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Upcoming Events

January 2015

New frontiers in fibre

Location:Westminster - London
In light of the increased interest in the importance of fibre in the diet, the British Nutrition Foundation is holding a half-day symposium to explore fibre’s role in health. Emerging research on the role of fibre and novel fibres in mineral absorption, immunity, cardiovascular disease and obesity will all be discussed by leading academics on the day. They will also look at the implications of increasing fibre in the diet generally, and in certain clinical groups.

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.