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Innovation and New Products in the Food & Beverage Industry
The MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association is proud to sponsor this event with the Greater Boston Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association, the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals.

Description: Join the Greater Boston PDMA on November 6 for an evening to hear a panel discussion that explores the hottest trends in the food and beverage industry. Local executives will discuss innovation and their experiences with introducing new products in the rapidly changing food and beverage space. We'll hear from a wide variety of companies - from startups to larger, more established firms. Register now for this fun event and join in conversation with other product development, product management and innovation professionals in the Boston area.

Panelists include:

  • Hitesh Hajarnavis, President & CEO of Popcorn, Indiana, a healthy whole grain snacking company
  • Colleen Zammer, Director of Product Marketing, Bay State Milling, a century old purveyor of flour and grain products
  • Bob Jones, CEO, Food for Sleep, producer of a food-based sleep aid
  • Gabi Lewis, Co-founder, Exo Protein, a producer of all-natural cricket flour protein bars
  • Others, to be confirmed
  • Moderator: Neheet Trivedi, Co-Founder of a natural food products company to reduce nausea

Start-ups Providing Food Samples:
  • Cognitea
  • DrinkMaple
  • EnerChi Bites
  • Six Foods
  • Love Grain
  • Food for Sleep
  • Exo Protein

We will be adding more speakers and start-ups. Please visit the PDMA website here for the most up-to-date listing.

Sloan and MIT Alumni, use the order form below for your complimentary registration.


Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Place: The Food Loft, 535 Albany St (top floor), Boston MA

Price: No charge for Sloan or MIT Alumni. Others, see PDMA website

Sponsoring organizations: MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association and the Greater Boston PDMA

For more information: Please contact Neheet Trivedi at with any questions or thoughts

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Event Information
Thursday, Nov 6 2014 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm [ iCal ]
The Food Loft
535 Albany St
Boston, MA
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