Get Inspired By 17 European Food & Drink Brands As They Tap Into The Latest Trends Of Tomorrow & Develop Exciting, Consumer-Driven & Profitable Products!
Europe's Premier NPD Food & Drink, One-Day Conference (CEST)! How Can You Access The Latest Consumer Insights & Shopper Demands? ● How Will The Retail Landscape Continue To Change? ● What’s The Magic Ingredient To NPD Success? ● Explore The Future Of Macro Trends From Plant Based To Sustainability To Health. A Virtual, Brand-Led, One-Day Conference, 30th June 2021.
Inspiring, Consumer-Driven, Commercially-Successful Food & Drink New Product Development: Insights Into The Latest Consumer-Led Health Trends, Plant-Based Innovations, Free-From, Retailer & Convenience Insights & Sustainable Product Development To Deliver Stand-Out, Profit-Boosting NPD & Product Innovations. A Brand-Led, One-Day Conference & Networking Event, 30th June 2021
Test, Innovate, Perfect, Profit! Trend-Led New Product Development Food & Drink Strategies Which Cater To The Consumer At Home Or Out & About:
- Deep-Dive Into The Mind Of The Consumer! Guarantee your products thrive despite the rapidly-changing trends and interests of shoppers
- Hot Trends & Innovations To Excite Consumers: Drive commercially-successful NPD which impresses consumers and boosts sales
- Win Big With The Latest Lucrative Health & Ingredients Trends: Drive product success, nutritional value and satisfy consumer demands to propel profits – Macro Trend!
- Profitable Plant-Based Products Which Appeal To The Masses: Perfect texture, flavour and taste for fly-off-the-shelf, plant-powered NPD – Macro Trend!
- Boost Sustainability With Innovative Methods: Get the seal of approval with sustainable NPD which meets environmental considerations and still drives commercial success – Macro Trend!
- It’s More Than Just Plastic! Deliver On Your Packaging Promise: Packaging solutions which appease eco-conscious consumers, are cost-effective and reduce environmental impact – Macro Trend!
- Focus On Low-Sugar NPD: The latest tools and solutions to assist your portfolio in its journey towards sugar reduction – Macro Trend!
Go Virtual - It’s Easy! All you need is good internet access and a password which we will provide. We also have a dedicated conference app for easy viewing! Presentations and panels are live, and you can type in questions or comments to our Q&A section, live polling or social feed. If you would like to participate in any breakout discussions, it’s just a normal zoom call. You can also direct message or request a meeting with any of the other attendees on the online platform. Sessions will be recorded and will be available as on-demand content for a short while after the event. In the comfort of your own surroundings, you will be able to:
Inspiring Speakers - Listen to market-leading, brand-side speakers as they share their hard-won insights and experiences with hot topic presentations and panels
Connect & Network - Networking is easy with the use of our discussion board, direct messaging facility, meeting request buttons, live polling and social media feed. Have your say and meet the other attendees
Live Chat - Pose your own questions and comment via the live chat function and interact with other delegates and speakers in real time
Virtual Roundtables & Peer Discussions - There will be breakout discussions during the day to discuss specific areas of interest with like-minded attendees to tailor your experience
Virtual Exhibition - Explore the 'virtual exhibition stands' and speak directly to our carefully-chosen exhibitors to help you tackle your business challenges directly
Virtual Face-To-Face Meetings - Start a conversation with fellow delegates or exhibitors and discuss your individual needs and challenges one-to-one.
7 Years’ Experience Leading The Way With Ground-Breaking Food & Drink Conferences & 100% Satisfaction Rating At The 2019 London NPD Conference!
‘I could not have asked for a better immersion and networking opportunity.’
‘A good refresher of some key messages with a interesting new insights and perspectives.’
‘A good platform bringing an excellent cross-section of NPD and innovation practitioners together sharing useful insights.’
Can You Help Drive Food & Drink NPD & Innovation? For more information on how speak, exhibit or arrange one-to-one meetings at this market-leading conference, please call +44 (0) 20 3479 2299 or email email@example.com.
Inspiring, Consumer-Driven, Commercially-Successful Food & Drink New Product Development: Insights Into The Latest Consumer-Led Health Trends, Plant-Based Innovations, Free-From, Retailer & Convenience Insights & Sustainable Product Development To Deliver Stand-Out, Profit-Boosting NPD & Product Innovations.
08.30 (CEST) Registration, Morning Coffee & Objective Setting
09:00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chair’s Opening Remarks
09.20 Capitalise On The Plant-Based Trend To Create Profitable Plant-Based Foods With Mass Appeal
Antje Schubert, Managing Director, Western Europe, Nomad Foods
A HEALTHIER BUSINESS
09.40 Balancing Health Trends With Commercial & Operational Realities
Speaker to be announced.
