The Politics of Food Festival
 
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Conference

NYIT
1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
8:00am - 12:30pm

Festival

The Museum of American Finance
48 Wall Street, New York, NY
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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A day of food policy followed by food tastings

 
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POLITICS OF FOOD CONFERENCE

The 2017 Politics of Food conference will bring together over 250 top chefs, policy makers, innovators and leaders from diverse fields to uncover and assess the most important issues and trends affecting the nourishment of our New York.   This event presents an opportunity for government and food industry executives to tackle the most important policy, management and leadership issues affecting New York's food policy efforts and program. If you are in the food, restaurant or nutrition industry in New York this is a must-attend event.


Location

NY Institute of Technology
1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

Date

Thursday, November 16, 2017
8:00am – 12:30pm


 

Agenda

8:00am

Registration & Networking Breakfast


8:45am

Keynote Remarks Commissioner Richard Ball, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets


9:00am

PANEL – Future of food programs for NYC’s vulnerable communities

Experts discuss the benefits and challenges in addressing nutrition related issues to people with diabetes, heart disease, obesity, etc. Food benefit programs such as SNAP (Food Stamps), WIC, and school food provide a safety net against poverty, allowing families to feed their children, obtain healthier food, afford housing, and prevent health problems but are they in jeopardy of survival under Trump’s administration?

SPEAKERS:

Barbara Turk, Director of Food Policy, Office of the Mayor
Donna M. Corrado, Commissioner, NYC Department for the Aging
Margarette Purvis, President & CEO, Food Bank for NYC
Joel Berg, Executive Director, Hunger Free America


10:00 am   Legislating Nutrition and Sustainability

Can we legislate and tax our way to healthier, more sustainable lifestyles? Health experts debate if limiting portion sizes, more accurate labeling, providing nutrition information and taxing highly desirable ingredients such as sugar may prove effective for reducing calorie and sugar consumption. Furthermore, New York has been a leader in zero waste legislation.  What is on the horizon in this area?

SPEAKERS:

Charles Platkin, Executive Director, Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center (moderator)
Elizabeth Balkan, Director of Policy and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, NYC Department of Sanitation
Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

Kim Kessler, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, New York City Department of Health.


10:45 am   Food Dialogue with Farmers and Consumers: Common values? Common ground?

Consumers want to know more about how and where their food is produced and want options about farming practices and technology that impact their food purchase.   Farmers want to serve customers with high quality, wholesome food products yet are confusedand sometimes confounded by increasing consumer demands on farming practices and technologies.  This dialogue will look for shared societal values and common ground on farming practices and technology.


11:30 am   Special Closing Keynote Address by Julia Turshen, writer and the author of Small Victories and Feed the Resistance

 
 
 
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Taste of lower Manhattan

The evening tasting event will allow attendees to indulge in signature bites from restaurants in the downtown NYC area, complemented by a variety of wines, spirits and other craft beverages. 


Features Include

BITES

New York’s top downtown chefs and mixologists will be sampling their signature dishes and cocktails!

LIVE MUSIC

Enjoy the awesome sounds of an exciting DJ

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

VIP tickets include access to a pre-event cocktail reception offering the chance to mix and mingle with the biggest foodies in New York! The first 100 VIP's receive a complimentary signed Wylie Dufresne "wd50 The Cookbook" ($75 value)!


Location

The Museum of American Finance
48 Wall Street, New York, NY

 

 

Date

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm

VIP Entrance Time
6:00pm - 7:00pm


HOST

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Hosted by: Chef Wylie Dufresne, Owner & Founder of Du’s Donuts

Author of The Cookbook (available Oct. 17th, 2017)  

Chefs & Mixologists


 

Restaurants

 
 

GUESTS OF HONOR

Peter Poulakakos, Owner/Partner, HPH Hospitality

Jessica Lappin, President, Alliance for Downtown New York

Saul Scherl, Executive Vice President, The Howard Hughes Corporation

 
 
 
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Tickets

 

POLITICS OF FOOD CONFERENCE

Individual Ticket - $45.00

 

Taste of Lower Manhttan

REGULAR PRICING

VIP Admission - $175.00

General Admission - $95.00

 

Conference & TASTE

Conference + VIP Festival - $215.00

Conference + General Festival - $150 .00

 
 
 
 

 SponsorS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CONTACT US

 

FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES

Alexis Arsenault
aarsenault@cityandstateny.com

 

FOR PRESS INQUIRIES

Lissa Blake
lblake@cityandstateny.com

 

FOR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Lissa Blake
lblake@cityandstateny.com

 
 
 
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ABOUT

The New York Daily News and City & State Magazine are hosting our inaugural Politics of Food event on Thursday, November 16th bringing the New York City political world to great restaurants in downtown Manhattan.

The daylong event will leave over 500 attendees “full” of ideas on the future of Food policy in New York as well as “stuffed” from the countless delicious bites from prestigious restaurants in SoHo, FiDi, Battery Park City and more!

 
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The New York Daily News is one of the most iconic media brands in print since 1919. Today, a multi-platform powerhouse, the Daily News covers a wide range of quality of life issues, as well as breaking news, politics, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle. The New York Daily News delivers up-to-the-minute reporting, rich photography and compelling video to readers of its print newspaper, industry-leading website and mobile and tablet apps. Winner of 11 Pulitzer Prize Awards for excellence in journalism, the Daily News most recently won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. In addition to its news operations, the New York Daily News runs Daily News Digital Solutions, Daily News Publishing Solutions and the Innovation Lab. 4.6 million monthly readers in New York and 35 million monthly unique visitors online nationally

 
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City & State is the premier multi-media news organization that dedicates its coverage to New York’s federal, state and local government, political and advocacy news. Our in-depth, bi-partisan coverage serves New York’s leaders every day as their trusted guide to the issues impacting New York. We offer round-the-clock coverage through our twice daily emails – First Read and First Read Tonight, our weekly magazine, our premier events and our engaging podcasts via New York Slant. The combined print and digital readership is 25,000 readers.