Turning the Tide Against FUD in the Food Market
Kavin Sanapathy
Author, The Fear Babe

Key Insights Driving Global Sustainability and its Impact on the Future Supply Chain
Michael Okoroafor, Ph.D., VP Global Sustainability,
McCormick & Company

Chef Demo & Tastings on Hot Trends – Korean BBQ, Taco Fever!
Charles Hayes, CEC CRC
Vice President Culinary Innovation; R&D at JMH Premium

Clean, Green and Lean – Flavors to Meet Changing Consumer Expectations
LuAnn Williams, Director of Innovations,
Innova Market Insights

Innovation in Alcoholic Beverage Trends & Target Markets
(complete with tastings)

Andy Del Rosal, Vice President & Managing Director
Bacardi-Martini Product Development, Inc.

Wesley Henderson, Co-Founder/Chief Innovation Officer
Louisville Distillling Company (Angel’s Envy)

Surviving a Third Party Audit: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly!
Dolf DeRovira, President, Flavor Dynamics
Ramesh Shah, Chief Quality Officer, FONA International
Donna Schaffner, Assoc. Dir.: Food Safety, QA & Training, Rutgers Food Innovation Center

Moderated by Bob Weeks, Weeks Communications

Legal & Regulatory Update
Patrick McNamara, Partner
Scarinci Hollenbeck

FSMA Checklist – Are you Compliant?
Bob Bauer, Executive Director


NAFFS would like to thank the following sponsors for contributing to the NAFFS 100th Annual Convention:

Centennial Platinum Sponsors:

Citrus & Allied Essences Ltd.
Flavor & Fragrance Specialties
MetaBev, Inc.

Centennial Diamond Sponsors:

Beck Flavors
Comax Flavors

Vigon International, Inc
Virginia Dare

Centennial Amethyst Sponsors:

ADM / Wild Flavors
Astral Extracts
Bell Flavors & Fragrances
Excellentia International
Flavor Solutions
Medallion International, Inc.

Corporate Sponsors:

Advanced Biotech
Allswell Chemicals
AromaLink LLC
Berje, Inc.
Blue Pacific Flavors & Fragrances
Bontoux, Inc.
Flavor Insights
Frutarom, Inc.
Global Essence, Inc.
Gold Coast Ingredients, Inc.
iniTECH Inc.
Prime Ingredients
Robertet USA
Savoury Systems International, Inc.
Sethness Products Company
Target Flavors, Inc.
Tastepoint by IFF
 Whittle & Mutch, Inc.

Attendee Bag Sponsor:

Berje, Inc.

Golf Luncheon:

Flavor & Fragrance Specialties

Golf Hole Sponsors:

Allswell Chemicals
Berje, Inc.
Bontoux, Inc.
Gold Coast Ingredients, Inc.
MetaBev, Inc.
Savoury Systems International, Inc.
Sethness Products Company
Tastepoint by IFF
Vigon International, Inc
  Whittle & Mutch, Inc.

Fishing Boat Sponsors:

Flavor Dynamics
Global Essence, Inc.
Omega Ingredients
Prime Ingredients

Kayak Trip Sponsor:

MCI Miritz Citrus Intercontinental LLC


October 26-29, 2017
The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Longboat Key, Fla.

Registration includes two-day seminar program, 3 networking receptions, Friday and Saturday breakfasts, expanded Friday program with lunch, and Saturday night dinner cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway of Sarasota.

Travel Discounts


A travel discount has been negotiated with United Airlines. United offers discounts off published fares of 2 percent to 10 percent or zone fares. To save an additional 3 percent, book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZYF9365901 in the Offer Code Box when searching for your flights. Booking online avoids the $25 service fee collected per ticket through United Meetings Reservations. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please refer to Z-Code ZYF9 and Agreement Code 365901. Attendees from outside the United States may also request a reservation via e-mail at groupmeetings@united.com. Airports: Tampa International (62 miles), Sarasota/Bradenton (8.5 miles)

Car Rental Discounts

Dollar has been appointed the official car rental company for the NAFFS 100th Annual Convention in Longboat Key, Fla. For reservations, call 1-800-800-4000 or you can make reservations online at www.dollar.com. Be sure to use your Corporate Discount # CC1040.

Hotel Reservations – The Resort at Longboat Key Club

NAFFS is no stranger to The Resort at Longboat Key Club – a AAA Four-Diamond, beachfront resort secluded on a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico. The resort is offering special rates to NAFFS convention attendees. Rates are $265 for a beach-view room, $265 for a lagoon-view junior suite, $285 for a beach-view junior suite; $410 for a beach-view 1-bedroom suite; $440 for a beach-view 2-bedroom suite and $475 for a beach-view deluxe 2-bedroom suite. Please click here to book your room or call 800-237-8821 to reserve your room. Rooms go fast – book early!

Call or Fax Us
Phone: 732-922-3218
Fax: 732-922-3590
Email: info@naffs.org

3301 Route 66
Suite 205, Bldg. C
Neptune, NJ 07753

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software