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From state of the nation to customer perspective, keeping up with socials 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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  1. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • NPD
    • Processing & Packaging
    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 ...
  2. Future Food Stage
    • NPD
    • Retail
    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 ...
  3. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Design
    • Import/ Export
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    Join us on the Vision Stage as we launch this year's event with a bang!
  4. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Design
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    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.
  5. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  6. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Hospitality
    • Restauranteurs
    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 will affect you: from AI and molecular farming to the ‘pillars of protein’. And take part in the debate around ultra-processed & hyper palatable foods.
  7. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    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 ...
  8. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • NPD
    • Retail
    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 ...
  9. Future Food Stage
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    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 ...
    IGD
  10. Future Food Stage
    • Retail
    • Technology
    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 ...
  11. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • Retail
    • Hospitality
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  12. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  13. Future Food Stage
    • NPD
    • Retail
    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 ...
  14. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  15. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • NPD
    • Technology
    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 ...
  16. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • NPD
    • Retail
    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 ...
  17. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  18. Future Food Stage
    • Retail
    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 ...
    IGD
  19. Future Food Stage
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    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 ...
  20. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Hospitality
    • Retail
    • NPD
    • Chefs
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    • Design
    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 ...
  21. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  22. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  23. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • NPD
    • Retail
    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 ...
  24. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    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 ...
  25. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    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 ...
  26. Future Food Stage
    • Retail
    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 ...
  27. Future Food Stage
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    Speakers from both the Big Picture Outlook and Consumer Perspective sessions will come together to discuss how suppliers and retailers can best respond to finding and behaviour shifts. Join the conver ...
    IGD
  28. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • Retail
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  29. Future Food Stage
    • NPD
    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 ...
  30. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Design
    • Import/ Export
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  31. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  32. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • NPD
    • Processing & Packaging
    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 ...
  33. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    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 ...
  34. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • NPD
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    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 ...
  35. Future Food Stage
    • NPD
    • Retail
    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 ...
  36. Future Food Stage
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Technology
    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 ...
  37. Future Food Stage
    • Retail
    Join IGD representatives as they invite a key client on stage to showcase the application of insight and research into a supplier setting. Gain firsthand insights from this exploratory and illuminatin ...
    IGD
  38. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Design
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  39. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Design
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    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. ...
  40. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  41. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Technology
    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 ...
  42. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • NPD
    • Processing & Packaging
    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 ...
  43. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Technology
    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 ...
  44. Future Food Stage
    • Retail
    • Technology
    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 ...
  45. Future Food Stage
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Technology
    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 ...
  46. Future Food Stage
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    IGD’s team of Social Impact experts will drill down into the big issues that will be top of mind for industry in 2024 and beyond – packaging, sustainability and health – identifying the challenges and ...
    IGD
  47. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Design
    • Import/ Export
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Chefs
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    • Hospitality
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    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 ...
  48. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Technology
    • Hospitality
    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 ...
  49. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • NPD
    • Processing & Packaging
    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 ...
  50. Trends & Innovation Platform
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    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 ...
  51. Future Food Stage
    • NPD
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    • Technology
    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 ...
  52. Future Food Stage
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Retail
    • Processing & Packaging
    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 ...
    IGD
  53. HRC - Vision Stage - Designed by Harp Design
    • Hospitality
    • Import/ Export
    • NPD
    • Wholesale & Distribution
    • Chefs
    • Catering / Foodservice
    • Pub / Bar Manager
    • Hoteliers
    • Restauranteurs
    “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 ...

 

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