The changing landscape of food: Rethinking R&D, Innovation & Consumer Insight

New discussion areas for 2015…

  • Riding the future trend of nutrition with a big focus on health and wellness – Technologies to improve reformulation, regulation concerns,  consumer perception and education, the great sugar and salt debate, creating more nutritional foods whilst maintaining price and taste, the growing demand for gluten-free foods
  • How we need to increase packaging visibility through labels – How can we maximise emphasis on nutrition, new food labelling laws and opportunities
  • Moving towards clean labels – stop talking start doing
  • Why consumers are demanding more natural and organic foods
  • Rethinking R&D and technology –  looking beyond flavour, colour and intensity of taste, how 3D printing is changing the food industry, the future of packaging and innovation in Europe
  • Protein, protein and more protein – why there’s a trend of adding protein to everything
  • Biotechnology and how to feed the masses in the future – How to use technology for great yields
  • New ingredients and the popularity with large manufacturers
  • Innovation, marketing and consumer trends – connected and open innovation, disruptive technologies
  • Why brand recognition is our biggest problem
  • Consumer trends, perception and demographics

New formats to invigorate debate in 2015…

  • More content! More case studies, workshops, plenaries and interactive learning sessions across 3 break-out streams: R&D, Innovation, Consumer Insight & Marketing
  • More speakers! With over 45 leading engineers and scientists from R&D, Innovation, Technology, Product Development and Consumer Insight and Marketing taking the stage, 2015 promises to be bigger and better!
  • Other-world authorities – We believe we can learn a lot from others outside of their industry … which is why we will be inviting leading figures to discuss the future of food
  • Breakfast briefings – Join us for a light breakfast before the summit kicks off. We will be hosting two breakfast briefings hosted by leading consultants. Coffee, tea, juice and pastries will be served.
  • Ingredients Showcase – We will invite 5 leading companies who have recently developed new delivery technologies. A winner will be chosen by the people… you… at the official drinks reception

Keep reading and find out what else is new…


"Really good event, especially the mix of big and small company presenters. Valuable and relevant topics. "
Iain Moore, Innovation Manager, Arla Foods
"Excellent forum to meet and discuss with innovation experts across branded and PL market sectors."
Ramesh Chonath, Head of Innovation & NPD, Kerry Foods
"Unique event to have so many angles of innovation covered in two days"
August Burbank, Manager Innovation and Design Europe, Plusfood BV