8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks, Erhan Yildiz, Managing member, Simply Good Ingredients, Marc Meyers, Meyers consulting, and Sefa Koseoglu, Bioactives World Forum
  8:30 am Broad introduction to hydrocolloids and application areas, Nesha Zalesny, Technical consultant, IMR International
  9:00 am Hydrocolloid structures and impact on functionality, Erhan Yildiz, Managing member, Simply Good Ingredients
 9:30 am Seed gums (LBG, Guar, Tara), Scott Magness, Sr. Manager of R&D, Food Systems, Ingredion Incorporated
10:00 am Product tasting, followed by Coffee/Tea Break and Networking
10:30 am

Seaweeds (Agar, Carrageenan, Alginates), Wanda Jurlina, Technical Business Development Manager,  IMCD US Food Inc., USA

11:00 am Fermentation hydrocolloids (Xanthan, Gellan) and uses in food applications, David Meyer, Technical Service Representative, CP Kelco, USA
11:30 am Leave hotel for Ingredion Incorporated
12:00 pm Box Lunch at Ingredion Incorporated 
12:30 pm
Tour of Ingredion Incorporated Facilities
2:00 pm Leave for hotel – Meeting Venue 
2:30 pm Starch basics and applications, Nicole Higgins, Director, Big Deal Ingredients
3:00 pm Hydrocolloids in flavor encapsulation, Marc Meyers, Managing principal, Meyers consulting LLC
3:30 pm Citrus fiber in plant based foods, Brock Lundberg, Division president, R&D, Fiberstar
  4:00 pm Product tasting — Followed by Coffee/Tea Break and Networking
  4:30 pm Hydrocolloids market trends and plant-based applications, Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Innovation and Insight, Mintel, USA
  5:00 pm Plant based proteins in food formulations, Julie Emsing Mann, Chief innovation officer, Puris
  5:30 pm Use of hydrocolloids in plant-based applications, Scott Magness, Sr. Manager of R&D, Food systems, Ingredion Incorporated
  6:00 pm Tree exudates (Acacia, Karaya etc.), Erhan Yildiz, Managing member, Simply Good Ingredients
  6:30 pm Program Ends
  7:30 am Depart the hotel for Paragon Pure
  8:05 am
Tour and Presentation at Paragon Pure
 9:35 am Depart Paragon Pure for Brabender
10:45 am
Tour and Presentation at Brabender
1:15 pm Lunch at Brabender
1:45 pm Depart Brabender for Glatt
2:15 pm
Tour and Presentation at Glatt
4:00 pm Depart for Glatt for the hotel
5:00 pm Arrive Hotel (Estimated arrival may be different based on traffic)