Innovation in food and drink will take centre stage at the event, with sessions dedicated to Identifying tomorrow’s ground-breaking new products; Getting personal about new product development (NPD); Targeting new markets; and Achieving success in new markets.
Industry experts sharing their views on key innovation topics include: Stefan Cosser, Food Innovation Solutions, David Jago, director of innovation and insight, Mintel, and Professor Judy Buttriss, director general, British Nutrition Foundation.
Other speakers include: Dr Peter Wareing, principle food safety advisor, Leatherhead Food Research; insect expert Professor Arnold van Huis, tropical entomologist, Wageningen University; and Michael Petch, author of Future Food: How Cutting Edge Technology & 3D Printing Will Change The Way You Eat.
See the full list of speakers and conference programme below.
Scientific, technical and business insights
Chaired by Steve Osborn, principal consultant, food and beverage at The Aurora Ceres Partnership, the event will offer scientific, technical and business insights for NPD managers and executives, business development managers, food technologists, marketing managers, development chefs and ingredient manufacturers and retailers.
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.
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 Personalised nutrition: Professor John Mathers, director of human nutrition, Newcastle University
11:50 How neuroscience is changing food design: keynote speaker: Professor Barry Smith, University of London
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, at the early bird ticket offer price before the end of January, here.