2022 Sponsors & Exhibitors

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The 2022 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar was a product development event that provided formulators and suppliers with a valuable and focused opportunity for one-on-one discussions. Suppliers of ingredients (e.g., proteins, flavorings, and other functional components) and services were able to promote their products to R&D decision-makers.

For information on becoming a sponsor of the 2022 Protein Trends & Technologies Post-Seminar Magazine, please contact Peter Havens at  Peter@GlobalFoodForums.com or  +1.630.621.0230. Click to access past Global Food Forums post-event magazines,

Sponsors and exhibitors will also be included in the Global Food Forums’ Food Protein Ingredients Directory. The list of participants (below) is being updated. Thank you.


Agropur, AGT Foods, AIDP, Amano Enzyme, Applied Food Sciences, Austrade, Axiom Foods, Benson Hill, Biospringer, Brenntag, CP Kelco, Canada, Cosun, Emsland Group, Evergrain, Frieslandcampina Ingredients, GEA, Glanbia Nutritionals, ICL Food Specialties, Idaho Milk Products, Ingredion, Kerry, Merit Functional Foods, MGP, Milk Specialties, Nitta Gelatin, Roxlor, Sensient Flavors, Socius, Tatua, The Protein Brewery, USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council, Vitalus


Sponsor of the Ballroom Seat Covers and an Exhibitor

With our full formulation and applications capabilities, and continuously growing portfolio that includes pulse isolates, concentrates, and flours, the future of sustainably sourced, nutritious plant-based protein is yours to explore. We’re committed to plant protein — and we’re continually investing to help you navigate this developing plant-based world. Get a head start on formulating for consumer-preferred taste, texture and nutrition. https://go.ingredion.com/plant-based-protein


Sponsor of the Tuesday AM Break and an Exhibitor

ICL Food Specialties is a global leader in providing key ingredient systems that deliver exceptional texture and stability to food and beverage products. Focused on the rapidly growing market for alternative proteins and cleaner-label solutions, ICL has developed a portfolio of products, ROVITARIS® Alternative Protein Solutions, that make plant-based meat and dairy products even more appealing to consumers. Our technical experts provide training, formulation assistance and troubleshooting to bring the best products to the market.


Sponsor of the Wednesday Evening Reception and an Exhibitor

Austrade Inc. provides the ingredients food and beverage manufacturers use to make the quality products you enjoy every day. We started as an ingredient supplier specializing in Non-GMO sweeteners and starches. Over the past 25 years, we have grown our portfolio to include lecithin, plant proteins and organic oils. Recognized as an innovator in the field of clean label ingredients, we offer one of the largest assortments of plant proteins and lecithin in North America.


Sponsor of the Formulating with Proteins magazine and an Exhibitor

Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy producer. With sales of $7.3 billion CAD in 2021, it processes more than 14 billion pounds of milk per year at its 31 plants across North America. Agropur is a major supplier of products to the retail, food service and industrial sectors that offer an impressive roster of brands to consumers. The organization, which operates as a cooperative in Canada and a private company in the United States, is a source of pride for its 2,974 members and 7,700 global employees who work together in pursuit of a shared vision: “Better Dairy. Better World.” | agropur.com/us


Sponsor of the Tuesday Evening Reception and an Exhibitor

Benson Hill moves food forward with the CropOS® platform, a cutting-edge food innovation engine that combines data science and machine learning with biology and genetics. Benson Hill empowers innovators to unlock nature’s genetic diversity from plant to plate, with the purpose of creating nutritious, great-tasting food and ingredient options that are both widely accessible and sustainable. More information can be found at bensonhill.com or on Twitter at @bensonhillinc.


Sponsor of the Attendee Notepad and an Exhibitor

At Milk Specialties, we supply the inspired ingredients you need to help your food and supplement products do more. So if you’ve come here looking for whey proteins, milk proteins, specialty proteins or hydrolysates for a product targeting elite athletes and weekend warriors, or simply need an innovative solution that can help keep everyone else active and healthy, you’ve come to the right place.

