7:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:40 AM - 8:50 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Daniel Howell, Director of Product Development, La Terra Fina USA

Introductory remarks by the Chair in the plenary room

8:50 AM - 9:25 AM - Keynote

Innovation & Technology

The Innovation Building Blocks: Creating a New Product Pipeline

 

  • What opportunities are there to harness co-development and advance the innovation agenda?
  • How have The Coca-Cola Company and McDonald's developed this partnership and built the new product pipeline for innovative beverage solutions globally?

9:25 AM - 10:00 AM - Keynote

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Session Title TBC (Mondelez International)

Brigette Wolf, Director, Global Platform Innovation - Biscuits, Gum & Candy, Mondelez International

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM - Innovation Showcase

Innovation & Technology

The Future Ingredients Showcase

 

  • The Future Ingredients Showcase is designed to highlight new ingredients and solutions that will help the food and beverage industry identify the latest
    innovations and new technologies
  • Entrants will have five minutes to introduce their offering or solution to the entire delegate audience and convince them they deserve to be the winner of the
    “Food Innovation Showcase Award 2019”
  • The winner will be selected by an audience vote and announced at the evening drinks reception

10:25 AM - 11:25 AM

iSolve Meetings & Networking Refreshments

11:25 AM - 12:00 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Technology at the Forefront of Culinary Innovation

Clifton Lyles, VP of Culinary Excellence, Revolution Foods

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Session Title TBC (Hint Mint)

Cooper Bates, Vice President, Hint Mint

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:00 PM - 12:05 PM

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12:05 PM - 12:40 PM - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Implementing Breakthrough Ingredients in your Innovation

 

  • What measures must you take during formulation to maximise the potential of novel ingredients?
  • How can a full SWOT analysis ensure you have all bases covered prior to promotion?

R&D & Formulation

How could Scientifically Enhancing the Shelf-Life of your Product Save you Time, Cost and Strengthen your Brand Positioning?

 

  • How can scientifically enhancing the properties of your product reveal secrets into growing your shelf-life capacity?
  • Case study: how has this been achieved naturally without artificial preservatives?

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM

Networking Lunch

1:40 PM - 2:15 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Product Evolution: Good to Great

Joel Warady, General Manager, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Enjoy Life Foods

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

R&D & Formulation

What is the Potential of Natural and Lab-Tested Protein Alternatives?

 

  • Why have protein substitutes long been heralded as an eye to the future of food formulation and what is the potential for your business?
  • How can you unlock the potential of plant proteins as a key and sustainable solution for your business?
  • However, what are the benefits both in terms of formulation and cost in utilizing lab-tested proteins?

2:15 PM - 2:20 PM

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2:20 PM - 2:55 PM - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Generating Breakthrough Innovations: Why must you Leverage Internal R&D with New and Innovative External Capabilities?

 

  • What opportunities are available to not only plug gaps in your research through third party expertise, but also assist you in reaching new levels of innovation in your NPD?
  • How can Open Innovation allow you to supplement your internal R&D practices and build on that framework to create breakthrough innovations?
  • What are the pitfalls of poorly aligned third party partnerships that you must avoid?

R&D & Formulation

What are the Benefits of a Clean Label?

 

  • How can you respond to the consumer surge towards more natural ingredients?
  • Are fewer ingredients always better for the consumer?
  • What can you do to ensure a Non-GMO product which still meets your product standards and health claims?

2:55 PM - 3:55 PM

iSolve Meetings & Networking Refreshments

3:55 PM - 4:30 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

E-Commerce within the Food Industry

Gaurav Raut, Director of Packaging & Innovation , Blue Apron

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

R&D & Formulation

Why must you Perfect Health Claims Accreditation in the Initial Stages of R&D?

 

  • Find out how to attain approved health claims for your product by working on the cause and effect from the initial formulation?
  • Discover revolutionary new methods to adjust your product formulation to meet health claim regulations
  • How can the latest technological innovations help you in maintaining existing health claims?

