VENDING TRACK / WEDNESDAY / DECEMBER 15, 2021 / 11:30 AM

Ready-to-Eat Food Vending: The Revolution Continues

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed a number of foodservice brands to develop vending concepts that have proven successful. Several brands have used new vending technology to not only sustain product freshness but engage the customer interactively at the point of sale. Hear from a panel of experts on this exciting foodservice revolution.

PANELISTS

Joshua Applestone | Founder/CEO | Applestone Meat Co

Speaker bio coming soon!

Louise Hudson | VP of Marketing Operations | Aramark Canada

Louise Hudson has more than 27 years of marketing experience, specializing in building brands, enhancing the consumer experience and increasing customer engagement within the food service industry. She joined Aramark in 2012 with a primary focus on the education and healthcare sector. Today, as Vice President of Marketing Operations, she oversees corporate and regional marketing, strategy, program development, insights, and communications. Louise is a graduate of Memorial University; she studied Business Administration (Marketing), Nutrition and Foodservice Management, and has a Professional Facilitator designation.

Drew Munro | Co-Founder & CEO | Upmeals

Drew Munro is the co-founder and CEO of UpMeals, a Vancouver food tech start-up on a mission to make healthy food accessible 24/7 through technology solutions, such as customized healthy SmartVending machines powered by proprietary management software. Prior to starting UpMeals, Drew founded an award-winning catering company based in Vancouver. He has 12 years of experience curating corporate event experiences, working with organizations such as Facebook, Ferrari, and Amazon to create memorable food experiences. Drew is passionate about the intersection of wellness and technology, food waste reduction, and sustainability.

Eric Schaffer, PhD | CEO & Founder | Human Factors International

Dr. Eric Schaffer is CEO of Human Factors International, Inc (The UX Engineering agency that design the HDFC application that won ‘Best Mobile Experience’). Eric Has over 40 years of experience in UX design, with special interests in omni-channel strategy, persuasion engineering, cross cultural design, innovation, and the maturity large scale UX practices. He wrote “Institutionalization of UX” (Addison-Wesley).

MODERATOR

Joe Scutellaro | CEO | Automat Kitchen

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