Trends: Fashions, Flavours, and Fascinating Figures
Bloomsbury Street Hotel

30.01.18

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Kicking off our New Year, we are bringing together 7 phenomenal speakers to help you get inspired, take action, and set daring goals.

Inspirational speakers will cover topics and give advice on Trends: Fashions, Flavours, and Fascinating Figures. From the threats and opportunities of Brexit to insights into how you can de-risk innovation and NPD, they will share original strategies and help you discern fashion from fad.

Reserve your seat here to join us for a day of insights into what the future tastes like.

The industry experts you can hear from include:

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Agenda & speakers

  • Richard Maryniak

  • Chief Insight Officer | Black Swan Data

EXPLORING TREND DETECTION ALGORITHMS TO DE-RISK INNOVATION AND NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IN 2018.

  • De-risking challenges and identifying opportunities based on trends.
  • Using a mathematical and historical assessment of trends to benefit your brand.
  • Sharing insights and findings on this methodology and how it has been applied to innovation and NPD in the Food & Drink space.

WHAT’S EXCITING AND FRUSTRATING CONSUMERS WHEN IT COMES TO TASTE AND FLAVOUR?

  • Why is understanding frustration and excitement more important than ever for innovators?
  • What is the language of taste and flavour in today’s world?
  • How are consumers visualising the world of taste and flavour?
  • Key tips and tactics for NPD.
  • The big ‘whys’ behind the big trends.
  • David Hood

  • Head of Innovation | Happen
  • Mark Berrisford-Smith

  • Head of Economics | HSBC

AN UNRAVELLING OF THE OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS FACED AS A RESULT OF BREXIT.

  • Renowned for his forthright and practical views, Mark will provide clarity around the key economic questions raised by the country’s exit from the EU.
  • What can your business expect this year and how can you navigate your way through 2018 and beyond?

THE STRUGGLE’S SILVER LINING – HOW MANÍLIFE WENT FROM A BEDROOM FULL OF PEANUTS TO BREAKING A CROWDFUNDING RECORD.

  • A light-hearted insight into the nitty gritty of starting a food business.
  • The knowledge that if ‘this guy’ can do it you probably can too.
  • Juggling the passion and being a desk jockey.
  • How to run a successful crowdfund.
  • The long-term benefits of the struggle.
  • Stuart Macdonald

  • Founder | ManiLife
  • David Vardy

  • Managing Director | Vantedge

PROFITING FROM THE EVOLUTION- KEY TRENDS IN GROCERY RETAIL

  • Current market dynamics.
  • Addressing some of the key changes in shopper behaviours.
  • How have missions and shopping styles changed?
  • What might we do about it all?

CHERRY-PICKED INNOVATION- THE STORY OF THE HERITAGE BRAND TIPTREE

  • Get to know the world of Tiptree jam
  • The power and challenges of being a heritage brand
  • Our entrepreneurial approach to innovation
  • Using trends and opportunities to reach out to new customers
  • Susanne Kistler

  • Head of Business Development | Wilkin & Sons
  • Stephanie Rice

  • Founder | Rice Marketing

FOODVENIENCE- THE BLURRING OF BOUNDARIES

  • Foodvenience – what is it and why is it important?
  • London on the move – No time for breakfast crowd
  • Home Experience – The latest chapter for convenience
  • The last mile – The delivery battleground

Venue

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

Timings

  • 9:00
    Registration, breakfast and networking
  • 10:00
    Conference begins
  • 13:40
    Lunch
  • 16:00
    Conference ends

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Trends: Fashions, Flavours, and Fascinating Figures

30 January Bloomsbury Street Hotel

£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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