2020 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar


Ingredients are key in the formulation of great tasting, safe, convenient products with the nutritional, sensory and value that consumer have come to expect at this event.

•    Sponsorships and 35 (maximum) tabletop exhibits provide suppliers with an excellent opportunity for higher visibility, brand building and product differentiation as well as the ability to demonstrate products to R&D key decision-makers.
•    R&D and other technical staffs have an opportunity for one-on-one discussions with vendors during net-working sessions. Tabletop exhibits offer product formulators the opportunity to be introduced to ingredients that provide solutions to clean label challenges.

Please click to open the 2020 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar's Sponsors & Exhibitors document to review the list of exciting sponsorship options and tabletops.

For information on how your company can become a sponsor or a tabletop exhibitor, please contact Peter Havens at Peter@GlobalFoodForums.com or 1-630-621-0230.

Global Food Forums® thanks all of our 2019 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar sponsors and tabletop exhibitors for their enthusiastic support. Their contributions makes it possible for attendees to experience a richer educational and networking experience.

Thank You to our Sponsors and Exhibitors

The following is a list of 2020 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar sponsors and tabletop exhibitors. Please click on the logos below to access company websites. At the event itself, enjoy networking with their representatives and visiting their tabletop exhibit.

AIDP; Agropur; AGT Foods; Amano Enzyme; Austrade; Biospringer; Flavor Insights; Flottweg; Fonterra; Ingredion; IPB; Land O'Lakes; Merit Functional Foods; Milk Specialties Group; Nitta; Parabel; Roquette; Roxlor; Synergy Flavors; Tatua; USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council; Vitalus.

 Sponsor of the Seat Covers and an Exhibitor

Ingredion is a leading global ingredient solutions provider. Meet growing consumer demand for products rich in plant protein and consumer appeal with expertise and ingredient solutions you can trust. Rely on Ingredion’s comprehensive portfolio of plant proteins, including pulse flours, concentrates and isolates to overcome your food and beverage formulation challenges. Count on Ingredion to anticipate and deliver high-quality ingredients and market shaping innovations. More at www.ingredion.us/plantprotein

 Sponsor of the Formulating with Proteins Magazine and an Exhibitor

Agropur U.S. Operations boast 8 ingredient-focused, SQF Certified plants. Due in part to being North America’s largest producer of whey protein and a quality-focused contract manufacturer, Agropur Ingredients is behind some of the most prominent food, beverage and nutrition brands in the industry providing future-forward solutions for cost performance, texture improvement, shelflife stability and nutrition enhancement. “Better Dairy. Better World.” www.agropuringredients.com and our parent company www.agropur.com

 Sponsor of the AM Break and an Exhibitor
 Roquette logo for the 2020 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

How to feed 9 billion people with healthy, nutritious and sustainable products by 2050? NUTRALYS® Pea Protein is a sustainable, non-GMO ingredient sourced from the yellow pea. Roquette offers a full range of protein ingredients with specific nutritional and functional benefits in food and beverage applications for meat alternatives, sports nutrition, dairy alternatives and much more.

 Sponsor of the Notepad and an Exhibitor

Milk Specialties Global is an industry-leading manufacturer of nutritional ingredients for the health and wellness, performance nutrition and functional food industries, with manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and California. The core of Milk Specialties Global’s business is in high protein dairy ingredients such as whey protein isolates, whey protein concentrates (34-80% protein), milk protein isolate, milk protein concentrates (70-85% protein), micellar casein, organic dairy proteins, lactose free dairy proteins and hydrolysates. Also provided are game changing value-added ingredients PRObev™ and BARsoft™.

 Sponsor of the Formulating with Proteins Magazine and an Exhibitor

Vitalus is a global brand providing specialized dairy ingredients. We have grown from a small, family-owned business to a trusted international supplier of specialty ingredients for large-scale processors and top-tier brands. Our ingredients , milk protein concentrate/isolates can be used in products for the Active Lifestyle, Healthy Aging and Infant/Growing Up categories. All of our ingredients are manufactured in a FSSC 22000 certified plant and are Kosher and Halal. Our protein ingredients are made with 100% Canadian milk from regional farms where the use of artificial growth hormones, like rbST, is not permitted.

