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Global Trends
Radisson Blu Bloomsbury St

26.06.18

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Global Trends – Driving Innovation in the UK and International Markets | 26th June 2018

Chair: Simon Waring, Managing Director at Green Seed UK

The global food and drink industry is forever evolving with changing consumer demands. In light of this, we are bringing together seven phenomenal speakers who are experts in their field. We aim to unravel global trends, looking at how we can continue to inspire audiences everywhere with innovative ideas.

This is an opportunity to ask questions, engage in discussion and find out how like-minded individuals are coping with challenging trends across the globe.

You can find further details about each talk below.

We hope you will be able to join us.

Reserve your seat here.

Agenda & Speakers

  • David Jago

  • Trends & Innovation Director | Mintel

THE BIG PICTURE: GLOBAL TRENDS AND INNOVATION IN FOOD & DRINK

  • Setting the scene – what’s happening in the innovation & renovation space, globally and locally?
  • Which trends are driving innovation? Specifically looking at the growth trends, the fastest-growing claims, hot topics, and what’s working, with a focus on areas including:
    Healthy lifestyle trends
    All things natural
    Approaches to sugar reduction
    Permissibility and mindful snacking

FROM AUSTERITY NATION TO FOOD TECH INNOVATION

  • Israel is synonymous with Technology and Innovation. During the last 20 years, this small country has managed to gain the title of Startup Nation.
  • With the highest density of technology start-ups in the world, attracting more venture capital dollars per person than any other country, it is fascinating to try and understand the DNA of this phenomena.
  • Why is Israel an exceptionally innovative country, and how is its emerging food tech community contributing to the global food tech revolution.
  • Michal Neeman

  • CEO | Lumeega
  • Kevin Butterworth

  • Marketing Director | Symington's

SELLING NOODLES TO CHINA

  • Building a compelling brand – how to stand out in a mature and crowded category
  • Innovation – meeting more consumer occasions
  • Building a presence outside of the UK – which markets and why

MORE TASTE, LESS WASTE

  • Why the food industry needs to consider sustainability.
  • How SNACT is tackling food waste by creating healthy snacks.
  • SNACT’s journey to using compostable packaging.
  • Michael Minch-Dixon

  • Co-founder | Snact
  • Philip Chadwick

  • Editor | Packaging News

THE PLASTIC DEBATE AND PACKAGING INNOVATION

  • How the debate started and the global sustainability challenge.
  • The response from retailers and brands.
  • Alternatives to plastics – their strengths and weaknesses.
  • The plastic debate – unintended consequences or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?

BREXIT AND ITS IMPACT ON F&B MANUFACTURING IN THE UK

  • Comparison of historic drivers to innovation in the UK versus other countries.
  • The current situation – what might happen and why.
  • What companies could be doing…
  • Trefor Griffith

  • Head of Food and Beverage | Grant Thornton
  • Simon Bullen

  • International Sales Director | Gü Puds

HOW TO WIN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

  • Gü’s international journey.
  • What’s gone well.
  • Things we’ve learned!
  • Some pointers for others ‘on the road’ to international success.

Venue

Radisson Blu Bloomsbury Street Hotel
9-13 Bloomsbury Street
London, WC1B 3QD

Timings

  • 9:00
    Registration, breakfast, and networking
  • 9:40
    Conference begins
  • 13:35
    Lunch
  • 16:00
    Conference finishes

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Global Trends

26 June Radisson Blu Bloomsbury St

£550plus VAT

GROUP DISCOUNT
20% off price shown when booking two places. 30% off when booking 3 or more.

If you are a genuinely small company or an independent nutritionist, special prices are available.
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