Food innovation conference: just three days to go

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New Frontiers in Food and Drink 2016 takes place on Thursday March 17 in central London
New Frontiers in Food and Drink 2016 takes place on Thursday March 17 in central London

Related tags: New product development, 3d printing, Nutrition

There are just three days to go until Food Manufacture’s food and drink innovation conference – featuring all forms of innovation from personalised nutrition to edible insects and tackling obesity through satiety – gets under way in London on Thursday March 17.

There’s still time to book for the one-day event – chaired by Steve Osborn, of The Aurora Ceres Partnership.

Also under the spotlight at New Frontiers in Food and Drink 2016​ will be emerging trends in new product development: from crowd sourcing of ideas, healthy reformulation, without compromising safety, product fortification and identifying untapped new markets and emerging ingredients and proteins.

Latest on food and drink innovation

The event, which will take place at etc.venues St. Pauls, 200 Aldersgate, London, will provide the latest thinking on food and drink innovation for new product development managers, business development managers, food technologists, development chefs and ingredient manufacturers and retailers.

On offer at the event will be the opportunity to sense check your development strategy, hear key insights from inspiring speakers, networking with other industry leaders and update yourself on the latest on product, packaging and process innovation as well as technical food and drink advances.

Taking part will be a range of expert speakers including: David Jones from Bingham & Jones, Professor Barry Smith, University of London and Professor Judy Buttriss, director general, British Nutrition Foundation. Find the full speaker list and conference programme below.

More details about the conference are available here​.

 

New Frontiers in Food and Drink 2016

Chairman​: Steve Osborn, The Aurora Ceres Partnership

 

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 The future of ready meals in the UK

Keynote speaker: David Jones from Bingham & Jones

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 & Insight, Mintel

10:40 Whats 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

John Mathers, director of human nutrition, Newcastle University

11:50 How neuroscience is changing food design

Keynote speaker: Prof 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 & 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

There’s still time to book your place at the conference here​.

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