Trend Summit 20201

Tuesday 12th November 2019

  • The Lindley Hall

Our 6th Annual Food and Beverage Trends Event takes place on Tuesday 12th November 2019.

Come and join 350 influencers from across the globe to immerse in the food and beverage trends of the future and the pre-release of our brand new trend book for 2020/21.

Our Speakers

  • thefoodpeople


    As a team we’ll be sharing with you various elements of our 2024/25 annual trend predictions.

  • Charles Banks, Co-Founder, thefoodpeople

    Charles Banks, Co-Founder, thefoodpeople

    Charles will bring to life the 2024/25 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, Strategy Consultant

    Amelia Boothman, Strategy Consultant

    Amelia will be discussing the 2024/25 ‘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 expertise in trends together with her experience in retail & hospitality in the UK & overseas, to share the culinary & gastronomic trends for 2024/25, from food philosophies & cooking techniques to cuisines & ingredients.

  • Reniera O'Donnell, Food Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    Reniera O'Donnell, Food Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    Reniera joins us to talk about the exciting Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Food Initiative and by redesigning the way we produce our food, we can regenerate nature.

  • Dominie Fearn, Founding Director, The Wild Hare Group

    Dominie Fearn, Founding Director, The Wild Hare Group

    Dominie joins us to talk about how better is possible in food & drink and that by using circular and regenerative production systems we can restore soil health helping biodiversity thrive.

  • Kate Hofman, Founder and Chief Brand Officer, GrowUp Farms

    Kate Hofman, Founder and Chief Brand Officer, GrowUp Farms

    Kate joins us to talk about agricultural supply chain resilience, sustainable food systems, the benefits and technological advancements of indoor vertical growing.

  • Dr. Kevin Hall, Senior Investigator, NIDDK

    Dr. Kevin Hall, Senior Investigator, NIDDK

    *NIDDK - National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases Kevin joins us to talk about the findings of his work into the casual effects related to the over consumption of UPF, how not all UPF's are created the same and what this means for the food industry going forward.

  • Megan Van Someren, CCO, Jamie Oliver Group

    Megan Van Someren, CCO, Jamie Oliver Group

    Megan joins us to discuss the Jamie Oliver Group's ambitious social impact agenda, maintaining brand relevance and growth as well as creating a multi-channel experience whilst delivering on the brand’s promise of enabling better and more joyful mealtimes.

  • 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 Grand Reveal of thefoodpeople's Annual Trend Predictions for 2020/21
  • Advance copy, hot off the press, of thefoodpeople's 2020/21 Food and Drink Trend Book and Infographic Poster – two months before general release
  • 11 inspirational and thought-provoking presentations, relevant for all aspects of the food and drink industry, to truly bring trends to life
  • Copies of those presentations available on trendhub
  • Trend inspired lunch from Tom Kerridge and the brilliant team at Lush Hospitality, inclusive of all food, drink and refreshment during the day
  • Time to reflect and be inspired by the speakers and the content
  • Opportunity to talk to our team about getting the best out of trendhub, for you and your team, in the dedicated Trend Corner

The Food

The team at Lush Hospitality has grown from Tom Kerridge's The Hand and Flowers two Michelin Star Pub, with Executive Chef Kieran Reilly taking over the kitchens at Lindley Halls for us, the team will be cooking up a menu curated by Tom Kerridge, Kieran and ourselves to bring you a trend-led lunch inspired by our 2020+ cuisine era prediction of 'Conscience Cuisine'.

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



All prices are exclusive of VAT and include all of what is listed above. Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure the full, advertised agenda goes ahead on each day, this ticket is for an event and not a specific presenter / demonstrator. Please note that the line-up is subject to change, without prior notice, if circumstances beyond our control dictate this.

Tickets are available to purchase online, with the price being held from 2017.

Discounts for multiple tickets can only qualify when all the tickets are purchased in one transaction.

  • Date:

    Tuesday 12th November 2019

  • Venue:

    The Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, Westminster, London SW1P 2PB

    Nearest Tube – Victoria or St. James Park

  • Timings:

    Entry from 8:15, Agenda runs from 9:00 – 17:30

  • Tickets:

    Tickets will be issued digitally using Whova, the event ticketing and networking app

  • Contact us:

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