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Please Take A Look At Our Sister Conference The Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference!

33 Food & Drink Brands Give Advanced Insights On Best-Selling, On-Trend Products & Attention-Grabbing Marketing Which Capitalise On The Latest Market, Consumer & Retailing Insights For Profitable Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Which Excite Shoppers & Fly Off The Shelves

Exploit Emerging Health, Ingredient & International Trends To Boost Sales With Cutting-Edge, Consumer-Focused NPD, Packaging, Social Media, Shopper Marketing & Communications Strategies.
A One-Day, Brand-Led Conference & Networking Event, 17th May 2018, Bounce Farringdon, London. Download The Brochure Here. Book Before Thursday 15th March & Save Up To £199!

33 Food & Drink Retailers & Manufacturers Share Insights On Exciting Shoppers By Translating The Hottest Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Into Product & Marketing Success For Best-In-Class Consumer Engagement & Profitable NPD:

  1. Monetise Emerging Trends & 2018 Must-Use Ingredients For Lucrative Product & Sales Innovations: Translating the latest consumer trends and market insights into game-changing food and drink strategies
  2. Capitalising On Long-Lasting Health Trends, Claims & Preferences: Align products with consumer demand to determine the hottest health ingredients, labelling and offerings which will resonate and succeed
  3. International Influences & New Market Opportunities: Leverage worldwide inspiration for exciting, innovative products which thrive during Brexit and a changing UK market
  4. Consumer-Focused, Stand-Out NPD: Maximise sales with fast-paced NPD which keeps up with ever-changing consumer demands
  5. Shopper Marketing Success Online & In-Store! Translate customer shopping habits and product preferences into targeted online messaging and powerful in-store campaigns
  6. Harness Retailer Insights For Commercial Success: Insight into retailers’ needs, expectations and advice for mutually profitable products and campaigns
  7. Sustainable, High-Impact Packaging Innovations: Draw consumer attention with eye-catching, low-cost and recyclable packaging
  8. Capitalise On The Convenience Boom! Uncover the latest innovations in snacking, impulse and food-to-go to optimise convenience and drive sales
  9. Engaging, Innovative Social Media Strategies: Capture attention and boost sales with trend-driven, foodie-enticing social media

  • 33 Food & Drink Brands Speaking From The Frontline
  • 1 Compact, Future-Focused Day
  • 5 Years Of Insights & Inspiration!
  • 9 Trend-Setting Head Chefs: Demonstrations, Predictions & Insights!
  • 83%+ Average Senior, Client-Side Audience
  • 5 Exciting Panel Discussions: Retailer Views, Health Trends, International Trends, Trends & Innovations & Chefs’ Trend Spotting
  • 12 Break Out Sessions & Chef Demo Zones: A) Vegetarian with Tate & Lyle, B) Ingredients C) Fibre D) Protein E Nutrients F) Vegan & Meat Free with Tesco G) Gluten Free H) Health Claims & Functional Ingredients I) Natural & Clean Label J) Fats K) Flavours L) Salt
  • 13 Interactive Breakout Sessions On The Hottest, Latest Trends
  • 1 Conference Chair & Practical Reviews: Discuss the key takeaways from each session
  • Facilitated Networking Hosts
  • Open Q&A

1 Day, 33 Food & Drink Manufacturers & Retailers Speaking: Trends & Innovations ★ Health Trends ★ Next-Level NPD ★ International Trends ★ Packaging Innovations ★ Chefs’ Trend Spotting ★ Retailer Views ★ Shopper Marketing ★ Food-To-Go ★ Social Media ★ Trend Spotlights

Book Before Thursday 15th March & Save Up To £199. Book Online Here

Can you help brands monetise food and drink trends and innovations?
For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email info@foodanddrinkconference.com.

Book your exhibition stand and two delegate passes before the Thursday 15th March for only £2,399 +VAT (Save £400). Book your stand here. Please note that we have a limited amount of exhibition space available and stands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference Programme:

08.30 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting
8.00 ICON
09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Danielle Bekker, Global Product & Process Innovation Director, AB InBev


09.15 Game-Changing Current & Emerging Trends: Which Key Food & Drink Trends Will Power Long-Term Successful Product Innovation?

Tammy Butterworth, Global R&D Manager, PepsiCo

Thomas Cropper, Managing Director, Tuk In Foods – Innovator

Rob Martineau, Head of Product, Tribe – Innovator

Michael Minch-Dixon, Co-Founder, Snact – Innovator


09.45 Investigating Changing Health Trends, Preferences & Lifestyles For Health Products, Ingredients & Claims Which Resonate With Consumers
Sarah Miskell, Operational Marketing Director, Müller UK & Ireland Group


10.05 From ‘Free From’ To Meat Free! Investigating Shifts, Patterns & Trends Between Health Food Choices & Lifestyle Trends To Deliver Claims & Products Which Meet Evolving Consumer Requirements
Derek Sarno, Chef-Director of Plant Based Innovation, Tesco

Pippa Murray, Founder, Pip & Nut

Damien Kennedy, Co-Founder, Wheyhey – Innovator

Steve Walpole, Head of Food, Ugo Foods Group

Bonus Session

Navdeep Heer, Senior Marketing Manager, Toluna


10.35 Morning Refreshments With Informal Networking

A) Vegetarian

Carolin Hackenberg, Global Marketing Manager, Tate & Lyle

B) Ingredients

C) Fibre

D) Protein

E) Nutrients


11.05 Appeal To Consumers With Sustainable, Low-Cost, High-Impact Packaging Innovations Which Attract Attention & Maximise Sales
Kevin Vyse, Senior Packaging Technologist & Circular Economy Lead, Marks & Spencer

