Puratos, an international group specializing in a range of innovative products and application expertise in the bakery, patisserie, and chocolate sectors, has announced that it will be the presenting sponsor at the International Symposium on Bread in May.

The event will be hosted by Johnson & Wales University at it Charlotte Campus and will take place May 22-23, 2017.

The program, titled On The Rise: The Future of Bread, will feature two days of discussion, touching on current industry and consumer trends, advances in technology and technique, and the socioeconomic and cultural factors that are shaping the business of bread.

Peter Reinhart will curate the event. Reinhart is an award winning author, baker, and member of the JWU faculty. Some of the distinguished speakers that will be at the symposium include Stefan Cappelle of the Puratos Sourdough Library and Tartine Bakery co-founder Chad Robertson, among several others.

The full list of speakers and topics can be found here.

Tickets for the symposium, as well as additional information, can be found here.