NYIFT Dinner Meetings

JOINT NY & CNJ IFT DINNER MEETING
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Networking 5:00 pm | Speaker 6:00 pm  | Dinner 7:00 pm

Date:              Thursday, September 20, 2018
Title:              How Blockchain Technology is being used in the Food Industry
Speakers:      Benjamin M. Cole, Ph.D., William J. Loschert Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship, Gabellie School of Business – Fordham University
Venue:          Iberia Peninsula, 63-69 Ferry Street, Newark, NJ 07105 – Directions                             


Blockchain which is the technology underlying cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin has been called a radically transformational technology. Join us for our first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 20, 2018 and learn about how blockchain technology works and how it is being applied in the food industry.

Benjamin Cole Benjamin M. Cole, Ph.D., holds the William J. Loschert Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. As a tenured Associate Professor of Strategy, he teaches the Strategy and Blockchain: Industry Disruptor & Creator courses at the graduate school and the Strategy class at the undergradate school. He is the organizer of the Blockchain Disruptor Conference and serves as an external advisor to two blockchain platforms—Sindric, a platform that helps retail and institutional investors develop frameworks for assessing crypto-asset markets, and ConsenSys, the creator of the Ether cryptocurrency and the Ethereum blockchain platform. Dr. Cole has been honored to provide briefings on blockchain and cryptocurrencies to the Finance Minister of Luxembourg, His Excellency Pierre Gramegna; Bain Consulting; and the Institute of Food Technologists, among others.


RESERVATIONS: Make your reservations by Monday, September 17.

NOTE:  Cancellations are valid only if received by 12:00 noon the day before the meeting. Cancellations received after 12:00 noon the day before the meeting will be considered a No Show and you will be billed. 

Registration is  no longer available through Eventbrite. 
There are three ways to register. New Policy:  Beginning January 1, 2019, credit cards will have a processing fee.

  1. Register and Pay online at  https://squareup.com/store/cnjsubsection  – Click on NYIFT Dinner Meeting, follow prompts and before clicking Place Order, include your NAME and COMPANY NAME in “Note to Merchant”
  2. By Email nyiftoffice@optonline.net  – Email your name, company name, and telephone number.  The day prior to the meeting you will receive a link to pay by credit card. You may pay with Cash, Check or Credit Card at the door.
  3. By Phone at 201-905-0090. Please leave your name, company name, email address and telephone number. You will receive an email confirmation.  The day prior to the meeting you will receive a link to pay by credit card. You may pay with Cash, Check or Credit Card at the door.

Fee:
$55 – NY/CNJ IFT Members before 12:00 noon 9/17/18
$60 – NY/CNJ IFT Nonmembers & Members after 12:00 noon 9/17/18
$30 – Students, Unemployed & Retired Members before 12:00 noon 9/17/18
$40 – Students, Unemployed & Retired Members after 12:00 noon 9/17/18


BEVERAGES  – House Wine, Sangria, Bottled Imported Beer & Soft Drinks available throughout the evening.
CASH BAR

DINNER BUFFET MENU

Tossed Salad
Shrimp Garlic
Paella Marinheira
Fillet of Fish Fried
Portuguese Roast Pork
BBQ Chicken
Portuguese Sausage “Flambe”
Clams Casino
Fried Calamari
Shrimp Patties
Chicken Marsala
Baked Ziti
Roasted Potatoes
Rice
Mixed Vegetables

Dessert Table includes Flan, Cheesecake, House Desserts and a Fruit Basket
Coffee & Tea