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Neena Sandhu, Corporate and Partnerships Manager at BoroughBox, discusses the need to support small UK producers and highlights what she is looking for at Food Matters Live.

Awards judge Chris Griffin, Chief Executive of Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, shares tips to assist with your Awards entry: “I’m looking for a step change in innovation”.

Jos Hugeness, Director of Meatless, discusses “hybrid meat” – a product that is part animal and part plant-based – and the drivers behind the growing trend.

Dr Sarah Jenkins, Magenta Research and 2018 Awards judge, is keen to find exceptional packaging designs that communicate brand values and promise to the consumer.

Charlie Parker, Nutrition Consulting and 2018 Awards judge, is looking out for clear evidence based nutrition claims, robust commercial data, and how products perform on taste.

Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist at Public Health England, assesses the success of the sugar and calorie reduction programmes to date and addresses what will come next.

CRN UK discuss the importance of food supplements in maintaining health and the need to convey this to government, academia and health professionals.

Volac International Limited explain the characteristics of the new ‘active consumer’ shaping the sports nutrition market and the gap appearing in the market for protein-enriched foods.

Franco Beer, Founder of Boka Food Ltd, discusses the complexity of creating a high taste–low fat product and the value of developing a unique business model.

Jason Gibb, Founder of Bread and Jam, discusses the growing community of food and drink entrepreneurs, the difficulties challenger brands face and what buyers are really looking for.

Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, Founder of the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards, discusses the foodservice industry's embrace of free-from and veganism, plus new market opportunities.

Dr Kaly Chatakondu, Commercial Director of Food Ingredients at AAK UK LTD, discusses how fats and oils technology reduces sugar, calories and saturated fats while maintaining taste.

Amirah Ashouri, Research Manager at MMR, highlights the changes in attitudes towards functional foods and the importance of accessibility, compliance and connection.

Laura Clews, Associate at Mathys & Squire Intellectual Property, explains the necessity of protecting food innovation and the different areas of IP that companies should think about.

Chris Melton, General Manager of Döhler UK Limited, explains the Generation Z and millennial ethos to shopping and predicts which market sectors will thrive over the next five years.

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