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Fly-Off-The Shelf Products & Head-Turning Marketing Which Monestise The Latest Consumer, Market & Retailing: Profitable Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Which Excite Shoppers & Sky-Rocket Sales

Capitalise On Must-Have Ingredients & Flavour Trends & Consumer Shifts Toward Health, Vegan, Plant-Based, Sustainable Packaging, International Cuisine & Convenience With In-Demand NPD & Attention-Grabbing Shopper Marketing & Communications

A One-Day, Brand-Led Conference & Networking Event, 21st May 2019, The Waldorf Hitlon, Central London - NEW Venue

40 Food & Drink Leading Brands, Retailers & Chefs Share Their Insights On How To Successfully Monetise Consumer Trends, Incorporate Game-Changing Innovations & Stand-Out Marketing To Turn Consumers’ Heads & Guarantee Maximum Profits

  1. Monestise Mission-Critical Hot New Trends, Flavours & Innovations: Must-use food and drink trends, ingredients, textures and flavours for high-profit, long-term product and sales innovations
  2. Capitalise On Lucrative Consumer Health Shifts: Low sugar, gluten-free, high protein, flexitarian and more! Invaluable insights into key here-to-stay health movements to guarantee commercial success
  3. Harness The Power Of The Plant! Get on board the plant-based sales boom and tap into the true demands of the consumer to appeal to committed vegans and the mass market alike
  4. Plastics? No Plastic? Recyclable? Satisfy rising eco-conscious consumer expectations and deliver sustainable, high-impact packaging innovations
  5. Consumer-Focused, Profit-Boosting NPD: Stand-out NPD which keeps up with ever-changing consumer demand, spotsgaps in the market and flies off the shelf
  6. Retailer & Chef Predictions, Commercial Insights & Shopper Updates For 2019 & Beyond! Meet and exceed the needs and expectations of retailers and learn what is on the menu for next year for mutually-profitable collaborations
  7. Exciting World-Wide Inspiration & Influences: New flavour combinations that will have consumer taste buds tingling and your profits soaring
  8. Cash In On The Convenience Boom: Satisfy time-poor shoppers with head-turning innovations that tick all the right boxes for impulse, snacking and food-to-go
  9. Create A Marketing Storm & Stand Out On The Shelf & Online! Key on-pack claims and labelling and attention-grabbing marketing strategies to excite shoppers, create a buzz and boost sale

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

  • 6 Years Of On-Trend, Market-Beating Insights & 41 Food & Drink Retailers & Manufacturers In Just 1 Day
  • Post-Conference Packaging Trends & Innovations Day
  • Exciting Taste Demos From Trailblazing Chefs
  • 6 Interactive Health Trend Break-Outs: Low-Sugar, High-Protein, Added Value, Free-From, Meat-Reduction, Gluten-Free
  • 4 Facilitated Hot-Trend Peer Discussions: Premium/Luxury, Millennials & Gen Z, Snacking Trends & Innovations, Allergens
  • Specific Drink Trends, Innovations & Insights Panel
  • Senior-Level Networking
  • Interactive Voting
  • Open Q&A

Your Greatest Challenges Tackled In One Day: Trends & Innovations • Health Shifts • Vegan Vs. Plant-Based • Plastics & Packaging: The Big Debate • Profit-Boosting NPD • Retailer Views & Insights • Chefs & Innovators- The Next Big Thing • World-Wide Trends • Convenience • Stand-Out Marketing • Drinks Insights • On-Pack Claims & Labelling

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Fly-Off-The Shelf Products & Head-Turning Marketing Which Monestise The Latest Consumer, Market & Retailing: Profitable Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Which Excite Shoppers & Sky-Rocket Sales

Capitalise On Must-Have Ingredients & Flavour Trends & Consumer Shifts Toward Health, Vegan, Plant-Based, Sustainable Packaging, International Cuisine & Convenience With In-Demand NPD & Attention-Grabbing Shopper Marketing & Communications

A One-Day, Brand-Led Conference & Networking Event, 21st May 2019, The Waldorf Hitlon, Central London - NEW Venue

08:30 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting

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

HOT, NEW TRENDS & INNOVATIONS - PANEL

09.15 Anticipate Ever-Changing Consumer Demands For Successful, Profitable Innovation

Arnaud Kaziewicz, Director Of Food & Beverage, EAT

Colin Campbell, Product Development Controller, Wessanen

Dougie Hastings, Head Proposition, Prezzo Ltd

Mark Schomberg, Global Lead Development Chef, Pladis Global

Harry Thuillier, Co-Owner & Marketing Director, Oppo Brothers

Martyn Clover, Head of Food Tortilla, Mexican Grill

VEGAN VS PLANT BASED

09.45 Does Power Really Lie In The Plant? Exploring The Scale Of Veganism & Making Vegan Products Appeal To The Mass Market

Mehdi Adjiri, Food Technologist - Bakery, M&S

HEALTH SHIFTS

10.05 Establish Health Shifts That Are Here To Stay To Ensure Commercial Success In This Dynamic Market

Kyrsten Halley, Head of Brand, Ryvita

10.25 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking, Health Breakouts & Chef Demos

