The NPD Food & Drink Conference – Trends & Innovations

Event Info

Tue 18 Oct, 2016 from 8:30am - 5:30pm
One America Square
1 America Square, Crosswall
London, EC3N 2LS, UK
Cost: range


22 Food & Drink Brands To Speak At The NPD Food & Drink Conference – Trends & Innovations

Harnessing The Latest Consumer & Retailer Trends To Deliver Innovative & Commercially-Successful Food & Drink NPD. 

Inspire & Excite Consumers & Boost Profits By Creating Appealing, Next-Level Propositions For Consumers & Retailers In Today’s Changing Innovation Landscape.

A One-Day, Industry-Led Conference & Networking Event, 18th October 2016, One America Square, London.

Boost Profits By Harnessing The Latest Shopper & Retailer Trends & Innovations For Winning Food & Drink NPD Strategies Which Drive Long-Term Commercial Success: The Next Big Thing, Game-Changers & Innovations: Get ahead of the competition today with insight into the emerging trends and innovations of tomorrow Shopping Habits: Aligning NPD To Today’s Consumer: Harness insight on today’s consumer and changing perceptions in the changing retail landscape for winning products Sugar! Tackling sugar reduction with the latest market alternatives and methods to develop lower sugar products and meet industry pressures and consumer expectations Harnessing Retailer Views For Commercially-Orientated NPD: Delve into retailer trends, expectations and strategies for products the retailers will list and customers will snap up Capitalise On Growing Health Trends & Markets: Tap into and respond to consumer perception around health and nutrition for product and category growth Grab Consumer Attention With Innovative, Functional Packaging: Design and develop innovative, sustainable and on-trend packaging which stands out on the shelf Consumer-Centric, Trend-Led Food & Drink Launches: Execute stand-out, shopper-winning NPD launches which boost sales and product reach Building A Winning NPD Strategy: Insights into creating commercially-led NPD concepts and best-practice processes, systems and approaches to streamline your route to market Driving Food & Drink R&D Innovation To The Next Level: What changes in trends, technologies, ingredients and regulations should we be taking note of next? View the full agenda here:


Who is speaking?

  • Papa John's International, Adam Wilcock, European R&D Sr. Manager
  • SABMiller plc, Danielle Bekker, Director: Brewing Innovation
  • 2 Sisters Food Group, Simon Maddrell, Group Director of Insight & Innovation Strategy
  • Mitchells & Butlers, Amir Ali, Company Culinary Innovation Chef
  • Iglo, Roberto Bellinzona, European Category Director
  • Kerry Foods, Chris Owen, Brand Proposition Manager
  • Premier Foods, Emma Tappin, Shopper Marketing Controller
  • Dairy Crest, David Warren, Head of Category and Insight
  • Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Ltd, John Letford, Head of Category Development & Revenue Growth Management
  • Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ltd, Masha Voskresenskaia, Brand Partner & Business Intelligence Controller
  • Halewood International Limited, Les Norton, Group Research and Development Director
  • Marston’s Beer Company, Carl Middleton, Director of Off Trade
  • Wheyhey, Damien Kennedy, Co-founder
  • Cranswick PLC, Heidi Farrar, Data & Insight Controller
  • Cargill, Marcin Urbanek, Innovation Director
  • MMR Research Worldwide, Andrew Wardlaw, Marketing & Insight Director
  • Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Ltd, Vicki Collins, Head of Grocery Category Management
  • FUEL10K, Jason Kerr, Co-Founder & Head of Product Innovation
  • McCormick, Anthony Palmer, Global Consumer Innovation, Business Director
  • Bounce Foods, Mark Tanous, CEO
  • Wheyhey, Greg Duggan, Co-founder
  • Whitworths, Philip Gowland, Marketing Director


View the full speaker line up here:


Written By NPD Professionals For NPD Professionals: 1 Day, 22 Senior Speakers: The Next Big Thing • Health Trends • Sugar Reduction • Retailer Trends, Expectations & Strategies • Consumer Insight & Shopper Habits • Winning NPD Strategy • Packaging Innovation • Commercially-Successful Launches • R&D Innovations

For more information, please email infoatnpdfoodconference [dot] com or call +44 (0)2034792299.