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Wednesday 20 March 2013
18:00
The Innovation Reception
The drive for innovation will be a primary theme throughout the Event. We open with a challenging session that invites you to consider the sources...
19:00
Welcome
Speaker:  Dr James Bellini
Welcome speech
19:10
Innovation worth sharing: Overcoming idea killers to create killer ideas
Speaker:  Tom Fishburne
Marketoonist Tom Fishburne will use cartoons and case studies to parody common innovation pitfalls and showcase how companies can foster creativity, avoid mediocrity, and create...
20:30
Dinner
Evening dinner

Thursday 21 March 2013
09:00
Horizon 2020: Global transition and the future of food
Speaker:  Dr James Bellini
Our journey to the future will be shaped by the fundamental shift in economic realities taking place today. At its heart is the emergence of...

Open innovation and accelerated growth
09:30
Innovation everywhere: How General Mills taps into the brain power of 1,000s of global inventors
Speaker:  Jeff Bellairs
Since its launch in 2007, General Mills' open innovation programme, G-Win, has contributed to the development of around 75 winning products, from soups to smoothies...
Open innovation and accelerated growth
09:50
Open innovation: Its contribution towards a sustainable future
Speaker:  Patrick Lesueur
Unilever is the world's leading manufacturer of food, home care and personal care products, with sales in 180 countries. It has plans to double its...
Open innovation and accelerated growth
10:10
Q&A
Speaker:  Dr James Bellini
Q&A on morning sessions

Open innovation and accelerated growth
10:20
The open innovation challenge: If your culture eats strategy for breakfast, how will it digest innovation?
Speaker:  Peter Wennstrom
Peter Wennstrom’s interactive session will reveal how organisational culture can choke innovation and stop creative thinking in its tracks. Using learnings from his own international...
Open innovation and accelerated growth
11:00
Morning refreshments
Morning refreshments
11:30
Sustainability - buzz word or business strategy?
Speaker:  Caroline Scott-Thomas
Panel:  Annette Hansen, Nancy Quan, Oswaldo da Costa e Silva, PhD, Sally Uren
Governments and consumers put food sustainability high on the agenda. But should it be there for business reasons too? We ask should sustainability sit at...

Commercial opportunities and the future of nutrition
12:15
Back to the future: Travelling forward through time in search of new vitamins and nutrients
Speaker:  Dr Guy Miller, MD, PhD
Dr Miller works at the cutting edge of nutrition science, seeking to understand the biological basis of time and how nutrients affect the fundamental mechanisms...
Commercial opportunities and the future of nutrition
12:45
Q&A
Speaker:  Dr James Bellini
Wrap up of session
13:00
Lunch with roundtable discussions
Discuss the issues that matter most to you.

Each table will be hosted by one of our speakers or an industry expert who...
14:30
The consumer as a driver of innovation
Speaker:  Stephen Daniells
Panel:  Bridget Brennan, Peter Boone, Richard Sedley
A vision of the consumer must be hard-wired into every innovation project. But how?

We ask how food producers can stay focused on...

Global new product development
15:15
The Innovation value chain: Challenges in new product development for a global player
Speaker:  Dr Paul Cornillon
Dr Cornillon heads the Arla Strategic Innovation Centre - the acknowledged growth engine of this global dairy business. He will describe how, by harnessing breakthrough...
Global new product development
15:40
Afternoon refreshments
Afternoon refreshments

Creating consumer complicity: Insights from experts in brand engagement
16:00
Why she buys: The new strategy for reaching the world's most powerful consumers
Speaker:  Bridget Brennan
Women are the engine of the global consumer economy, responsible for 70 - 80% of all consumer product purchases. Right now, they have a tight...
Creating consumer complicity: Insights from experts in brand engagement
16:30
Live life! How two friends from Paris are making the planet smile
Speaker:  Michel de Rovira
Michel et Augustin was founded in Paris in 2004 by two friends with little money. Today its products are sold in 7,000 outlets across Europe...
Creating consumer complicity: Insights from experts in brand engagement

The art of consumer persuasion
16:45
Feeding the brain: The role psychology plays in buying, eating and enjoying food
Speaker:  Richard Sedley
With more than 70% of all new product launches failing within 12 months, it has never been more important to understand how and why consumers...
The art of consumer persuasion
17:15
Summary
Speaker:  Dr James Bellini
Summary
20:15
Champagne reception and dinner
Enjoy Michelin Star dining in the luxurious but informal setting of this historic 18th century house in the hills. Enjoy Champagne on the terrace admiring...

Friday 22 March 2013
Open innovation and accelerated growth
09:00
Feeding the future: Scenarios, perspectives and possibilities
Speaker:  Dr James Bellini
Global transition and the rise of a vast new middleclass will change the fundamental arithmetic of the world's food industry. At the same time, emerging...
Open innovation and accelerated growth

Lifestyle, health and commercial opportunity
09:30
Let's drink to tomorrow: With the soft drink market in decline, what are consumers really thirsty for?
Speaker:  James S Tonkin
Consumers are looking for healthy options and won't be hoodwinked by unsubstantiated claims any longer! Abusing their intelligence by adding scant vitamins to sugar-loaded drinks...
Lifestyle, health and commercial opportunity
10:00
Low fat, low salt, low sugar - what next?
Speaker:  Professor Paul Berryman
The four mega trends effecting growth in the food and drink sector are functionality, health, low carbon and globalisation. Each is underpinned by novel food...
Lifestyle, health and commercial opportunity

Commodity prices and supply
11:00
Triumph in adversity: How to turn commodity price volatility to your advantage
Speaker:  Gotfred Berntsen
Dramatic rises, unprecedented shifts and unpredictable volatility have defined agricultural commodity prices in recent years. The defensive margin management strategies traditionally pursued by food manufacturers...
Commodity prices and supply

Food in space
11:30
To infinity and beyond: How NASA is making food that is out of this world
Speaker:  Michele Perchonok
Food scientists at NASA overcome unique challenges to create foods that will sustain astronauts during the rigours of space travel. Michele Perchonok will encourage us...
Food in space
12:15
Editors' review and live research
Speaker:  Dr James Bellini
Panel:  Caroline Scott-Thomas, Shane Starling, Stephen Daniells
The editors of FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients join Dr James Bellini to reflect on the issues raised during Food Vision 2013 and to take a look...