The Food Matters Live 2017 seminars are structured around seven individual themes and offer visitors an unparalleled peer-to-peer learning opportunity.

They bring together 300 expert speakers from across food and drink manufacturing, retail, foodservice, health, nutrition and academia to provide insight, showcase innovation, share best practice and discuss ideas to enable change.

Future of food retail 

New for 2017, these seminars will address key issues shaping the future of food retail. Experts from multiples, independents through to farm shops and foodservice providers will explore drivers for growth, new product trends and insight into the modern shopper.

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Food futures

These new seminars will focus on the innovative products, processes and new technologies shaping the future of food and drink production and business.  Speakers include food innovators, trend forecasters, business advisors and investors together with nutrition and industry experts.

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Tackling obesity

Dedicated to addressing the policy framework and industry responsibility towards tackling obesity, this seminar programme will bring together policy makers alongside industry experts from across the food, drink and foodservice sectors to discuss latest initiatives and share experiences. 

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Free-from, allergy and intolerance

Focusing on innovation underpinning the growth of free-from, these seminars offer an exploration into how this category is developing. Consumer demand, innovations in nutrition and taste profiles, clean label, free-from in foodservice and retail are among the key themes.

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Nutrition for health and wellbeing

These seminars explore innovations in nutrition for healthy ageing; weight wellness; sports nutrition; digestive and immune health, heart and cognitive health and performance. They also present insight into the role of nutrition in managing and preventing NCDs such as diabetes, cardio disease and cancer.

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Packaging: innovating through design

How is packaging design shaping future food, drink and functional health and wellbeing? How can creativity in packaging design drive re-purchase? How are millennials and generation Z influencing brand packaging? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed in this seminar programme.

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Marketing matters

Join brand owners, own label brand managers, nutrition experts and brand agencies to discuss innovative marketing strategies for the food, drink and nutrition industry. Content marketing, social media, creative communications, personalisation, marketing reformulated products are among the themes.

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CPD accreditation

Food Matters Live has been endorsed for Continuous Professional Development by the BDA, meaning visitors can add the BDA's accreditation to their CPD portfolio.

CPD certificates will be available for collection from the CPD information point at the event.