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29 In-House NPD Professionals Boost Profits With Trend-Led, Exciting Food & Drink NPD

Boost Profits With Trend-Led 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. 

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

Are you interested in getting involved in The NPD Food & Drink Conference - Trends & Innovations? For more information, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email info@npdfoodconference.com.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Nicolas Bouche, Packaging & Rfid Director, Decathlon

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

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

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