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From supply chain challenges to ultra processed food, reformulation to AI revolution, this year's seminar programme has been curated to present you with the insights to grow your business, and keep up-to-date with the latest trends to stay ahead of your competitors. 

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25 Mar 2024
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Hospitality
    Disruptive Forces In Food And Drink: The Trends Revealed
    From human health to environmental impact, our food system is under increasing pressure. Join thefoodpeople's Charles Banks to discover how some of the emerging forces re-shaping the food industry wil ...
    • NPD
    • Technology
    The AI Revolution: A Food Transformation
    Dive into the groundbreaking realm of AI-driven innovations in the food sector. Explore how AI is revolutionising waste reduction, cutting carbon footprints, driving new product development, and enhan ...
    • NPD
    • Retail
    Ultra Processed Foods: What Is All The Fuss About?
    UPF - how should the industry be reacting? Gain diverse perspectives from category expert Debbie Davies of Contigo Management, using behavioural science platform, Vypr, along with a product developmen ...
    • NPD
    • Processing & Packaging
    The Four Killer Components To Making Your Brand A Success
    You have a great product, and think you've got what it takes to go on and achieve ground-breaking success. Right? Well maybe… In this panel discussion we’ll be talking about the magic ingredients prov ...
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Technology
    World Food Innovation Awards, Winners Ceremony
    The World Food Innovation Awards return to IFE for their tenth edition, recognising and celebrating the trailblazing innovators operating in food & drink. Join IFE and FoodBev as we celebrate these tr ...
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    IFST & IFE Manufacturing's Inaugural Ingredients Awards Presentation
    IFST is delighted to be collaborating with IFE Manufacturing in presenting a brand new set of ingredients awards. Discover how ingredients are used in exciting products that are wowing consumers as we ...
26 Mar 2024
    • NPD
    • Processing & Packaging
    Creating A More Resilient Supply Chain
    Businesses have been hit by supply chain shocks over the last five years caused by a number of factors including Brexit, Covid, the Ukraine war and climate change. Join Peter Wortsman where he will ou ...
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    The Impact Of Rising Prices On Global Consumers In 2024
    In this presentation, FMCG Gurus will detail how the cost of living crisis continues to influence consumer behaviours and attitudes at a global scale. Their consumer insights will reveal perceptions o ...
    • NPD
    • Retail
    Honesty From Those Who Have Failed
    Gain invaluable insights from brand owners as they candidly share their experiences. Learn from their mistakes, hindsight, and reflections on what they would do differently. Discover key lessons to ad ...
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    Bringing Reuse To The Masses
    Waste and resources specialists WRAP will host this panel discussion around all things packaging reuse and refill. Join these pioneers of packaging as they share best practice ideas on how to navigate ...
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    Reformulation To Achieve Nutritional Goals
    There is increasing pressure on companies to reformulate products; either to improve front of pack labelling schemes, avoid label warnings on pack or to respond to regulatory restrictions. There are d ...
    • NPD
    • Processing & Packaging
    Efficiency In Food & Drink Development: Expert Tips For Success
    Join the first session of a duo of back to back panels analysing and dissecting the entire NPD journey. Kicking off proceedings with a panel discussion on navigating challenges in food development, sp ...
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • NPD
    • Processing & Packaging
    Efficiency In Food And Drink Collaboration: Working With Contract Packers And Manufacturers
    In this second part of our NPD advice double panel discussion, dive into the intricacies of collaborating with contract packers and manufacturers in food and drink production. Our panel will explore e ...
27 Mar 2024
    • NPD
    • Retail
    Who Cares, Who Does? Identifying The Top Categories For Sustainable Shoppers
    Who Cares? Who Does? is Kantars highly anticipated thought leadership piece on sustainability within FMCG. Natalie Babbage, Director at Kantar, will take you through gloablly acquired groundbreaking r ...
    • NPD
    • Retail
    What's The Future For Vegan And Plant Based Diets - Has The Bubble Burst?
