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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Dolores Alonso
Senior Director of Membership and Business Development

McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the slate of speakers for the bakery breakout sessions for the 2017 FPSA Annual Conference taking place March 15-17 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California.

The bakery track theme at the Annual Conference will be Processing and Packaging Challenges in Alternative Bakery Products and feature presentations from Lin Carson of BAKERpedia, Alex Belknap of Hampton Creek and Greg Moranski of Palermo’s Pizza. Topics will include gluten free products and their unique challenges during processing; producing baked goods without animal based ingredients; and effective customer/vendor collaboration on project planning and execution.

“When we talk with our customer about speaking at the FPSA Annual Conference, it’s very simple – what does the supplier need to know about your business to help you be more successful?” said Ken Hagedorn, Chair of the FPSA Bakery Council and Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Naegele, Inc. “The speakers are happy to participate because the end result is better informed suppliers which ultimately benefits them in the long run. This year’s speakers are covering a variety of interesting topics that are trending in our industry. And yet, the average consumer has no idea of the complexities that go into producing them. Our members do understand this and look forward to learning about these challenges and bringing these lessons home to share with their customers.”

“The Bakery Council once again has delivered a stellar slate of speakers for our attendees,” said David Seckman, FPSA President and CEO. “This track will be joined by equally impressive breakout tracks for the meat, dairy, beverage and prepared foods segments, as well as a top notch general program which FPSA members will be sure to appreciate. Surrounding this program, we have many networking events scheduled which that will provide tremendous opportunities for all attendees.”

Registration for the 2017 FPSA Annual Conference is now open on-line at The early-bird registration rate of $850 for FPSA members has been extended until February 15th. For more information on the FPSA Annual Conference, contact Dolores Alonso at (703) 663-1226 or


The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade. FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the BakeryBeverageDairyPrepared Foods and Meat sectors.