The new conference will explore the latest trends in new product development and all things innovation.
Helping reveal the face of tomorrow’s food and drink innovation will be Mintel’s director of Innovation & Insight David Jago and keynote speakers, including Professor Barry Smith of the University of London on how neuroscience is changing food design plus a range of industry-leading speakers. See the full programme below.
Scientific, technical and business insights
Chaired by Steve Osborn, principal consultant, food and beverage at The Aurora Ceres Partnership, the conference will provide key scientific, technical and business insights for new product development (NPD) managers and executives, business development managers, food technologists, marketing managers, development chefs and ingredient manufacturers and retailers.
Delegates will benefit from the opportunity to check their firm’s development strategy, gain innovation insights from inspiring speakers and networking with peers.
Food and drink advances
The conference will also deliver in-depth knowledge across product, packaging and process innovation, as well as updates on technical food and drink advances.
The early- bird ticket rate of £361 + VAT per person is available for bookings made before January 31. From February the rate will be £425 + VAT per person.
The conference is sponsored by Lloyds Bank and legal firm Roythornes.
More information about the conference is available here.
New Frontiers in Food and Drink 2016
SESSION 1 Identifying tomorrow's ground-breaking new products
08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Welcome and opening remarks by chairman, Steve Osborn
09.10 Combining culinary science with technology: keynote speaker: Stefan Cosser, Food Innovation Solutions
09:40 Crowdsourcing: tapping into global intelligence: Julian Coleman, global business director at Eyeka
10:10 What's hot on the horizon: David Jago, director of innovation and insight, Mintel
10:40 What's getting in the way of progress?: Claire Nuttall, The Brand Incubator
11:10 COFFEE (20mins)
SESSION 2: Getting personal about NPD
11:30 How neuroscience is changing food design: keynote speaker: professor Barry Smith, University of London
11:50 Personalised nutrition: John Mathers, director of human nutrition, Newcastle University
12:10 Tackling obesity through satiety: professor Gary Frost, Imperial College, London
12:30 PANEL DEBATE involving all speakers from morning sessions, chaired by Steve Osborn
13:00 LUNCH (1hour)
SESSION 3: Targeting new markets
14:00 Product fortification: professor Judy Buttriss, director general, British Nutrition Foundation
14:20 Healthy and safe reformulation: Dr Peter Wareing, principle food safety advisor, Leatherhead Food Research
14:40 Insects in the food chain: Professor Arnold van Huis, tropical entomologist, Wageningen University
15:00 COFFEE (20 mins)
SESSION 4: Achieving success in new markets
15:20 What role for 3D printing in food?: Michael Petch, author of Future Food: How Cutting Edge Technology & 3D Printing Will Change The Way You Eat
15:40 Health and wellness: meeting special dietary needs: Elizabeth Jones, founder, On the Menu
16:00 Selling direct to the consumer: Tom Carroll, supply chain director, Graze
16:20 Closing remarks
16:30 Conference closes
Book your place here.