11.25 Bonus Session
Michael Brainch, Managing Director, Impact Research Ltd


11.55 Capitalise On International Influences To Deliver Exciting, Range-Boosting Products, Recognise New Markets & Get To Grips With The Challenges Of Import & Export Following Brexit
Cathy Kidd, Global Marketing Director, Kerry Foods

Hannah Ingram-Moore, Head of B2B, Whittard of Chelsea


12.25 Tying Together The Latest Health, Flavour & Ingredient Trends To Deliver Stand-Out NPD & Insight-Led Products Which Excite Shoppers & Fly Off The Shelves
Mark Cummings, Head of Stills & Innovation, Coca-Cola European Partners

12.45 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers



13.15 During The Lunch Break


A) How To Make Consumers Pay More For Innovation
Andrew Wardlaw, Director of Insight, MMR Research Worldwide

B) Vegan & Meat Free
Derek Sarno, Chef-Director of Plant Based Innovation, Tesco

C) Gluten Free

D) Health Claims & Functional Ingredients

13.45 Afternoon Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


13.55 What Are Chefs Predicting For 2018 & Beyond? Trends, Ingredients & Flavours To Monetise For Exciting, On-Trend & Best-Selling Products

Rohintan Christian, Senior Sous Chef, Wagamama

Fred Ponnovoy, Head Chef,

Steve Love, Principal Research Chef, McCormick

Candice Moyo, Head Chef, Yo! Sushi

Derek Sarno, Chef-Director of Plant Based Innovation, Tesco

Jamie Evangelou, Group Head Chef, Unique Hospitality

Bruno Pires, Executive Chef, Wrap it up!

Szymon Grzanka, Pastry Head Chef, Kai Mayfair


14.25 First-Hand Retailing Insights Into Emerging Consumer Trends, Gaps In The Market & Brand Engagement Opportunities For Commercial Success & Collaboration In The UK Food & Drink Marketplace
Hannah Squirrell, Customer Director, Greggs

Jamie Seymour, Senior Customer Manager – Fresh & Frozen, The Co-operative Group

Tim Stilwell, Founder & CEO, Burrito Kitchen

14.55 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner: To get involved in The Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference, please email info@foodanddrinkconference.com or call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 for more details.


15.25 Afternoon Refreshment With Informal Networking

A) Natural & Clean Label

B) Flavours

C) Fats

D) Salt

E) Social Media

Hannah Squirrell, Customer Director, Greggs


15.55 Harness Up-To-The-Minute Shopper Trends For Insight-Led Shopper Marketing Which Influences Point Of Sale Decision Making Online & In-Store
Mark Pettigrew, Director Format, Space & Range, The Co-operative Group


16.15 Insight-Led Snacking, Impulse & Convenience Meal Occasions: Turn The Hottest Trends & Innovations Into Profits & Identify What Consumers Really Want From Food-To-Go
John Want, Marketing Director, Adelie Foods


16.35 Innovative Social Media Strategies To Capture Consumer Attention & Boost Brand Excitement For Maximised Sales & Conversions
Gareth Turner, Director of Marketing, Arla Foods

16.55 Chair’s Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference

PLUS! Don’t Miss The Pre-Conference Day: Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations, Asia House, Central London, 16th May 2018

Creating Profitable & Engaging Packaging Offerings With Insights Into The Latest Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations: Recycling & Sustainability • Attention-Grabbing Packaging • Packaging Functionality & Formats • Messaging & Marketing • Packaging Innovations

09.15 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting

09.45 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chair and Co-Chair’s Opening Remarks

Kevin Vyse, Senior Packaging Technologist & Circular Economy Lead, Marks & Spencer

Tom Stone, Brand Business Leader, L’Oreal


10.00 Cost-Effective, Functional & Recyclable Packaging Alternatives Which Satisfy Sustainably-Conscious Consumers & Fulfil Eco-Friendly Business Ethics
Rob Thompson, Packaging Technologist, The Co-op


10.30 Stand Out On The Shelf With Attention-Grabbing Packaging Innovations Which Promote Your Brand In-Store
Don’t let your packaging let your product down! Engaging shoppers in-store and triggering purchases with best-in-class product presentation which keeps pace with packaging evolution, grabs attention.

11.00 Morning Refreshment Break & Informal Networking


11.30 Reinvigorate Your Range With Innovative Product Delivery Formats & Robust Functional Packaging

12.00 Attention-Grabbing Packaging
Justin Kempson, Sales & Innovation Director, Charpak Ltd

12.15 Lunch and Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers

12.45 Breakout Sessions During Lunch

A) Single Serve

B) New Packaging Formats

C) International Influence

D) Natural Materials

E) Premium/Luxury

F) Convenience/Food-To-Go Packaging

13.15 Afternoon Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


13.30 Best-In-Class Packaging Messages Which Engage Consumers & Effectively Convey Ingredients, Nutrition & Product Claims

14.00 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner: To get involved in The Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations Conference, please email info@packaginginnovations.com or call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 for more details.


14.30 Staying One Step Ahead By Identifying The Next Hot Trends & Concepts For Fit-For-Future Packaging Which Attracts Attention
Rita Janoshazi, Senior Packaging Development Manager, Nomad Foods Europe – Bird’s Eye

Kevin Vyse, Senior Packaging Technologist & Circular Economy Lead, Marks & Spencer

Tom Stone, Brand Business Leader, L’Oreal

Rob Thompson, Packaging Technologist, The Co-op

Further speakers to be announced

15.00 Closing Keynote Presentation

15.30 Chair’s Closing Remarks

16.00 Official Close Of Pre-Conference

Please check the website regularly for updates and newly-confirmed speakers. For more information on how to get involved in The Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference, please call +44 (0)203 479 2299 or email info@foodanddrinkconference.com.