 Sponsor of the Wednesday Reception and an Exhibitor

Austrade is a leading supplier of Non-GMO & Organic proteins: Heliaflor® Sunflower | Almond | Cashew | Chia | Fava Bean | Golden Flax | Hemp | Mung Bean | Pea | Pumpkin Seed (Roasted & Unroasted) | Walnut | Wheat Germ | White, Brown & Sprouted Brown Rice.

 Sponsor of the Registration Lanyard and an Exhibitor

Merit Functional Foods is committed to exceeding expectations for plant-based protein, providing the market with disruptive protein ingredient solutions that offer unmatched purity, exceptional taste and excellent solubility.

With applications that span the entire food & beverage industry—from meat and dairy alternatives to nutritional powders and RTD beverages to functional snacks and bars—Merit supports its partners with robust research and development expertise, including a solutions-based approach to overcoming formulation challenges.

 Sponsor of the Wednesday In-session Attendee Gift and an Exhibitor

AGT Foods is a global leader in value-added processing of pulses, staple foods and a leading supplier of ingredients derived from pulses (dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, faba beans), including pasta, bread crumb replacement, flours, proteins, fibers and starches. AGT Foods was founded on the principle “From Producer to the World,” producing and supplying nutritious, natural pulse ingredient products to markets around the world. For more information visit our website at: www.agtfoods.com

 Sponsor of the Attendee Bag and an Exhibitor

Biospringer is a global producer of yeast ingredients from natural origin. Our Springer line of yeast ingredients can be used to mask off-notes of proteins. New to the Biospringer portfolio is Springer Proteissimo yeast protein. It is the first, complete vegan protein from an environmentally friendly yeast fermentation that has neutral flavor with no off-notes. Applications include meat analogs, dairy analogs, cereals and prepared foods. Stop by our booth to learn more.

 Sponsor of the Sampling Station and an Exhibitor

Tatua is a global leader in the manufacture and development of specialized dairy protein and functional ingredients. Our specialized dairy-based ingredients, manufactured from our New Zealand milk supply, are used in sports nutrition, infant & medical nutrition and microbial nutrition applications. Additionally, our non-dairy protein ingredients deliver flexibility for today’s market demands. Combining our specialized ingredients with our natural dairy flavors, we deliver quality, high-protein solutions that help drive our customers’ innovation and growth strategies.

 Sponsor of the Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

The International Protein Board (iPB) is a global protein nutrition authority providing evidence-based and fact-driven information on general and applied protein nutrition topics including requirements/recommendations, aging, weight management, safety, sport performance, fitness, etc. The iPB consists of professionals on four continents dedicated to better understanding of protein matters through research, practice and education. The iPB members have over 300 years of protein research and application experience, as well as over 1,000 peer-reviewed publications.

 Sponsor of the Wednesday Breakfast and an Exhibitor

Flavor Insights is a west coast flavor boutique with a sweet spot in sport nutrition and protein. Our flavor and formulation team have a proven track record of creating some of the most successful and innovative national brands in the sport supplement and beverage arena, while operating with the flexibility and responsiveness of a family-run business.

 Sponsor of the Tuesday Night Reception and an Exhibitor

The American Pulse Association and USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council are a coalition of non-profit organizations devoted to increasing the consumption of pulse crops. Pulse crops—which include all lentils, chickpeas, dry peas and dry beans—are a nutrient-dense, delicious, versatile and sustainable source of plant-based protein. Learn more at www.usapulses.org

 Nitta_VYSE logos for the 2020 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

With over 100 years in the gelatin and collagen markets, Nitta Gelatin is a trusted supplier of versatile, leading-edge protein ingredients. Our collagen peptide product portfolio features a wide range of ingredient solutions for the food, pharmaceutical, and dietary supplement industries under our Wellnex brand. No matter what your specifications or requirements, you can be confident that Nitta Gelatin will provide unsurpassed quality and technical service, customized to your unique application.

