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Upcoming Events

February 2015

Tackling obesity, reducing sugar consumption, and next steps for the Responsibility Deal

With the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report on carbohydrates currently out for consultation, this seminar will provide a timely opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities for tackling obesity, and the key issues surrounding sugar consumption.Topics will include the impact of Public Health England's proposals to widen restrictions on junk food advertising and to launch targeted sugar consumption campaigns; the latest thinking on developing a sugar tax; and challenges for ensuring that the obesity debate does not over-centralise around sugar.

Fuzzy front end of NPD

Location:Bloomsbury - London
At this event, businesses will be helped to understand the importance of developing their brand strategy before embarking on new product development. Organised by the Food & Drink Innovation Network (FDIN), it will also look at the key innovations and trends for 2015, including health and wellness, packaging, design, omni-channel and consumer habits. Speakers will include representatives from Mintel, Kantar Worldpanel, Buzzback Market Research, The Pack Hub, The Grocer and Retail in Action.

Packaging innovations

26-Feb-2015 to 27-Feb-2015
Location:NEC - BIRMINGHAM - United Kingdom
Now in its tenth year, this exhibition showcases the latest products and developments in packaging materials and concepts. This two-day event encompasses the Ecopak, Contract Pack, Packtech, Print Innovations, Labelling Innovations and Converting Innovations shows. Seminars will include representatives from Tesco, Campden BRI, Iceland Foods, DHL Supply Chain, Mintel and Marks & Spencer.  Topics discussed during these sessions will include innovation, collaboration, trends, efficiency, challenges, design, retail space, consumers, supply chain, waste and recycling.

March 2015

Global food technology and innovation summit

02-Mar-2015 to 03-Mar-2015
Location:St Paul's - London
This event will focus on the latest research, development and innovation in the food and drink sector. Chaired by Quorn Foods’ director of research and development, Dr Tom Finnigan, the two-day conference will include presentations from Nestlé, Diageo, Waitrose, Iglo Group, Kerry Group, 2 Sisters Food Group and Kellogg.

Food Vision

18-Mar-2015 to 20-Mar-2015
Location:Cannes - France
The growing importance of nutrition in food and drink development and the increased convergence between the food and supplements industries will be reflected at Food Vision 2015. Topics during this three-day event, organised by William Reed Business Media, will include personalised nutrition, research and development, innovation and commercial opportunities.


January 2015

Food Manufacture Business Leaders' Forum 2015

Location:DWF, 20 Fenchurch St - London - United Kingdom
Senior executives working within the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector are invited to review the events of the past year and discuss the outlook for 2015 at this morning forum.

November 2014

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Location:Park Lane Hilton - London - United Kingdom
The Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards reward firms that have displayed progress and achievements through their manufacturing processes over the past year. They honour the best companies in 11 categories. Awards will also be made for Company of the Year, Judges’ Special Award and Personality of the Year. New this year is the Young Talent of the Year award, celebrating the sector’s new entrants. Winners will be announced at a black tie awards ceremony.

October 2014

Food Safety conference: Safe and legal food in a changing world

Location:Heritage Motor Centre - Gaydon, Warwickshire - United Kingdom
Food Manufacture's one-day food safety conference - ‘Safe and legal food in a changing world' - will look at emerging food safety issues and the changing regulatory environment. It will offer advice to food and drink companies on how they can avoid falling foul of major food safety incidents that can prove very costly and damaging to company reputations.The day will be divided into four sessions: Tomorrow's food safety risks; Managing the supply chain; Keeping food safe; and Novel processes and packaging.