Session Schedule

Monday, November 16

9:00–9:35am

New & Unique Flavor Ingredient Tasting Session

Moderator: Judith Michalski, Senior Flavorist, abelei flavors

Speakers: Cyndie Lipka, Senior Flavorist, Prinova Flavors
Robert Pan, Principal Development Scientist, spicetec
Alpa Roman, Senior Flavor Chemist, Flavor & Fragrance Specialties Inc. (FFS)

9:35–10:15am

Liking is Not Enough: Forecasting NPD Sensorial Success

Speaker: Barbara Busch, Founder, SENSANALYSIS

10:30–11:30am

New Insights: Sweet Taste Mechanisms

Speaker: Robert Margolskee, Director and President, Monell Chemical Senses Center

11:30–11:45am

Renessenz Sponsor Session

Speakers: To be announced

1:30–2:15pm

Interactions Between Aroma and Taste: Are Tastes and Smells Interchangeable?

Speaker: Paul Wise, Associate Member, Monell Chemical Senses Center

2:15–2:30pm

Robertet Sponsor Session: Rediscovering Botanicals—The Bitter Orange Tree

Speaker: Arnaud Adrian, Vice President of Ingredient Sales, Robertet

2:30–3:15pm

New Dimensions in Heat Delivery

Speaker: Polly Barrett, Director of Product Applications and Sensory Sciences, Kalsec, Inc.

3:15–3:30pm

Firmenich Sponsor Session

Speakers: To be announced

3:45–4:25pm

New Materials and Managing Your Manager

Speaker: John Wright, Independent Flavorist and Author

4:30–5:30pm

Rebooting Creativity for Flavor Development

Speaker: Marie Wright, Vice President and Chief Global Flavorist, ADM / WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients

Tuesday, November 17

9:15–10:15am

Computational Creativity: The Science of Chef Watson & Flavorcon

Speaker: Krishna Ratakonda, Fellow & Member, IBM Academy of Technology

10:15–10:30am

Natural Advantage Sponsor Session: Natural Flavoring Materials for Every Flavor End User

Speaker: Bob Kleinhenz, President, Natural Advantage

10:30–10:50am

New & Unique Flavor Ingredient Tasting Session

Moderator: Judith Michalski, Senior Flavorist, abelei flavors

Speakers: Cyndie Lipka, Senior Flavorist, Prinova Flavors
Robert Pan, Principal Development Scientist, spicetec
Alpa Roman, Senior Flavor Chemist, Flavor & Fragrance Specialties Inc. (FFS)

10:50–11:30am

Marine Protein Hydrolysate: New Territory in Delivering Taste and Nutrition

Speaker: Giovanni Battistini, Vice President, Global Innovation Discovery – Flavors, Firmenich

1:30–2:30pm

Clean Label: Impact and Implications for Flavors

Speaker: Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation, Innova Market Insights

2:45–3:05pm

Propanediol: A Novel, Naturally Derived Carrier for Flavors and Extracts

Speaker: Steve Hurff, Vice President of Marketing & Sales, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products

3:10–4:10pm

The Development of Meat and Savory Flavoring Systems

Speaker: Dolf DeRovira, President and CEO, Flavor Dynamics, Inc.

All sponsors, sessions, speakers, times and locations are subject to change without notice.