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Sponsor of the Formulating with Proteins Magazine and Tuesday AM In-Conference Gift and an Exhibitor

Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and other specialty ingredients. Sensient uses advanced technologies and robust global supply chain capabilities to develop specialized solutions for food and beverages, as well as products that serve the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, and personal care industries. Sensient Flavors & Extracts innovative technologies offer optimal choices for complete flavor system development.


Sponsor of the Wednesday AM In-Conference Gift and an Exhibitor

AGT Foods is a global leader in value-added processing of pulses, staple foods and a leading supplier of ingredients derived from pulses (dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, faba beans), including texturized proteins, pasta, breadcrumb replacements, flours, proteins, fibers, and starches. AGT Foods was founded on the principle “From Producer to the World,” producing and supplying nutritious, natural pulse ingredient products to markets around the world. For more information, visit our website at www.agtfoods.com.


Sponsor of the Formulating with Proteins Magazine and an Exhibitor

Cosun Protein is committed to enable the creation of a new generation of plant based proteins. A generation with great taste which are produced locally and sustainably. Cosun Protein creates neutral tasting, highly soluble plant proteins ideally suited to a broad range of food and beverage applications. Our high quality Fava Protein Isolate which is neutral in taste is a game changing ingredient that is a result of our proprietary extraction technology and unique process.


Sponsor of the Wednesday AM Break and an Exhibitor

AIDP, Inc. is an industry leader in developing and sourcing innovative ingredients for the health, functional food and beverage industries. AIDP provides advanced plant proteins with a special focus on pea proteins. We also provide complimentary ingredients for clean texture and lift including RisaBran and sustainably sourced Alginates plus a new line of reduced sweeteners and functional mushrooms. AIDP’s portfolio features clinically supported ingredients for cognition, digestive health. Immune support, sports nutrition and much more.


Sponsor of the Tuesday AM In-Conference Gift and an Exhibitor

Ingredients that inspire innovation
For over 20 years, Applied Food Sciences (AFS) has inspired and innovated functional ingredients for the natural products industry. Quality is transparent through organic farming, responsible sourcing, and sustainability. AFS cares about every stakeholder, from rural farmers to the largest companies in the world. We are featuring PurHP-75™ organic hemp seed protein – 75% protein complete with all nine essential amino acids and a neutral flavor profile.


Sponsor of the Formulating with Proteins magazine and an Exhibitor

®CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with state-of-the-art innovation centers, manufacturing facilities and technical experts around the globe to empower your product development. Our multifunctional portfolio can address protein stabilization, suspension, texture and mouthfeel to support your formulation challenges and clean label goals. We leverage our regional insights, ingredient innovation and problem solving to help you create the next generation of protein products.


Sponsor of the Attendee Bag and an Exhibitor

At Biospringer, we’re proud to be a specialist in creating food ingredients from yeast. Our mission is simple: we partner with our clients to create innovative and natural origin ingredients from yeast fermentation, helping to make food tastier and healthier while being reliable and respectful of the planet and people.


Sponsor of the Luggage Tag

Idaho Milk Products continually produces the highest-quality milk proteins and offers the best all-around service you deserve. Our vertical integration provides full lot traceability from the dairy to your facility. When tested by third-party trained panels, our dairy proteins consistently out-perform competitor products in delivering superior solubility, texture, hydration, consistency, and flavor. Our innovative IdaPlus products, calcium reduced proteins are ideal for clean label, high-protein RTDs, yogurt, flavored milks, ice cream and replacing caseinates.


Sponsor of the Formulating with Proteins magazine and an Exhibitor

Founded in 1899, Amano Enzyme is a worldwide enzyme manufacturer with subsidiaries in the USA, Europe and Asia. Amano Enzyme USA manufactures microbial source, Non-GMO enzymes that enhance a number of aspects of plant-based foods and beverages from flavor and texture—to anti-curdling, foaming and frothing properties. Our enzymes also improve the solubility and physical properties of proteins; enhance dairy flavors; and aid in the production of whey/casein hydrolysates.


