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Speaking Engagements

Andria has been asked to share her leadership and industry insights

as a keynote speaker at conferences, professional associations and MBA Schools.

 Speaking Archives | 2020  |  2019  |  2018


One Year Later: Taking Inventory of the Food and Beverage Industry

CFBN July 8


With Chicago fully re-opening and the beautiful summer weather here, people are eager to dine out and excited to try unique flavors and food trends. This pent-up consumer excitement to try new menu items and innovative products and flavors will surely encourage restaurants and the larger foodservice sector to think outside the box. Find out what tastes and trends are the ones to crave!


• Chef Sabrina Mirabella, Culinary R&D Manager,  CSSI

• Valerie Cansler, VP, Client Service South, Curion Insights

• Andria Long, CEO, Andria Long & Company (Moderator)

• Nedra Sims Fears, MBA, Executive Director, The Greater Chatham Initiative

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Food Innovate

Innovating for the Future of Food

Driving innovation in today’s fast-paced world requires more than just understanding the trends

Insights were shared on:

  • How changing consumer needs will impact the future of food

  • Designing innovation for the new consumer reality

  • Identifying the indicators for category disruption and unexpected competitors

2020 Engagements & Topics

The Next Big Idea


Innovating in Food & Beverage

June 16 at 11 am Central Time

The Cheez-It Factor - Where will we look for the next big idea now?  

Andria Long and Jessica Watson - both with great insights into Cheez-It's innovation process as well as where innovation is heading with all the new covid & post-covid challenges!

Webinar Recording

2019 Speaking Engagements & Topics

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Intelligent Robotic Process Automation Summit
October 10, 2019


Driving Growth in the Face of Disruption 

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KnowledgeHound & Bloomfire Lunch & Learn

August 8, 2019


Impact of  Disruption on the Future

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Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

May 21, 2019


Impact of Disruption on the Future of Food 

Topic Details         Agenda 


Product Management &  AI Innovation Summit

May 16, 2019


Creating a Culture of Innovation

Presentation         Agenda

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American Packaging Summit

April 17, 2019

Closing Keynote:

Designing Packaging for Consumers Reality

VIDEO                   Agenda

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American Packaging Summit

April 17, 2019

Panel Discussion:

How the Packaging World will change in the next 5-10 Years

AMA American Marketing Association
March 28, 2019

Evening with an Expert: Courageous perspectives on delivering marketing ROI

American Food Innovates
February 5, 2019

Are you concerned about disruption impacting your growth?


Featured  Event  in Blacksmith Applications and Patsnap

mHUB & Private Directors Association
January 24, 2019

The Value of a Board to an Early Stage Company

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Innovation Global Network  
January 17, 2019

What are the emerging core competencies organizations need to successfully innovate today


2018 Speaking Engagements & Topics

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Northwestern Medill Talent Q Expo 

Innovate | Integrate| Motivate

Enterprise Innovation Industry Expert Panel

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The Market Research Conference

Peak Performance: New Techniques for Increasing the Speed of Research to Insight

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Product Strategy  & Experience Forum

Transform or Stand to Be Disrupted

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Chicagoland Food & Beverage 

What I Learned Building 2 Innovation Centers from Scratch

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Huntington Bank Panel 

Disrupting Food from a Market’s Mindset

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Food Innovate

How to adapt to survive in food & beverage

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CMO Summit

 Transform or Stand to Be Disrupted


Brand Innovators Panel

Unlocking Creativity and Innovation


DePaul MBA's

Transformation & Disruption in the CPG Industry 

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Real Talk Quirks Webinar

Becoming a more effective, valuable relevant Insights Leader


Marketing Class

What does it take to create innovation that wins?

Other Past Speaking Engagements

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Professional Associations:

  • ANA (Association of National Advertisers)

    • Innovation Day at 3M

    • Innovation Day at Target

    • Innovators Panel at MillerCoors

  • Marketing Leadership Council Innovation Summit

  • IAOIP (International Association of Innovation Professionals)

  • MarketKey

  • Brand Innovation Quest Panel


  • Process Driven Innovation Conference

  • Food & Beverage Packaging & Design Summit

  • Food Technology & Innovation Forum

  • Total Customer Experience

  • IMPACT Food & Beverage Summit


MBA Schools Requested Guest Lecturer at:

  • Chicago Booth

  • Kellogg Northwestern

  • Michigan State

  • University of Florida

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