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Book now for just £499* NEW SPEAKER: Claire Hughes, Director of Product & Innovation from Sainsbury’s! 24 Brands Explore New Ways Forward To Monetise Changing Must-Have Trends, Drive Growth & Boost Brand Presence

Profitable Food & Drink Trends & Innovations To Engage, Delight & Inspire Shoppers: Guarantee Market Success & Monetise The Latest Retailer & Consumer Sustainability, Health, Plant-Based, Packaging & Ingredient Trends To Grab Consumers’ Attention & Send Sales Soaring With Consumer-Focused NPD & Captivating Marketing. @FoodTrendsConf

A One-Day, Brand-Led Conference & Industry Networking Event, One America Square, Central London, 18th May 2022

24 Food & Drink Retailers, Manufacturers & Foodservice Professionals Provide Business-Critical Insights To Capitalise On The Latest Consumer, Market & Retailing Trends & Draw Consumers Through Profitable Food & Drink Innovations Based On Health & Wellness, The Continued Popularity Of Plant-Based Alternatives, Green Packaging & Sustainability, New & Exciting Flavours & Ingredients & Head-Turning Marketing & Communications

Can You Help Brands 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 & 2 Delegate Passes Now For Only £2,499 (SAVE £1,000). Exhibition space is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

New Ways Forward To Monetise Changing Must-Have Trends, Drive Growth & Boost Brand Presence. Profitable Food & Drink Trends & Innovations To Engage, Delight & Inspire Shoppers: Guarantee Market Success & Monetise The Latest Retailer & Consumer Sustainability, Health, Plant-Based, Packaging & Ingredient Trends To Grab Consumers’ Attention & Send Sales Soaring With Consumer-Focused NPD & Captivating Marketing. @FoodTrendsConf

A One-Day, Brand-Led Conference & Industry Networking Event, One America Square, Central London, 18th May 2022

PLUS! What's New For 2022?


  • 24 Iconic Food & Drink Brands & Retailers Speaking
  • In-Depth Conversations & Speaker Interviews
  • 4 Interactive Panels: A) Sustainability B) Plant Powered Trends & NPD C) Future Trends & Innovations D) Retailer & Chef Insights
  • 8th Annual Must-Attend Industry Event
  • Live Chefs Demonstrations
  • Refreshed Brand-Led Speaker Line-Up: Fresh insights, content and new case studies for a brave new world post-Covid

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

24
Food & Drink
Brand Speakers

97%
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9
Years Leading
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Inspirational,
Trend-Led Day

24 Food & Drink Brands & Retailers Speaking: Retailer & Chef Insights • Plant Powered Trends & NPD • Sustainability Trends • The Health-Conscious Consumer • NPD Success: From Concept To Launch • Marketing Success & Communicating Brand Values • Sustainable Packaging Systems • On-Trend Ingredients & Flavours • Future Trends & Innovations

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

‘A very well-organised, professional event.’

‘Very relevant, interesting and motivating.’

New Ways Forward To Monetise Changing Must-Have Trends, Drive Growth & Boost Brand Presence. Profitable Food & Drink Trends & Innovations To Engage, Delight & Inspire Shoppers: Guarantee Market Success & Monetise The Latest Retailer & Consumer Sustainability, Health, Plant-Based, Packaging & Ingredient Trends To Grab Consumers’ Attention & Send Sales Soaring With Consumer-Focused NPD & Captivating Marketing. @FoodTrendsConf

Please see the agenda outline below or click here to view the full conference programme >>.

08.30 Registration, Informal Networking

09.00 GIC Welcome

09.05 Morning Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

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

 

 

Trina Curry, Change Manager, Danone

 

RETAILER & CHEF INSIGHTS - Q&A Panel

09.10 Retailer & Chef Insights From The Front Line: Respond To The Latest Consumer Trends & Shopper Habits To Ensure Commercial Success

  • How are the macro trends evolving in shopping, dining and cooking within retail, hospitality and foodservice?
  • Which trends do retailers and chefs perceive will have longevity in this ever-changing market and how can we tap into them for profitable products and ranges?
  • Horizon scanning! What are the new and emerging flavours, ingredients, texture and NPD trends we expect to translate from plate to shelf?