    As a society we are eating less meat. Data from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs showed that in 2023, meat consumption had fallen to its lowest level since records began in the 70s ...
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    Decoding The Minefield Of 'May Contain'
    Dive into the intricacies of allergen and 'may contain' labelling in our panel debate. Explore essential considerations for brands, and how to strike that sweet spot, avoiding mislabelling and with th ...
    • NPD
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    The Future Is Bright- The Future Is Precision Fermentation
    Take part in the green revolution by attending our panel on precision fermentation! Uncover the buzz around this sustainable tech, reshaping ingredient manufacture and supply. Join the conversation as ...
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Technology
    Using AI To Make Insights More Human
    Unlock the power of AI in this session, transforming insights into a humanised experience. Delve into how technology bridges the gap, delivering precisely what consumers desire while providing busines ...
25 Mar 2024
    • Retail
    • Technology
    The Evolution Of Retail In The Age Of AI
    AI is fascinating retailers, brands and consumers across the world - but how will it affect the food and drinks industry and what exactly do you need to be prepared for? Join Professor Sabine Benoit a ...
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    Quality First: How AI Transforms Fresh Produce Retail For The Consumer-Centric Era
    70% of grocery shoppers prioritise fresh produce quality when selecting a store. The stakes have never been higher for retailers to meet and exceed quality expectations. Join Clarifruit as they lead t ...
    • NPD
    Pioneers, Scientists And Investors: How Your Business Can Collaborate Within The F&B Innovation Triad
    The Innovation Triad (which consists of NPD pioneers, scientists and investors) looks at a part of the macro environment that focuses on creation and exploitation of new ideas as an institutional game ...
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Technology
    Keeping Up With The Socials: A Social Media Masterclass
    Key social media platforms introduce new features, update their algorithms, and refresh their experiences constantly. It’s hard for any social media manager to keep up! Social Media expert Alison Batt ...
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Technology
    Customers At The Heart Of Wholesale
    Join FWD as they discuss their top three focusses for the industry in 2024: sustainability, the digital customer and growth plans. Attend this session to uncover innovative strategies that harmonise e ...
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    ITN 'Food & Drink: Powers Our Nation'
    ITN Business launch and screen their latest news style programme, fronted by Chris Bavin and featuring contributions from thought leaders the Food & Drink Federation and the Institute of Food Science ...
26 Mar 2024
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    IGD's Big Picture Outlook
    IGD’s economics and retail experts will come together to provide you with a state of the nation overview of the UK market, sharing their economic forecasts and total consumption view to help retailers ...
    • Retail
    The IGD Consumer Perspective: Missions And Occasions
    This UK Hero piece showcases IGD's joined-up thinking on the big industry issues and will provide a complete view of missions and occasions from a retailer and shopper view. Attendees to this session ...
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    IGD's Head To Head: The Big Picture Outlook vs The Consumer Perspective
    IGD’s experts will be joined by NamNews Editor Brian Moore to compare the macro and micro views of the UK market opportunities and challenges, bringing together a combined retail, economics, shopper a ...
    • Retail
    The Vital Role Of Foodservice In Retail Innovation - An IGD Update
    A unique opportunity to see the outcomes of IGD’s recent Consultancy project with client Heinz, with a behind-the-scenes view of the learnings and applications of IGD’s insight into a supplier setting ...
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    The IGD Deep Dive: Health
    IGD’s Social Impact and Commercial team will look at the big issues for shoppers across health in industry in 2024 and beyond. Identifying opportunities for shifting shopping habits towards healthier ...
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    The IGD Wrap Up- UK vs International for 2024 And Beyond
    A lively debate between IGD’s UK and international retail experts offering you a comparison between markets, including a regional breakdown and inspirational case studies. Leave with a strategic outlo ...
27 Mar 2024
    • NPD
    • Retail
    Why Women-Led Food Businesses Work - The Future Of Food Is Female
    Engaging with accomplished female leaders in the food industry, we delve into their initiatives fostering women's wellness and empowerment. Beyond meeting EDI criteria, we explore the tangible advanta ...
