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Latin American Program

Future of Snacks in Latin America

Sean Kreidler
Latin America Research Manager, Euromonitor International

In recent years, the consumption of packaged food and beverages has undergone drastic changes. Euromonitor International’s presentation on the Future of Snacks in Latin America will explore how shifting consumer demands have influenced the global development of savory snacks, with a regional focus in Latin America. Euromonitor’s Latin American Specialist, Sean Kreidler, will discuss factors that impact and drive consumer trends with case studies and suggestions for the future. Attendees will learn how demographic and lifestyle factors are influencing market demands and which savory snack categories are expected to see the highest level of growth. Euromonitor will also explore the recent impact in Mexico of the government tax on high calorie food and beverages.

Legislative & Regulatory Issues Impacting the Latin American Snack Food Industry

Sr. Diego T. Ruiz
Vice President, Global Public Policy & Government Affairs, PepsiCo

The legislative and regulatory agenda for the snack food industry in Latin America has been a very busy one of late. Diego T. Ruiz will provide insight and review the regulatory landscape and assess the prospects for 2015. Ruiz was Executive Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 2006 to 2011, serving as chief operating officer of the principal law enforcement and regulatory agency for the U.S. securities industry. Prior to joining the SEC, Ruiz was Deputy Chief for Strategy and Policy at the Federal Communications Commission.