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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7:00am Breakfast
8:15-8:30am President’s Welcome
8:30-9:30am Keynote: The Psychology of Color for Flavor Beyond Taste
Mikel Cirkus, Firmenich
9:30-10:10am  The New Normal: Keeping up With the Rapid Pace of Change in Food and Beverage
Keith Nunes, Food Business News
10:10 – 10:40am Networking Break

Sponsored by: ADM Nutrition 

10:40-11:10am Emerging Issues in Color: Growing International Challenge
Kevin C. Kenny, Decernis
11:10 – 11:50am Is the Paradigm Shifting? A Look at How Litigation and Regulatory Challenges are Shaping the Food and Food Ingredient Industries
Joanna Drake, Verto Legal Solutions
12:00 – 1:00pm Jeffersonian Lunch

Sponsored by: DSM

1:10 – 1:50pm Application and Regulation of Natural Food Colors in China
Wenjin Zhang, Hengyuan Biotechnology Stock Co., Ltd
1:50 – 2:30pm Dynamism of the EU Regulatory Framework
Valerie Rayner, NATCOL
2:30 – 3:10pm Current and Future Direction of Regulations Applicable to the Use of Nanomaterials in the EU and UK with a Focus on Nano-TiO2
Dr. Neil Hunt, Yordas Group
3:10 – 3:40pm Networking Break
3:40 – 4:20pm Why Codex Alimentarius is Important in the Future of Food Color
Dr. P. Vincent Hegarty, Institute for Food Laws and Regulations
4:20 – 5:00pm Evolution of Natural Colors in the World
Jens Birrer, NATCOL
6:00 – 8:00pm Networking Drinks Reception

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:00am Breakfast

Sponsored by: Persea Naturals

8:00-8:15am Executive Director’s Address
8:15-8:55am Supply Chain Expectations
Mindee Fernando, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
8:55-9:35am Issues Affecting Sustainability
Chris Savage, E. & J. Gallo Winery
9:35-10:05am Networking Break

Sponsored by: DDW

10:05-10:45am  Biological Activity of Anthocyanins
Dr. Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, University of Illinois
10:45-11:45am Balancing Technology Innovation and Consumer Acceptance
Moderated by: David Carpenter, Chr. Hansen
Brian Finrow, Lumen Bioscience
Greg Horn, ADM Nutrition
11:45am Wrap Up/End of Conference/Lunch on Own
12:00-1:30pm Board of Directors Meeting
1:45-3:15pm Synthetic Color Committee Meeting
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-5:00pm Natural Color Committee Meeting
6:30pm Members Event (offsite)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm Members Meeting 
12:00pm Lunch/Adjourn