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33 Food & Drink Brands Give Advanced Insights On Best-Selling, On-Trend Products & Attention-Grabbing Marketing Which Capitalise On The Latest Market, Consumer & Retailing Insights For Profitable Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Which Excite Shoppers & Fly Off The Shelves

Exploit Emerging Health, Ingredient & International Trends To Boost Sales With Cutting-Edge, Consumer-Focused NPD, Packaging, Social Media, Shopper Marketing & Communications Strategies.
A One-Day, Brand-Led Conference & Networking Event, 17th May 2018, Bounce Farringdon, London. Download Brochure. Book Before 8th February & Save Up To £299 - Quote EB150!

33 Food & Drink Retailers & Manufacturers Share Insights On Exciting Shoppers By Translating The Hottest Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Into Product & Marketing Success For Best-In-Class Consumer Engagement & Profitable NPD:

  1. Monetise Emerging Trends & 2018 Must-Use Ingredients For Lucrative Product & Sales Innovations: Translating the latest consumer trends and market insights into game-changing food and drink strategies
  2. Capitalising On Long-Lasting Health Trends, Claims & Preferences: Align products with consumer demand to determine the hottest health ingredients, labelling and offerings which will resonate and succeed
  3. International Influences & New Market Opportunities: Leverage worldwide inspiration for exciting, innovative products which thrive during Brexit and a changing UK market
  4. Consumer-Focused, Stand-Out NPD: Maximise sales with fast-paced NPD which keeps up with ever-changing consumer demands
  5. Shopper Marketing Success Online & In-Store! Translate customer shopping habits and product preferences into targeted online messaging and powerful in-store campaigns
  6. Harness Retailer Insights For Commercial Success: Insight into retailers’ needs, expectations and advice for mutually profitable products and campaigns
  7. Sustainable, High-Impact Packaging Innovations: Draw consumer attention with eye-catching, low-cost and recyclable packaging
  8. Capitalise On The Convenience Boom! Uncover the latest innovations in snacking, impulse and food-to-go to optimise convenience and drive sales
  9. Engaging, Innovative Social Media Strategies: Capture attention and boost sales with trend-driven, foodie-enticing social media

  • 33 Food & Drink Brands Speaking From The Frontline
  • 1 Compact, Future-Focused Day
  • 5 Years Of Insights & Inspiration!
  • 9 Trend-Setting Head Chefs: Demonstrations, Predictions & Insights!
  • 83%+ Average Senior, Client-Side Audience
  • 5 Exciting Panel Discussions: Retailer Views, Health Trends, International Trends, Trends & Innovations & Chefs’ Trend Spotting
  • 12 Break Out Sessions & Chef Demo Zones: A) Vegetarian with Tate & Lyle, B) Ingredients C) Fibre D) Protein E Nutrients F) Vegan & Meat Free with Tesco G) Gluten Free H) Health Claims & Functional Ingredients I) Natural & Clean Label J) Fats K) Flavours L) Salt
  • 13 Interactive Breakout Sessions On The Hottest, Latest Trends
  • 1 Conference Chair & Practical Reviews: Discuss the key takeaways from each session
  • Facilitated Networking Hosts
  • Open Q&A

1 Day, 33 Food & Drink Manufacturers & Retailers Speaking: Trends & Innovations ★ Health Trends ★ Next-Level NPD ★ International Trends ★ Packaging Innovations ★ Chefs’ Trend Spotting ★ Retailer Views ★ Shopper Marketing ★ Food-To-Go ★ Social Media ★ Trend Spotlights

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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 info@foodanddrinkconference.com.

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The Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference Programme:

08.30 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting
8.00 ICON
09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Danielle Bekker, Global Product & Process Innovation Director, AB InBev


09.15 Game-Changing Current & Emerging Trends: Which Key Food & Drink Trends Will Power Long-Term Successful Product Innovation?

Tammy Butterworth, Global R&D Manager, PepsiCo

Thomas Cropper, Managing Director, Tuk In Foods - Innovator

Rob Martineau, Head of Product, Tribe - Innovator

Michael Minch-Dixon, Co-Founder, Snact - Innovator


09.45 Investigating Changing Health Trends, Preferences & Lifestyles For Health Products, Ingredients & Claims Which Resonate With Consumers
Sarah Miskell, Operational Marketing Director, Müller UK & Ireland Group


10.05 From ‘Free From’ To Meat Free! Investigating Shifts, Patterns & Trends Between Health Food Choices & Lifestyle Trends To Deliver Claims & Products Which Meet Evolving Consumer Requirements
Derek Sarno, Chef-Director of Plant Based Innovation, Tesco

Pippa Murray, Founder, Pip & Nut

Damien Kennedy, Co-Founder, Wheyhey - Innovator

Steve Walpole, Head of Food, Ugo Foods Group


10.35 Morning Refreshments With Informal Networking

A) Vegetarian

Carolin Hackenberg, Global Marketing Manager, Tate & Lyle

B) Ingredients

C) Fibre

D) Protein

E) Nutrients


11.05 Appeal To Consumers With Sustainable, Low-Cost, High-Impact Packaging Innovations Which Attract Attention & Maximise Sales
Kevin Vyse, Senior Packaging Technologist & Circular Economy Lead, Marks & Spencer

