By Exclusive Invitation Only

Food & Drink Innovators Thought Leadership Lunch & Workshop

22nd May 2024  | 12.00-17.00

Haymarket Hotel, London

We are delighted to invite you - by exclusive invitation - to join 15 NPD and R&D leaders for lunch at the Haymarket Hotel, London.

We’ve booked a private room with a delicious menu at the Haymarket Hotel, London on 22nd May 2024 – and you have been handpicked to be a part of this exclusive afternoon! The aim of the lunch and afternoon is to hivemind the very latest challenges and strategies for product innovation success with other food and drink NPD professionals and the experts at TraceGains. TraceGains are also very happy to share their latest data reports and insights with you.


As NPD moves higher up the list of business priorities, speed-to-market has remained a consistent headache – and with consumer preferences and market trends evolving faster than you can say “government budget announcement” or “TikTok”, having the capacity to react and respond quickly is critical to cost-effective product innovation.

Join us for an afternoon of shop talk over an informal lunch and drinks in the most luxurious of settings, at the Haymarket Hotel, London.

Who Is It For?

Senior New Product Development and Research & Development Leaders in the food and drink industry. Please note that this event is invite only.


We have reserved the beautiful private dining room at the Haymarket Hotel, London. The Haymarket makes up part of the Firmdale Hotel’s portfolio, alongside the Ham Yard and Charlotte Street Hotels, and blends quintessential British architecture alongside eclectic, international influences for a modern dining experience.

The Group Executive Head Chef: Joe Fox, has designed his menus to revolve around British seasonality, local produce and low food miles and results in delicious, clean and modern cuisine.

Food & Drink Innovators Thought Leadership Workshop​ Agenda

12.00 Arrival

12.30 Lunch To Be Served

13.00 Opening Keynotes

13:45 Roundtable Discussion: Digital technologies – The Key To Unlocking Future NPD Success.

Join us at this intimate, exclusive roundtable discussion for the latest insights into how digital technologies are business-critical to achieving innovative, profitable and quick-to-market product development.

This roundtable promises to be an eye-opener on how digitisation is revolutionising the product development landscape in the food industry, aligning with the urgent demand for speed and precision in introducing new products amidst the complexities of changing consumer preferences and sustainability objectives. Join industry leaders and peers to uncover digital solutions that streamline the innovation process, ensuring a faster, more precise path from concept to consumer.

  • Peer led discussion around the challenges and hurdles of meeting consumer expectations and regulatory requirements in a fast-paced market.
  • Gain insights into how digitisation can alleviate common development hurdles, enhancing collaboration and data management across teams.
  • Engage in open discussions about the evolving challenges that R&D teams face in a world where consumer demands and sustainability goals shift rapidly.
  • Discover peer-led strategies and expert tools designed to streamline product development processes, from concept to market.

14.45 Summary: Reconvene To Discuss Findings & Outline Key Takeaways.

15.15 Drinks & Networking

16.30 Close

Tracegains Testimonials

“I love the knowledge sharing at these get-togethers. I always leave with important takeaways, feeling inspired, like I can tackle anything.”
Regina T., Sr. Manager, Supplier Quality, Saralee Frozen Bakery

“I love hearing how other companies are harnessing data and making strategic changes. I always leave Together events feeling inspired.”
Erin T. Sr. Manager, Technical Services, T. Marzetti

“Being away from my desk and able to connect with the community is so beneficial. It reminds we that we are in this together.”
Alicia S., Quality & Regulatory Manager, Morgan Foods

“The TraceGains get-togethers are truly fulfilling and informative. The partnership that TraceGains provides is absolutely priceless.”
 Jody Bayne, Director of Supply Quality, Ferrara Candy