4:30 PM - 4:35 PM

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4:35 PM - 5:10 PM - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Refining The Innovation Process - Decreasing Time to Market using PLM software

 

  • Proven strategies to streamline the innovation process and cut down time and expense
  • R&D, Innovation and Marketing: determining the process and setting goals
  • Internal conflict management: solving the issues in front of you and those that may arise during the ideation and implementation process

R&D & Formulation

A Natural Future: The Changing Landscape of Stevia

 

  • Why is stevia more than just a fad?
  • How can you effectively implement stevia and optimise the potential of a natural alternative to processed sugar?
  • What will the fields of South America unearth next?

5:10 PM - 5:15 PM

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5:15 PM - 6:00 PM - Panel Discussion

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Panel Discussion TBC

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

6:05 PM - 7:05 PM

Evening Drinks Reception

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:50 AM - 9:25 AM - Keynote

R&D & Formulation

Session Title TBC (Perfect Day)

Perumal Gandhi, Co-Founder, Perfect Day

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

9:25 AM - 10:00 AM - Keynote

Innovation & Technology

Session Title TBC (Pinnacle Foods)

Behroze Mistry, VP Innovation and R&D (Boulder Brands), Pinnacle Foods

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

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10:05 AM - 10:40 AM - Solution Spotlights

R&D & Formulation

Fortifying your Products with Plant Proteins

 

  • Going beyond nutrition: utilizing protein to optimize product quality and shelf life
  • Comparing protein benefit, functionality, and price
  • Progressing through the protein lifecycle: Identifying when the timing is right

Innovation & Technology

Pioneering Packaging: The Smart Materials of the Future

 

  • Considering the functional potentials of active packaging
  • Interacting with your consumers through intelligent and responsive material technologies
  • Adapting emerging technologies and principles into your current packaging

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

iSolve Meetings & Networking Refreshments

11:40 AM - 12:15 PM - Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

Session Title TBC (La Terra Fina)

Daniel Howell, Director of Product Development, La Terra Fina USA

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Innovation & Technology

Session Title TBC (The Hatchery Chicago)

Natalie Shmulik, CEO, The Hatchery Chicago

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:15 PM - 12:20 PM

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12:20 PM - 12:55 PM - Case Studies

R&D & Formulation

Session Title TBC (PepsiCo)

Tammy Butterworth, Global R&D Manager, PepsiCo

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

Innovation & Technology

Why Cost-Effective Innovation does not have to be Restrictive

 

  • Operating within a budget while trying to achieve a USP during new product development
  • Why the commercialization strategy must be established in the initial stages to ensure an aligned and targeted approach
  • The power of Open Innovation when it comes to resourceful researching and placing a novel product proposition into the market

12:55 PM - 1:55 PM

Networking Lunch

1:55 PM - 2:30 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Lessons in taking Ethnic Foods Mainstream

Anshu Dua, Co-Founder and CEO, The Chaat Company

 

  • Full session abstract TBC

R&D & Formulation

Reformulation: How can you Decipher the Missing Link to Turn Around a Product Launch?

 

  • With an average fail rate of 85% on initial product launch, the chances are that reformulation will be the way towards success
  • Case study: How was a product that failed to initially break-even, become a runaway success on second time launch?
  • Evidence will be given as a redirected pathway ultimately led to an unequivocal success

2:30 PM - 2:35 PM

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2:35 PM - 3:10 PM - Keynote

Consumer Insights & Marketing

Successfully Communicating Healthy Branding across your Organization and Products

 

  • What must you consider when developing a consistent visual brand of health among your products?
  • Why are consumers giving increasingly more credence to growing a natural corporate image
  • How can you strike a balance with being non-GMO but still meeting the standard, quality and health claims which are integral to your product?
  • Adding product value: innovative methods to promote nutrition, health, and wellness

3:10 PM - 3:55 PM - Keynote

Innovation & Technology

Session Title TBC (Land O'Frost)

Reggie Moore, Senior Vice President, Innovation, Land O’Frost

 

  • Full session abstract TBC