The Food Matters Live seminars are recognised as an unrivalled learning opportunity.

In 2018, they will again bring together 300 experts from across the food and drink sector with those working in nutrition and health  to share innovations, insight and ideas.

Retail trends in health and wellbeing

New for 2018, these seminars will explore the categories shaping the future of health and wellbeing. From plant-based diets to sports nutrition and healthy snacking, experts from multiples, independents, convenience stores through to farm shops, delicatessens and foodservice providers will explore the modern shopping trends and share practical advice on building buyer relationships.

Sustainable food futures

New for 2018, these seminars put the spotlight on the future technologies, innovative product development and new business models advancing global food and drink supply chains and sustainable nutrition. Speakers include emerging food innovators, researchers, trend forecasters, business advisors and investors together with nutrition and industry experts.

Nutrition for health and wellbeing

Making the connections between nutrition, science and product development, these seminars explore how new innovations from the food and nutraceutical industry are meeting the demands of the health and wellbeing category. Sports nutrition, satiety, digestive and immune health, heart and cognitive health, bone and joint health and infant and maternal nutrition are among the themes to be addressed.

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Tackling obesity

Dedicated to addressing the policy framework and industry responsibility towards tackling obesity, this seminar programme combines speakers from policy and industry to review progress, discuss new initiatives, share reformulation case studies and explore new approaches to changing dietary behaviour.

Future of free-from

Focusing on innovation underpinning the growth of free-from, these seminars offer an exploration into how this category continues to develop. Consumer profiles, product innovation, clean label and free-from in food retail are among the key themes.

Packaging: healthier by design

What role can packaging design play in shaping healthy choices and reducing the use of plastics? From cradle to grave: how are packaging designers meeting the needs of different life stages? These are just some of the questions to be addressed and discussed as we rethink packaging design for a healthier future in this series of seminars.

Marketing matters

Join brand owners, own label brand managers, nutrition experts and brand agencies to discuss innovative marketing strategies connecting consumers to food and drink brands. Content marketing, digital strategies, personalisation, neuro-marketing and behavioural science are among the themes.


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Register your interest as a speaker

The Food Matters Live education programme brings together 400 expert speakers  in a curated programme of conference and seminar sessions, covering the issues that matter most to the food & drink industry.

If you would like to register your interest as a speaker, please contact us.