Trend Summit 20201

Tuesday 22nd November 2022

  • 2023/24 Online Trend Summit
  • FREE to Join & Live streamed on Whova

Our 9th Annual Food & Beverage Trend Summit streaming live on 22nd November 2022

Come and join virtually with thefoodpeople community to Shift the Future of Food & Drink by harnessing the power of trends & foresight.

2023/24 will be years of monumental shift in food and drink - Immerse with thousands of other industry influencers from across the globe to be inspired and 'make sense' of the future food and beverage trends horizon for 2023/24.

Our Speakers

  • thefoodpeople


    As a team we’ll be sharing with you various elements of our 2023-2024 annual trends predictions.

  • Charles Banks, Co Founder, thefoodpeople

    Charles Banks, Co Founder, thefoodpeople

    Charles will bring to life the 2023-2024 trends framework and explore the defining areas of change on the foresight horizon in this era of momentous change in food and drink.

  • Amelia Boothman, Associate Director, IHQ

    Amelia Boothman, Associate Director, IHQ

    Amelia will be discussing the 2023-2024 ‘Social & Cultural’ forces and drivers in Food and Beverage, both in and out of home.

  • Shokofeh Hejazi, Head of Insight, thefoodpeople

    Shokofeh Hejazi, Head of Insight, thefoodpeople

    Shokofeh brings her considerable expertise in trends together with her experience in retail and hospitality in the UK and overseas, to share with us the culinary and gastronomic trends for 2023-2024, from food philosophies & cooking techniques to cuisines & ingredients.

  • Kirk Haworth, Plates Restaurant, London

    Kirk Haworth, Plates Restaurant, London

    Michelin star Chef Kirk will be sharing his personal journey into 100% plant-based eating and cooking, where he balances health and wellbeing, without compromising taste or creativity through his medicinal plant-based fine dining concept plates

  • Alana and Lisa Macfarlane, The Gut Stuff

    Alana and Lisa Macfarlane, The Gut Stuff

    'The Mac Twins', co-founders of The Gut Stuff, believe gut health should be a right, not a privilege. They share their latest knowledge on microbiome research and their journey that combines consumer knowledge, science, popular culture and bold marketing to be thought leaders in this space.

  • Henry Dimbleby MBE

    Henry Dimbleby MBE

    Former Chef, Journalist, co-founder of Leon Restaurant and Author of UK's National Food Strategy, Henry shares the challenges and opportunities for reform within the UK’s food system in light of environmental, sustainability and public health challenges.

  • Gurdeep Loyal, Author & Writer

    Gurdeep Loyal, Author & Writer

    Gurdeep will be sharing his perspective on world food, cultural appropriation, migration, race and identity, based on his learnings from his online platform, Mother Tongue, which have culminated in his first cookbook, Mother Tongue: Flavours of a Second Generation, which celebrates his British-Indian identity.

  • Julia Kessler, Co-Founder of Nik & Kix Drinks

    Julia Kessler, Co-Founder of Nik & Kix Drinks

    Julia will be sharing her founding inspiration and purpose, how challenger beverage brands can balance commerciality and social impact in a strategy that works for everyone, as well as how to think and operate like a tech start-up and be prepared to test, learn and fail fast.

  • Ira Van Ellan

    Ira Van Ellan

    Ira from CellAg Netherlands, will be discussing the latest developments in Cellular Agriculture technology, how they're bridging the gap between Scientists and Farmers and the role cultured meats will play in the future demand for protein.

  • Dr Chris Parry CBE

    Dr Chris Parry CBE

    Chris Parry will be sharing his experience as a Strategic Forecaster, Risk Expert and Advisor to the British Government on how the rapidly changing geo-political landscape could influence food & drink supply chains and systems into the future.

  • More speakers announced soon!

    More speakers announced soon!

    We'll be adding more exciting speakers to summit line up very soon!


What's included?

  • The highlights of thefoodpeople's Annual Trend Foresight Predictions for 2023/24
  • Trend Foresight Predictions for 2023/24 Highlights Downloadable Infographic Poster
  • 10+ inspirational and thought-provoking key notes & presentations, relevant for all aspects of the food and drink industry, to truly bring trends to life
  • Ask questions to thefoodpeople team in the virtual event platform

What's included as a trendhub subscriber?

