14 May 2021
By Stef Bottinelli
Food Matters Live gives food, drink, ingredient and nutrition professionals the opportunity to establish commercial relationships, network, attend educational webcasts and discover the latest, most exciting innovative ingredients.
Food Matters Live is the place for ingredient experts looking to pitch new ingredient solutions, for buyers and distributors who want to create commercial innovations and meet the latest market demands, NPD professionals and brands looking to develop products, and retailers and foodservice companies requiring the latest knowledge on industry trends, consumer insights and more.
There are many opportunities to get noticed at Food Matters Live. You could join companies like AAK, Azelis, Biospringer, Cargill, Gerald McDonald, Ingredia, Kantar, Kerry, Pen and Tec and become one of our Get on Stage partners, where you'll be able to share your expertise and innovations across our varied live webcast programmes encompassing health ingredients, plant-based, better-for-you and sustainable innovations.
Attend the event, network and organise meetings with buyers and distributors attending this June, such as Kellogg's, Starbucks Coffee Company, Mondelez International, Premier Foods, Harrods, Greencore Group, Innocent Drinks and many more.
Enter the Food Matters Live Awards: with 12 categories including Better-for-You Product of the Year, New Ingredient of the Year, Sustainable Initiative of the Year and Food Tech Innovation of the Year, you could be crowned one of our winners and become one of our success stories.
Whether you are an ingredient expert, a start-up, an industry professional, an academic or a student, we have the right access for you. Register here.
Many companies and industry professionals have benefitted from attending Food Matters Live, establishing commercial partnership, networking and launching their business on a global platform. Read their stories below.
Israeli global ingredient manufacturer Galam launched GOFOS™ (sc-FOS), a sweet, soluble, prebiotic fibre, derived from sugar-beet, last year. GOFOS debuted on the UK market at Food Matters Live. When Galam presented their product, 65% of buyers attending were looking for a sugar reduction solutions.
GOFOS is now available in over 30 countries and thanks to high market demands, Galam is currently considering a capacity increase.
“I admit having some doubts regarding the actual outcome expected from our participation.
Many times, the number of leads and potential new customers you are able to gain from such online events, are limited. Well… I’m happy to be proven wrong and must say that this was by-far the most successful online event I participated during the last year (and I participated quite a lot this year).”
Amnon Berger, International Sales Manager, Galam
Alland & Robert
International ingredient manufacturer Alland & Robert presented their Acacia Fibre at Food Matters Live and forged relationship with new partners.
“Food Matters Live in June gave us an opportunity to present Acacia Fibre as an ingredient that can help brands and manufacturers to meet the most important consumer trends. There was a great deal of interest in our session and subsequently we have been able to help new partners to learn more about using this fantastic ingredient. The presentation has been a really effective way to set up new conversations with new partners and give them the chance to see how we can help them to use the ingredient in new projects.
“For more information, you can see our session on demand with Food Matters Live. We are excited about working alongside our UK partner Caldic to deliver success to the projects that are starting as a result of our involvement.”
Isabelle Jaouen Research & Development Director at Alland & Robert
Marigot Ltd. found participating and presenting their products at Food Matters Live commercially beneficial. This has led to business opportunities for the natural ingriedent producer.
"Food Matters Live has provided a excellent showcase for Marigot’s products. Our participation has led to real business opportunities and helped build awareness of our unique capabilities in plant based proteins and minerals. Access to decision makers is a compelling feature of Food Matters Live and we will look forward to continuing our association"
Paul Donegan, Commercial Development & Marketing Manager, Marigot
Global life science ingredient distributor Barentz secured more than 40 meetings in the Food Matters Live March event.
"This was our first experience of digital events, the event was well organised with lots of opportunities to promote our business. The event was well attended and the meetings were simple to schedule and very focussed. Altogether a very worthwhile event."
Angela Whitney, Area Manager, UK & Ireland, Barentz
UK food ingredient distributor Salutivia and Food Matters LIve Get on Stage partner benefitted from the event by establishing commercial leads and securing meetings with industry professionals.
“The team are really happy with how it went…some great leads as a result. The guys are busy over the next couple days with some really exciting meetings.”
Emily Armstrong, Marketing Manager, Salutivia
Ingredient supplier and Food Matters Live Get on Stage partner Kemin secured several meetings with buyers and distributors at the event.
“We had good quality meetings and all the requests were positively accepted. Congratulations on the event which we believe was a success.”
Filipa Quintela, Marketing Manager, Kemin Nutrition and Health
Get on Stage partner Fytexia met industry experts at Food Matters Live. The French global ingredient manufacturer carried on the conversion with ingredient buyers and distributors after the event.
“FML 2021 virtual event has been a great opportunity to meet with industry professionals and discuss our favorite topic: scientifically supported ingredients! We are delighted to follow up on the inquiries we received post-show.”
Sophie Loisel, Business Development Director, Fytexia