Food Matters Live reveals events schedule for 2024
Focused on innovation, nutrition, and food security and sustainability, the full events calendar can be found here.
Before then, the Sustainable Food Forum begins on September 19th. Places are available for anyone interested in joining people from Mondelez, Muller, Asda, Arla, Redefine Meat, Unilever, Innocent, Britvic, Compass, Greggs, Quorn, Pizza Express, Tesco, AAK, Edlong, IFF, 3iPrivate Equity, Mission Ventures, Flora Ventures, Fonte Capital and J.P. Morgan.
The forum will bring together supply-chain experts, farmers, agronomists, soil and crop scientists, agrochemical suppliers, agri-tech firms, ingredients producers, product developers, manufacturers, retailers, food service, banks, financiers, investors and more.
The Sustainable Food Forum promises an exploration of the crucial sustainability-related challenges, and the positive solutions, relevant to food and drink. Click here for more details.
Two new events for 2024 are Sustainable Sourcing, which will explore new and emerging ingredients which have a ‘nature-positive’ impact. It’s joined by Understanding the Business of Sustainable Food, which will deliver insights into the operational and marketing sides of selling of sustainable foods, from both the consumer demand and the operational supply side.
Put together, 2024 will see Food Matters comprehensively address this umbrella issue that challenges every aspect of the food and drink industry, and bring the industry together to find the solutions everyone is looking for.
Tastes Of Better is also expanding. More dates and venues, including Ascot and Dublin, have been unveiled alongside London and Manchester. Tastes of Better in 2023 saw the likes of AAK, Beneo, DSM-Firmenich, IFF, Kemin, MycoTechnology and Sweegen showcase innovations through a blend of tasting menus and technical demonstrations.
As for the partners, the “engagement has been amazing,” said MycoTechnology marketing director Jonas Feliciano after the first event. “This was such an intimate setting with a very sophisticated crowd. We moved from top of funnel all the way to almost bottom of funnel with some conversations throughout the day.”
One guest from Unilever said the found the sessions “very insightful and learned about some new techniques that are close to our hearts as innovators, like natural shelf life preservation techniques and moving beyond plant-based protein agriculture.”
Click here for everything you need to know about Tastes of Better.
Described by Glanbia as having “great speakers, interesting panels and thought provoking moments” it offers a perfect opportunity to network with those at the forefront of nutrition, and the event has been expanded to include four cities: London, Glasgow, Dublin, and Manchester.
“It was a great event,” said one guest. “I loved how unbiased and expert the speakers were, it sparked some really interesting discussions. I also found the ability to book meetings really useful.”
For more information on any of the events to come in 2023 or 2024, click here.