Researchers estimate more than 15 million Americans have food allergies and that number isn't declining. Boston is a hotbed for new food products, wearable devices, and trackers hoping to improve the quality of life for millions of allergy sufferers. Join Branchfood and perfectly free™ as we bring together leaders in the food allergy movement to discuss the latest research, new products on the market, how to launch and grow a successful business in the space, and how innovation is transforming the lives of those with food allergies.
At this event you'll get to connect with food industry researchers, advisors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and get to check out the latest products and technologies at our showcase.
SCHEDULE 6:00PM - 6:30PM - Arrival and Networking 6:30PM - 7:30PM - Opening Remarks + Panel Discussion 7:30PM - 8:00PM - Networking and Product Tasting Additional parking information can be found here. PANELISTS Janelle Nanos, Business Reporter at Boston Globe Media (moderator) Janelle Nanos is a writer, editor, and journalism professor in Boston. She writes about ideas, people, and businesses that drive Boston’s innovation economy and was the editor of BetaBoston, spearheading coverage of of technology and innovation. Prior to joining the Globe, she was a senior editor at Boston Magazine, where she edited and wrote features and service packages. Among her varied interests are higher education, public policy, health care, technology, travel, design, food, and politics. She also continues to write regularly for national travel publications and teaches a course in magazine writing at her alma mater, Boston College. Jud Horner, Chief Marketing Officer at Incredible Foods Incredible Foods develops allergy-friendly foods for everyone who desires a fuller, happier, healthier, free-from lifestyle. As head of sales and marketing at Incredible Foods, Jud is responsible for developing new customers, identifying new marketing opportunities, and oversees all communications efforts.
Recent clinical studies proved that consistently introducing food allergens to infants before 6 months of age prevents allergies by over 80% (LEAP, EAT Studies).