Sponsor of the Formulating with Proteins magazine and an Exhibitor

Vitalus Nutrition’s passion is improving lives by unlocking the nutritional value of milk. We transform high quality Canadian milk into specialized dairy ingredients like milk protein concentrates and isolates, galacto-oligosaccharides, and cream. Vitalus has grown from a small family-owned business to a trusted international supplier of specialty ingredients for large scale processors and top tier brands. Headquartered in Abbotsford, BC, with a second plant in Winnipeg, MB, Vitalus is ideally situated to access International and North American markets.


Sponsor of the Protein Product Sampling Station and an Exhibitor

Tatua is a global leader in the manufacture and development of specialized proteins and functional ingredients. Our dairy-based ingredients are manufactured from our New Zealand milk supply and are used in medical, infant & sports nutrition applications. Our plant-based protein hydrolysates deliver flexibility for today’s market demands. By combining our protein ingredient portfolio with our natural flavor ingredients, we deliver novel solutions that support your innovation and growth strategies.


Sponsor of the Tuesday PM In-Conference Gift and an Exhibitor

We’re your ingredient and formulation innovators, driven to find new ways to deliver better nutrition to your food, beverage, or supplement products. We offer expertise in proteins, cheese, plant-based solutions, premix solutions, bioactives, flavors, aseptic processing, edible films, bakery ingredients, and functionally optimized nutrients. Glanbia Nutritionals is the #1 US producer of Whey Protein Isolate, the #2 global producer of premixes, and the #1 producer of American Style Cheddar Cheese. We’re built around you.


Sponsor of the Tuesday PM Break and an Exhibitor

FrieslandCampina Ingredients is powered by 2,400 passionate specialists, focused on adding goodness to the foods, drinks and businesses that nourish the world. We are leading in the nutritional sector as an innovation partner in healthy and functional ingredients and solutions. Offering high protein innovations for the Performance and Active Nutrition market. With the Plantaris™ range we added plant based proteins to offer a wider range of protein options, to suit the changing needs of the consumer.


Sponsor of the Wednesday Lunch and an Exhibitor

The Consulate General of Canada in Chicago is the Government of Canada’s representative in the Midwest. Its business development team works to build trade, investment and technology relationships between businesses and organizations in Canada and the United States. Canada has emerged as a leader in the alternative protein industry. Let us introduce you to the diverse and growing list of players that make up Canada’s unique ecosystem, starting with some innovative ingredients featured in Wednesday’s luncheon.


Sponsor of the Tuesday Breakfast and an Exhibitor

At Kerry, we help nourish people, society and our planet with great-tasting, nutritious and sustainable solutions. Kerry has been a trusted protein supplier for 50 years, offering a range of specialty dairy and plant protein ingredients with high nutritional and functional ability. Using our market leading protein technology, application expertise, deep taste knowledge, and in-depth nutritional science capability, we partner with customers to create their perfect protein-rich products.


Sponsor of the Tuesday Lunch and an Exhibitor

The USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council (USA Pulses) was established in 1965 as a non-profit organization to promote and protect the interests of growers, processors, warehousemen and sellers of dry peas, lentils, and chickpeas in the United States.
The 5,000 growers, processors, exporters, and associates represented by USA Pulses take pride in their ability to produce the highest quality pulses for national and international markets. U.S. Pulses – earning the “Standard of Quality” seal every day.


Sponsor of the Wednesday PM Break

Brenntag Food & Nutrition is the industry’s leading distributor and service provider for food ingredients. Our Application & Development Centers shows we understand that finding the correct functional ingredient for your application can be challenging. For this, we are at your service to identify your specific needs and deliver a smart, innovative solution. Our team can help you achieve cost optimization, flexibility with alternative ingredients, and develop innovative technologies in a wide range of areas.



Established in 2019, Merit Functional Foods is a Canadian company committed to exceeding expectations for plant-based protein, providing the market with the highest quality protein ingredients and blends that offer unmatched purity, exceptional taste, and excellent solubility. Merit has built a 94,000 square foot state-of-the-art production facility in Winnipeg, where it produces a portfolio of non-GMO pea and canola protein ingredients with exceptional functional and nutritional values.



