Cold Pressure Council Annual Conference – June 18-20, 2018

Registration is now open for the Cold Pressure Council annual event, that will feature High Pressure Processing (HPP) best practices, market trends and tips for packaging HPP products. Practical and valuable insights will be shared by leading food & beverage processors and HPP industry suppliers. The event will take place on June 18th – 20th of 2018 at the Westin Chicago Northwest.

Updates on HPP coconut water

Ph. D. Student and Hiperbaric Applications Specialist Mario González-Angulo will provide an update on his research on the breakout session entitled “Validation of HPP Coconut Water for Clostridium botulinum”, to provide an insight on the future of the HPP coconut water industry in the United States.

Networking Reception is Monday, June 18th at 6:00pm.

Tuesday, June 19th

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. – General Session
HPP Success – An end user will share their insights using High Pressure Processing (HPP). 

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. – General Session
University Panel on the Latest in HPP

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Networking Break

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – General Session
The Future of HPP – Hear from a panel on future ideas for this exciting technology, including possibilities for biotech, health care, beauty products and more. 

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Breakouts

  • All About the High Pressure Certified Logo with Joyce Longfield, VP, Product Innovation, Good Foods Group LLC 
  • Consumer Research Insights on Product Premiums 
  • HPP Drives Clean Label Progress

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – Lunch
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.

2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. – General Session
Validation Studies Insight – Panel Discussion 

2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – General Session
Reducing Food Waste Through HPP

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Networking Break

4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. – Breakouts

  • Making the Switch to HPP
  • End User Presentation
  • Operational Insights – An experienced user discusses their operational experience with HPP.

4:50 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – General Sessions

  • Cold Pressure Council Update – The Cold Pressure Council Chairman, Jeff Williams, CEO, Avure Technologies, provides an overview of the association.
  • HPP Taste Test – Check out some of the latest HPP products in the marketplace.

6:00 p.m. – Networking Reception
Review the first day’s insights with other attendees


Wednesday, June 20th

7:30 a.m.-8:30am – Breakfast
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.

8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. – General Session
Quantifying HPP for Your Bottom Line

9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. – General Session
More HPP Retail Success – Presentation discusses the business benefits of HPP.

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – General Session
The Future of HPP

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Breakouts

  • All About the High Pressure Certified Logo with Joyce Longfield, VP, Product Innovation, Good Foods Group LLC
  • Working with Your FDA Inspector
  • TBD

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – Lunch
Exhibitor tabletops open for additional networking.


The Cold Pressure Council leads, facilitates and promotes industry standardization, user education, and consumer awareness of High Pressure Processing. Learn more about the Council and membership opportunities.

Founding Members

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.