2019 Financing & Innovation Conference Schedule Preview

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TUESDAY, NOV 5

Esca Bona Service Project at the Greater Chicago Food Depository

WEDNESDAY, NOV 6

8:00 a.m. – Registration with Coffee and Pastries

8:30 a.m. – Chicago: A National Leader in the Natural Products Industry

9:00 a.m. – Keynote Speech, Seth Goldman 

9:30 a.m. – Investor Insights: Beyond Meat

10:10 a.m. – Esca Bona Service Project: Making an Impact

10:20 a.m. – Break

10:35 a.m. – Big Food + Good Food: Building Strategic Partnerships

11:15 a.m.  – Breakthrough Entrepreneurs Talk Innovation: Lessons Learned

11:45 a.m. – Fireside Chat with Kimbal Musk and Dave Donnan

12:30 p.m. – Networking Lunch with Farmer’s Fridge

12:45 p.m. – Breakout Lunch Session: TBD 

1:30 p.m. – Good Food Pitch Slam Presented by the Good Food Accelerator and Naturally Chicago
The Pitch Slam showcases up-and-coming emerging brands and provide stakeholders a first look at the latest drivers in the Midwest’s Good Food Business sector.
 Winners will receive cash and in-kind prize packages, including a complimentary booth at Natural Products Expo East 2020!

2:55 p.m. – Naturally Chicago Presents Bankable Trends with Presence Marketing

3:25 p.m. – Pitch Slam Awards Presentation

3:40 p.m. – Financing Fair 
Put Yourself In Front Of The Money at the Financing Fair — the longtime heart of the Financing & Innovation Conference! Entrepreneurs gain visibility and interact with prospective investors, funders, fellow entrepreneurs, service providers and other stakeholders. Funders, lenders, investment groups and service providers get a close-up look at Chicago’s hottest new brands.

4:45 p.m. – VIP Sponsor and Speaker Cocktail Hour
Private lounge / cocktail hour for Sponsors and Speakers to network and solidify relationships while sharing craft beverages.

5:45 p.m. – Fundraiser Reception (Seperate Ticket Required)
The proceeds from this reception will help expand the reach and impact of FamilyFarmed’s dynamic programs, including Naturally Chicago and the Good Food Accelerator.

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2019 Conference Presented by Presence Marketing

Conference Supporters

Platinum

Gold

Silver

 Food & Beverage Partners

Media & Promotional Partners

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