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‘Hydration for Life: Can we do more?’ – Natural Hydration Council conference @ St Bride’s Foundation
Oct 28 all-day
‘Hydration for Life: Can we do more?’ – Natural Hydration Council conference @ St Bride’s Foundation | London | United Kingdom

The Natural Hydration Council is delighted to announce its first conference which will take place in London on 28th October 2015. The event will explore the theme of ‘Hydration for Life: Can we do more?’ and promises to inspire and expose delegates to new thinking.

Keynote speaker Drew Nannis from the Partnership for a Healthier America will share insights and highlights of the Drink Up campaign in the US. This campaign was launched by Michelle Obama and promotes drinking water (tap and bottled). In just 18 months, the campaign resulted in a 3% increase in water consumption among target groups and an 11% category shift from sugary drinks to water.

Other confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Tony Juniper sustainability advisor and leading British environmentalist who promises a thought-provoking and inspiring presentation on water and the environment.
  • Giles Quick, Director, Kantar Worldpanel who will provide new market insights on of the evolving role of bottled water among British consumers.
  • Kinvara Carey, General Manager, Natural Hydration Council will discuss what the bottled water category is currently doing to promote healthy hydration and James Pearson, Managing Director of Danone Waters will offer his insights into what more can be done.
  • The Future Laboratory who will present on trend forecasting, strategic thinking and thought-leadership.

There will be interesting and lively panel discussions, exploring hydration, health and well-being chaired by Tam Fry, National Obesity Forum with panellists:

  • Dr Emma Derbyshire, Founder of Nutritional Insight
  • Dr Rekha Elaswarapu, Dignity Adviser; Associate, The Good Governance Institute; Associate Fellow, ILC-UK; and Vice Chair Age UK Ealing
  • Professor Paul Gately, professor of Exercise and Obesity at Leeds Beckett University
  • Professor Tom Sanders, emeritus professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at King’s College London

Natural Hydration Council general manager Kinvara Carey said: “With such brilliant speakers, we know this is going to be a fantastic day, with thought-provoking and inspiring presentations and discussions. With the current debates continuing around sugar and the health of the nation, now is the time to challenge ourselves and consider how we can do more to encourage healthy hydration habits. This conference aims to bring everyone together from healthcare professional to environmentalists; market researchers to retailers; and bottled water producers, utility companies and water providers so we can share common goals and find shared solutions to providing hydration for life.”

Delegate rate £120

Early Bird delegate rates of £90 are available until 10th September

Guangzhou International Fruit Expo @ China Import & Export Fair Complex
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day
Guangzhou International Fruit Expo @ China Import & Export Fair Complex | Guangzhou Shi | Guangdong Sheng | China

Supported by over 100 worldwide professional media, foreign embassies and the consulates of Indonesia, USA, Chile, Thailand, Argentina, and Spain in Guangzhou, the Guangzhou International Fruit Expo (Fruit Expo 2018) is going to be staged on a show floor of 23,000 square metres. It will welcome more than 400 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors to Guangzhou, China from 27-29 June.

Global Beverage Insights @ Congress Centre
May 16 all-day

With so much disruption in markets and marketing, Zenith Global are launching a Global Beverage Insights day to help business leaders, strategists and researchers in ‘Charting the Future.’ This one-day event will be held in central London on Thursday 16th May and will offer the opportunity for business leaders to gain a concise world view of market trends, industry issues, emerging innovation successes and technology development in one day.

Benefit from industry expert insights on:

  • Global market trends including innovation and changes in China, Japan and the United States.
  • Consumer and retail disruption addressed by speakers from IGD and Kantar.
  • Emerging technologies covered by IBM on uses for blockchain, the founder of Dirty Lemon on conversational commerce and new market dynamics with an adviser to Anheuser-Busch InBev and Suntory.
  • Zenith Global will share new findings on zero drinks, functional beverages, plant-based beverages and ethical marketing.
  • Anticipating and planning for 2023, led byJerry Fowden, Executive Chairman of Cott Corporation.

Super saver rate available until 16 March.

Discounted rates are available for delegates wishing to attend UK Soft Drinks Conference, 15 May.

For full event information and to register, visit: 

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Free From Functional Food & Health Ingredients @ Fira Barcelona Montjuïc
May 28 – May 29 all-day
Free From Functional Food & Health Ingredients @ Fira Barcelona Montjuïc | Barcelona | Catalunya | Spain

Free From Functional Food & Health Ingredients (FFF&HI) 2019 examines the trend for free from and functional food, and attracts visitors working with mainstream and multiple retail companies, supermarkets, importers, distributors and traders. The 2018 expo featured more than 306 exhibitors from 41 countries around the globe, and attracted more than 3,800 buyers. 

FFF&HI will include innovation tours, conferences, and awards, so you can be sure to get the most out of this specialist event for free from and functional food innovations.

Guangzhou International Fruit Expo @ China Import & Export Fair Complex
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day

As the One and Only trade show held specifically for the fruit industry in South China, Guangzhou(China) International Fruit Expo 2019  will be held in Guangzhou, China Import and Export Fair Complex during June 27th-29th,2019.

Preview of Fruit Expo 2019

Supported by 208 Guangzhou-located foreign embassies and consulates of Indonesia, USA, Chile, Thailand, Argentina, Spain, Malaysia, Australasia, Greece, and Vietnam and overseas professional associations, magazines, websites, Fruit Expo 2019 is going to be staged on a show floor of 30,000 sq.m, hosting 500+ exhibitors and 30,000 visitors. Hosted in Guangzhou, one of the biggest fruit trade hubs in Southeast Asia, Fruit Expo 2019 will be able to put its hands on the best industry resources for its attendees to share!  

Review of Fruit Expo 2018

On a show floor of 10,000㎡, over 160 exhibitors gathered for the show, including Pagoda (Biggest Fruit Chain Store), (One of biggest E-commerce Platforms), Great Sun Food (One of Biggest Fruit Suppliers), Walmart (One of Biggest Retail Store) and etc. For international pavilions, overseas exhibitor groups from 6 countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Chile, India, Philippines, Greece), in addition to those independent exhibitors from Malaysia, Pakistan, Turkey, and Indonesia, marking a stunning overseas exhibitor attendance rate of over 30%! 90% exhibitors were content with the show. Many of them said that they will return for Fruit Expo 2019.

Exhibition Scope:

− Fresh Fruit: fresh fruits, fresh cut, organic product, etc.

− Processed Fruit: frozen fruit products, dried fruits, fruit cans, fruit juice, fruit jam, preserved fruits, nuts, highly processed fruits, etc.

− Fruit Processing Equipment & Technology;

− Cold Chain & Logistics;

− Fruit Growing & Post-harvest Handling;

− Fresh Retail & Related Technology; etc.

To showcase your products or looking for supplies,please feel free to contact us.

BrauBeviale @ Nürnberg Messe
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day

BrauBeviale 2019: Connect with the future

BrauBeviale 2019 is one of the world´s most important capital goods exhibitions for the beverage industry. It presents itself from 12-14 November 2019 in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg along the process chain for beverage production in nine halls.

Around 1.100 exhibitors (2018: 53 % international) meet visitors (2018: more than 40.000, 45 % international) from technical and commercial management in the European beverage industry. Key issue: The future viability of the beverage industry.

Other highlights: Forum BrauBeviale with presentations and panel discussions, Craft Drinks Area and various themed pavilions.

Due to the friendly atmosphere, BrauBeviale 2019 will be a big family reunion again. Register now:

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