The Vegas Food Expo will be happening March 30 and 31 at the Gold Coast Resort & Casino.

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Here’s our unbelievable roster of speakers – representing some of the most innovative small food producers in the United States. Their entrepreneurial know-how and gumption is not to be missed.

On Thursday, March 30, our speakers will include:

9:30 am – Former Mayor Oscar Goodman – A history of food in Vegas. The Vegas Food Expo as a launching pad for innovative American food companies

9:45 am – Paul Saginaw, Co-Owner at Zingerman’s – Delivering The Zingerman’s Experience for 35 years and Beyond

10:40 – 11:00 am – Exhibitor presentations

11:00 – Chip Heath, Author of Made to Stick – How to Make Your Marketing Messages Stick

11:40 am – 12:00 noon – Exhibitor presentations

12 noon – Abel Charrow, Business Development at Soylent – Creativity as Currency: Experiential Marketing on a Budget

12:40 – 1:00 – Exhibitor presentations

1:00 pmKaren Caplan, President and CEO of Frieda’s Specialty Produce – Speaking on “Tapping into Fresh Trends in Produce.”

1:40 pm – Lou Abin, Partner of TAO Group Holdings – VIBE Dining: Current and Future Trends

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On Friday, March 31, our speakers will include:

9:30 am – Robin Leach, Celebrity Insider – How we built the Food Network. The Vegas Food Expo as a launching pad for innovative American food companies

9:45 am – Scott Norton, Co-Founder at Sir Kensington’s – Condiments With Character: Building a Challenger Brand Within the Food Movement

10:40 – 11:00 – Exhibitor presentations

11:00 am – Robert Chang, Chief Truffle Officer at American Truffle Company – The Truffle Revolution: Using science to cultivate European truffles in America, and how it’s fundamentally revolutionizing the traditional truffle industry in every aspect

11:45 – 12:00 noon – Exhibitor presentations

12 noon – Seafood Panel:  Sustainable Salmon, Shark Fin Ban, Lionfish Invasion – An update on cutting-edge sustainable seafood farming, the need for a National shark fin ban, and raising public awareness to keep the reefs healthy. Speakers include: Brandon Gottsacker, COO and Kurt Wagaman, Business Development Manager, Superior Fresh; Stacy Frank, co-founder, LionfishUniversity.org; and David McGuire, Founder, Shark Stewards

12:40 – 1:00 – Exhibitor presentations

1:00 pm – Katrina Markoff, CEO at Vosges – How I built my dream in to a multi-million dollar chocolate business. Encouragement for girl food entrepreneurs

1:40 – 2:00 – Exhibitor presentations

2:00 pm – Ariane Daguin – Building D’Artagnan, America’s largest distributor of gourmet foods

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March 30 is reserved for buyers and exhibitors. Buyers get in free.

March 31 is open to the public. Register today to attend.