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32 Brands, 1 Day: Explore How To Boost Profits With Trend-Led, Exciting Food & Drink NPD With Innovative Strategies From Morrisons, Whole Foods, Mars Wrigley, Dairy Crest & More! 

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.

32 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

32

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
  • Exciting Taste Demos From Trailblazing Chefs
  • 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

32 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. 

Please See Below For The NPD Food & Drink Conference Programme Outline.
For The Full Agenda, Please Click Here >>

08.30 Registration, Coffee & Informal Networking

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Ann Dunn
Head of Product Development & Quality
Harrods 

 WINNING NPD

09.20 Find The Winning Formula: Hit The Jackpot By Turning The Right Trends Into Outstanding NPD

Hannah McKay
Head of Food & Beverage
Caffè Nero

 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS: Q&A PANEL DISCUSSION

09.40 Optimise Key Trends To Create Commercially-Successful Products & Sky Rocket Sales With Exciting Innovations

Ricardo Brenna
Head of Insights
Ferrero UK & Ireland

Paul Thomas
Head of Insight
Asahi Beer

Dougie Hastings
Head of Proposition
Prezzo

Martyn Clover
Head of Food
Tortilla Mexican Grill

Joe Benn
Co-Founder & UK Managing Director
Ugly Drinks

 TRENDS: DIVE DEEPER - INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS

10.10 Interactive NPD Trends Breakout Discussions

A) Flexitarianism

Rachel Chatterton
Food Director
Gousto

B) Proteins

Emma Lewis
Group Head of R&D Veg & Meals and Culinary Lead
Nomad Foods

C) Convenience

Melanie Tucker
Head of Out of Home
graze

D) International

Adam Wilcock
European R&D Director
Papa John’s International

E) Sugar F) Meat-Replacements G) Clean & Natural H) Drink Trends

10.30 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal, Facilitated Networking & Chef Demos

Omkar Mestry
Executive Head Chef Hilton
London Tower Bridge 

11.00 Discover How To Detect & Action New Category Trends Faster & Apply AI To Social Data In Order To Transform Your Insights Capability & Get To Market First

Richard Maryniak
Global Chief & Innovation Officer
Black Swan Data 

 PACKAGING & SUSTAINABILITY

11.20 It’s Not Easy Being Green: With Consumers, The Government & Retailers Increasingly Demanding Recyclable Packaging & Sustainable Products, How Can The Industry Deliver?

Thomas Cropper, Managing Director, Tuk In Foods

 HEALTH TRENDS: Q&A & PANEL DISCUSSION

11.40 Capitalise On The Latest Health & Nutrition Trends: Insights Into How To Satisfy Consumers’ Evolving Definitions Of Healthy With On-Trend NPD

Kyrsten Halley
Head of Brand
Ryvita

Daniela Busseni
Head of Category Development – Sweet Treats
Premier Foods

Frankie Fox
Co-Founder & Head of Innovation
The Foraging Fox

James Kidman
Head of Food
Crussh Fit Foods & Juice Bars

12.10 From Novel To Mainstream: Navigating The Journey Of A New Ingredient Into Consumer Acceptance

Emma Gubisch
Head of Consumer & Sensory Insight
Leatherhead Food Research

PEER-TO-PEER DISCUSSION

12.55 Facilitated, Interactive Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Macro Drivers For Better NPD

Andrew Wardlaw, Insight Director, MMR Research Worldwide Ltd

B) Social Media C) Waste D) Market Disruptors E) Brexit

13.25 Chair’s Afternoon Remarks

Gail Paddy, Own Brand Director, Morrisons PLC 

Naomi Gardner, Innovation Director, Dairy Crest Limited

CONSUMER INSIGHTS & SHOPPER BEHAVIOURS: Q&A PANEL DISCUSSION

13.35 Unlocking The Latest Consumer Influences & Shopper Motivations 

Miguel Uribe
Grocery Buyer
Whole Foods Market

Ian Hepburn
Transformation Director
Mars Wrigley UK

Jeremy Pang
Founder
School of Wok

Kevin Hancock
Senior Buying Manager
Ocado

UNDERSTANDING THE CONCERNED CONSUMER

14.10 Understanding The Concerned Consumer

Darren Lewis
Head of Insight
Kadence 

Ruper Sinclair
Insight Director
Kadence 

 PLANT-BASED INNOVATION

14.40 Overcoming Technical Hurdles & NPD Challenges To Create Profitable Plant-Based Foods With Mass Appeal

Gail Paddy
Own Brand Director
Morrisons PLC

 INGREDIENTS & FLAVOURS: Q&A PANEL DISCUSSION

15.10 Successfully Translating Emerging Ingredients & Flavours Into Your Product Portfolio With Up-To-The Minute Trends For Hot-Off-The-Press Products

Paul Dickinson
Director of Food
Fuller’s

Ian Craddock
Senior Research Chef
McCormick & Company

Steve Kearns
Managing Director
Cawston Press

Rusty Warren
NPD & Consumer Research Manager
Subway – UK & Ireland

15.40 Afternoon Refreshment Break & Informal Networking

 CONCEPT TO LAUNCH - DOUBLE PERSPECTIVE

16.10 Exploring Different NPD Processes, Technologies & Trend Adoption To Maximise The Success Of Launches, Minimise False Starts & Consistently Produce Lucrative Products

16.10) Paul Thomas, Head of Insight, Asahi Beer

16.30) Joe Spence, Innovation Lead, innocent drinks

IMPLEMENTING NPD WITH A RETAILER: CASE STUDY

16.50 Retailer-Manufacturer Relationship: Collaborating & Building Relationships For Successful, Market-Leading NPD

Daniela Busseni
Head of Category Development – Sweet Treats
Premier Foods

17.10 Conference Round-Up, Quick-Wins Advice & Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks

17.15 Official Close Of Conference

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.

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