FI Live Replay – Natural Products Expo East 2023 Recap: Key Themes and Takeaways

What were the key themes and takeaways at Natural Products Expo East in 2023? In the latest edition of FI Live, we brought a diverse panel of food and beverage industry experts to weigh in on this year’s most compelling trends and insights from the Expo East show. The panel included the following guests:

  • Carolyn Simmons, Partner of Melitas Ventures
  • Abraham Kamarck, CEO & Founder of True Made Foods
  • Zach Chubb, Managing Director of City National Bank
  • Brian Choi, Managing Partner & CEO of The Food Institute (Moderator)

About City National Bank

With $95.4 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 69 branches, including 21 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Miami*. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $94.5 billion in client investment assets.

City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of the world’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 17 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 27 other countries.

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*City National Bank does business in Miami and the state of Florida as CN Bank.

City National Bank Member FDIC. City National Bank is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada.

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