8:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dr. Sefa Koseoglu
  8:15 am Welcome and opening remarks, Erhan Yildiz, Managing Member, SKC LLC, 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, SKC LLC
 10:00 am Seed gums (LBG, Guar, Tara), Scott Magness, Sr. Manager of R&D, Food Systems, Ingredion Incorporated
10:30 am Product tasting, followed by Coffee/Tea Break and Networking
11:00 am Seaweeds (Agar, Carrageenan, Alginates), Erhan Yildiz, Managing Member, SKC LLC
11:30 pm Fermentation hydrocolloids (Xanthan, Gellan) and uses in food applications, Kyle Bailey, Director, Sales Technical Service, CP Kelco
12:00 am Hydrocolloids for food and beverage solutions, Wei Li, Sr. Manager, Hydrocolloids and Texture Solutions, ADM
12:05 am Spray Dry Encapsulation Technology: Development and Scale-up, Ms. Debra Repko, BUCHI Corporation, USA
12:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm Tree exudates (Acacia, Karaya etc), Erhan Yildiz, Managing Member, SKC LLC
2:00 pm Hydrocolloids in flavor encapsulation, Marc Meyers, Managing Director, Meyers Consulting LLC
2:30 pm Citrus fiber in meat substitutes, Brock Lundberg, Division President, R&D, Fiberstar
  3:00 pm Product tasting — Followed by Coffee/Tea Break and Networking
  3:30 pm Hydrocolloids market trends and plant based applications, Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Innovation and Insight, Mintel, USA
  4:00 pm Plant based proteins in food formulations, Julie Emsing Mann, Chief Innovation Officer, Puris
  4:30 pm Use of hydrocolloids in plant based applications, Scott Magness, Sr. Manager of R&D, Food Systems, Ingredion Incorporated
  5:00 pm Particulate thickeners and their applications in food formulations, Nicole Higgins, Director, Big Deal Ingredients
  5:30 pm Program Ends