HOT HEALTH TOPICS

A) LOW SUGAR: Murat Orhon, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Tate & Lyle

B) HIGH PROTEIN: Inês Marques, Brand Manager Arla Protein, Arla Foods

C) FREE-FROM: Peter Ahye, Founder, Freaks Of Nature

D) MEAT REDUCTION

E) GLUTEN-FREE

F) ADDED VALUE

CONVENIENCE - CASE STUDY

11.10 Create Innovative & Exciting Products That Excite Time-Poor Consumers & Fly Off The Shelves

Camilla Sheeley, Head of Innovation & Communications, Tilda Rice

11.30 Black Swan Data Case Study

Richard Maryniak, Global Chief Insight & Innovation Officer, Black Swan Data

NEXT-LEVEL NPD - CASE STUDY

11.50 From Concept To Launch: Translating The Hottest Consumer & Market Trends & Insights Into Profitable, Consumer-Focused NPD

Gemma Benford, Senior Customer Marketing Manager, BidFood

12.10 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@foodanddrinkconference.com

DRINK TRENDS & INNOVATIONS - PANEL

12.30 Drive Sales By Monetising Current & Emerging Consumer Trends & Shopper Insights Within Alcoholic & Soft Drink

Eric Sampers, Global Brand Director, The Gin Hub, Pernod Ricard
Anna Consuelo De Guzman, Head of NPD for International Business, Tata Global Beverages
Mauricio Orbe Garcés, Business Development Director, Asahi Europe Ltd
Ben Lockwood, International Trade Marketing Manager, BrewDog

13.00 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Speakers & Partners

13.30 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Premium/Luxury: Hannah Lord, Head of Marketing, Busaba Bangkok

B) Millennials & Gen Z: Stephanie Morris, Head of Marketing, Jimmy's Iced Coffee

C) Allergens: Mark Rigby, Executive Chef, Premier Foods

D) How To Compete With Amazon Brands: Andy Wardlaw, Brand & Insight Director, MMR

E) Snacking Trends & Innovations

14.00 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks

WHAT'S ON THE MENU FOR 2019? - CHEFS & INNOVATORS - PANEL

14.05 Cutting-Edge Flavours, Ingredients & Texture Trends From The Front Line

Stefanos Andreou, Chef De Cuisine, The Savoy
Arnaud Kaziewicz, Director Of Food & Beverage, EAT.
Aaron Dixon, Head of Culinary, Moy Park
Glenn Evans, Head of Food Development, Las Iguanas, La Tasca & La Vina
Naved Nasir, Executive Chef, Dishoom
Robbie Lorraine, Executive Head Chef, Grazing

WORLD-WIDE TRENDS

14.35 Successfully Translate International Trends For The British Palate & Maximise Profits

Anuradha Chugh, Managing Director, Ben & Jerry's

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@foodanddrinkconference.com

THE BIG DEBATE: PLASTICS & PACKAGING - PANEL

15.15 The Blue Planet Effect: What On Earth Are We Meant To Do?

Alison Rothnie, Head of Sustainability & Public Policy, Britvic Soft Drinks PLC
Mehdi Adjiri, Food Technologist - Bakery, M&S
Luke Heeney, Supplier & Product Development Director, Leathams

15.45 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

NPD: FUTURE-PROOF YOUR BRAND - CASE STUDY

16.15 Harnessing Major Consumer Insights & Macro Themes To Modernise Your Product Portfolio & Future-Proof Your Brand

Andrew Elder, General Marketing Manager & European Capability Lead, Birds Eye

ON-PACK CLAIMS & LABELLING

16.35 Stand Out On Shelf By Shouting About The Latest & Upcoming Trends On Pack; What Do Consumers Look For & How Can That Be Exploited To Boost Sales?

Emilie Stephenson, Head Of Brand, Innocent Drinks

STAND-OUT MARKETING CAMPAIGN - CASE STUDY

16.55 Create A Marketing Storm Online & Instore For Products Everyone Is Talks About

Poppy Shute, Senior Marketing Manager, Deliveroo

RETAILER VIEWS - PANEL

17.15 Retailer Insights Into Changing Consumer Trends, Shopper Habits & Ensuring Profit In A Changing Market

Adrian Boswell, Fresh Food Buyer Own Bought & Concessions, Selfridges
Amelia Richards, Marketing Coordinator, Planet Organic
Mark Pettigrew, Director Format, Space & Range, The Co-operative Group
Melissa Spiro, Retail Buyer, Waitrose & Partners
Aggie Morrell, Head of Food, Pod
Craig Brown, Retail Sales Director, JW Filshill Ltd

17.40 Chair’s Closing Remarks & Official Close of Conference

Book An Exhibition Stand & 2 Delegate Passes Before This Thursday 13th December For Just £1949 (SAVE £700). Click here to book your stand. Stand space is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can you help FMCG professionals 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