Registration for the 2023 Cold Pressure Council Annual Conference, being held on Tuesday, September 12, has officially gone live!

This year's new format will offer attendees more flexibility to capture insights from both PACK EXPO Las Vegas and the CPC Annual Conference.

The event will begin with a session at the Industry Speaks Stage followed by lunch and multiple technical sessions featuring key HPP technology takeaways. Take a look at our agenda for details on our new format!
The conference concludes with an exciting presentation by Duncan Wardle, founder of ID8 and former Head of Innovation and Creativity at The Walt Disney Company.

Registration is through the PACK EXPO Las Vegas website by clicking Attendee, "Register for Full Access In-Person," filling out your company information, and selecting the CPC Annual Conference.

Interested in sponsoring the conference? Generate valuable company exposure and networking opportunities for your team through our available offerings.

View our brochure to learn more or email Tom Egan at tegan@pmmi.org

2023 Cold Pressure Council Annual Conference Agenda
Tuesday, September 12

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Industry Speaks Stage
The Continuing Path of HPP Innovation
Speaker: Rick Marshall, Director - Business Development, Shape Process Automation
Rick Marshall was a pioneer in the commercialization of HPP technology in North America and other world markets. For over 25 years he has been facilitating the establishment of new products in the market by helping food manufacturers and service providers to efficiently and cost effectively implement High Pressure Processing in their facilities. With direct involvement with both major HPP equipment manufacturers, Rick established much of the early installation base of HPP equipment in North America..
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Room N-258
Registration and Networking Lunch
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Room N-258
CPC State of the Association Update
Speaker: Joe Swanson, Complex Leader, West Liberty Foods, LLC
Chairman of the Cold Pressure Council
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Room N-258
International Baby Food Success with HPP
Speaker: Malin Bruset,Founder and CEO, GroGro
Baby food company, GroGro, located in Norway went all in on HPP as an integral part of their business. The success they are enjoying can provide insights to help you with your business growth.
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Room N-258
HPP: An Intersection of Food Safety and Sustainability
Speaker: Mary Grace Danao, Research Associate Professor, University Nebraska-Lincoln
Sustainability, like food safety, spans the entire supply chain. HPP can be used not just to pasteurize food products, but also assist with extracting heat sensitive nutrients and producing bioactive protein segments from by products of fruit, vegetable and meat processing. In this presentation, Dr. Danao will cover several case studies of using HPP to upcycle food waste into valuable nutraceuticals.
2:45 - 2:55 p.m.
Room N-258
Short Break
2:55 - 3:45 p.m.
Room N-258
Ready to Eat/Food Services business Expands with HPP
Speakers: Dane Sandridge, Co-President, Sandridge Crafted Foods
Dan Zakri, Vice President Innovation, Sandridge Crafted Foods
Tiffany Testa, Vice President -Marketing, Sandridge Crafted Foods
Join Dane Sandridge and his colleagues as he shares HPP insights on his company's food service business. HPP and food service is a a growing area incorporating many business and consumer benefits including consistent production, shelf life, clean label and time saving for the consumer.
3:50 - 4:00 p.m.
Arrive in Room N-249
4:00 - 4:05 p.m.
Room N-249
Welcome and CPC Introduction
Speaker: Joe Swanson, Complex Leader, West Liberty Foods, LLC
Chairman of the Cold Pressure Council
4:05 - 5:00 p.m.
Room N-249
Innovation - The Success Multiplier
Speaker: Duncan Wardle, founder of ID8 and former Head of Innovation and Creativity at The Walt Disney Company
Duncan's 25+ years at Walt Disney fostered the development of tools your team can use to let innovation thrive at your company. After a great day visiting the show, join Duncan as he delivers a guide to use with your team. A free session hosted by the Cold Pressure Council. Registration is limited. Add it to your PACK EXPO Las Vegas plan today!
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Room N-247
Networking Reception

2023 Speaker Line Up

Dane Sandridge, Co-President, Sandridge Crafted Foods
Duncan Wardle, Founder, ID8
Malin Bruset, CEO, GroGro
Dr. Mary-Grace Danao,
Research Associate Professor,
University Nebraska-Lincoln