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FoodBev Media’s events directory is the largest calendar of important international food and beverage industry events, trade shows, conferences and seminars.

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Feb
20
Mon
Gulfood 2023
Feb 20 – Feb 24 all-day

The Largest F&B Sourcing Event in the World

Gulfood underscores the UAE’s status at the forefront of sector change and leading the role in tackling global issues. Driving creativity and change, in February 2023, the 28th edition of Gulfood will continue to unite food and beverage communities around the world, and act as an industry trend springboard and a global sourcing powerhouse.

5000+ companies from more than 120 countries, industry thought leaders, and the world’s greatest chefs will chart the way forward and inspire industry-wide transformation for the good of the entire ecosystem.

Top Table will bring the culinary community together with a star-studded line up of internationally renowned chefs. Furthermore, the ever-engaging Chef Talks will offer deeper insight with intimate talks getting up close and personal with culinary icons.

Aspiring young chefs looking to lead the region’s F&B industry in the next 20 years will find a place to showcase their skills at YouthX, which will see young and upcoming chefs from leading hotels and restaurants come together in a culinary competition like no other and be rewarded for their contribution to the region’s growing influence on the global gastronomic scene. Partnering with the International Centre for Culinary Arts, the competition is bigger than ever before and the stakes higher.

Get a head-start on the topics and trends that matter at Gulfood Inspire. The stage is set for impactful conversations in the world of F&B. Access a profound platform to learn, debate, network, and benchmark the latest technologies.

 

Gulfood is a force that gives rise to transformation in the industry today, serving as a foundation for and spearheading key shifts in the industry, for the good of the entire F&B ecosystem tomorrow.

We are the source, the global focal point where the international food community comes together in Dubai – and continues to cement the city as the global food capital of the world.

Mar
7
Tue
Digital Food and Beverage @ QEII Centre, London
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day
Digital Food and Beverage @ QEII Centre, London

Join Heads of eCommerce and Digital Marketing from Europe’s biggest F&B Brands

Digital Food and Beverage unites Heads of eCommerce, Digital Marketing and Digital Transformation as they share practical insights for:

  • Advancing your eCommerce & digital marketing capabilities to keep pace with new consumer demands
  • Streamlining your eCommerce, online marketplace and D2C strategies to deliver a truly omnichannel experience
  • Innovating your digital marketing strategies to boost your brand awareness and maximise sales
  • Leveraging data insights to create more relevant marketing campaigns and offerings that inspire your consumers across all markets
  • Delivering an exceptional online experience that increases sales for both your B2C and B2B markets
  • Building a best-in-class digital shelf to increase your brand visibility and achieve a seamless consumer experience across all platforms
  • Implementing a faultless delivery process to get your products to consumers faster and stay on top of the on-demand trend

 

Hear from 50+ Marketing & eCommerce F&B experts including:

 

  • Marc Van Venrooij, Head of Digital Marketing and Insights, Coca Cola
  • Sean Douglas, Head of eCommerce EU, Mars
  • Carter Jensen, Head of Global eCommerce, General Mills

 

  • Vladimir Sushko, Global Head of eCommerce, AB InBev
  • Alister Greenwood, Global Head of eCommerce Data & Analytics, Mondelēz
  • Nicola Harrison, Head of Digital Commerce, Heineken
  • Stuart Heffernan, Global Head of eCommerce, Pernod Ricard
  • Raimon Casals, Global Head of ‘Total Connections’ eCommerce, PepsiCo
  • Francis Nicholas, Group Digital Director, Nomad Foods
  • Abhishek Ahluwalia, Global eCommerce Director, Mondelēz
  • Marina Fajardo Alamo, Global Head Operational & Digital Marketing, Carrefour
  • Victoria Ivanova, Global Head of DTC & New Business Models, Danone

 

Save 10% with discount code FBFB10 register HERE

Mar
16
Thu
Future Food-Tech San Francisco 2023
Mar 16 – Mar 17 all-day

As the world adjusts to the impacts of climate change, conflict, and a changing economic landscape, securing access to sustainable and nutritious food is more important than ever.

After returning to in-person events last year with a bang, Future Food-Tech is back in the epicentre of innovation, San Francisco, on March 16-17, 2023. The summit has become a global hub, connecting 1600 international food brands, ingredient providers, investors, start-ups and technology leaders, whilst digging into the crucial issues facing the food industry today.

