Here's a taster of what happened at last year's event...
Charles, Wayne, Sarah and the team from thefoodpeople share the 2018/19 Food and Drink Mega Trend Predictions, Social and Cultural Trends & Influencing Cuisines
Rooted Project: A New Frontier in Health Trends – The evidence-based approach exploring foods that help and harm, spreading health messages in both an ethical and positive way that benefits the consumer
Brand Director, Pret a Manger – On the back of the opening of the first ‘ground up’ Veggie Pret, Caroline shares her perspective on the growth of plant-based and flexetarian eating, and the success of Veggie Pret
Director of Strategy, IHQ (Global Independent Design & Branding Agency) – The ‘Social & Cultural’ trends in Food and Beverage, both in and out of Home
Co Founder, EATSA – The man behind award-winning and industry-disrupting automated quinoa bowl concept EATSA, shares his experience in developing disruptive formats as well as the wider and growing use of technology in food
Chef & Founder, Silo (Brighton) – Building a delicious but sustainable waste-free food ecosystem
Bilder & De Clercq (Amsterdam) – Disruptive food and drink retailer with a new approach to retailing; putting consumer experience and convenience at the heart of what they do. Robert-Jan shares the thinking behind Bilder and how this and similar concepts will change the face of retailing
CMO, Infarm – As pressure on sustainable and ethical supply chains increase globally, there’s a need to think differently about how we farm. Infarm is pioneering an ‘on demand’ farming service to help cities, retailers and chefs become more self-sufficient in their food production, whilst both eliminating waste and reducing environmental impact
Marketing Director - Specialist Coffee and Food Business - Paced Group. With a pedigree in global coffee and retail marketing, Sara gives us an 'outside in' marketeers perspective of whats emerging and gaining momentum within our ever evolving Coffee Culture.
Founder of Tokunbo's Kitchen, Tokunbo tells her personal story and introduces us to one of the worlds last great cuisines to be modernised - West African and more specifically Nigerian Cuisine. The dishes, the ingredients and her personal take the sensory wonder that is West African food.
You'll be both inspired and delighted by a 'trend-led' lunch prepared and cooked by Isaac McHale and the team at The Clove Club. The Clove Club has led the way in the UK food scene in recent years, recently being voted the highest UK entry in the World's 50 Best at number 26 as well has holding 1 Michelin Star.
Date: 8th November 17
Venue: Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT (View on Google Maps)
Timings: 9.00 arrival refreshments, Speakers & Lunch – from 09.30, Close – 17.00