Peter Havens, Co-owner & Co-founder, Global Food Forums, Inc.
Prior to founding Global Food Forums, he spent 35 years in the business-to-business food, beverage and dietary supplement publishing/media industry. Most recently he was Senior Group Publisher of BNP Media’s most profitable division, the food and beverage group. Prior positions included that of publisher of the industry’s leading product development publication, Prepared Foods and its related event and digital products and publisher of the industry’s leading manufacturing publication, Food Engineering.
Peter’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for event marketing led him to launch or reinvigorate seven successful in-person conferences within the food industry. These include ProductInnovationXchange, which offered sophisticated “speed dating” meetings between senior product developers and ingredient suppliers; ProcessTechnologyXchange, a similar service that brought together senior operations and engineering management with equipment suppliers; New Products Conference, which covered key consumer and industry product development trends; R&D Applications Seminars East and West, venues for ingredient suppliers to educate product developers on ingredient functionalities; Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference that addressed critical food manufacturing technology and operational challenges and finally the Membrane Filtration Conference, a joint venture that showcased emerging filtration technologies.
He also understands the importance of emerging digital technologies in the events market with the launch of two virtual trade shows and dozens of webinars.
He is a graduate of Miami University in Marketing. Peter N. Havens on LinkedIn