As a paid for trendhub subscriber, you'll also access the following within trendhub:

  • Annual Trend Foresight Digital Book for 2023/24
  • Cuisine & Ingredients Predictions for 2023/24
  • Trends & Cuisine Videos for 2023/24
  • Interactive Trends Map
  • Copies of all presentations and video recordings
  • Annual Trend Foresight 2023/24 Downloadable Infographic Poster
  • Explainer videos for all food and beverage mega trends & social cultural trends

Another great event, really inspiring content!

  • Kate Rivett

The speakers were inspirational from first to end.

  • Sophie Harding

The whole plant base, vegan element coming through today has given me lots to take away and inspiration for the future.

  • Mark Haynes

Thefoodpeople events are always very inspiring and thought provoking and shows us what we have to look at for development and innovation strategies for the future. Thefoodpeople has gone from UK to global, taking the trends in Australia and USA and how we can use them in the UK is very key.

  • Hannah Sibley

Really good, very informative, nice top line into what might be, quite inspiring.

  • Robert Pattinson

Really interested in the flavour trends we can translate to retail. Enjoyed those!

  • 2020 online summit attendee

The day was brilliantly run, very smooth, the speakers were all very different but all inspiring. We use the trend book all of the time, all my team use the book all the time.

  • Emma Cox

As always, you manage to gather relevant speakers with diverse content.

  • 2020 online summit attendee

What I love about the food people is that you get to sit down all day and it is really well organised. Many other conferences you have to rush from a to b and worry you might miss something, but here you just relax, listen and enjoy.

  • Lauren Rose-Smith
  • editor Tesco Magazine

Great job in tough times inspirational speakers loved listening to their stories and chat style was very relaxed and made it real.

  • 2020 online summit attendee

Ability to dip in and out, and most of all the quality of the information and speakers. The ability to access the recording of the presentation moments after the presentation was finished was great as I had to dip in and out during the day.

  • 2020 online summit attendee

Just a note to say a huge WELL DONE to you and all the TFP team on a very inspirational and thought provoking day. So much wonderful content and engaging speakers. I can only imagine how much work went into it over the last few weeks and months.

  • Annie Dunne

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the session that you hosted yesterday. I thought that there was a real breadth of speakers covering many different areas within food and drink. It has certainly brought about a number of new contacts and potential areas of opportunity. I thought that it was very well executed and managed and I really hope that it continues for the future.

  • Mat Lowry

Was an amazing event, the different themes and great speakers thank you

  • 2021 online summit attendee

Just fabulous and really enjoyed each of the speakers

  • 2021 online summit attendee

How easy it was to fit work in and around the sessions, how informative the sessions were and the fact I can catch up and also re-watch sessions

  • 2021 online summit attendee

It is of course different but being online meant that I was able to attend wherever I was while I might not have been able to travel to and attend a physical event

  • 2021 online summit attendee

Thanks again for a brilliant event - I will share with my colleagues next year this will be one not to miss for sure! thanks again

  • 2021 online summit attendee

The variety from restauranteurs, drinks manufacturers to chefs themselves and loved the academic side of things too

  • 2021 online summit attendee

Register to join the 2023/24 Virtual Trend Summit

To create the best possible summit attendee experience, we'll be broadcasting live on the Whova virtual event platform. To join the event, you'll first need to select (1) in the drop down above, click to 'register' where you'll be directed to Whova to complete your registration details and then create a Whova account.

You will be sent the event 'joining link' by email once you have registered however we will send these details again prior to the Summit starting.

The Online Trend Summit will be broadcast live in GMT (London) on 22nd November 2022 and access to the Online Trends Summit is FREE of charge.

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure the full, advertised agenda goes ahead on the day of the Summit, please note that the line-up is subject to change, without prior notice, if circumstances beyond our control dictate this.

  • Date:

    22nd November 2022 - Broadcast Live in GMT (London) on the Whova virtual event platform, with replays on youtube, trendhub (subscribers) and via email from 23rd November 2022

  • Location:

    On desktop or mobile App, at work or at home!! Virtual Live Broadcast - Whova virtual event platform

  • Timings:

    Live 08.00 - 18.00 GMT (London)

  • Entry:

    A joining link will be shared by email prior to the Summit date. To join you must have completed the 2-step registration process on Whova.

  • Contact Us:

    For further details, registration or Whova account set up queries, please email us on

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