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Want to hear about the latest trends and innovations in the specialty food industry? Attend the Big Idea talks and panels, taking place on the Big Idea Stage at Moscone Center at the Winter Fancy Food Show. Topics include CBD, plant-based foods, zero-waste business practices, and fair trade certification. The full line up includes: 

Sunday January 19

Passion x Purpose: Specialty Food Change Makers with Morgan Oliveira, Grounded, Etc.; Derk Hendriksen, Treasure8; and David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery

Big Idea Talks with Alli Cecchini Erggelet and Julian Erggelet, First Generation Farmers and Jonathan Wolfson, Ingenuity Foods

Starting Small: Packaged Food Entrepreneurs from La Cocina Share Their Stories, moderated by La Cocina staff

Monday, January 20

The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World with Amanda Little, author of The Fate of Food

Big Idea Talks with Sana Javeri Kadri, Diaspora Co.; Brianne Miller, Nada; and Molly Renaldo, Fair Trade USA

CBD in Foods and Beverages—Full Speed Ahead in a TBD Legal Climate with Jeni Lamb Rogers, PSL Law Group LLC

Tuesday, January 21

Expansion and Opportunities in Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives moderated by Sabina Vyas, Plant Based Foods Association with panelists Miyoko Schinner, Miyoko’s; Heba Mahmoud, Elmhurst; and Kai Nortey, Kubé Nice Cream

Big Idea Talks with Vincent Biscaye, Step Two Advisors and Stefan Kalb, Shelf Engine