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One of the main reasons why we remain the unrivalled world leader in the food ingredients sector is our highly influential and thought-provoking conferences.

Nowhere else in Europe or Asia do you have the chance to listen to and meet such renowned food and beverage thought leaders. We offer you a unique opportunity to learn from and hear the strategic, research and development insights of industry heavyweights from companies such as Coca Cola, Kraft and Unilever.



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Our conferences also offer you incomparable partnership and speaker possibilities that will help you stand head and shoulders above your competitors and engage with the niche audiences that can significantly grow your business.

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Name: Thea Chiru
Role: Wet Petfood Product Development and Implementation Scientist
Organisation: Mars Petcare GmbH
Conference attended: Colouring Foods Forum, Brussels

"I found the conference a very insightful and enjoyable event. It had a great blend of scientific and technical topics to increase my understanding of the use of food colourings."

"The conference also offered great networking opportunities with some of the industry's forerunners. I very much enjoyed exchanging knowledge and insights with them."

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Name: Matthijs Dekker
Role: Associate Professor
Organisation: Wageningen University, Netherlands
Conference attended: Colouring Foods Forum, Brussels

"As a speaker at a conference, it's excellent to promote Wageningen University as experts on healthy food and the living environment and connect with the business community."

"The Fi conferences always feature good speakers and are a great way to hear about latest developments and share knowledge, all in one place."

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Contact Fi Conferences today to find out how you can speak, sponsor or partner with us at one of our conferences.

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What our clients say

‘Good learning on how other companies are doing and what they are expecting in the future.'

Yusuke Nakashima
SCM & Quality General Manager

Asahi Holdings Australia



‘An excellent event for networking with professionals of food ingredients companies and getting up to date with current innovations.'

Alexandre Nicolau
Deputy Manager
Suntory Global Innovation Center Ltd

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Recent Fi conference speakers

Fi Conferences - Features many industry experts from all over the world including...


Sarah Dowding, Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Nestlé - UK

Sarah Dowding is the Regulatory Partner to Nestlé UK's food, food service, cereal and world food business divisions. This includes working on all aspects of NPD, product compliance, and inputting to market launches of some well-loved household brands. Prior to Nestlé, Sarah worked at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) in the Scientific Affairs Division. Her specialist area was food ingredients and additives, working to promote members' views to a wide range of UK and EU stakeholders. Sarah will be responding to regulatory uncertainties around clean labelling at the FiE Conference.


Parag Acharya, Research Manager, Unilever - Netherlands

Parag Acharya has over seven years of experience in successfully delivering multi-disciplinary scientific projects for biotechnology and FMCG industries to cater the innovation driven product development. He also possess over seven years of academic research experience in biochemistry, analytical & natural product chemistry. His current interest lies on R&D management by enabling cross-talk between multi-disciplinary science & technologies as well as successfully translating these into innovation opportunities within the business needs. The FiE Official Conference will see Parag presenting brand new exploratory studies conducted by Unilever Research into novel processing techniques and their effects on flavour quality.


Isabella Van Damme, Material Science Programme Manager, Mars Chocolate - UK

Isabella Van Damme is the Material Science Programme Manager at Mars Chocolate, UK. As a chemist, she has carried out research in the R&D departments of several major confectionery companies and gained extensive expertise in the scientific aspects of chocolate behaviour. Her main focus is now on developing novel materials for applications in confectionery. Isabella is delighted to share her knowledge on alternative technologies and ingredients to reduce fat and calories in F&B products.


Prof. Dr. Hans Verhagen, member of EFSA NDA Panel - The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Hans Verhagen has been a member of the EFSA-NDA panel since July 2006. He studied chemistry at the Universities of Nijmegen and Paris and did his PhD on food toxicology at the University of Maastricht. Having previously worked at the TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute and Unilever, he is now employed at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Current scientific interests are substantiation of health claims, novel foods, nutritional safety, food fortification, biomarkers, food reformulation and antioxidants, making him the perfect candidate to discuss the current state of antioxidants: opportunities and limitations.


Tania Porsgaard Bayer, Regulatory Affairs Consultant, Global Trade Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Global Categories and Operations, Arla Foods - Denmark

Tania Porsgaard Bayer holds a position as Regulatory Affairs Consultant in Arla Foods' Global Trade Policy   Regulatory Affairs department and has a special focus on health claims, novel foods and labelling. She has a masters degree in molecular biology in combination with law school. Tania is well-equipped to present her experiences with health claims in F B at the FiE Conference.


Claire Hughes, Nutritionist, Marks & Spencer – UK

Helen Stevenson has over 6 year's industry experience and as a Nutritionist at Marks and Spencer her primary role is the implementation of the Marks and Spencer healthy strategy. Helen is responsible for driving the salt reformulation project working across all food and drink categories and engages with external stakeholders and research groups across the varying areas of nutrition and health. Graduated with a 1st class BSc Honours degree in Nutrition from the University of Surrey, Helen has worked in both the retail and manufacturing industry with a continued focus on health. Claire is excited to present her experience of overcoming challenges to achieve government salt reduction targets.


Victor Aigbogun, Head of Product Development, Almarai - Saudi Arabia

Victor Aigbogun is a food scientist with more than 25 years in product development. His experience spans dairy and beverage, desserts and ready-to-eat prepared food. He is currently General Manager of Almarai Company, the largest dairy company in the Middle East. Victor will give his expert insights into the science and the market of developing indulgent dairy products to tap into growing consumer trends for luxury.


Dr Muyiwa Akintoye, Head of a Research and Development, Quorn Foods

Dr Muyiwa Akintoye is trained as a Food Technologists and is currently Head of Research and Development with Quorn Foods. He has gained experience over the years in Food Research and Food Manufacture methods in areas as diverse as canning, breakfast cereals, brewing, dairy etc. He obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds and has been with Quorn Foods since 1993. He has responsibility for establishing and progressing R&D programs and activities that are business value enhancing. These include projects that enable the assessment of new ingredients with particular emphasis on identifying & implementing significant cost saving opportunities, evaluating and developing new innovative processes for the manufacture of meat free products under the Quorn brand and sensory & consumer research responsibilities. Muyiwa will be presenting key insights into how Quorn Foods addressed the subject of natural flavours for the Quorn range and how they went about doing it with their suppliers.


Jacob Thundil, Founder, Cocofina – UK

Jacob Thundil founded Cocofina, the leading European brand of coconut water, in 2005. He will be talking about innovation with natural ingredients, overcoming flavour, formulation and packaging challenges, and discussing the supply and cost of raw ingredients. He will also be assessing target consumers, marketing communications and pricing strategies for natural beverage products such as coconut water.


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Our global portfolio

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Fi South America
25 - 27 August 2015

Fi & Hi India
19 - 21 October 2015
Fi Vietnam
18 - 20 May 2016
Fi Asia-Thailand
09 - 11 September 2015
Fi Europe & Ni
1 - 3 December 2015

Fi Asia-China, Hi & Ni
21 - 23 June 2016

Halal Ingredients Asia
21 - 23 September 2015
Fi & Hi Russia
30 March - 1 April 2016

Fi Asia-Indonesia
21 - 23 September 2016

Hi Japan
7 - 9 October 2015

Fi Istanbul
4 - 6 May 2016
Hi & Ni Europe
29 Nov - 1 Dec 2016