Trends and Innovations



Lu Ann Williams

Co-founder and Global Insights Director
Innova Market Insights

Lu Ann Williams is co-founder and Global Insights Director at Innova Market Insights, a global market research firm headquartered in The Netherlands. An expert on trends driving the food and beverage industry, she is a frequent speaker at industry events. Thirty years of global experience, data analysis and trendspotting give her a unique foundation for insights into what’s coming next in the industry in every region of the world.

Joe Colyn

Business Partner, Procurement
JPG Resources

Joe Colyn is an Agri-food Systems consultant and knowledge-services provider who helps clients achieve business success through the lens of delivering “food systems for a healthier world”, where businesses and people thrive, and regenerative practices improve our ecosystems.​

At JPG Resources he serves as a Business Partner leading the Procurement and Contract Manufacturing Solutions practice.​ ​

Joe has expertise and experience across the food supply chain - in procurement, quality assurance, research, technical project management, and strategic planning. After 18 years at Kellogg Co., he founded Originz, LLC, a consultancy, in 2001 that has served 50+ food, ingredient, and agricultural enterprises and joined JPG in 2016.

Joe has extensive expertise in:

  • Procurement  
  • Ag/Food Supply Chain Strategy, Development, & Commercialization
  • Contract Manufacturing Sourcing
  • Product Innovation & Development
  • Research Project Management
  • Track-to-market Business Planning
  • Ag/Food Policy Development 
  • Scenario Planning and Foresight for the Agriculture & Food sector
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