    • NPD
    • Retail
    Sustainability Pioneers: Global Food And Drink Companies Setting The Standard
    Creating and managing your sustainability business strategies can be overwhelming and expensive. What should we be prioritising? Where do we even begin? Sometimes the best advice can come from those w ...
    • Retail
    Beyond Words: Decoding Body Language For Brand Success
    In this insightful session, we delve into the nuanced world of consumer behaviour, specifically focusing on body language and non-verbal cues. Our journey begins with an exploration of the fundamental ...
    • NPD
    • Retail
    Navigating The Startup Scene - Advice From Those In The Know
    For an NPD brand, getting your product into retail is the holy grail. For what used to feel like an unachievable task, the multiples are now on hand to help out. With the launch of Co-op's Apiary sche ...
    • Retail
    • Technology
    How Can AI Help Enhance Your Buyer Journey?
    Explore the transformative impact of AI on your buyer journey in this session. Learn how cutting-edge AI technologies optimise customer experiences, streamline processes, and deliver personalised inte ...
25 Mar 2024
    • Import/ Export
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Chefs
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    • Design
    Food, Drink & Hospitality Week Inauguration Ceremony
    Join us on the Vision Stage as we launch this year's event with a bang!
    • Chefs
    • Retail
    • Hospitality
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    Lisa Goodwin-Allen in Conversation with FoodFM
    Join executive chef of the Michelin-starred Northcote restaurant, Lisa Goodwin-Allen as she is interviewed by Si Alexander from FoodFM and talks about everything from championing seasonal cuisine to g ...
    • Chefs
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    • Design
    Social Sustainabillity: Putting the 'S' in ESG
    Why does social sustainability matter in the F&B industry and why should it be an integral part of your sustainability planning? Restaurants form a key part of the social and economic fabric of a comm ...
    • Chefs
    • Retail
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    The UK's Largest Hospitality Salary Survey: The Results
    Join KAM for an exclusive presentation showcasing the 2024 results of the UK's largest hospitality salary survey. Following the results, our panel of expert speakers will outline what you should be do ...
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Restauranteurs
    • Design
    Restaurant Design: When Form Meets Function
    What are the secrets to balancing form and function for your restaurant? Find out how to elevate your dining experiences by making the right decisions around your light equipment and tableware. Our pa ...
    • Import/ Export
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Chefs
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    • Design
    Future Food Trend Tracker 2024
    Join Charles Banks and Kelly Dowson as they take you through key learnings and takeaways from thefoodpeople and Good Sense Research's future trend tracker to date, and a look forward as to what we can ...
    • Import/ Export
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Chefs
    • NPD
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    Creating A Sustainable Food System
    “It is possible to feed a growing global population while protecting our planet.” Join our panel of sustainability powerhouses as they delve into the future of food systems. We'll explore everything f ...
26 Mar 2024
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    Future of Foodservice: The 2030 Vision
    Day 2 at HRC kicks off with an outline of the drivers of change for the entire foodservice/hospitality market, as it develops over the next seven years. Simon Stenning will share details of the key tr ...
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    Making Sense of the National Living Wage Rise with Kate Nicholls OBE
    Join Kate Nicholls OBE as she breaks down the impacts of the recent rise in the national living wage, the good, the bad and the unexpected. This session will outline cost implications, operational adj ...
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    Looking After Our Teams: The Importance of Physical Health
    Highlighting an often less talked about side of wellbeing, hear our panellists explore the importance of looking after our teams’ physical health, including nutrition, physical exercise and sleep. Is ...
    • Import/ Export
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Chefs
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    • Design
    Contract Catering in 2024 and Beyond
    Join us as we take a deep dive into the Business & Industry sector, our panel of contract caterers will discuss key considerations for 2024 and beyond. How can you enhance your menu offering amid the ...
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    • Design
    Hospitality Marketing Trends Watch 2024
    From AI to influencers, Tik Tok to Google Demand Gen, this informative session will update you on the latest marketing innovations & trends to help your hospitality business thrive in 2024 and beyond. ...