Born in Japan and trusted for over a century, Nitta Gelatin is a leading global supplier of clean label protein ingredients. Our Wellnex collagen product portfolio features a wide range of solutions for the functional food and dietary supplement markets, including Replenwell™, a unique lineup of clinically tested collagen peptides. Patented and performance optimized, Replenwell collagen peptides are shown to support key health benefits including youthful looking skin, comfortable joints, healthy cognition, and metabolic balance.



MGP helps customers harness the power of plants and provides a host of functional, nutritional and sensory benefits for a wide range of food products. Many of its proteins are Non-GMO Project Verified and Clean Label, along with Certified Organic status. The prominent ingredients in MGP’s protein portfolio are Arise® Wheat Protein Isolates and ProTerra® Textured Wheat and Pea Proteins. Let MGP help you Create Exceptional. Call 866.547.5122 or visit https://www.mgpingredients.com/food-ingredients.



Introduced in 2021, EverGrain® is a sustainable ingredient company created by AB InBev to unlock every grain of potential in our barley to make a positive impact on people and the planet. Our in-house team of scientists, sustainability experts, nutritionists and product developers ensure we understand every molecule of barley, creating ingredients that improve the nutrition and environmental integrity of plant-based foods and beverages. EverGrain will soon have a large-scale facility located in our global headquarters of St. Louis, Missouri. EverPro® is EverGrain’s Upcycled Certified™, Non-GMO Project Verified barley protein, with market-leading solubility & superior protein digestibility scores.



Emsland Group is a manufacturer of plant-based ingredients from renewable raw materials including potatoes and peas. The company uses nature to create a diverse ingredient portfolio of vegetable proteins, clean label and modified starches, fibers, dextrins, potato flakes and granules for use in a wide variety of food formulations. Emsland specializes in the production, application and supply of plant-based ingredients to advance the constantly growing health and wellness market segment.

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The Protein Brewery accelerates the transition towards sustainable plant-based protein nutrition by developing future proof ingredients. With Fermotein® we offer a highly nutritious ingredient (38% Fiber, 45% protein) which is easy to produce and Incorporate in your recipes, all around the world. The adaptability of our brewing process to using local crops is highly scalable and sustainable. Whereas the versatility of our product allows for great variety in application without meddling with taste, color and smell. For more information go to www.theproteinbrewery.nl.

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From protein concentrates to isolates, our extraction, separation, purification, concentration and drying technologies enable the design of optimal processes for various applications including animal feed and human food and beverage use. GEA test centers enable customers to test processes, machines, ingredients and recipes with support from our experienced food scientists and technicians. Testing uncovers what is required to increase process efficiency, thereby reducing operating costs. Sessions are available on-site or can be conducted remotely. GEA.COM



Roxlor specializes in the manufacture and distribution of innovative, branded ingredients for the food, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical markets. Roxlor marketed ingredients include Cynatine® FLX (joint health), Cynatine® HNS (internal beauty), EnzyBoost® (improved digestion and systemic enzyme complex) and ProGo™ (Hydrolyzed Salmon Protein). ProGo™ is a natural, highly functional protein isolate made from marine sources, extracted through a natural process so functional and nutritional properties are preserved. It is hydrolyzed, so that it contains oligopeptides and peptides with a molecular weight of less than 3000 Daltons (50% of the peptides are less than 1000 Daltons).



Axiom Foods’ food scientists are on the cutting edge of concentrating functional proteins from plants. From the only FDA GRAS rice protein made in the US, to texturized pea/fava from Norway, Axiom is next launching CLEAR pea and rice for beverages, with dozens of other exciting plant proteins in the wings. Leading the charge in plant protein clinical studies Oryzatein Rice Protein is the one with patented sports nutrition claims that take on whey.



SOCIUS INGREDIENTS delivers expertise in plant and dairy proteins, natural colors, hydrocolloids, and our highly functional SenseFi® Oat fiber. We have partnered with ChickP to offer chickpea protein isolates (90% protein, GRAS, NonGMO, gluten-free, Kosher, Halal, etc.) Their unique and IP-protected technology removes bitterness and non-nutritional factors and results in better sensory, higher purity and enhanced functionality. We support our ingredients and customers via a state-of-the-art Technical Center near Chicago O’Hare. Visit us.