Welcome to Global Food Forums’ Protein Trends & Technologies

We are pleased to be a trustworthy source of information on food protein ingredients for food industry professionals. The 8th annual Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar is scheduled for September 28-29, 2021, at the Westin NW Hotel, Itasca, Illinois (a northwest suburb of Chicago). Please visit this website as more details become available. Two separate programs comprise this event.

  • Pre-Conference Programs: Protein Business Strategies focus on factors impacting the global protein ingredient market. Critical information is designed for anyone guiding a protein ingredient business or for those for whom proteins impact their work responsibilities.
  • Technology Programs: Formulating with Proteins provide R&D and application scientists with non-commercial, expert information. Topics include how to work with protein ingredients in food, beverage and nutritional products. Information typically provided includes emerging proteins, consumer and food product trends, nutrition, allergens and regulatory hurdles among others.

In the meantime we have been busy launching this new food protein-oriented website. We encourage you to investigate the hundreds of protein articles, R&D Academy presentations (including educational videos) and post-conference magazines. See links direct links to the R&D Academy and Articles below.

Please also visit our Clean Label and Sweetener Systems websites. Click here to see past Protein Trends & Technologies Seminars.


Microalgae as an Alternative Protein Source

Microalgae as an Alternative Protein Source

Global population growth and emerging economies spur demand for large-scale production of foods from renewable resources. There is a need for nutritional foods, including rich plant-based proteins sources, that meet market expectations for volume, quality and price....

[Webinar] Plant-Based Protein Debate: What Consumers Want

[Webinar] Plant-Based Protein Debate: What Consumers Want

The rapid rise in popularity of plant-proteins has resulted in an explosion of new plant-based foods across all product categories. While secure supply-chains, price and ingredient functionality are top priorities for food companies, what do consumer prioritize when...

2019 Protein Trends & Technologies Post Conference Magazine

2019 Protein Trends & Technologies Post Conference Magazine

The 2019 Protein Trends & Technologies Post Conference Magazine provides a summary of key points from speakers at this event. This is North America’s largest event dedicated to the food protein technology, the protein ingredient marketplace and applied...

Business Insights from Entrepreneurial Companies—Part 1

Business Insights from Entrepreneurial Companies—Part 1

IN THE WORDS OF ONE INDUSTRY WAG, “If you need to attend a class on innovation, you’re no innovator.” If you agree, not so fast! A panel entitled “Managing Innovation: From Entrepreneurial Startups to Going Mainstream” offered attendees of the 2019 Protein Trends...

Business Insights from Entrepreneurial Companies—Part 2

Business Insights from Entrepreneurial Companies—Part 2

“Managing Innovation: From Entrepreneurial Startups to Going Mainstream” offered attendees of the 2019 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar a practical “how to” guide for innovators. It exposed pitfalls and proffered practical solutions to the challenges that...

Changes in Food Development, Marketing and Distribution to Consumers

Changes in Food Development, Marketing and Distribution to Consumers

“CHANGE HAS NEVER HAPPENED THIS FAST, and it will never be this slow again.” Andria Long, Growth Advisor, drew upon her years of innovation experience working with consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies to lay out thought-provoking challenge scenarios for the future...

2019 Innovative New Protein Products

2019 Innovative New Protein Products

2019 Innovative New Protein products features formulated, protein-based foods and beverages and plant-based alternatives to conventional products that continue to drive food manufacturers' and consumers' interests. The USA protein product market alone was over US$3...

2018 Innovative New Sweetener Products

2018 Innovative New Sweetener Products

Consumers, nutritional researchers and regulators are paying increased attention to how products are made sweeter. In response, the industry is introducing interesting and new innovative foods, beverages and supplements  in 2018 formulated with new innovative...

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