About Us

Global Food Forums, Inc. organizes in-person seminars and conferences for the global food, beverage and nutritional products markets. Our conferences provide a rare combination of strategic insights and actionable data on new product development, emerging industry and consumer trends, technologies, regulations and operational excellence.

Our conferences are specifically designed to facilitate intimate peer-to-peer networking environment for decision-makers in R&D, marketing, sales, QC, and corporate executive management. We strongly believe that in-person events are a unique medium and provide attendees with tremendous professional educational opportunities and unmatched person-to-person networking value in a digital age. 

At all events, the 45 minute general sessions presenters are carefully chosen from academia, consumer packaged foods companies, government, and food industry service firms such as product development, market research, regulatory, financial and other technical and business consultants. Upcoming events are as follows.

Protein_Trends_&_Technologies_Seminar_logoThe 2016 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar is designed to deliver crucial information for two separate communities. A Pre-conference: Business Strategies program provides non-technical industry insights into a range of topics for upper level management at protein vendor companies responsible for helping to guide their firm’s strategic directions. The Technical Program: Formulating with Proteins is directed toward R&D, application food scientists and other functions requiring insights into the successful development of new protein foods, beverages and nutritional products. 

The 2015 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar, held May 5th, 2015 (Pre-conference: Business Strategies) and May 6th, 2015 (Technical Program: Formulating with Proteins) was a resounding success with over 230 registrants and a new interactive element, the 2015 Protein Product Sampling Session

The 2014 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar was held April 8-9, 2014 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA. At 245+ attendees between the two programs, registration for the event was closed over half a month before the event.

The 2013 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar held April 10, 2013, Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA also sold out a month in advance of the event.


The 2016 Clean Label Conference will be held March 29-30, 2016 at the Westin in Itasca, Illinois, USA, near O’Hare International airport.  It continues with the tagline “Sophisticated Solutions for Simplified Products” and is the industry’s only in-person event focused solely on providing valuable insights and actionable data on the development of packaged foods and beverages with consumer- and export-friendly labels. 

The 2015 Clean Label Conference was held March 31-April 1, 2015 at the Westin in Itasca, Illinois, USA. With 231 registrants, the event offered excellent networking as well as industry and technological updates on  “Sophisticated Solutions for Simplified Products.” 

The 2013 Clean Label Conference was held October 29-30, 2013 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA.  Some 190 attendees attended sessions that included information on how to formulate and process foods and beverages that have a “natural positioning” in the marketplace, consumer expectations, new product trends and regulatory issues among other topics. A significant number of presentations cover the use of emerging, multi-functional and naturally-positioned ingredients systems.

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The Sweetener Systems Trends & Technologies Conference is designed for technologists involved in product formulations. The program will provide insights and actionable information on hot topics related to sweeteners. Examples of sessions include updates on consumer attitudes, formulating for sugar reduction, emerging technologies, nutritional aspects, sensory, regulatory and analytical issues. Core to the event will be the properties and interactions of a range of ingredients that impact the sweetness perception and performance of finished products.

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2016 Sweetener Systems Trends & Technologies Conference: November 2, Westin Hotel, Lombard, Illinois, USA (Chicago area)

Weight_Management_Technology_Seminar_logoThe 2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar was held September 30, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Itasca, Illinois, USA. Please click on the link to see the program, sponsors and table top exhibitors, free downloadable presentations from the event, and more.


    The Global Food Forums Management Team. See The GFF Team page for more information.

Blog. The Global Food Forums blog presents perspectives on key industry trends and provides considered responses to superficial and sometimes inaccurate reporting in the consumer press on topics of processed foods, nutrition and consumer trends. We invite you to participate with your own insights and opinions. Please see the Global Food Forums Blog and offer comments! We have a lot of opinions and would like to hear from you as well!

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