Food, Trends & Microwave Ovens: Industry Experts Share Insight

Contact: Molly Poisant
(804) 559-6667

For Immediate Release
September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015—Home cooks, culinary professionals, food and appliance companies, foodservice and convenience retailers want to be on-trend, dishing up the innovation of the day. Industry pros want to know what to eat, how to prepare it and what the latest trends are in equipment for food preparation. The International Microwave Power Institute (IMPI) Fall Short Course Conference, October 27-29, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will answer these questions. The annual conference will present insights from industry experts. The IMPI Conference will highlight trends in consumer microwave oven use, millennials and the microwave oven market, trends in food, flavors and health, product packaging options for the microwave market, along with technological applications for commercial food processing.

Sharon Franke, Kitchens and Technology Director of The Good Housekeeping Institute, one of two keynote speakers will open the conference with highlights on the newest kitchen and food trends and how they relate to the microwave market. “The Fall Conference focuses on consumers and applications to meet the needs of a segmented market, says Molly Poisant, Executive Director of IMPI. “Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers have become food enthusiasts. This IMPI conference will provide insights for food and appliance companies, quick-serve restaurants (QSR) and convenience stores.” Poisant continued.

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IMPI will also offer a pre-conference half day program “Microwaves 101: The Fundamentals of Microwave Heating,” with Bob Schiffmann, microwave industry expert. Conference registration is $595 for members and $695 for non-members through October 3rd; the registration will increase by $100 on October 4th. The optional half day program is $150. The Fall Conference brochure and registration materials are on the IMPI website,

The International Microwave Power Institute founded in 1966 is the preeminent organization and resource for microwave power information.


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