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Investing in the Next Wave of Natural & Organic

U.S. consumers are demanding access to more organic, natural, and locally-sourced and produced food. This demand is driving investment in innovative food businesses, products and brands.

However, it can still be a challenge for players in this sector to make the right connections to ensure they can get the investment they need to grow.

Join us at Food 2.0: Investing in the Next Wave of Natural & Organic, where manufacturers, entrepreneurs, service providers, distributors, and the investment community, among others meet to discuss and shape the natural and organic food landscape. In addition to building relationships with potential investors, attendees will learn winning strategies to thrive in this competitive market.

Just Added:
Sir Kensington’s Condiments to present a Natural and Organic Food Brand Entrepreneur Success Story on June 8

Join Leading Brands:
Campbell’s, Coca Cola, Beyond Meat, Element Snacks, Brightfarms Inc, Hungryroot, The Whitewave Foods Company, Green Zebra Grocery & Sun Basket

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Participating Organizations

  • American Ostrich Farms
  • 301, Inc.
  • Accelfoods
  • AG Innovations
  • Alliance Consumer Growth
  • Beyond Meat
  • Bright Farms Inc
  • Campbell's
  • CircleUp
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Daymon Worldwide
  • Din Inc.
  • Door to Door Organics
  • eHarvestHub Inc.
  • element
  • encore
  • Fair Food Network
  • The Food Mint
  • Goodbites
  • Green Zebra Grocery
  • Grow
  • GoodBelly Probiotics
  • The Hartman Group, Inc
  • Hungry Root
  • Imagine Chocolate
  • Ingredion
  • KOR Food Innovation
  • LeanBox
  • Local Food Marketplace, LLC
  • New Crop Capital
  • Paine + Partners
  • Piper Jaffray & Co.
  • Organic Trade Association
  • Salt Venuture Parnters
  • Sir Kensington's
  • Sherbrooke Capital
  • Sloan Trends, Inc.
  • Sun Basket
  • The WhiteWave Foods Company
  • Tic Gums
  • VMG
  • Whipstitch Capital


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To learn more about sponsorships, please download our prospectus or contact Peggy Franzino at peggyf@infocastevents.com / 818-888-4444.

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Morrison & Foerster (Food)


Morrison & Foerster has been advising businesses and trade groups on genetically engineered (GE) food labeling and Proposition 65 issues and defending companies that have been targeted in associated class actions and enforcement lawsuits for many years.



STOEL RIVES LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Representative clients include financial institutions, public and private utilities, energy and renewable energy companies, developers, manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, universities, agribusinesses, software companies, food and beverage companies, charitable foundations, telecommunications and forestry companies, among others. We represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Winston & Strawn, LLP


Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 850 attorneys among 18 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm’s energy, project development, and finance practice is a particular strength of the firm, offering  more than 30 years of industry experience, innovation, and a track record of success over a broad range of energy-related services. We advocate and advise on new energy policies and regulatory compliance. We provide assistance on all types of development agreements, including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, and supply and procurement agreements. We assist clients in the structure and financing of energy projects, and in the acquisition and disposition of companies and assets. We also offer counsel on cutting-edge market trends and tax matters. Together, our experience, capabilities, and integrated platform help us to guide successfully our clients through today’s dynamic energy environment.

Organic Trade Association


The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 8,500 organic businesses across 50 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers’ associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. Organic products represented include organic foods, ingredients and beverages, as well as organic fibers, personal care products, pet foods, nutritional supplements, household cleaners and flowers. OTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members.
OTA’s member organic businesses work together through networking, advocacy, and other initiatives to encourage and protect organic farming practices, and to share messages about the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products with consumers, the media, and policymakers.

The Organic & Non-GMO Report


Since 2001, The Organic & Non-GMO Report has been the only monthly news magazine focusing on threats posed by genetically modified foods and the growing trend toward non-GMO and organic foods. The Organic & Non-GMO Report helps educate consumers about health and environmental risks of GM foods and offers information and resources on non-GMO grains, ingredients, animal feed, and foods.

Another publication, The Non-GMO Sourcebook, is the world’s only “farm to fork” directory of non-GMO seeds, grains, ingredients, feed, and food products. The annual publication features more than 750 suppliers of non-GMO and organic products along with related services and product.



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Food Dive covers industry news and provides original analysis on the latest happenings in the food and beverage space. Our mission is to provide executives with a bird’s-eye-view of the industry in 60 seconds. With a mobile-optimized daily email newsletter, website, and app, Food Dive keeps you informed on the go. You’ll get coverage of topics such as manufacturing, food processing, food packaging, labeling, retail, ingredients, R&D, and much more.

Invest with Values


Invest with Values is a free educational resource for individual investors and investment professionals who are interested in aligning their money and values. Known as “The Investor’s Gateway to Positive Change,” Invest with Values hosts a curated directory with hundreds of leading organizations and resources, a public discussion forum, and a news center that is home to the most up-to-date articles from many sources. Coverage includes local banking, community investing, socially responsible investing, impact investing and more, while the content is devoted to the power of aligning money and values.

Produce Processing


Produce Processing is owned by Great American Media Services, a visionary media company dedicated to supporting customer success through relevant, quality information and resources provided by a team of committed professionals. Published six times each year, Produce Processing is focused exclusively on the unique needs of fruit and vegetable processors and their products. Each information-packed issue offers valuable insight on topics important to every segment of the industry, from food safety and plant management to innovations and marketing. Beyond the pages of Produce Processing, stay connected to the industry through our monthly enewsletter, on-demand webinars and social media: facebook.com/ProduceProcessing and twitter.com/ProduceProMag.

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