Richard Dennett, Category Manager - Bakery, The Co-op


 

Tony Kitous, Founder, Comptoir Libanais PLC

MARKETING SUCCESS & COMMUNICATING BRAND VALUES – Double Perspective

09.40 Develop Marketing & Brand Strategies Which Respond To Dynamic Markets, Inspire Consumers & Boost Profit & Sales

  • Create successful and exciting digital marketing campaigns that respond to the growth in online content consumption by consumers
  • From environment to social causes, how can businesses build credibility and trust with consumers by cementing authenticity as a core brand value and communicate these values effectively?
  • Seize opportunities for increasing consumer reach by utilising third party or cross-sector partnerships to drive interest and guarantee a wide reach
  • What are the most hard-hitting marketing and brand strategies according to the varying experiences of big and small businesses?

Liz Forte, Marketing Director, Compass Group UK&I

 

Anna Fenten, Marketing Director, Searcy's

 

10.20 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

SUSTAINABILITY TRENDSPanel Discussion & Q&A – Post COP26 Action

10.50 From Trend To Reality: Translate Green & Sustainable Goals Into Product & Business

  • Untangle the web of sustainability to understand the butterfly effect of every decision in the end-to-end product lifecycle and assess where you can truly make the biggest impact to green targets
  • Food and drink production focus: how can we create sustainable improvements to eliminate waste and increase efficiency through every stage of the manufacturing process?
  • How does a product being labelled as ‘sustainable’ influence consumer purchasing decisions and how is this balanced against increased price points, quality and authenticity?
  • Dispelling myths about sustainability and greenwashing: what is the reality of claims of being environmentally friendly? How can businesses establish authenticity around action taken to promote sustainability?

Annelie Selander, Group Sustainability Director, Nomad Foods

 

Anna Sebastian, Head of Brand, Served

BONUS SESSION

11.20 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner: Attest

THE HEALTH-CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

11.35 Eat Well, Feel Well? Capitalise On Evolving Health & Wellness Trends To Satisfy The Health-Conscious Consumer & Boost Sales

  • Just what does healthy mean today? What are the most common consumer perceptions of health and how can we translate these successfully into product success and growth?
  • Tap into the latest consumer insights around the rise in demand for natural, organic and local provenance in relation to health and wellbeing
  • Food beyond fuel: explore the impact of wellbeing and increasingly holistic approaches to health to design products that fulfil both physical and mental health

Stephanie Robertson, Head of Customer Engagement, Restaurant Associates UK

PLANT POWERED TRENDS & NPDPanel Discussion & Q&A

11.55 As Plant-Based Trends Continue To Evolve, Identify The Leading Consumer Drivers To Stimulate Innovation, Interest & Market Success

  • Meat reduction, vegan, health, environment, cruelty… uncover the prevailing consumer incentives and drivers towards plant-based lifestyles and assess their longevity in the market to develop NPD and narratives that resonate
  • Seize the opportunities in new plant-based meat and dairy alternatives and capitalise on these innovations
  • Unpack the ‘truths’ around the sustainability of plant-based lifestyles- how environmentally friendly are they really?
  • As the flexitarian consumer becomes increasingly dominant, how can this trend be harnessed to ensure animal products are replicated with high-quality yet cost-effective alternatives that meet mass consumer expectations
  • Keep up to date on the latest innovations in plant-based proteins and the associated challenges of texture, flavours and costs

Claire Roper, Head of Marketing & Innovation – Foodservice, Quorn Foods

 

Julianne Ponan, Founder, Creative Nature

 

Joshua Beth, Head of Product, Holy Moly Dips

 

Amber Fraser, Co-Founder, BRAVE

 

