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IFMA 2018 Presidents Conference, Food Future 2025
Impact of New Consumer Concepts
The IFMA 2018 Presidents Conference, Food Future 2025 takes place this Nov. 4 – 6.
For 56 years, IFMA’s Presidents Conference has been where foodservice leaders meet to challenge the status quo. Internal and external factors are impacting the industry, and now more than ever, there’s much to be challenged.
As the premier, top-to-top forum for foodservice operators, distributors, manufacturers and their resource partners, IFMA’s Presidents Conference will provide you with the forward-looking actionable insights you need to build your business strategy.
This year’s conference is packed with more content than ever before, including brand new research on the consumer, operator and distribution communities. Also new this year will be concurrent tracks for foodservice executives and emerging leaders to ensure your organization is set from the top down.
Panel Discussion: Impact of New Consumer Concepts
Phil Kafarakis President, Specialty Food Association
DANIEL KARSEVAR COO, Plant Based Solutions
Alvyn Severien CEO and Co-Founder, Algama
Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 5350 East Marriott Drive Phoenix, AZ
Daniel Karsevar – Global innovator, restauranteur and chef
Daniel Karsevar is the COO of PlantBased Solutions, a mission-driven, strategic brand management agency helping brands develop, launch and scale plant-based consumer products. PlantBased Solutions has led strategy and marketing efforts for multiple category-leading companies like Gardein, Daiya, Miyoko’s Kitchen and more.
Daniel is a formally trained chef and restauranteur with over 25 years in the food industry. Most recently Daniel served as Founder & CEO of Solutiontopia Inc. where he served as Chief Problem Solver and “Co-Packer Whisperer”, developing products and connecting brands with third-party manufacturers and co-packers. Daniel helped brands innovate product development and scale their operations to regional and ultimately national growth. He launched award winning plant-based brands at Natural Products Expo East & West and has developed vegan products for Fortune 500 companies such as Unilever. Daniel served as President & COO for a successful natural foods start-up growing them from start-up to prominence as a national CPG brand. Prior to CPG, Daniel held senior management roles with national restaurant and contract dining groups and spearheaded restaurant and culinary concept development for Starwood Hotels Worldwide.
He is a Mentor and Advisor to food incubators and accelerators such as the Chobani Food Incubator and Food-X and New Hope and is a speaker in the natural foods community and a contributing writer to New Hope’s IdeaXchange. Daniel acts as Board of Advisor member for numerous brands.