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Please note that a protest is scheduled to happen in central London tomorrow, so please allow plenty of time to get to the venue. The protest is centralised to Westminster, very close to the venue (One Great George Street). 

Boost Profits With Trend-Led, Exciting Food & Drink NPD: Stay Ahead Of The Curve & Excite Customers With Profitable NPD & Product Innovations Driven By Insights Into The Latest Health, Packaging, Consumer, Shopper, Sustainability, Ingredient & Retailer Trends To Monetise New Growth Opportunities. Europe's Leading, One-Day, Brand-Led, 5th Annual Food & Drink Conference & Networking Event, 8th October 2019, One Great George Street, Central London.

29 Leading NPD Professionals Stay Ahead Of The Curve & Excite Customers With Profitable NPD & Product Innovations Driven By Insights Into The Latest Health, Packaging, Consumer, Shopper, Sustainability, Ingredient & Retailer Trends To Monetise New Growth Opportunities:

  1. Hot Trends & Innovations - What’s New, What’s Next? Hit the trends jackpot and boost sales with exciting innovations and trend-led NPD
  2. Unlock The Secrets To Profitable NPD: Leverage investment-worthy trends from concept to launch for the next must-have product and consistently successful NPD
  3. Satisfy Demand For Greener Packaging & Sustainable Products: Meet consumer expectations with next-level packaging and sustainability innovations
  4. Monetise Emerging Health Trends: Tap into the latest health and nutrition trends to deliver nutritious, tasty products and excite consumers
  5. Customer Insight, Shopper Behaviours & Consumer-Centric Innovation: Future-proof your NPD with the latest insights into consumer motivations, influences and expectations
  6. Lucrative Plant-Based Products With Mass Appeal: Win over vegans, carnivores and flexitarians alike and broaden your product appeal
  7. New Ingredients, Cuisines & Flavours To Sky-Rocket Sales: Stand out with trend-driven, tasty and exciting product offerings
  8. Retailer Insights For Win-Win NPD: Boost NPD profitability by anticipating and adapting to the latest retail channels
  9. Trends ‘Deep Dive’ Innovator-Led Interactive Discussions: Flextarianism •  Proteins • Convenience • International • Sugar • Meat-Replacements • Clean & Natural Foods • Drink Trends 

The NPD Food & Drink Conference At A Glance

29

Senior Speakers 

97%

Average Satisfaction Rating

5

Years Of Insight

1

Inspiring Day

Why Attend This NPD Food & Drink Conference?

  • 32 Food & Drink Brands & Retailers Speaking In 1 Inspiring Day!
  • 5 Years Of On-Trend, Market-Beating Insights
  • Brand-Led NPD & Innovation
  • Facilitated Hot-Trend Peer Discussions: a) Social Media b) Waste c) Market Disruptors d) Brexit e) Macro Drivers For Better NPD
  • Retailer Insights Panel 
  • Luxury New Venue!
  • Just 1 Day Out of The Office 
  • 97% Average Delegate Satisfaction Rating
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Our Previous Delegate Testimonials Speak For Themselves:


'Fast-paced, content-packed and stimulating.' Pladis

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'Very relevant, interesting and motivating!’ Tesco

'A very well organised, professional event.’ Premier Foods

29 Heads Of NPD & Innovation Tackle Your Toughest Challenges In 1 Day: Winning NPD • Trends & Innovations • Trends Deep Dive • Packaging & Sustainability Innovations • Health Trends • Consumer Insights, Shopper Behaviours • Plant-Based Innovations  • Ingredients & Flavours • Concept To Launch Showcase • Retailer Insights

Boost Profits With Trend-Led, Exciting Food & Drink NPD: Stay Ahead Of The Curve & Excite Customers With Profitable NPD & Product Innovations Driven By Insights Into The Latest Health, Packaging, Consumer, Shopper, Sustainability, Ingredient & Retailer Trends To Monetise New Growth Opportunities.

A One-Day, Brand-Led, Conference & Networking Event, 8th October 2019, One Great George Street, Central London. 

PLUS! Don't Miss The Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations Day! Translating The Latest Consumer Trends & Perceptions, Market Innovations & Retailing Requirements Into Actionable Packaging Strategies Which Communicate Green Credentials, Bolster The Circular Economy & Drive Sales.
A Brand-Led, One-Day Conference & Networking Event, 9th October 2019, Museum of London Docklands, London.