Simon Day, Head of Marketing, Winterbotham Darby & Co Ltd

BONUS SESSION

12.25 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

12.40 Lunch & Informal Networking For Speakers, Delegates & Partners

INFORMAL BREAKOUT

13.20 Informal Breakouts & Chef Demonstrations From Quorn Foods & Comptoir Libanais

A. Brexit

B. Supply Chain

C. Impact of COVID Discussions

D. Ethics E. Rapid-Response Retail & Convenience

13.40 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks

Simon Wallwork Head of Strategy, Brand & Proposition, Whitbread Restaurants

NEW NPD SUCCESS – Case Study – From Concept To Launch

13.50 Generate NPD Success By Leveraging The Latest Consumer Trends To Develop Strategies & Opportunities For Profit & Innovation

  • Come with us on our NPD journey taking brand case studies from concept to launch; what were the gaps in the market, the development process and the results?
  • Horizon scanning for new, emerging categories: how can these be transformed into commercially-viable products?
  • How can businesses quickly, effectively and confidently respond to the dynamism of the market to create future NPD success?
  • Plan B ready! Mitigate Brexit and supply chain issues with suitable substitutes to deliver your products without negatively impacting cost, quality or taste

James Fisher, Lead Product Developer, Plant Kitchen Marks and Spencer

 

Shameem Kazmi, Director of Research & Development and Innovation, BRITVIC PLC

14.30 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

15.00 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING SYSTEMSNew

15.30 Dispel Packaging Myths: Build Strategies Around Evidence-Based Data & Information To Develop Packaging Which Genuinely Has The Least Environmental Impact

  • Sort the fact from the fiction: industry insights and feedback around viable recyclable and sustainable packaging materials to ensure a commitment to sustainability and environmental issues
  • From biopolymers to alternative materials, search for alternatives to single-use plastics which feed into a circular economy
  • Effectively contribute to a sustainable future through active steps to achieve the balance between cost-effective, innovative and environmentally-friendly
  • Own the narrative: from using plastics to minimise food waste or that paper isn’t all that it seems – how can you communicate the complexity of packaging to consumers?

Sam Jones, Head of Climate & Sustainability, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

ON-TREND INGREDIENTS & FLAVOURS

15.50 Stay Ahead Of The Game With The Latest Taste, Flavour & Ingredient Trends To Excite Consumers & Guarantee Market Success

  • What is the future of flavours? Which local, seasonal and international flavour profiles are becoming influential and how can these trends be effectively applied to NPD?
  • Gain insight into the latest on-trend ingredients to increase customer intrigue and drive market success
  • From value-add nutrition to CBD to superfoods, how are consumer health demands being successfully translated into ingredient choices?

Stu Macdonald, Founder, ManiLife

FUTURE TRENDS & INNOVATIONSPanel Discussion & Q & A

16.10 Anticipate Emerging Trends & Innovations To Create Opportunities For Profitable Product Innovation & Capitalise On Changing Consumer Trends

  • What global trends are taking place and how are they influencing consumer purchasing? How can these be applied to create profitable products and innovative marketing that have longevity?
  • How is the hospitality industry reviving and transforming itself post-COVID to ensure a stable, secure and successful future with dynamic strategies?
  • What global trends are taking place and how are they influencing consumer purchasing? How can these be applied to create profitable products and innovative marketing that have longevity?
  • How is the hospitality industry reviving and transforming itself post-COVID to ensure a stable, secure and successful future with dynamic strategies?
  • The rise of consumer convenience: what is the future of restaurant delivery?
  • Discover more about the increasing presence of technology within food and drink production and learn how to capitalise on these exciting innovations
  • In a post-COVID era, how can the trends of nostalgia, indulgence and comfort food be harnessed to respond to evolving consumer demands and drive profit?

Emma Goff, Global Agile Innovation Insights Manager Human Intelligence, Mars Wrigley

 

Bizhan Pourkomailian, Global Restaurant and Distribution Food Safety Director, McDonald's

 

Nicci Clark, CEO & Founder, RE: NOURISH

 

Simon Farrow, Head of Category, Hakkasan Group

Kushal Chavda, Senior Product Designer, Waitrose & Partners

 

16.40 Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks

Simon Wallwork Head of Strategy, Brand & Proposition, Whitbread Restaurants

 

16.50 Official Close Of Conference

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