Agenda subject to change

Registration / Check In
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Chichen Itza Ballroom
BeanCon24 Opening Reception
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Le Cap Beach
General Session
  • Tulum Ballroom
Welcome Remarks
Rebecca Bratter
Executive Director, USDBC
Jonn Slette
U.S. Agricultural Counselor, FAS Mexico

  • 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Keynote: Changing the World with Beans, Looking Beyond the plate.
Eve Turow-Paul
Food For Climate League

  • 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM
The Challenge Ahead, Change Makers And The Pathways They Create To Increased Consumption
Paul Newnham - Moderator
Beans is How
Alyson Greenhalgh Ball
Conscious Impact, theory of change
Cathy Powers
Culinary Nutrition Associates
Javier Berterreche

  • 9:50 AM - 10:40 AM
Networking Break

  • 10:40 AM-10:55 AM
Beans Make Our Planet Better And Our Future Brighter
Steve Savell - Moderator
Bush Brothers
J.C. Rubyogo
Joanna Broomfield
Root the Future
Alyson Greenhalgh Ball
Conscious Impact
Smitha Haneef
Harvard University Dining Services and Hospitality

  • 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Take The Pledge: Get Those Beans On Menus, In Products And On Shelves
Dr. Juan Salinas - Moderator
Pnuff Crunch
Maggie Sadowsky
8 Track Foods
Chef Ali Honour
Conscious Chef
Amelia Christie Miller
Bold Bean Co.
Jose Barrios Turk
YoLo Snacks
Michelle Villarroel
The Not Company

  • 11:40 AM - 12:25 PM
Networking Lunch

  • 12:25 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Foyer Tulum Ballroom
Global Production Overview
Alejandro Leloir
Regional Director for Central, South America, and the Caribbean, USDBC
Vicente Mendoza
Agricultural Consultant Mexico

  • 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Be The Change, Global Advocates For Change
Chef Brad Barnes - Moderator
Pure Food Consulting
Dr. Gulden Yilmaz
Wageningen University
Tim McGreevey
Coalition for the Advancement of Pulses
Steve Savell
Bush Brothers
Dr. Katie Wilson
Urban School Alliance
David Longstaff
D & G Food Group

  • 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM
Food As Medicine, How Beans Make Us Healthier
Dr. Chelsea Didinger - Moderator
A Legume a Day
Nick Buettner
Blue Zones
Dr. Henry Thompson
Colorado State University
Dr. Raymond Glahn

  • 03:20 PM - 04:15 PM
Networking Break

  • 04:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Marketplace: Hot Bean Trends/New Innovations
Jess Hegarty - Moderator
Catherine Borkowski
Simple Mills
Robert Loggins
Bush Brothers
Mike Anderson
Anderson NW
Nick Buettner
Blue Zones

  • 04:30 PM - 05:10 PM
Closing Keynote: Inspire, Take Action
Paul Newnham
Beans is How
Alice Zaslavsky
Author and Chef, Australia

  • 05:10 PM - 05:45 PM
Reception - Bean extravaganza with Chef Carlos Leal, Mexico. Featuring video call to action by Chef Andrew Zimmern.
Andrew Zimmern
Chef Influencer USA
Carlos Leal
Chef Influencer Mexico

  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Tulum Ballroom
General Session
  • Tulum Ballroom
One-on-one Business Meetings

  • 8:00 PM - 12:00 PM
  • Tulum Ballroom
Networking Lunch

  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Foyer Tulum Ballroom
New Product Development with Bean Ingredients
Christine Lopes
Innova Market Insights
Olivia Rhode

  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Reaching Millennial and GenZ Consumers Via Social Media
Amelia Christie-Miller - Moderator
Bold Bean
Max Hellier and Johanna Broomfeld
Root the Future
Paul Newnham
Beans is How
Alexa Tonkovich
Lotus UK

  • 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Beans is How Coalition Meeting
Paul Newnham
Beans is How, Moderator

  • 03:00 PM - --