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Monetise Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Which Excite, Engage & Capture Customer Attention: Drive Sales Both In-Store & Online With Profitable Future-Facing, Consumer-Focused Communication Strategies

A One-Day, Industry-Led Conference & Networking Event, 17th May 2017, Cavendish Conference Centre, Central London. Download The Brochure. Book Today & Save £100.

27 Market-Leading Retailers & Manufacturers’ Perspectives On The Latest Hot New Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Exciting & Capturing Consumers’ Attention Today & Ultimately Boost Sales:

  1. Monetise The Latest Food & Drink Trends: Turn consumer trends and insights from today, tomorrow and beyond into profitable innovations
  2. Market Nutritious, Healthy Products Which Perfectly Match Consumer Perceptions & Concerns: Examining and harnessing the potential of the latest health trends within your business
  3. Foster Long-Term, Win-Win Relationships With Retailers: What do retailers want and expect to stay customer-centric and drive business growth?
  4. Master Sugar Reduction: Align consumer perceptions and technical innovations for reduced-sugar products which sell on the shelf
  5. Profitable, Future-Focused NPD: Translating and developing key trends into customer-focused product innovations which stay at the cutting-edge
  6. Tap Into International Trends & Insights: Exploring flavours and cuisines which capture consumer attention across the globe
  7. Boost Your Digital & Social Media Visibility & Impact: Drive audience engagement and sales
  8. Innovative Online & In-Store Marketing Campaigns: Win customer attention and drive sales

PLUS! This Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference Features:

  • 27 Iconic Food & Drink Brands & Retailers Speaking From The Frontline
  • 1 Inspiring Day
  • 12 Detailed Sessions Focused On Monetising The Latest Food & Drink Trends & Innovations
  • Live Cooking Demo!
  • M&S Keynote
  • What’s The Next Big Thing? Get inspired by chefs, flavour experts and hot industry brands for their take on the must-watch trends and what’s next
  • 1 Retailer & Supplier Relationship Case Study
  • The Next Big Thing Panel Discussion & Expert Q&A
  • International Trends Panel Discussion
  • Retailer Views Case Study & Q&A Panel Discussion
  • Dedicated Trend Spotlights On: Gluten Free • Foodservice NPD • Premiumisation • Packaging • Asian Trends • Free From • Restaurant Trends • USA • Salt • Grey Market • Fibre • Sustainability
  • 3 Double Perspectives: Hot Trends & Innovations, Sugar Reduction, Marketing Innovation
  • Facilitated Networking
  • Two Conference Chairpersons

Brand-Led Case Studies, 27 Senior Speakers In One Inspiring Day: Trends & Innovations • Health Trends • Sugar Reduction • Packaging Design • NPD • International Trends • The Next Big Thing: Expert Q&A • Retailer Views • Digital Visibility & Impact • Social Media • Marketing Innovation • Trends Spotlight

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 partner@foodanddrinkconference.com.

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08.30 Registration, Morning Coffee & Speed Networking

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting & Chair’s Opening Remarks
Colin Campbell, Product Development, Wessanen UKKallo, Clipper Teas, Whole Earth

HOT TRENDS & INNOVATIONS

09.15 Evaluating & Adapting To Changing Consumer Food & Drink Trends Today, Tomorrow & 3 Years From Now

09.15 Perspective One
Josephine Hatch, Trends & Consumer Insights Strategist, Chivas Brothers09.30 Perspective Two
Steve Love, Principal Research Chef, McCormick & Company

HEALTH TRENDS

09.45 Harnessing The Latest Health Trends To Design & Market Nutritious, Healthy Products Which Align With Consumer Perceptions & Concerns
Victoria Goodall, Understands How Mums & Dads Shop, Ella’s Kitchen

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

NEW! SECTOR TRENDS

10.25 Key Sector Trend Spotlights – Choose Your Discussion Group

A) Gluten Free
Al Overton, Head of Buying, Planet Organic Ltd – Retailer
B) NPD For The Foodservice Industry
John Want, Marketing Director, Adelie Foods

