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Learn more about the expert Mintel analysts who are available for on-site interviews:

Lynn Dornblaser
Director of Innovation and Insights

Areas of expertise and example speaking topics:

  • Trending Foods and Fads: When to get in...and get out
  • Texture: Innovation Beyond Flavor
  • Strategy behind the most popular food and drink products in the last 20 years


Jenny Zegler
Associate Director, Mintel Food & Drink

Areas of expertise and example speaking topics:



Amanda Topper
Associate Director, Foodservice

Areas of expertise and example speaking topics:

  • US Flavor Innovation: From Restaurants to Retail
  • Exploring the intersection of food and function on menus
  • Tech innovations in foodservice for convenience and affordability
  • Menu items created for social media


Stephanie Mattucci
Associate Director, Food Science

Areas of expertise and example speaking topics:

  • Science Fare: Engineering solutions for the future of food
  • My Diet, My Rules: What "healthy" means to Millennials


Patty Johnson
Associate Director, Purchase Intelligence

Areas of expertise and example speaking topics:

  • What Consumers Really Think About Alternative Proteins
  • New Product Purchase Intent Reveal: What the industry thinks vs what consumers think


Melanie Zanoza Bartelme
Global Food Analyst

Areas of expertise and example speaking topics:

  • US Flavor Innovation: From Restaurants to Retail
  • Interactive Product Demo: Taste, touch and discuss the products of tomorrow, today
  • Vegan meat alternative barbecue trends and product innovation


Marissa Gilbert
Associate Director, Health and Wellness

Areas of expertise and example speaking topics:

  • My Diet, My Rules: What "healthy" means to Millennials
  • Consumer and market trends in exercise and healthy lifestyles