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 speakers… Other-world authorities… Breakfast briefings… Ingredients Showcase

Keep reading for more information…

Call for papers: To enquire about speaking opportunities at the summit or if you would like to present a case study, please e-mail:, or call +44 20 7202 7631

"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