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The Future of Cannabis & CBD in Confectionery Products

Room 104

Chris Walsh, CEO, Hemp Industry Daily; Tish Pahl, Esq., Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC
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This session covers a regulatory update on the safety, federal and state laws, risks and rewards of entering the cannabis market and provides an overview of the market for CBD products, with a specific focus on edibles.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Journey Not a Destination

Room 104

Sarah Alter, President & CEO of Network of Executive Women; Natasha Miller Williams, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Ferrara Candy Company
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This session puts confectionery industry leaders in conversation on the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion and will touch on the business case for DEI, the importance of allyship and the issues facing women, people of color and other diverse groups in the confectionery and snack industry.

Indulgence Never Tasted So Sweet: Sugar and Calorie Reduction in Confectionery and Baked Goods

Room 104

Beth Nieman Hacker, Director of Global Market Research, Tate & Lyle;
Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Innovation and Insight, Mintel; Lauren Jans, R&D and Innovation Manager, SmartSweets
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This session dives deep into sugar and calorie reduction trends and opportunities and explores the purchase impact of various claims and labeling. Attendees will also hear from SmartSweets R&D & Innovation Manager Lauren Jans on how SmartSweets, a fast-growing non-chocolate confectionery brand, drove category growth.