C) Premiumisation
Paul Lister, Shopper Insight Manager, Pernod Ricard

D) USA

10.40 Mid-Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

SUGAR REDUCTION – DOUBLE PERSPECTIVE

11.10 Align Consumer Perceptions & Technical Innovations Around Sugar Reduction For Products Which Succeed On The Shelf

11.10 Perspective One
David Ross, Head of Category, Greggs

11.25 Perspective Two
Paul Graham, GB Managing Director, Britvic Soft Drinks

M&S KEYNOTE

11.40 The Circular Economy & What It Means For Packaging Design
Kevin Vyse, Senior Packaging Technologist & Packaging Innovation Lead, M&S

NPD

12.00 Translating & Developing Key Trends Into Customer-Focused NPD To Stay At The Forefront Of Food & Drink Innovations
Jason Kerr, Co-Founder & Head of Product Innovation, FUEL10K

INTERNATIONAL TRENDS PANEL DISCUSSION

12.20 Harnessing Trends, Flavours & Cuisines From Across The Globe To Capture UK Consumer Attention

Nimisha Raja, Founder, Nim’s Fruit CrispsSean Burlinson, Director of Food, Pod Foods

12.50 Lunch & Informal Networking For All Attendees

NEW! SECTOR TRENDS

13.30 Key Sector Trend Spotlights- Choose Your Discussion Group

A) Packaging
Josephine Hatch, Trends & Consumer Insights Strategist, Chivas Brothers

B) Asian Trends
Simon Day, Chief Noodle, oomi

C) Salt

D) Grey Market

13.50 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks
Orr Vinegold, Head of Marketing, Savse Smoothies

THE NEXT BIG THING? EXPERT Q&A PANEL DISCUSSION

13.55 Expert Q&A Panel
Get inspired by chefs, futurologists and flavour experts for their advice on what will take off and be the next big thing in food and drink.
Emma Macdonald, Managing Director, The Bay Tree Food Co LtdSteve Love, Principal Research Chef, McCormick & CompanyFred Ponnavoy, Head Chef, Paul Colback, Head of Concept Stores & Innovation (Interim), The Co-op

RETAILER VIEWS – CASE STUDY & Q&A PANEL DISCUSSION

14.25 Align Product & Innovation Strategies With Customer Needs In Long-Term, Win-Win Retailer Relationships

14.25 CASE STUDY
Mike Harding, Grocery Channel Director, Lucozade Ribena Suntory

14.45 Q&A PANEL
Richard Dennett, Senior Buyer – Beers, Cider, Spirits, The Co-opLisa Sohanpal, Founder, Food Lover & CEO, Nom Nom World FoodsAl Overton, Head of Buying, Planet Organic Ltd – Retailer

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

NEW! SECTOR TRENDS

15.30 Key Sector Trend Spotlights – Choose Your Discussion Group

A) Free From
Alastair Jessel, Founder, Taywell Ice Creams

B) Restaurant Trends
Anna Fenten, Head of Marketing, Compass Group Sport, Leisure & Hospitality, Levy Restaurants UK

C) Fibre

D) Sustainability

15.45 Mid-Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

HEALTH TRENDS – CASE STUDY

16.15 Being Brave With Health Trends To Identify Commercial Opportunities
Phil Gowland, Marketing Director, Whitworths

DIGITAL IMPACT

16.35 Maximise Your Online Food & Drink Marketing To Drive Sales & Growth
Guest Speaker To Be Confirmed; Please Check The Website For Details

SOCIAL MEDIA

16.55 Capitalise On Social Media Trends To Excite & Engage Consumers & Achieve Demonstrable Results
Andy Thompson, Social Media Manager, Iceland Foods

MARKETING INNOVATION – DOUBLE PERSPECTIVE

17.15 Optimising Marketing Both Online & In-store To Secure Consumer Attention & Drive Sales In A Competitive Market

17.15 Perspective One
Roberto Bellinzona, European Category Director, Nomad Foods Europe

14.30 Perspective Two
Gordon Morrin, Trade Marketing & Ecommerce Director, Kerry Foods

17.45 Chair’s Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference Day

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 email info@foodanddrinkconference.com.