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Food & Beverage Evolution in Endemic Times

As we emerge from the pandemic into an endemic environment, it is a matter of when, not if, the F&B industry must rethink its business models in order to survive.

This webinar has been shared by our team on Speciality and Fine Food Fair Asia. If you are interested in finding out more about the Asia show, please contact; 

Ms Doreen Soh, Event Manager

Call: +65 9339 6687



  • Benjamin Yang, CEO - Novitee
  • Alison Ang, Director - Better Together
  • Mint Wong, CEO - EATLAB

The Future of Food: Learnings from 2021

The first nine months of data are in. The trends and changing consumer behaviours of the past year were tough to predict and even harder for businesses to adapt to. Flexibility was rewarded, as was diversity of product, the ability to innovate and the willingness to take risks. In this session thefoodpeople Co-Founder Charles Banks teams up with Kelly Dowson of Good Sense Research to reflect on 2021; on what went wrong, what went right, and how we can use these learnings in the future.


  • Charles Banks, Co-Founder - thefoodpeople
  • Kelly Dowson, Managing Director - Good Sense Research

The Customer Journey - Creating a Sensory Experience

The science and psychology of the customer journey is one of the more important stages of a successful retail business. As with many parts of the industry, it can be invisible when done well, and hugely disruptive when done badly. In this session our panel of experts will take a look at everything that goes into an effective and intuitive customer experience, from signage and displays to lighting and temperature control to the physical journey around a retail space.


  • Jeremy Bowen, Brand Ambassador - Appetite Me
  • Sarah Horsnell, Head of Buying - Appetite Me
  • Simon Spurrell, Director - Cheshire Cheese Company
  • Damien Burnell, Estate Manager - Penllyn Estate

How Challenger Brands Drive Category Growth, Footfall and Create a Point of Difference

In this enlightening session, Karen Green, the Food Mentor and challenger brand expert explores how retail buyers can benefit from giving the smaller brands a chance to bring innovation, better margins and a point of difference to their ranges - highlighting some of the latest successes that have lead to huge category growth from ice cream to plant based meat alternatives.


  • Karen Green, Food Mentor - Edesia Consulting LTD

Pitch Live Final - Sponsored by Virgin StartUp

Watch as our Pitch Live finalists pitch their show exclusive products to an impressive panel of expert judges. Each supplier will have five precious minutes to pitch, followed by a 'dragons-den' style Q&A with the judges before the winner is announced. Weeks of waiting come down to this one moment- everything is on the line for our fledgling companies.


  • Lissa Gillott, Head of Funding and Support - Virgin StartUp
  • Lilia Smith, Food Trend Researcher - Harrods
  • Scott Winston, Fresh, Bakery and Deli Buyer - Fortnum & Mason

World Food Innovation Awards in Partnership with FoodBev Media - Live at IFE

The World Food Innovation Awards return to IFE for their eighth edition, recognising and celebrating the trailblazing innovators operating in food & drink. Join IFE and FoodBev as we celebrate these true industry leaders.


  • Antonia Garrett Peel, Editor - The Plant Base
  • Jonathan McGowan, Awards Marketing Executive - FoodBev Media

Food Industry 4.0

Technology disruptors changing the supply chain post pandemic. The Osservatori Digital Innovation will showcase top European companies and collaborations that are at the forefront of supply chain transformation and how they are using technology to achieve growth, minimise costs and reduce their carbon footprint.


  • Chiara Corbo - Osservatori Digital Innovation

Shelf Development - Building and Managing an Online Shop

Over the course of the past year, the online face of your business has transformed from a secondary point of sale to your customer’s first port of call. Online food sales more than doubled as a result of lockdown in early 2020 and consumers rapidly came to demand accurate, up-to-date and easy to navigate online shops as standard. In this session we will take a look at the process of building and managing an online shop, examining best practice and easy wins for creating an eCommerce offering.


  • Jason Fox, Director of Operations - Appetite Me
  • Tom Sanderson, Head of Creative - Appetite Me
  • Rod Adlington, Owner - Adlington Ltd.
  • Katherine Homfray, Marketing Director - Forage Farm Shop

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