Food Vision focuses on responsible innovation

By Michael Stones

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Responsible innovation will be the focus of the Food Vision 2015 event in Cannes between March 18–20
Responsible innovation will be the focus of the Food Vision 2015 event in Cannes between March 18–20

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Responsible innovation is the theme of the Food Vision 2015 event, connecting leaders in nutrition and food and drink development, to take place in Cannes, south of France between March 18–20.

Now in its third year, the 2015 programme features global food industry leaders, who will probe the frontier between food innovation, sustainable growth and profitability in the worldwide food and drink market.

Key speakers include: Jonathan Moore, executive chef on Waitrose’s record of food innovation, Elizabeth Johnson on ageing and nutrition and Dr Guy Miller, responsible for work on pioneering medicine. See a snapshot of this year’s line-up at the end of this article.

Specialist nutrition stream

This year’s event – organised by the publisher of this website, William Reed Business Media and sister titles FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients – will include a specialist nutrition stream, running alongside the usual programme of presentations, debates and discussions.

More than 130 of the food industry’s key decision makers attended last year’s event, with more expected this year. The summit is designed to appeal to top food industry executives, including speakers from specialist functional foods and dietary supplements businesses, as well as leaders in research and development and mainstream manufacturing.

What they said last year

  • “A fantastic conference”:​ Kevin Klock, ceo Talking Rain
  • “ …an eye opener …”: ​ Yvonne Vissers, Nestlé
  • “ … well balanced performance of interesting speeches and networking …”:​ Mario Dechent, Eckes-Granini Group

“Our programme this year focuses on responsible innovation,”​ said Stephen Daniells, editorial consultant to Vision Events, and senior editor of FoodNavigator-USA and NutraIngredients-USA.  “As consumers become ‘hungry for health’ and governments rebel against the cost of food-related illness, we’ll be looking at the frontier where ‘food that feeds’ becomes ‘food that heals’.

‘Food that heals’

“We will facilitate a meeting of minds between specialists in nutrition and leaders within the mainstream food and drinks market that will encourage collaboration, innovation and new ways of working.”

High-profile industry partners supporting the event for the first time are ingredient giants BASF, GNT Group and Novozymes. Returning partners include DSM, Cosucra and Barry Callebaut.

DSM Human Nutrition vice president for Europe, Middle east and Africa Gareth Barker said: “We return to Food Vision year after year because it provides a spur to innovation – an opportunity to both inspire and be inspired. Among its high-calibre delegates we’re able to make connections that help us to develop our network, enrich our business and further our mission to create brighter lives for generations to come.”

Food Vision 2015 will be held in the five-star Grand Hyatt Hôtel Martinez, Cannes, France, within an exclusive event suite that combines business, networking and residential facilities.


Food Vision contributors include:

 Jonathan Moore​, executive chef on food innovation at Waitrose

Elizabeth Johnson​, expert in ageing and nutrition who is working with governments and industry to improve health and cognitive function in older age groups

 Hervé This​, ‘the world’s weirdest chef’ and the co-founder of molecular gastronomy

Radek Sali​, ceo of Swisse Wellness

Lance Leonard​, president and ceo of True Drinks Inc

Dr Guy Miller​, the man at the forefront of personalised medicine – attending physician at Stanford University Medical Centre and executive chairman of two businesses innovating at the meeting point of nutrition and medicine.

Meanwhile, don’t miss video highlights from last year’s event.

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