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


11.55 Capitalise On International Influences To Deliver Exciting, Range-Boosting Products, Recognise New Markets & Get To Grips With The Challenges Of Import & Export Following Brexit
Cathy Kidd, Global Marketing Director, Kerry Foods

Hannah Ingram-Moore, Head of B2B, Whittard of Chelsea


12.25 Tying Together The Latest Health, Flavour & Ingredient Trends To Deliver Stand-Out NPD & Insight-Led Products Which Excite Shoppers & Fly Off The Shelves
Mark Cummings, Head of Stills & Innovation, Coca-Cola European Partners

12.45 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers


13.15 During The Lunch Break

A) Vegan & Meat Free
Derek Sarno, Chef-Director of Plant Based Innovation, Tesco

B) Gluten Free

C) Health Claims & Functional Ingredients

13.45 Afternoon Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


13.55 What Are Chefs Predicting For 2018 & Beyond? Trends, Ingredients & Flavours To Monetise For Exciting, On-Trend & Best-Selling Products

Rohintan Christian, Senior Sous Chef, Wagamama

Fred Ponnovoy, Head Chef,

Steve Love, Principal Research Chef, McCormick

Candice Moyo, Head Chef, Yo! Sushi

Derek Sarno, Chef-Director of Plant Based Innovation, Tesco

Jamie Evangelou, Group Head Chef, Unique Hospitality

Bruno Pires, Executive Chef, Wrap it up!

Szymon Grzanka, Pastry Head Chef, Kai Mayfair


14.25 First-Hand Retailing Insights Into Emerging Consumer Trends, Gaps In The Market & Brand Engagement Opportunities For Commercial Success & Collaboration In The UK Food & Drink Marketplace
Hannah Squirrell, Customer Director, Greggs

Jamie Seymour, Senior Customer Manager – Fresh & Frozen, The Co-operative Group

Tim Stilwell, Founder & CEO, Burrito Kitchen

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


15.25 Afternoon Refreshment With Informal Networking

A) Natural & Clean Label

B) Flavours

C) Fats

D) Salt

E) Social Media

Hannah Squirrell, Customer Director, Greggs


15.55 Harness Up-To-The-Minute Shopper Trends For Insight-Led Shopper Marketing Which Influences Point Of Sale Decision Making Online & In-Store
Mark Pettigrew, Director Format, Space & Range, The Co-operative Group


16.15 Insight-Led Snacking, Impulse & Convenience Meal Occasions: Turn The Hottest Trends & Innovations Into Profits & Identify What Consumers Really Want From Food-To-Go
John Want, Marketing Director, Adelie Foods


16.35 Innovative Social Media Strategies To Capture Consumer Attention & Boost Brand Excitement For Maximised Sales & Conversions
Gareth Turner, Director of Marketing, Arla Foods

16.55 Chair’s Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference

PLUS! Don't Miss The Pre-Conference Day: Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations, Asia House, Central London, 16th May 2018

Creating Profitable & Engaging Packaging Offerings With Insights Into The Latest Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations: Recycling & Sustainability • Attention-Grabbing Packaging • Packaging Functionality & Formats • Messaging & Marketing • Packaging Innovations

09.15 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting

09.45 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chair and Co-Chair’s Opening Remarks

Kevin Vyse, Senior Packaging Technologist & Circular Economy Lead, Marks & Spencer

Tom Stone, Brand Business Leader, L’Oreal


10.00 Cost-Effective, Functional & Recyclable Packaging Alternatives Which Satisfy Sustainably-Conscious Consumers & Fulfil Eco-Friendly Business Ethics
Rob Thompson, Packaging Technologist, The Co-op


10.30 Stand Out On The Shelf With Attention-Grabbing Packaging Innovations Which Promote Your Brand In-Store
Don’t let your packaging let your product down! Engaging shoppers in-store and triggering purchases with best-in-class product presentation which keeps pace with packaging evolution, grabs attention.

11.00 Morning Refreshment Break & Informal Networking


11.30 Reinvigorate Your Range With Innovative Product Delivery Formats & Robust Functional Packaging

12.00 Attention-Grabbing Packaging
Justin Kempson, Sales & Innovation Director, Charpak Ltd

12.15 Lunch and Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers

12.45 Breakout Sessions During Lunch

A) Single Serve

B) New Packaging Formats

C) International Influence

D) Natural Materials

E) Premium/Luxury

F) Convenience/Food-To-Go Packaging

13.15 Afternoon Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


13.30 Best-In-Class Packaging Messages Which Engage Consumers & Effectively Convey Ingredients, Nutrition & Product Claims

14.00 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner: To get involved in The Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations Conference, please email info@packaginginnovations.com or call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 for more details.


14.30 Staying One Step Ahead By Identifying The Next Hot Trends & Concepts For Fit-For-Future Packaging Which Attracts Attention
Rita Janoshazi, Senior Packaging Development Manager, Nomad Foods Europe – Bird’s Eye

Kevin Vyse, Senior Packaging Technologist & Circular Economy Lead, Marks & Spencer

Tom Stone, Brand Business Leader, L’Oreal

Rob Thompson, Packaging Technologist, The Co-op

Further speakers to be announced

15.00 Closing Keynote Presentation

15.30 Chair’s Closing Remarks

16.00 Official Close Of Pre-Conference

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 call +44 (0)203 479 2299 or email info@foodanddrinkconference.com.