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Europe's One-Day, Brand-led Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference Returns On 13th May With 40 Speakers From Kraft Heinz, Greggs, Amazon UK, Premier Foods, Pizza Hut & More! 

Unstoppable Food & Drink Trends & Innovations For Best-Selling Products & Attention-Grabbing Marketing: Capitalise On Critical Vegan, Plant-Based, Health, Sustainability, Convenience & Retail Trends For Captivating Products That Excite Shoppers With The Latest Flavours, Ingredients & International Cuisines, On-Trend Packaging, Profitable NPD Strategies & Engaging Marketing Campaigns
A One-Day, Brand-Led Conference & Networking Event, 13th May 2020, The Law Society, Central London

Monetise The Latest Retail & Consumer Insights, Critical Trends & Hot Innovations To Excel In Vegan, Plant-Based & Consumer Health Trends, Meet Rising Demands For Sustainable Packaging, Excite Busy Shoppers With Next-Level NPD, International Cuisines & Innovative Convenience Products & Create Captivating Marketing Campaigns To Skyrocket Sales


  1. Boost Sales With Hot Trends, New Flavours & Key Innovations: Get up-to-date on the latest ingredients, tastes and textures for exciting, profitable products
  2. Capitalise On Vegan, Plant-Based & Flexitarian: Truly understand how plant-based consumers tick and create products that impress both vegans and the mass market
  3. Successfully Monetise Health Trends: Appeal to the health-conscious consumer with healthy new products and innovative use of functional ingredients
  4. The Hottest 2020 Buzzword: Sustainability! Fresh ideas for reduced-waste supply chain, environmentally- friendly packaging and ethically-sourced ingredients
  5. Fresh Retailer & Chef Insights: Predictions from cutting-edge chefs and retailers on the critical products and trends to impress to win consumers in 2020 and beyond
  6. Are Plastics All Bad? The latest industry developments in sustainable packaging that don't compromise on design, product taste or shelf-life
  7. Innovative & Profitable NPD: Exploit the latestconsumer insights and gaps in the market for exciting new products that meet shopper demands and skyrocket sales
  8. What International Cuisines Will Be Next Onto British Plates? Tap into on-trend international ingredients and flavours for exciting new products!
  9. Harness The Power Of Convenience: Create impressive, nutricious on-the-go products that meet busy consumers' needs
  10. Create A Storm With Engaging Marketing & Comms! Captivate consumers and effectively communicate brand values; integrated across instore, online, traditional and social media channels.

The Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference At A Glance:

40
Food & Drink
Brand Speakers

100%
Satisfaction Rating
Year-On-Year

7
Years Leading
The Market

10
Advanced Topic
Streams

1
Inspirational,
Trend-Led Day

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


  • 40 Iconic Food & Drink Brands & Retailers Speaking In 1 Compact Day
  • New For 2020! Post-Conference Alcohol Trends Workshop Day
  • 100% Satisfaction Rate In 2019
  • Innovative Taste Demos From Pioneering Chefs
  • In-Depth Conversations & Speaker Interviews
  • 4 Facilitated Breakout Discussions Covering: A) Gut Health B) Sustainability & Packaging C) Long-Term Brand Building D) eCommerce
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40 Food & Drink Brands & Retailers Speaking In 1 Day: New Trends & Innovations • Vegan, Plant-Based & Flexitarian • Hot Health Trends • Sustainability • Next-Level NPD • What’s Next? Chefs & Innovator Insights • Plastics & Packaging • International Trends & Influences • Monetise The Convenience Boom • Stand-Out Marketing & Comms • Retailer Views & Predictions

100% Delegate Satisfaction Rating Across All 2019 Events! Hear What Previous Conference Attendees Think:

‘Conversation-generating presentations on driving the business forward.’

‘A very well organised, professional event.’

‘Very relevant, interesting and motivating.’

Why Not Get Involved With The Food & Drink Trends Conference?

Can You Help Monetise The Latest Consumer Trends & Innovations? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@foodanddrinkconference.com

Book an exhibition stand and two delegate passes before next Thursday 12th December for just £1,949+VAT (SAVE £550). Click here to book your stand. Exhibition space is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Unstoppable Food & Drink Trends & Innovations For Best-Selling Products & Attention-Grabbing Marketing: Capitalise On Critical Vegan, Plant-Based, Health, Sustainability, Convenience & Retail Trends For Captivating Products That Excite Shoppers With The Latest Flavours, Ingredients & International Cuisines, On-Trend Packaging, Profitable NPD Strategies & Engaging Marketing Campaigns
A One-Day, Brand-Led Conference & Networking Event, 13th May 2020, The Law Society, Central London

08:30 Registration, Morning Coffee & Objective Setting

09:10 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Chair’s Opening Remarks
Daniela Busseni, Head of Category Development - Sweet Treats, Premier Foods

Hot New Trends & Innovations - Q&A Panel

09:20 Seize Opportunities & Capitalise On The Cutting-Edge Trends Defining Our Plate In 2020 & Beyond For New Profitable Innovations

Lone ThomsenChief Marketing Officer, The Meatless Farm

 

 

Ben Lockwood, UK On Trade Marketing Manager, BrewDog

 

 

Georgina Howes, Product Manager, Zizzi Restaurant

 

 

 

Rupert Willday, Head of Food, Charlie Bigham's

 

 

Ben Hedley, Head of Marketing Global, Burger & Lobster Restaurant Group


 

 

Anisa JamalHead Of New Product Development, SimplyCook


 

 

Alice Chandler, Head of Product & Innovation, Pip & Nut

 

 

Dan Broughton, Co-Founder, Dalston's Soda Co.


