Using the seafood industry as a model, this webinar will explore how brands can leverage collaboration with traditional and non-traditional partners to pivot their business model to redefine sustainability in their industry.
The world’s oceans represent 70% of the earth’s surface, the livelihoods of more than 40 million people, and the primary source of nutrition for billions. They play a critical role in the health of our planet as well as our ability to feed the growing population. The challenges of the global pandemic have only amplified the need for companies to address the impact of their actions on people, food systems, labor and the planet – and oceans are a huge part of that.
This webinar will describe avenues for ensuring that we have enough seafood for future generations by expanding the very definition of what seafood includes. From ocean-inspired alternative seafood and plant-based options, to cellular development, to regenerative ocean farming, the experts on this panel discussion will explain how they are working toward expanding the definition of seafood for the industry at large and for consumers everywhere.
In this webinar, attendees will be presented with these takeaways:
Mark never likes to do things the same way twice. An explorer of ideas, people and experiences, he is happiest when he’s helping others see the world differently or checking out a new vantage point on his own. Purposeful wandering has led Mark to run up mountains, down random streets and on long car rides with just the right music. He’s always striving to make a meaningful impact on the world while not taking himself too seriously. After a first career in corporate finance, Mark has spent the last decade focused on guiding clients through experience design, brand activation and culture cultivation as well as having a leadership position with Sharp HealthCare and growing the luxury retailer PIRCH.
Jan Tharp is President and CEO of The Bumble Bee Seafood Company, one of North America’s largest branded seafood companies and 120-year leader in the seafood industry. In her role as CEO, Jan is unwavering in her passion for people as she focuses on building a renewed culture at Bumble Bee of empowerment, collaboration, continuous improvement and trust to create a strong team while delivering superior business performance.
Mei is a global leader with over 30 years of CPG industry experience, having enjoyed assignments living in the US, China, and Hong Kong. She has built her career across a wide spectrum of roles in marketing, strategy, sales, and operations while having managed teams around the world in developed, developing, and emerging countries.
Briana has dedicated her life to doing well by doing good. She is passionate about our incredible home state and working with our partner farmers to kelp the earth.
Lou Cooperhouse is recognized as a leading global authority in food business innovation and technology commercialization, with extensive leadership experiences throughout his 35-year career in the food industry. He is a results-driven professional, and has led cross-functional teams in a wide array of industry settings that include: multinational corporations, foodservice and retail operations, new business startups, mid-sized and family-run companies, university entrepreneurship and innovation centers, and industry trade associations.