protein Innovation Summit
Monday, April 15, 2013 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:00 PM (Central Time)

The Trump Int'l Hotel & Tower
401 North Wabash Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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The 2013 Protein Innovation Summit will explore food and flavor trends, food costs, process and technology trends, food politics and emerging growth segments for new menu and product development. Top culinary talent from restaurant and hotel chains will join R&D teams from meat and poultry processors at this 2-day, event at Chicago's Trump Int'l Hotel & Tower to discuss strategies for profitable center-of-the-plate menu and product development.

The 2013 program will focus on factors impacting product development in today's marketplace:

  • The challenge of managing food costs, food politics and food allergies
  • Growth opportunities in emerging food and flavor trends, college dining segment and serving patrons with special dietary needs 
  • Solutions offered by new process and technology trends

This year we'll be taking a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities impacting center-of-the-plate product development:

On our first day, we'll examine, head-on, the many economic factors driving up food and raw material costs. We'll get insights from throughout the supply chain on working with—and around—those economic challenges. In our food politics segment we'll explore the importance of having a coherent media and communications strategy, and how the era of the 24-hour news cycle can irreparably impact a food company's reputation.

On day two, we'll focus on the growth opportunities emerging from new food and flavor trends, and how innovators have transformed problems into extraordinary new product development opportunities. We'll explore the diverse spectrum of college dining. And one of the industry's most celebrated product innovators taps into the process and technology trends that offer operational solutions to processors and operators.

You must make your hotel reservations separately, your registration DOES NOT include your hotel room.  Please contact the Trump Hotel directly at 877- 458-7867 and reference "The Protein Innovation Summit". Deluxe rooms are $275 through March 15, 2012 or until room block is full. (CANCELLATION POLICY: HOTEL ROOMS MUST BE CANCELLED BY MARCH 15, 2013 TO AVOID PENALTIES)

We believe this year’s interactive environment will promote greater collaboration among supply chain partners while bringing consumer preferences more clearly into focus.  CLICK HERE to return to the event's web site and to view the agenda.

The Trump Int'l Hotel & Tower, Chicago
401 N. Wabash
Chicago, Il. 60611

Monday and Tuesday
April 15-16, 2013

Who Should Attend: 
•Corporate and Executives chefs of restaurant and hotel chains 
•R&D/Menu Development professionals 
•Senior executives of meat and poultry processors
•Senior management of restaurant and hotel chains
•F&B management and directors from top hotel chains
•Marketing and sales executives Industry consultants, suppliers and commodity boards
(suppliers must be sponsors to attend)

You can't afford to miss this vital conference and the chance to discuss center-of-the-plate menu and product strategies with top culinary leaders and network with all key players responsible for product development in both the foodservice and processing industries.

Registration fee: $695

To REGISTER FOR THE EVENT, please return to the top of this page and click the REGISTER NOW button in the top right hand corner. (Registration fee does NOT include hotel room, please make your room reservations directly with the Trump Int’l Hotel & Tower). After registering, you’ll receive confirmations and updates. Cancellations made after March 1, 2012 will be charged 50% of the registration fee. Substitutions require management approval.

Hotel Room Reservations — Trump Int’l Hotel & Tower

You will need to reserve your rooms directly with the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, phone number 1-877-458-7867 and reference “The Protein Innovation Summit.” (Rooms are not included in your registration fee). A block of rooms has been reserved for Protein Summit attendees at the Trump International Hotel & Tower located at 401 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL. Room rates are $275 per night plus taxes for a deluxe room. You can arrive as early as Friday, April 12th and stay through Wednesday, April 17th. The hotel block expires on March 15, 2013 but please book early to ensure the rate and availability. Please note the cancellation policy on this block: you must cancel rooms by March 15, 2013 (30 days before the event) to ensure the rooms are released for resale and we are not charged. Again, when making your reservations, please reference “The Protein Innovation Summit.”

Need more info about the event? Call 312-274-2203.



Contact Information

  • Event Coordinator 312-274-2203
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