Meet the innovators shaping the future of food, health and nutrition at London’s ExCeL, 20–22 November 2018

Free to attend and returning to London’s ExCeL on 20–22 November, Food Matters Live is a pivotal business and networking opportunity which brings together great minds as they address the issues that matter most for the future of food, health and wellbeing.

Food innovators, business leaders, government ministers, scientists, commentators and experts in health, nutrition and diet will be among 50 influential speakers leading a series of thought-provoking debates in the Food Matters Live Conference programme.

Three hundred industry experts are also on hand to offer insight into a range of issues affecting the food and drink industry in an unrivalled programme of practical seminars based around seven key themes. On the different agendas are topical issues such as the future for free-from; key growth trends such as plant-based diets and the growth in healthy snacking; meeting sugar reduction targets; achieving calorie reduction in practice; sustainable food business; future food technologies; the future for plastic in the food and drink industry and new business models to scale up innovation.

Innovations
The exhibition will play host to over 800 exhibitors at the cutting-edge of innovation. Innovative ingredients suppliers from around the globe will be showcasing their solutions for ‘betterfor- you’, natural and functional product development. They will be joined by a range of food and drink producers shaping the future of food, health and wellbeing, offering visitors the chance to explore new innovations in key growth categories such as healthy snacking, drinks, free-from, sports nutrition and plant-based.

International innovations from around the world will be featured within specific country themed pavilions including Italy, Holland and the Nordic region while enterprising starts ups will be showcasing the latest ideas behind some of the new food and drink products to come to market.

A series of live and thought provoking attractions, demonstrations and tastings give visitors a chance to investigate some of the more disruptive ideas shaping the future food and drink landscape – from novel ingredients and new technologies to an exploration of some of the food cultures from around the world.

Awards
An enhanced match-making service offers visitors and exhibitors the chance to pre-arrange meetings and build cross-sector business relationships. New for 2018 are a series of educational hosted roundtables connecting experts in food, drink and nutrition with industry players looking to enter and succeed in the UK food and drink market. The Meet the Buyer programme will also run throughout the duration of the event.

And to celebrate all this innovation, the Food Matters Live Awards return for their second year. Featuring three new categories including best new ingredient, best healthy eating initiative and best retailer for health and wellbeing, entries open on 21st May 2018.

Briony Mansell-Lewis, Food Matters Live Director, said: “Food Matters Live is fast becoming an annual business opportunity for many in the industry, providing a platform to explore, taste and experience the latest trends and innovations shaping the future of food and drink.

“We’re delighted once again to welcome so many experts to share best practice, forge collaborative relationships, find solutions to challenges and explore new ways of working with colleagues right the way across the food, nutrition and health sectors.”

More than 16,000 influential professionals are expected to attend this year’s Food Matters Live, which is free to attend.

Simply register your interest to attend at: www.foodmatterslive.com