 

 

Charlotte Dauzat, Co-FounderGÂTO


Vegan & Plant-Based

09:50 Explore The Longevity Of Veganism & Create Profitable Products & Campaigns That Impress Both Plant-Based Consumers & The Mass Market

Nicki Skidmore, Senior Innovation Manager, Mission Foods

Vegan & Plant-Based

10:10 Ensure You’re Meeting The Needs Of Health-Conscious Consumers With Products That Hit The All-Important Health Trends For Increased Sales

Rebecca BoltHead of Innovations, Addo Food Group

 

 

 

10:40 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking & Chef Demos

Sustainability Drive - Double Perspective

11:10 Create & Maintain A True Drive For Sustainability Across Your Organisation With Innovative New Strategies That Impress Today’s Environmentally-Conscious Consumer

Darren Henaghan, Managing Director, Borough Market

 

 

 

Paul Irwin-Rhodes, External Affairs Manager, Greggs

 

 

 


11:50 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

Next-Level NPD

12:20 Harness Fresh Consumer Insights & Successful NPD Strategies ForInnovative & Profitable Products That Fly Off The Shelf

Minerve Vicente, Head of Product Development EMEA, Kraft Heinz Company

 

 

 


12:40 Lunch & Informal Networking For Speakers, Delegates & Partners

13:10 Informal Breakout Discussions

A) Long-Term Brand Building

Ben Newbury, Marketing Lead - Yorkshire Tea, Taylors of Harrogate

 

 

 

B) Sustainability & Packaging

Duncan Bond, Senior Packaging, Development Manager, Nomad Foods

 

 

 

C) How Food & Drink Brands Can Thrive On eCommerce

Andrew Wardlaw, Chief Ideas Officer, MMR Research Worldwide Ltd

 

 

 

D) Gut Health

Nicola Diogenous, Head of Innovation & NPD, Jacksons

 

 

 

13:40 Chair’s Opening Remarks

Daniela Busseni, Head of Category Development - Sweet Treats, Premier Foods

Chefs & Innovators: The Next Big Thing!

13:50 The Next Big Thing: Hot New Flavours, Cuisines & Ingredients Hitting The Menu For 2020 & Beyond

Terry McDowell, Head of Food & Drink, TGI Fridays UK

 

 

 

Steve LovePrincipal Research Chef, McCormick

 

 

 

Aaron Dixon, Head of Culinary, Moy Park

 

 

 

Mark Schomberg, Global Lead Development Chef, pladis Global

 

 

 

Robbie Lorraine, Executive Chef, The Lion's Prep

 

 

 

Toby Hill, Head of Food Development, Bourne Leisure

Plastics & Packaging

14:20 Move Towards Sustainable Packaging With Plastics & Alternatives That Meet Rising Consumer Demands

Ben Fox, Packaging Procurement Manager, Yeo Valley Family Farm

International Trends & Influences

14:40 Tap Into The Latest Worldwide Food & Drink Trends For Up-To-Date, Innovative Products

Ben Fox, Packaging Procurement Manager, Yeo Valley Family Farm

 

 

 

Natasha Harden, Head of Marketing & Innovation, BOL foods

 

 

 


15:00 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


15:30 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

On-The-Go!

16.00 Excite Busy Shoppers With Innovative On-The-Go Products That Fly Off The Shelves

Steve Bessant, Co-Founder, The Coconut Collaborative & Boostball

Fresh Marketing & Comms

16:20 Create Fresh Marketing Campaigns With Exciting & Relevant Content That Effectively Communicates Brand Values & Captivates Consumers Across Multiple Channels

Sonya Mooney, Digital Marketing Manager Restaurant, Pizza Hut Restaurants UK

Plant Power Is People Power

16:40 Hear from Nomad Foods who envision to democratise plant-based food and give plant power to everyone with their new Green Cuisine range. Creating new ways of working within Nomad Foods, with a start-up mentality and an agile cross-functional team.

Steffen Zeller, European Marketing Director Plant Protein, Nomad Foods

Retailer Views & Insights - Q&A Panel

17:00 Hear Directly From The Retailers! The Latest Trends, Consumer Behaviours & Shopper Habits To Buy Into & Ensure Profit In A Challenging Retail Market

Kevin Hancock, Senior Trading Manager, Ocado

 

 

 

Simon Browning, MD Strategic Partnerships, Krispy Kreme UK

 

 

 

Rita Almeida, Retail Brand Specialist - Grocery & Pantry, Amazon UK

 

 

 

17:30 Chairs’ Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference

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Why Not Get Involved With The Food & Drink Trends Conference?

Can You Help Monetise The Latest Consumer Trends & Innovations? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@foodanddrinkconference.com

Book an exhibition stand and two delegate passes before next Thursday 12th December for just £1,949+VAT (SAVE £550). Click here to book your stand. Exhibition space is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.