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NewPoint is proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual Emerging Food Brands Forum: Oct 2nd in West Lafayette at the Purdue University Memorial Union: 101 North Grant Street, West Lafayette 47906.

Register today to secure YOUR spot! Limited availability.

This event has expanded to the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms and will pull together experts from finance, co-packing, production, food scientists, and marketing as well as retail procurement professionals from around the region to support local and regional food companies who are looking to scale up their business.

The conference itinerary lists different events for the morning, mid-day and afternoon (see below). Morning will feature workshops geared to support entrepreneurial food business growth. Midday will see a “Retail Food Buyer Q&A Roundtable” Hour. The afternoon will be devoted to a Sampling/Tasting Event where vendors can showcase their product and meet potential buyers. Top off the day with a networking event at 1869 Tap Room hosted by Brian Farkas, Head & Professor Purdue Food Science.

Schedule for Oct 2nd

Morning: Financing Growth Roundtable and Development Workshops

7:30 AM – 8 AM Registration
PMU Ballroom entryway

8 AM – 8:30 AM Network & Setup
Purdue Extension, Purdue Family Business, Indiana Grown, NewPoint, and other service providers

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Financing Growth Roundtable
PMU East and West Faculty lounges
Investors respond to attendee pre-submitted questions

Finance Roundtable Panel:

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Two concurrent workshops
Stewart Center
1. ROOM 278: Purdue / Finance for Growth & Investing Q&A
2. ROOM 279: NewPoint / Social Media Marketing

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Two concurrent workshops
Stewart Center
1. ROOM 278: Purdue / Vetting a Co-packer & Best Practices for Growth
2. ROOM 279: NewPoint / The Killer Pitch Deck & Your Buyer Selling Story

Midday: Lunch & Learn Buyer’s Roundtable and Networking Events

11:15 AM-Noon Network & Industry Support Tables
PMU East and West Faculty lounges
Purdue Extension, Purdue Family Business, Indiana Grown, NewPoint, and other service providers

Noon – 1 PM Lunch & Learn Buyer’s Roundtable
PMU East and West Faculty lounges
The buyers’ roundtable will feature food retail buyers from Martin’s Supermarkets to Fresh Thyme and more answering your pre-submitted questions.

1 PM – 1:30 PM Network & Industry Support Tables
PMU East and West Faculty lounges
Purdue Extension, Purdue Family Business, Indiana Grown, NewPoint, and other service providers

Afternoon: Sampling/Tasting Event and Networking Happy Hour

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Emerging Food Brands Sampling Tables
PMU Ballroom
Indiana food vendors can showcase their products and meet with all buyers from the roundtable, plus additional retail buying groups, brokers, distributors, food service & restaurants groups.

4 PM – 5 PM Emerging Brands Happy Hour & Talk with Brian Farkas
1869 Tap Room Purdue Memorial Union
Hosted by Purdue’s Brian Farkas, Head & Professor Food Science

If you were unable to attend the Emerging Food Brands Conference back in November 2017, check out what insight retail buyers provided at our last Roundtable Luncheon here!

Conference Details

Oct 2nd in West Lafayette at the Purdue University Memorial Union: 101 North Grant Street, West Lafayette 47906

Conference Buildings & Rooms

Purdue Memorial Union (PMU): 101 North Grant Street, West Lafayette 47907

  • Ballroom
  • Faulty Lounges
  • 1869 Tap Room

Stewart Center 128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette 47907 (next door to the PMU to the west)

  • Classroom #278
  • Classroom #279