SNAXPO19 recently announced two keynote sessions. 

On the afternoon of April 2, the "SNAC Tank" pitch competition, emceed by Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran, will provide the opportunity for innovative start-up brands to pitch their snack products to a panel of industry experts judges, with the winner taking home a $20,000 grand prize. The winner will also gain important connections with leading industry mentors to help scale-up, as well as visibility and coverage in industry media. 

Attendees will also have the chance to hear from Barbara about the self-made real estate titan's rags-to-riches story and the success strategies she used to attain professional greatness. Barbara has invested in over 15 food related companies throughout her time as a 'Shark', including a few new snack brands.

Learn more about "SNAC Tank" and the criteria to apply here

Award-winning chef and New York Times Best Selling author, Jeff Henderson, will speak about his emotional journey from the "streets to the stove," sharing real-life and business strategies to help you achieve your dreams.

From humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles as an imprisoned drug dealer, Chef Jeff  has completely turned his life around, and today serves as a popular and powerful voice for self-transformation. 

His autobiography Cooked, a New York Times bestseller detailing his journey, will soon be adapted into a major motion picture by Will Smith.

He inspires and motivates with his session that unveils lessons to succeed—in changing times in today's society and the overall food industry.

Click here to register for SNAXPO19.