Fi Europe is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.
Doors open and networking
Welcome address from the moderator Jon Benninger, Vice President & Market Leader - SupplySide, Informa Markets
Title: Debunking misinformation about food
Speaker: Professor Huub Lelieveld, Co-Founder and President of the Global Harmonization Initiative
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
Q&A between panel and audience
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
Join the tour and find inspiration for your next range of healthy snacks.
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.
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!
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.
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: AKK, ADM, Avebe, Bunge Loders Croklaan, Cargill, Döhler, GreenFood50, Hydrosol, KMC
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.
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.