08.30 Registration, Morning Coffee & Objective Setting

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chair’s Opening Remarks

Paul Irwin-Rhodes, External Affairs Manager, Greggs

SUSTAINABILITY

09.20 Responding To Consumer & Legislative Demands: Harnessing Innovative Packaging Techniques & The Right Materials To Ensure High-Quality Finished Products & Boost Sustainability

Ollie Richmond, Trade & NPD Manager, Percol Coffee

SUSTAINABILITY PANEL DISCUSSION & Q&A

09.45 Customers Are Telling Us This Is What They Want! Practical Steps To Implement Sustainability, Boost Green Credentials & Find The Right Path In This Ever-Growing Landscape

Shameem Kazmi, Director of Research & Development & Technical Implementation, Britvic

Andy Hill, Managing Director, King of Shaves

Peter Mitchell, Senior Economist, Valpak

Matthew Langley, Insight & Innovation Manager, Weston’s Cider

Olumide Ojo-Oratokhai, Packaging Development Manager, Tata Global Beverages GB Limited

10.25 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

RECYCLING & CIRCULAR ECONOMY

10.55 Support Consumers & Leverage Collaborative Working To Increase Recycling & A Circular Economy

Shimon Kalichman, Consulting Director, Brand & Communications, L'Occitane UK

11.20 Bonus Session, Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner. For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@packagingtrendsconference.com

PLASTICS & ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS

11.40 Enhance Your Packaging With The Optimal Materials & Plastics To Minimise Wastage & Achieve Consistent, High-Quality Products 

David Bucknall, Professor of Materials Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University


SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION CASE STUDY

12.05 'Together Towards ZERO'

Carlsberg will present their ‘Together Towards ZERO’ sustainability plan and demonstrate the ‘Snap Pack’, an innovation in drinks packaging that replaces the plastic rings on cans with glue, halving plastic use from brewery to store.

Pete Statham, Sustainability Manager, Carlsberg UK



12.30 Morning Roundup & Lunchtime Announcements

12.40 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners

INFORMAL PEER-TO-PEER DISCUSSIONS

13.10 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Personalisation
Thomas Cropper, Managing Director, Tuk In Foods

B) Collaboration
Matthew Langley, Insight & Innovation Manager, Weston’s Cider

C) Environment

D) Digital Printing 

E) Communications

F) Government & Legislation

13.40 Afternoon Chair's Opening Remarks

Daniela Busseni, Head of Category Management, Sweet Treats, Premier Food


CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS

13.55 Strike The Right Balance Between Quality & Sustainability To Align With Consumer Preferences

Polymeros Chrysochou, Associate Professor in Marketing & Consumer Behaviour, Aarhus University

CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS PANEL DISCUSSION & Q&A

13.55 If The Customer Is Always Right, How Can We Ever Be?!

Paul Irwin-Rhodes, External Affairs Manager, Greggs

Thomas Cropper, Managing Director, Tuk In Foods

Louise Werner, Director of Future Packaging, The Absolut Company Pernod Ricard

14.45 Bonus Session, Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner. For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@packagingtrendsconference.com

SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION CASE STUDY

15.05 Coca-Cola Presents An Update On Their Packaging Strategies With A Particular Focus On Sustainability & Innovation

Julian Hunt, Head of Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability, GB, Coca-Cola European Partners

15.30 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

RETAILERS & PACKAGING

16.00 Engineer Winning, Stand-Out Packaging Which Simultaneously Meets Retailer Requirements & Stands Out To Consumers

Nicolas Bouche, Packaging & Rfid Director, Decathlon

PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES

16.20 Leverage New Technologies & Create Cost-Effective Innovative Packaging Solutions   

Shameem Kazmi, Director of Research & Development & Technical Implementation, Britvic

QUALITY & INNOVATION CASE STUDY

16.40 Redesigning Packaging To Create World-Class Products

Amelia Dales, Business Development Manager, Garçon Wines

17.00 Chairs’ Closing Remarks

17.10 Official Close Of Conference

Can you help organisations tackle their food and drink product development challenges? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0) 20 3479 2299 or email partner@npdfoodconference.com.

Book an exhibition stand and two delegate passes for just £2,799Click here to book your stand. Exhibition space is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.