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Book Before Next Friday & Save £100! Virtual Passes & Group Discounts Available! Don't Miss 20 Major Food & Drink Brands & Retailers Reveal Their New Marketing Strategies To Monetise The Latest Food & Drink Trends For This New Reality

20 Brands Explore 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. @FoodTrendsConf

7th Annual, One-Day, Brand-Led Conference - Live & Virtual Event, 14th January 2021, London. PLUS! Join Us At The Alcohol Trends & Innovations Workshop Day, 13th January 2021. Virtual Tickets Also Available. If there are Government restrictions at the time, the conference will take place online on our dedicated virtual platform. Book 4 Places For The Price Of 3! Please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299.

21 Brands Explore 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. @FoodTrendsConf

7th Annual, One-Day, Brand-Led Conference & Networking Event, 14th January 2021. PLUS! Join Us At The Alcohol Trends & Innovations Workshop Day, 13th January 2021. PLUS! Live Streaming Option Available.

  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 2021 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 2021 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 latest consumer 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, nutritious 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 in-store, online, traditional and social media channels.

Inspiring Speakers - Listen to market-leading, brand-side speakers as they share their hard-won insights and experiences with hot topic presentations and panels

Connect & Network - Networking is easy with the use of our discussion board, direct messaging facility, meeting request buttons, live polling and social media feed. Have your say and meet the other attendees

Live Chat - Pose your own questions and comment via the live chat function and interact with other delegates and speakers in real time

Virtual Roundtables & Peer Discussions - There will be breakout discussions during the day to discuss specific areas of interest with like-minded attendees to tailor your experience

Virtual Exhibition - Explore the 'virtual exhibition stands' and speak directly to our carefully-chosen exhibitors to help you tackle your business challenges directly

Virtual Face-To-Face Meetings - Start a conversation with fellow delegates or exhibitors and discuss your individual needs and challenges one-to-one

Go Virtual - It’s Easy! All you need is good internet access and a password which we will provide. No need to download any specific software or apps. Presentations and panels are live, and you can type in questions, take part in live polling and also comment on the social feed. For any breakout discussions, it’s just a normal zoom call. You can also direct message or request a meeting with attendees. Sessions will be recorded and will be available as on-demand content after the event.

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

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

20
Food & Drink
Brand Speakers

100%
Satisfaction Rating
In 2019

7
Years Leading
The Market

10
Advanced Topic
Streams

1
Inspirational,
Trend-Led Day

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


  • 20 Iconic Food & Drink Brands & Retailers Speaking
  • New For 2021! 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

20 Food & Drink Brands & Retailers Speaking: 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

Monetise Alcohol Shopper Strategies & Product Trends & Innovations For Exciting, Profitable Products – On & Off Trade: 360° Market Insights As Alcohol Trends Hit The Reset Button! Retailers, Beers, Wines, Spirits, Sommeliers, On-Trade & Non-Alcoholic. The Alcohol Trends & Innovations Virtual Day, 13th January 2021. Book Today For Just £209! Offer Applies To Brands Only. Download the brochure here >>

Monetise Alcohol Trends & Innovations For Exciting, Profitable Products: ✓ Emerging Trends & Flavours ✓ COVID Updates ✓ Online & Digital Disruption ✓ Low & No ✓ Craft Beer ✓ Sustainability ✓ Packaging ✓ On-Trade Insights ✓ Soft Drinks & Mixers ✓ GenZ Insights

 

97% Average 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.’

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 today for just £2,399+VAT. Click here to book your stand. Exhibition space is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Get Involved & Join Our Conference Partners, Including Vision One...

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
7th Annual, Brand-Led Conference & Networking Event, 14th January 2021, London

08:30 Registration, Morning Coffee & Objective Setting

09:10 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chair’s Opening Remarks

Hot New Trends & Innovations - Q&A Panel

09:20 Seize Opportunities & Capitalise On The Cutting-Edge Trends Defining Our Plate In 2021 & Beyond For New Profitable Innovations

Ben Lockwood, UK On Trade Marketing Manager, BrewDog

 

 

Rupert Willday, Head of Food, Charlie Bigham's

 

 

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


 

 

Charlotte Dauzat, Co-FounderGÂTO


 

 

James Edmunds, Managing Director, Trip

 

 

 

Lee Boakes Head of NPD & Innovation Huel

Vegan & Plant-Based

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

Health Conscious Consumers

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

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

Sustainability Drive

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

Paul Irwin-Rhodes, External Affairs Manager, Greggs

 

 

The Agile Innovation Playbook

11:30 How To Develop Products Better, Faster & Cheaper In The Modern Marketplace

  • What can we learn from how the technology sector innovates?
  • The fundamentals of Agile Innovation
  • Building your Agile Laboratory

Ben Davies, Founder, Vypr

 

 

11:45 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

Next-Level NPD

12:20 Harness Fresh Consumer Insights & Successful NPD Strategies For Innovative & 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) Gut Health

Nicola Diogenous, Head of Innovation & NPD, Jacksons

 

 

 

B) Long-Term Brand Building

C) Sustainability & Packaging

D) Coronavirus Response!
Share best practice with your peers about the immediate impact of coronavirus on business operations and strategy, how to minimise blows to the bottom line and reinforce business resilience during uncertain times.

13:40 Afternoon 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 2021 & Beyond

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

Bilendi Limited Case Study

14:20 Bonus Session Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

Enzo Rodia, Head of Marketing, Bilendi 

Plastics & Packaging

14:35 Move Towards Sustainable Packaging With Plastics & Alternatives That Meet Rising Consumer Demands

Ben Fox, Packaging Procurement Manager, Yeo Valley Family Farm

International Trends & Influences

14:55 Tap Into The Latest Worldwide Food & Drink Trends For Up-To-Date, Innovative Products

 


15:15 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

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

 

 

 

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

Our Press & Media Partners

Monetise Alcohol Shopper Strategies & Product Trends & Innovations For Exciting, Profitable Products – On & Off Trade: 360° Market Insights As Alcohol Trends Hit The Reset Button! Retailers, Beers, Wines, Spirits, Sommeliers, On-Trade & Non-Alcoholic. The Alcohol Trends & Innovations Virtual Day, 13th January 2021. Book Today For Just £199! Offer Applies To Brands Only. Download the brochure here >>

Monetise Alcohol Trends & Innovations For Exciting, Profitable Products: ✓ Emerging Trends & Flavours ✓ COVID Updates ✓ Online & Digital Disruption ✓ Low & No ✓ Craft Beer ✓ Sustainability ✓ Packaging ✓ On-Trade Insights ✓ Soft Drinks & Mixers ✓ GenZ Insights

 

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 today for just £2,399+VAT. Click here to book your stand. Exhibition space is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

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