Food Vision, an international event for senior executives in the food and drink manufacturing industry, will return in March 2014 and will be hosted in Cannes, France.
The event promises an international portfolio of key speakers addressing the fundamental issues within the industry. The topics on the agenda to be discussed include innovation, sustainability, the development of alternative food sources and changing consumer buying patterns.
The organisers of the event guarantee that next year’s Food Vision will provide attendees with inspiration and insight into research and development, and the chance to listen to marketing and business strategy leaders from across the global food development industry speak.
Christina Wood, Vision events director, said: “More than 130 food industry decision makers from 30 countries attended Food Vision 2013.
“We expect to attract an even bigger audience this year, drawn by an interactive programme that combines insightful presentations from industry leaders with the opportunity to network in confidence and at the highest level.”
Next year’s programme has been developed and informed by the feedback and recommendations from the 2013 audience, as well as vital input from the expert editorial teams of FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients, leading publications from William Reed Business Media, the organisers of Food Vision.
Guest speakers will discuss a wide range of subjects, including the future of insect consumption as a protein replacement and advice on how to reach consumers, to product and marketing innovation.
Those invited to speak include: Professor Mark Post, a leading proponent of cultured meat and the creator of the world’s first beef burger made from bovine skeletal muscle stem cells and Charles Spence, cognitive neuroscientist, head of sensory marketing at J Walter Thomson and of Oxford University’s Crossmodal Research Laboratory.
Stephen Daniells, editorial consultant to Vision Event, said: “We’ve created a programme that encourages food businesses to look to the future; a future that will be defined both by consumers’ appetite for responsible innovation and by the pressures placed on food resources by a rapidly growing and increasingly affluent world population.
“We will examine and debate the factors that will determine commercial success in a fast changing consumer environment.”
Food Vision 2014 will be held between March 31 and April 2 at the exclusive five star Martinez Hotel, Cannes, France. Organisers suggest that anybody interested in attending book their place as soon as possible.