STL TechWeek 2023

 

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CONSUMER PRODUCT INNOVATION EXPO

April 26, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

COLLAB @Cortex

4220 Duncan Ave Ste 201, St. Louis, MO 

Our Lineup of Experts

Daniel Cheng

Director of IoT Products, Nestlé Purina North America

Jesse Pujji

CEO, Kahani App & Gateway X

Marc Bowers

Executive Director, St Louis Makes

Sarah L Coffin, PhD

Associate Professor, Saint Louis University

Adrian Moore

Sr. Director of Category Planning, Negotiations, and Supplier Diversity, Schnuck Markets, Inc

Jo Otey

Cloud Tech and AI Specialist, Food Data Entrepreneur

Tamara Keefe

CEO, Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery

Lisa Govro

CEO, Big Heart Teas

Cam Loyet

CEO, Honeymoon Chocolates

Travis Sarich

Senior Director, Sales & Services, Heartland Coca-Cola

J.P. Keating

Managing Partner, proChain Ventures

Event Agenda

12:00 – 12:15 PM      |  Welcome by Emily Hemingway, Executive Director of TechSTL

12:15 – 12:45 AM      |  “St. Louis Makes: The State of St. Louis CPG Sector” (New Report), Marc Bowers, Executive Director of STL Makes & Sarah Coffin, Associate Professor at SLU

12:45 – 1:15 PM    |  “Supplier Success: Navigating the Product Selection Process” by Adrian Moore, Sr. Director of Category Planning, Negotiations, and Supplier Diversity, Schnuck Markets, Inc 

1:15 – 1:45 PM      |  “Keys to Product Innovation: The MVP, Development Efficiencies & Team Building” by Daniel Cheng, Director of IoT Products, Nestlé Purina North America

1:45 – 2:05 PM    |   “Leveraging Technology & Data Opportunities” with Jo Otey, Cloud Tech and AI Specialist, Food Data Entrepreneur

 

2:05 – 2:15 PM     |   Break

2:15 – 3:00 PM     |   “Path to Market” Panel

          • Moderator: Marc Bowers, Executive Director, St. Louis Makes

          • Tamara Keefe, CEO of Clementine’s Naughty & Nice

          • Lisa Govro, CEO of Big Heart Teas

          • Cam Loyet, CEO of Honeymoon Chocolates

3:00 – 3:30 PM     |   “Ramping-Up Product Sales: Aggressive ROI through standout partnerships, innovative programs, and flawless execution” with Travis Sarich, Senior Director, Sales & Services at Heartland Coca-Cola, and J.P. Keating, Managing Director of proChain Ventures.

3:30 – 4:00 PM     |   “Ecommerce Storytelling & Pipeline Generation” with Jesse Pujji, CEO of Kahani App & Gateway X

4:00 – 5:00 PM     |   Consumer Product Innovation Expo in the COLLAB

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