Over the two-day summit, food-tech pioneers and visionaries will discuss innovative approaches to scaling alt-proteins, new formulations for healthier, nutrient packed foods, and commercial opportunities at the intersection of food and medicine.

 

This year, alongside an action-packed main agenda, expect to see even more ground-breaking innovator action in our new Start-Up Arena, with a front row seat for cooking demos, food tastings, pitching sessions and interactive workshops.

Hundreds of new partnerships will emerge from the summit, as deals are made over delicious plant-based lunches, networking cocktail evenings and a full program of 1-1 meetings.

 

Discover the summit’s key themes:

  • Feeding the Future: Strengthening Sustainable Food Systems
  • Scaling Alternative Proteins: The Recipe for Success
  • Cell Cultivation: Production Methods Under the Microscope
  • Food As Medicine: Driving Consumer Awareness 
  • Raising the Bar: Enhancing Nutrition in Plant-Based Foods
  • Making Waves: Diving into Alt-Seafood Innovation 
  • Food x Health Nexus: Immunity, Cognition & Wellness
  • Investor Landscape: Downturn Resiliency & Next Phase Funding
  • 2030 Visions: Digging into the Future of Food 
  • The Power of Fungi: Breakthroughs for Health & Medicine
Mar
20
Mon
International Food & Drink Event 2023 @ ExCeL London
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day

For more than 40 years, IFE, International Food & Drink Event, has sat at the heart of the food and drink community, welcoming retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and food service professionals to taste, test and source products from a global list of suppliers.

IFE provides buyers with the perfect opportunity to explore the latest innovations, and product showcases, gain the latest market insights from key leaders and uncover what the exciting food industry will look like in 2023 and beyond.

 

Join them on 20-22 March 2023 at ExCeL London to reconnect with the industry and leave with the tools you need to enhance your business.

Find out more here: https://www.ife.co.uk/

Mar
22
Wed
UK Water Drinks Conference 2023 @ Congress Centre, London
Mar 22 all-day
UK Water Drinks Conference 2023 @ Congress Centre, London

Zenith Global’s UK Water Drinks Conference is the industry’s leading forum to debate key issues and build new connections. 

 

Designed for industry leaders, innovators, retailers and advisers to gain a complete overview of the most promising market opportunities, this 31st annual event will provide valuable insights and perspectives to help prepare for the industry’s next stage of growth.

Under this year’s theme of ‘Planet Positive for a Healthier Future’, there will be sessions on market trends, healthier lifestyles, improving sustainability, and innovation, along with a dedicated discussion on the practicalities of deposit return schemes, which first come into effect in Scotland this August.

Henry Dimbleby, who developed a National Food Strategy for the UK Government, will deliver the Keynote Address, speaking alongside the Directors of Danone, Highland Spring, Nestlé Waters and Shepley Spring, and industry experts from Kantar and Zenith Global.

Early booking discounts are available until 10 February, with further concessions available for smaller-scale start-ups and groups. 

For full details and to register, visit: http://www.zenithglobal.com/events/ukwd2023, or contact [email protected].

May
16
Tue
UK Soft Drinks Conference 2023 @ Congress Centre, London
May 16 all-day
UK Soft Drinks Conference 2023 @ Congress Centre, London

Zenith Global’s annual UK Soft Drinks Conference is the industry’s leading annual forum to hear about the latest market developments, explore emerging trends, debate key issues and network with other business leaders.

 

With the theme of New Purpose for Soft Drinks, this year’s programme will explore all aspects of market growth, sustainability, and innovation in the context of a longer-term perspective. 

Speakers will include industry leaders, experts and advisers, government authorities, retailers and new entrepreneurs, including Boost Drinks, the British Soft Drinks Association, Britvic, Coca-Cola, DEFRA, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee and Kantar.

In addition to accessing essential insights, attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with key industry stakeholders, display and sample products in the ‘Innovator marketplace’, and view the latest in global beverage innovation with the presentation of the InnoBev Awards 2023.

Early booking discounts are available until 31 March, with further concessions accessible for smaller-scale start-ups and groups. 

For full details and to register, visit: http://www.zenithglobal.com/events/uksd2023, or contact [email protected].

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