The 11th European Food Technology & Innovation Forum equips attendees with the latest strategies to enable new ways of thinking and fresh innovation by identifying consumer desires.

What our delegates thought about the event –

“Really good event, especially the mix of big and small company presenters.”

Iain Moore, Innovation Manager, Arla Foods

“The conference was well worth attending to get different perspectives

on innovation and the latest issues.”

Gayle Wheeler, Senior Product Development Technologist, Heinz

“Good chance to learn about innovation processes and stories.”

Joe Todman, Group Leader, Kraft Foods

“Excellent forum to meet and discuss with innovation experts

across branded and PL market sectors.”

Ramesh Chonath, Head of Innovation & NPD, Kerry Foods


Taking place on 5th-6th March 2013 at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, Ireland this forum is the ideal platform for all attendees to network and learn. The event covers:

* Understanding and communicating with the new consumers vis-à-vis the current economic crisis

* Using social media to create new consumer interaction and food innovation strategies

* New food research and development strategies

* Creating successful open innovation networks to stimulate fresh innovation

* New ingredient innovations

* Capitalising on the growth in premium and luxury food sales

* Strengthening the brand against private label competition

* Innovation in health food products


Confirmed speaker and their exclusive presentations include:

* ‘Using crowd sourcing in marketing communications’

Leana Bramhall, Marketing Director, Burts Potato Chips

* ‘Delivering disruptive DNA products into a food environment’

Paul Jones, Open Innovation & Capability Head, Mars Petcare

* ‘Successfully combining nutrition science and innovation’

Patrick Leseur, Nutrition Research R&D Director, Unilever Research

* ‘Effective engagement and communication with consumers on nutrition and health’

Claire Hughes, Company Nutritionist, Marks & Spencer

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This forum features leading innovators from multinationals as well as small, pure outright disruptive technology companies presenting insights into the latest strategies and tools to support and enhance current business activities.


Event features:

* Top level speakers presenting exclusive insights into the latest industry developments

* A wide variety of networking opportunities through the two day event

* Pre-arranged one to one meetings to support and enhance current business activities

* A selection of real life case studies, presentations, interactive sessions and panel discussions

For more information about this event and how you can participate please contact Michaela Melcher, Marketing Manager on +44(0)20 7202 7690 or email [email protected] and quote “FDM”.

About WTG:


World Trade Group (WTG) is a leading global integrated media company. Operating within the sectors of HR, energy, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, manufacturing and supply chain, we organise and run some of the leading annual business events, bringing together senior executives from world class organisations.