 Flottweg logo for the 2020 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

Flottweg manufactures high quality centrifugal separators, Sedicanters, decanter centrifuges, and belt presses for the production of beer, wine, cider, fruit juices, vegetable protein and starches. Our technology encompasses core functions in many industrial sectors, i.e. clarifying liquids, separating liquid suspensions, and concentrating/dewatering solids. We also manufacture decanter centrifuges for solvent wet extraction applications requiring purged equipment (Class1, Div 1 rated).


Roxlor specializes in the manufacture and distribution of innovative, branded ingredients for the food, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical markets. Roxlor marketed ingredients include Cynatine® FLX (joint health), Cynatine® HNS (internal beauty), EnzyBoost® (improved digestion and systemic enzyme complex) and ProGo™ (Hydrolyzed Salmon Protein). ProGo™ is a natural, highly functional protein isolate made from marine sources, extracted through a natural process so functional and nutritional properties are preserved. It is hydrolyzed, so that it contains oligopeptides and peptides with a molecular weight of less than 3000 Daltons (50% of the peptides are less than 1000 Daltons).


Synergy Flavors, Inc., a leading supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food, beverage and nutrition industry, announced the launch of Dairy by Nature, a new portfolio of custom taste solutions. The combination of expertise while understanding the taste and functional attributes of dairy ingredients is the foundation of a new line of products designed to cleanly build back the lingering creaminess of full-fat dairy or mask undesirable off-notes in plant-based sports nutrition products.

 NZMP and Ingredients By FONTERRA

NZMP is Fonterra's dairy ingredients and solutions brand, a global dairy nutrition company. With one of the broadest ranges of dairy protein ingredients, NZMP delivers real market advantage, backed by Fonterra’s grass-fed New Zealand farming heritage, dairy expertise and world-class quality standards. Explore how NZMP proteins meet consumer needs for great taste and clean label with examples of great tasting bar and beverage concepts made with unique SureProtein™ ingredients. Please visit www.nzmp.com/global/en.html


AIDP, Inc. is an industry leader in developing and sourcing innovative ingredients for the health, functional food and beverage industries. AIDP is an expert in providing advanced plant proteins with a special focus on pea proteins. Introducing three new PeasiPro™ products for beverages and alternative meats—Peasipro™Creamy; Peasipro™Sol’N; and Peasipro™TX. AIDP's complete portfolio features unique ingredients for cognition, digestive health, botanicals, sustainably sourced clean label ingredients and products solving formulation challenges.


Amano Enzyme is a worldwide enzyme manufacturer with subsidiaries in the USA, Europe and Asia. Amano Enzyme USA manufactures microbial source, Non-GMO enzymes for a number of applications involving protein hydrolysis and processing, such as improving solubility and physical properties of proteins; enhancing flavor of meat and vegetable protein hydrolysates; enhancing dairy flavors; production of whey/casein hydrolysates, in addition to other applications in the food, nutraceutical, diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries.


Land O’Lakes is a farmer-owned, agricultural cooperative founded in 1921 focusing on the dairy industry. A trusted global name with industry-leading operations and a unique farm-to-fork view of agriculture and food. One of the largest producers of butter and cheese in the U.S. with a strong scientific and technical acumen. Solid understanding in retail, industrial and the world market bringing innovative ideas and products forward, employing solutions-oriented processes that drive business results.


Parabel's award winning LENTEIN plant protein is made from water lentils grown in sustainable hydroponic ponds in Florida. LENTEIN is a complete protein, free of food allergens, highly digestible and higher in EAAs and BCAAs than other plant proteins, including soy. Parabel has commercialized 6 different LENTEIN products: flour, concentrates, isolate and peptides with functionalities suitable for most applications. The crop is highly scalable with the plant doubling in biomass every day, leading to daily harvests.



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