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Food Evolution Networking Breakfast
10:00 - 12:30 Fi Conference Discovery Theatre, booth 7A25, Hall 7
Food Evolution Networking Breakfast
GHI Ambassador Norway and Series Editor 'Nutrition and health aspects of traditional and ethnic foods'
Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI)
Vice President & Market Leader - SupplySide
Informa Markets
CEO and Founder
Specialist EU law and International Food Laws and Regulations
Coutrelis & Associés
Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI)


Time: 10:00
Doors open and networking

Time: 10.30
Welcome address from the moderator Jon Benninger, Vice President & Market Leader - SupplySide, Informa Markets

Time: 10:35
Debunking misinformation about food
Speaker: Professor Huub Lelieveld, Co-Founder and President of the Global Harmonization Initiative

Time: 11:00
Pre-panel presentation: 
What is the NutriScore?
Speaker: Nicole Coutrelis, Specialist EU law and International Food Laws and Regulations, Coutrelis & Associés

Time: 11:05
Pre-panel presentation: 
Going beyond the NutriScore
Speaker: Aris Christodoulou, Co-founder and President of SIGA Care

Time: 11:10
Panel discussion:
Achieving simpler and safer food for consumers, reality or wishful thinking?   
Moderator: Jon Benninger, Vice President & Market Leader - SupplySide, Informa Markets


  • Dr Veslemoy Andersen, Global Harmonization Initiative
  • Professor Huub Lelieveld, Co-founder and President of the Global Harmonization Initiative
  • ​Aris Christodoulou, Co-founder and President of SIGA Care
  • Nicole Coutrelis, Specialist EU law and International Food Laws and Regulations, Coutrelis & Associés

Time: 11:40
Q&A between panel and audience

Time: 12:00
Closing remarks


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Innovation Tour: Healthy snacking
10:30 - 11:30 New Product Zone
Innovation Tours
Marketing Manager

Sponsored by:

Life is increasingly fast-paced and the lack of time influences our consumption behaviours. As a result, the boundary between meals and snacks is fading. According to Nielsen, 76% of global consumers eat snacks sometimes or often and 45% do so to substitute a meal. In addition, consumers are looking for more balanced nutritional alternatives and this is predicted to drive the global market for healthy snacking to $32.8 billion by 2025 (Grand View Research).

Participating companies: Limagrain ingredient, GreeFood50, NDF Azteca Milling, Bel Industrie, Millets, Diana Food, Friesland Campina, Tereos, Cambridge Commodities, Roquette

Join the tour and find inspiration for your next range of healthy snacks.

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Top 10 trends for 2020 by Innova Market Insights
11:15 - 11:45 Industry Insights Theatre, Stand 7S40 Hall 7
Industry Insights
Insights & Innovation Manager
Innova Market Insights

Innova Market Insights releases its top ten trends for 2020, using its ongoing analyses of global developments in food and drink launch activity to highlight the trends most likely to impact the food and drinks industry over the coming year and beyond. In addition to the top ten trends identified for 2020, key themes from previous years, including “Discovery: the adventurous consumers,” “The plant kingdom,” “Alternatives to all,” “Green appeal” and “Snacking: the definitive occasion” will also continue to feature strongly.

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Winning the fight against food fraud
11:30 - 12:30 Expo FoodTec Hub, booth 7U100, Hall 7
Expo FoodTec Hub
Head of Membership & Training
Campden BRI
Chief Executive
Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), UK

The Food Fortress initiative and the food industry intelligence network (fiin) across the UK and Ireland demonstrate that, by working together, industry and regulators can win the fight against food fraud and reduce our vulnerability significantly. This interactive session will highlight how easy it is to carry out food crimes and challenge the audience to learn from the 2 successful examples presented and consider what they are going to do to join the fight!

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New sensory experiences for more adventurous consumers
12:00 - 12:30 Industry Insights Theatre, Stand 7S40 Hall 7
Industry Insights
Marketing Manager

Globalization leads adventurous consumers to test new products. According to GlobalData, 65 % of global consumers enjoy experimenting with products from different cultures/countries, and even 79% of Millennials and 78% of Gen X. Curiosity and being the first to share a new product on social media (Instagram) are among the main drivers of the trend. There is an opportunity for food manufacturers to develop products that combine textures, flavours, colours, and to experiment with limited editions.

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Innovation Tour: Plant-based innovations
12:00 - 13:30 New Product Zone
Innovation Tours

Sponsored by:

In response to the expected growth of the plant-based sector, companies are increasingly willing to invest in the R&D and production facilities required to manufacture high-quality products. Beyond Meat’s successful IPO in 2019 and growth projections of e.g. the plant-based milk market at a CAGR of over 14% between 2018 and 2024 to more than $38 billion are indicative of that development. Burgeoning consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics, as well as their exposure to plant-based products,  are spurring this popularity. ProVeg International has identified the most promising products in the plant-based sector for you to learn about innovative plant-based solutions, their different applications and how they will benefit your bottom line.

Participating companies: AAK, ADM, Avebe, Bunge Loders Croklaan, Cargill, Döhler, GreenFood50, Hydrosol, KMC, Phycom

Are you developing the next plant-based product that consumers all over the world will love? Then join this guided tour and discover the best ingredients and solutions that meet the needs of the consumer.

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The spinning cone column - production of high quality natural flavours
13:30 - 14:00 Expo FoodTec Hub, booth 7U100, Hall 7
Expo FoodTec Hub
Regional Manager (Europe and Africa)

Flavourtech's flagship product, the Spinning Cone Column (SCC), is designed to extract and recover volatile compounds using steam, under vacuum conditions. This is a far gentler process compared to standard extraction techniques, enabling our equipment to better capture alcohol, aromas and flavours - naturally. Come and hear how the design of the SCC gives it the unique ability to process slurries of milled material, such as tea leaves or coffee beans, mixed with water and viscous fruit or vegetable purees. This capability allows users of the technology to capture flavours that maintain the natural characteristics of the raw material and attract a premium price. The SCC has been proven to deliver significant returns on investment for various applications. How can it help your business?

Cooking Show by Stina Spiegelberg
14:30 - 15:30 Plant-based Experience, Stand 7U189, Hall 7
Plant-based Experience
Chief, Vegan Coach, Author

Raised in France, Stina Spiegelberg is addicted to French cuisine and will share her favorites with us on her show. Madeleines, onion soup, Brioche or Quiche – they all taste delicious made only from plant-based ingredients! Her sustainable and down to earth style make going vegan such a joy. Get inspired by the German TV chef and experience taste on a whole new level.

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