Experienced speakers from the following organizations will discuss current industry trends, challenges and opportunities for the future:

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Colleen McClellan, Director/Sommelier/WSET III, Datassential

Colleen has over 20-years’ experience in marketing, insights, and innovation for both retail and foodservice markets. Throughout her career, she has worked to translate trends and insights into profitable actions across all food and beverage categories. Currently, Colleen is a Director with Datassential, a certified Sommelier, WSET III certified in wine, holds a MBA in International, Business, MS in Managing Information Systems, and a BS in Neurobiology and Physiology.

Tom Bailey, Senior Analyst – Consumer Foods, RaboResearch

Based in Chicago, Tom is a Senior Consumer Foods Analyst, focused on the North American market. Tom’s experience spans the entire Consumer Foods value chain, from commodity risk and trading, market forecasting, price setting, medium- and long-term strategy development and implementation, to general management and consumer brand development. He is a seasoned researcher, sought-after industry speaker, and a trusted client advisor.

Previously, Tom worked as an Operating Partner at the New Zealand-based private equity firm Southern Pastures, where he established a post-farmgate strategy focused on integrating the business from farm to fork. Prior to that, he worked for several years in New York and Chicago as a RaboResearch Senior Analyst, with a focus on the dairy and dairy alternatives sectors.

Tom holds a B.A. from the University of Idaho and an M.S. in International Business from the University of Auckland.

Jason Smith, Managing Director – USA, Shopper Intelligence

Jason Smith has been leading the US team at Shopper Intelligence since 2018. Prior to joining Shopper Intelligence, he managed multiple Category Management Teams at Hormel Foods & Colgate-Palmolive. Jason’s most recent experience was at dunnhumby where he was the Head of Category Management Capability for North America. Jason also currently sits on the Food Marketing Advisory Boards for both Western Michigan University and DePaul University.

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