ALTERNATIVE INGREDIENTS & FREE-FROM
10.00 Break-Out Discussions
A) Protein Alternatives
10.30 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking
HOW AI CONNECTS THE DOTS TO PREDICT THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD TRENDS OF THE FUTURE
11.00 In this session you will:
• Deep dive into the key Snacking innovation trends and territories Black Swan Data is predicting to grow in +2022
• Understand how Social Prediction technology unlocks the world’s biggest focus group: the internet, to identify, decode and predict new trends
• See the tools and metrics being used by companies like PepsiCo, Colgate and P&G to utilise this capability and fuel smarter, faster new product innovation programmes
Camilla Carson, Executive Director of Client Partnerships, Black Swan Data
Gianna Tommasi, Senior Insights Consultant, Black Swan Data
11.30 Get The Seal Of Approval With Sustainable NPD Which Meets Environmental Considerations & Still Drives Commercial Success
Grégory Faure, Innovation Controller – Continental Europe, Princes Ltd
How Pricing Can Make or Break your NPD Launch
- Selecting new product pricing that maximises revenue
- Avoiding product cannibalisation
- Differences in price sensitivity by SKU/brand
- Price barriers, including budget and psychological pricing constraints
- Differences in behaviour by type of consumer (users vs. considerers)
Nicole Teh, Director Of Strategic Partnerships, Conjoint.ly
PLM Masterclass: Fuelling The F&B Industry With Luxury Insights
In our PLM Masterclass, hosted by Christophe Therrey, you’ll discover how to draw similarities between sourdough pizzas and Louis Vuitton handbags, coming away with best-practice from the luxury sector which will enable your food and beverage business to fuel profit-boosting NPD and delight your consumers.
This 15-minute, quick-fire session will cover:
- Planning and offer management
- Product specification definition
- Collaboration requirements
- Document management
- Managing multiple product characteristics
- RFP process
- Dynamic costing
Want an appetizer before the masterclass? Connect with Christophe Therrey, Senior Vice President Sales, Global New Markets & EMEAR before the event.
Christophe Therrey, Senior Vice President Sales, Global New Markets & EMEAR, Centric Software®
CONSUMER & SHOPPER DEMANDS - Panel Debate
12.10 Deep-Dive Into The Mind Of The Consumer! Align Your Strategy With The Latest Consumer Demands & Shopper Behaviours For Winning NPD & Guaranteed Sales
Ricardo Piccolo, Category Director (Infant & Medical Food) Continental Europe, Kraft Heinz
Daria Mai, Head of Product, Honest Food Company
Sara De Angelis, Southern Europe Marketing Director, Délifrance
12.40 Lunch & Informal Networking For Speakers, Delegates & Partners
13.10 Informal Breakout Discussions
F) Common Pitfalls in Food Compliance & Product Safety
Want to build a tech-infused methodology in just 30 minutes? Join the Centric Software experts to uncover just how costly product recalls can be, and how Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) can elevate your traceability, quality and compliance throughout the entire supply chain.
You’ll leave the session with a clear idea of how to meet these industry challenges head on:
- Product recalls
- Supply chain traceability
- Compliance and regulatory aspects of product development / distribution
If your business wants to gain full visibility into all operations, from concept to consumer, in order to make better and faster decisions, we have the answer!
Tom Berkvens, Sales Director EMEA, Centric Software®
Christian Maurer, Pre-Sales Consultant, Centric Software®
13.40 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks
Hadrien Cadiou, Global R&D Senior Consumer Scientist, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE)
NPD SUCCESS - Case Study
13.50 Convert Light-Bulb Moments Into Products On The Shelf With That 'Straight-In-My-Basket' NPD Success
Emanuel Gavert, Inventor – SnackFutures, Mondelēz International
KEY-MARKET TRENDS & INNOVATIONS - Panel Debate
14.10 Identify Key Market Trends That Drive Commercially-Successful Products & Excite Consumers With Impressive Innovations Which Boost Sales
Scott Peppel, Director, Food Innovation, Starbucks
Lisa Whitworth, Customer Marketing Director – Northern Europe, Diageo
Ricardo Piccolo, Category Director (Infant & Medical Food) Continental Europe, Kraft Heinz
Erika Ollen, Founder, GNISTA
PACKAGING & PLASTIC
14.40 Is The Food & Drink Industry Delivering On Its Packaging Promise? Approaching Packaging Solutions Which Appease Eco-Conscious Consumers, Limit Confusion, Are Cost-Effective & Reduce Environmental Impact
Patrick Lesueur, Group R&D Director, Bonduelle
15.30 Case Study
Michael Halvorsen, Senior Director, Business Development EMEA, Sweegen
Paul Courtney, New Product Development Director – Food. EMEA, APAC., Sweegen
Daria Nalewajek,Application Technology Manager EMEA, Sweegen
15.30 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking
LOW-SUGAR INNOVATIONS - Double Perspective
16.00 It’s Not Going Anywhere! Explore Innovative Ways To Incorporate The Long-Standing Sugar Reduction Trend Into Your NPD Portfolio
16.00 Alvaro Vela, Marketing Director, Starbucks Spain & Portugal
16.20 Jaap Matthijsen, International Director, A.G. Barr p.l.c, United Kingdom
SNACKING & CONVENIENCE
16.40 Is Your NPD Good To Go? Deliver Products That Meet The Needs Of Time-Poor Consumers & Capitalise On Consumer Demands
Speaker To Be Announced. Please Check The Website For Details.
17.00 Chair’s Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference