About the Show

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Move-In
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Starting a Specialty Food Business - Information Coming Soon...
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara Ballroom
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CLFP Board of Directors' Meeting
Santa Clara CC, Mission City Ballroom 5
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CLFP Board and Exhibitor Reception
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Mezzanine East/West
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Kickoff Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Phil Kafarakis, President of the Specialty Food Association.
Santa Clara CC, Mission City Ballrooms 1-3
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Trade Show Floor Open
Santa Clara Convention Center
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Where Can You Find Product Development and Testing Help?
You think you have a great new product, but who can help you refine and test it to ensure it will be a success in the marketplace? Our speaker will provide a few key tips to help you get started toward having the next must-have food product.
Speaker: TBD
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
How Can you Effectively Measure Sustainability?
Many buyers want you to document your sustainability efforts, but all that paperwork is driving you crazy. Our speaker has extensive experiences with this topic and will discuss how can you tell your story in a positive, proactive and effective manner.
Speaker: Adrienne Gifford, Olam Spices
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
NCIFT Luncheon with Keynote Speaker - Information coming soon...
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Tips for Avoiding Costly Labor Litigation

Employment litigation is rampant and costing many employers unreasonable amounts of money. Our speaker is an expert at helping businesses prevent and minimize potential problems.
Speaker: Alden Parker, Fisher Phillips LLP

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Food Labeling Regulations Update
Nutrition Facts, GMOs, Proposition 65 and more; it’s tough to keep current on food labeling regulations. Our speaker will discuss the latest changes you need to know to avoid any missteps.
Speaker: Natalie Rainer, Keller and Heckman LLP
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection
OSHA inspections have always been a challenge, but with more new rules being implemented the task is becoming even more difficult. Learn how to prepare effectively to reduce the stress, hassle and expense.
Speaker: TBD, Zenith Insurance Co.
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Integrating Robotics and Automation into Your Operations
Labor costs are rising fast and a new generation of technology is revolutionizing manufacturing. What kinds of automation and robots are available and how can you efficiently integrate them into your operation? Don’t miss this session!
Speaker: Jason Hunt, Factory Technologies, Inc.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

How to Find and Work with Co-Packers to Build Your Brand
Many companies have great products but don’t have the facilities, capital, or expertise to make all their products on a large commercial scale. Working with a co-packer can be the logical solution, and our speaker will discuss how to select and collaborate with a co-packing partner.
Speaker: Brad Stapleton, Stapleton-Spence Co.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Happy Hour on Trade Show Floor
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CLFP Supplier Host Council Reception & Silent Auction
Santa Clara CC, Mission City Ballroom 4-5
Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Food Processing Technology Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Dr. Ken Goldberg, UC Robotics and AI Lab.
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Trade Show Floor Open
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Next Big Thing - Plant-Based Food Products
Meatless burgers are all the rage, but is the trend here to stay? If so, what is next in the plant-based foods sector, and how can you be a part of this new wave of products?
Speaker: TBD
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cyber Security - Protecting Your Operation from Malicious Hackers
Businesses are facing the serious threat of computer hackers looking to extort money or disrupt computer systems. Don’t be a victim! Learn how can you protect your business from these threats.
Speaker: TBD, MANEX Consulting
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Compliance with the FSMA International Adulteration Rule
Compliance deadlines for this FDA Rule are approaching quickly, and you need to know how to meet your obligations. Our speaker is an expert on FSMA and food safety regulations and can answer all your questions.
Speaker: TBD, Safe Food Alliance