2024 Annual Business Forum - Meeting Program - The Association for Dressings & Sauces

2024 Annual Business Forum – Meeting Program

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Sunday, October 6

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception & Awards Dinner
Winners of the 2024 awards, Dressing, Sauce, and Supplier Partner of the Year will be announced during the Awards Dinner. Cheer on your colleagues at this special event to honor and recognize our 2024 award entrants and recipients.   

2023 Award Winners: 

  • Dressing of the Year: Litehouse, Inc. Garlic Ranch Dressing
  • Sauce of the Year: GFF, Inc. Chimichurri Sauce
  • Supplier Partner of the Year (Packaging): Amcor Flexibles North America  
  • Supplier Partner of the Year (Equipment & Service): Admix, Inc. 
  • Supplier Partner of the Year (Ingredients): Michael Foods, Inc. 


Monday, October 7

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

State of the Association
Doug Hawkins, Litehouse, Inc.  | ADS Chair of the Board


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Modern Consumers: Capturing Attention and Building Connection in 2024 and Beyond
Steve Lerch, Story Arc Consulting



Technology & Trends: Artificial Intelligence Plus Natural Intelligence
Mitin Rathod, Sensient Flavors & Extracts

Rachel Rembrandt, Tastewise

Tuesday, October 8

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Solving Industry Challenges with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) with PCR, Composability and Other Solutions Panel: 

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Moderator:  Trisha McRoberts, Golden State Foods Corp.
Nishant Sharma, Amcor Flexibles North America 
Representative, Berry Plastics 
Laurie Welborn, Hidden Valley Foods Products Company 


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Dr. Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence


Tom Bailey

Consumers Move Pretty Fast – If You Don’t Stop and Look Around Once in a While You Could Miss Them.  
Tom Bailey, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness