An obstacle for many businesses today is how to build teams that are armed with fast-changing consumer information, and the tools to apply it strategically. The most compelling and entertaining way to bring this intelligence to life is through one of our highly subscribed live events.
Our Food & Drink Futures Forum takes an in-depth look at industry-specific trends, exploring everything new and next in the sector that is set to affect the future consumer in the next 3–5 years. Guest speakers include industry leaders and innovators, and attendees receive an extensive Food & Drink Futures Report, offering further insights into the market and implications for business.
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‘People are tired of being told what to do by experts. One day it’s no fat, then gluten, then sugar. Clean eating is the latest dietary trend set for a backlash. In this environment, consumers are losing faith in brands and realising that convenience trumps all.’
Daniela Walker, insight editor, LS:N Global
As well as delivering key consumer and industry insights, attendees will have direct access to our research and strategy teams, who will be on hand to answer questions on how best to apply and tailor these insights to your specific business needs. There will also be ample opportunity to network with your peers, industry influencers and the keynote speakers.
*image credit: Louis Pretty by Philipp Mainzer, Berlin
The event will begin with a global market overview, highlighting the key obstacles and opportunities in food and drink, such as the rise in alternative free-from culture, the latest battles in nutrition, and how the coffee and tea markets are moving into the Next Wave. We will then examine consumer trends that are changing the face of the sector, from Delivery-only Dining to the increasing presence of high-tech gadgets in domestic kitchens.
We will also present a special report on how convenience is dictating food and drink consumption, and hear from leading figures in the industry.
Tristram is an award-winning writer, speaker and campaigner on the environmental and social impacts of food production. He received the Sophie Prize in 2011 for his contributions to the fight against food wastage. Tristram is an Ashoka Fellow, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, a World Economic
Forum Young Global Leader
and a champion of the UN’s 12.3 Sustainable Development Goal, which aims to halve food wastage globally by 2030.
Sandows, launched in 2014, has been described by Stylist as ‘the king of cold-brew coffees’. Cold-brew coffee is made by brewing coffee with cold water overnight to bring out a smoother, less bitter flavour. Sandows cold-brew coffee is now stocked nationwide in Marks & Spencer and in Whole Foods Market, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason. Following increases in consumer expectations when it comes to coffee, Hugh believes the future lies outside of cafés.
Camilla has developed the Rude Health brand from a kitchen table-based breakfast cereal start-up complete with paper bag packaging to the widely distributed, design-led health food brand it is today. Most recently, she has designed a new range of Rude Health foods for children and launched the first Rude Health café in Fulham. Camilla also writes a column for The Grocer magazine that examines start-up culture and strategy.
The Future Laboratory’s home at Elder Street has its own story to tell. The Grade II-listed property is built on the site of a Roman cemetery and in the precincts of the medieval Priory and Hospital of St Mary Spital.
Located between London’s creative capital of Shoreditch and the financial heart of the city, it’s a short walk from Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street stations.
The Future Laboratory
26 Elder Street
London E1 6BT
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