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Early bird options available! Plan now your amazing MDR experience.

CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE

MDR-SPECIAL21 ($250 pp until Sept. 17): includes conference, gala dinner & experiential meals/tastings, networking

MDR-VIRTUAL ($25 pp) : follow our conference via zoom!

MDR-GALA21 ($125 pp): ticket to our exclusive gala dinner only

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PROGRAM DRAFT (subject to change):

11:00 am Floor opens. Mediterranean Marketplace and assorted tastings. Registration.

12:00 pm Lunch and Experiential tastings of the MDR EVOO Library, with David Neuman. During the lunch, will be presented the documentary “Obsessed with Olive Oil” by Fil Bucchino.

1:00 pm Opening remarks: The Mediterranean Diet role in a post-COVID era. Daniela Puglielli, MDR founder.

1:10 pm Mediterranean Diet and Immune Response: Prof. Alessio Fasano (Harvard University).

1:35 pm Med Diet applied in Workplaces: Prof. Stefanos Kales (Harvard University).

2:00 pm Translating Healthy Eating to American Kitchens: Easy ways to incorporate the Mediterranean Diet in kitchens across America. Chef Maria Loi.

2:20 The Pillars of Med Lifestyle. Dr. Orlando Gonzalez, Lifestyle Medicine and founder of LIFE*MOD™.

2:45 pm break, networking and tastings.

3:15 pm How to leverage healthier ingredients to optimize your menu. Lisa Eberhart and Randy Lait (Menu Analytics).

3:40 pm Ethics of FAIR TRADE: Trends and Opportunities in Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability Paul Rice, CEO Fair Trade USA (via virtual connection).

4:10 pm “The New Food Chain” Urban Gardens to economic sovereignty. Ronnie Webb (The Green Scheme).

4:30 pm Foodservice Industry Trends: A Mediterranean Mindset. Amanda Goldman, MS, RD, LD, FAND and Chef Nick Gonring (Gordon Food Service).

4:50 pm CASE STUDY: MDR at UMass Amherst: A recipe for success Ken Toong and Chef Joanne Weir will discuss their vision, culinary insight and recipes, and present a food demonstration to showcase this successful concept on campus.

VIP EVENT at 7:30 pm with a special presentation to the MDR and a celebration of Greek Cuisine.

8:00 am Experiential breakfast and networking.

8:30 am CASE STUDY: MDR PARTNERSHIPS: Mediterranean Inspired Menus at Yale University. Rafi Taherian.

8:55 am The essential role of extra virgin olive oil in the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, Prof. Mary Flynn PhD, RD, LDN (Brown University).

9:20 am Med Diet and Sport Performance. Prof. Stella Volpe (Virginia Tech).

9:45 am The salad bar for students -A functional approach. Dr. Maria Psoma, MD PhD Specialized in Medicine of Obesity-Board certified and fellow In Antiaging Medicine (via virtual connection).

10:10 am break, tastings and networking.

10:30 am Five Essential and Medicinal Herbs and Spices of Mediterranean Nutrition. Dr. Artemis Morris.

10:55 am Mediterranean and European Quality: the case of Cyprus. Hon. Aristos Constantine, Cyprus Embassy Trade Mission.

11:15 am CASE STUDY: STARTING YOUR OWN MEDITERRANEAN STATION. Midgie Cajayon, The World Bank.

11:35 am Mediterranean Diet: Consumer Opportunity & Outlook. Anne Mills on post-pandemic trends (Technomic).

12:10 pm Final remarks: Jocelyn Brown Hall (Director, FAO North America).


Past Events

MDR Connect

We are joining forces with world-class Chef Maria Loi and her team to create MDR Connect, a revolutionary matching program to bridge the transition from the current pandemic to the near future and beyond, when we will all be able to meet again in person. MDR Connect will be a safe environment with a limited number of participating buyers meeting virtually with a curated selection of Mediterranean companies for the ultimate, cost-effective matching opportunity. Educational programs and related seminars will be part of this unique experience. We encourage to apply by requesting appropriate participation form.

MDR Kitchen Stories

The MDR lives are back, with a series dedicated to Mediterranean cuisine! Join Mary Angela Miller, RD as she cooks up conversations with several authors near and far, all with an extraordinary story to tell about Mediterranean cuisine, culture, and lifestyle! Tips from the authors as well as valuable nutritional information from Mary Angela will prove how easy, fun, and engaging is to embrace Mediterranean cuisine, one of the most healthy, delicious, and sustainable eating patterns in the world!

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MEDITERRANEAN DIET TALKS/DC

ITALIAN CUISINE WEEK IN THE WORLD

NOV 16 2020 - 11:30 am EST/5:30 pm CET

WELCOME REMARKS

Armando Varricchio
Ambassador of Italy to the US

Daniela Puglielli
Founder Mediterranean Diet Roundtable

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Alessio Fasano
Professor at Harvard Medical School
The Healing Power of the Mediterranean Diet

PANEL DISCUSSION

Amanda Goldman
Healthcare Industry Sales Strategist
Gordon Food Service

Angelo Mojica
Director Food & Culinary Services
Johns Hopkins Health System

Sara Farnetti
Expert in Functional Nutrition

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