    • Technology
    • Hospitality
    World Catering Technology Awards
    The World Catering Technology Awards are coming to HRC, recognising and celebrating the pioneers behind the scenes, shaping the future of foodservice and catering. Join HRC and FoodBev as we celebrate ...
27 Mar 2024
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    • Design
    Design Trends for 2024: The Interior Design Podcast Live
    Join Hayley Roy and Cheryl Sutton, hosts of the Interior Design Podcast, as they take us through the top interior design trends for hospitality in 2024.
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Restauranteurs
    The Future of African & Caribbean Cuisine & Culture
    Join our panel as they embark on a culinary journey through Africa’s cuisine, exploring the rich, untapped heritage that is waiting to be explored. How much influence, inspiration and legacy will Afri ...
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Catering/ Foodservice
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    Mastering Your Menu
    Enhance your dining experience and your bottom line by creating a menu that is as good for your taste buds as it is for your business. Our panel will explore exactly how to engineer your menu, from su ...
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Pub/ Bar manager
    • Restauranteurs
    Diversifying Your Talent Pool: Looking Beyond the Job Boards
    Join this panel of charities, non-profits and government organisations as we go beyond the job boards and discuss equitable employment. Find out why you should look beyond your standard recruitment pr ...
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    Environmental Stewardship – The ‘Big E’ In ESG
    Sustainable development is critical for the hospitality industry from an environmental, social and governance perspective. In this session we will focus on the climate crisis, the risks relating to ou ...
25 Mar 2024
  1. Welcome And Opening Remarks From Our Chair
    Join Valia Christidou as she opens the IFTS's 2024 conference.
  2. Introductory Speech
    Sterling Crew will set the agenda for the day and overview sessions to follow.
  3. Why Do We Need Technology And Innovation? The Food Systems Approach
    Jack Bobo will deliver a keynote outlining a food systems overview of why exactly we need innovation in food production. This talk will highlight positive trends in the environment and societal trends ...
  4. How We Do Innovation - IFST Updates
    This session will examine the practical techniques vital to transfer innovative ideas into real life solutions and inventive products. We hear from seasoned professionals about their experiences and u ...
  5. Solutions For Food Innovation - What Does The Future Hold?
    This session will expand and build on the previous one, developing and discussing key methods of innovation. Speakers will strive to predict the future and answer the all important question- what lies ...
  6. Ingredients For An Innovative Ecosystem
    Attend this session to hear from practitioners and advisors in the food innovation space on practical areas including technical advice, funding and finance, marketing and branding and legal issues. Gu ...
  7. Wrap Up And Review Of The Day
    Valia will return to give a warm thank you to all attendees and wrap up this years' conference.
26 Mar 2024
  1. Arrival refreshments
    Welcome refreshments
  2. Welcome to the Campden BRI Conference 2024
    Alec Kyriakides will welcome all guests to our 2024 and set the tone for the day ahead.
  3. Food Safety Considerations In Innovation - What Should Be Top Of Our Agenda?
    This session presents an opportunity to learn how innovations in food processing and formulation impact safety. Alec will take us through how the latest innovations in the food industry have been infl ...
  4. Top Tips On How To Achieve Cost Optimisation
    This session focusses on the impact of changing process and ingredients to achieve a reduction in cost. We are pleased to welcome Nomad Foods and the British Frozen Food Federation who are presenting ...
  5. Lunch
    Lunch
  6. Processing vs Ingredients: The Various Routes To Clean-Label
    There is ever increasing pressure on the food industry to produce clean label products. One avenue the food industry is exploring in increasing depth is to use ingredients that have more than one func ...
  7. Refreshments
    Afternoon refreshments
  8. Plant-based, Vegan And Vegetarian Foods: What Are The Risks?
    Sales of vegetarian, vegan and plant-based products in the UK amount to over a billion pounds per year. This market has seen the entry of many new ingredients, processes and innovative solutions to pr ...

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