From influential start-ups to iconic household names, visit Food Matters Live to discover the latest trends impacting your industry.
Returning to London’s ExCeL for the fourth year running on 21-23 November, Food Matters Live brings together a cross-sector of food specialists with the newest, most exciting food and drink innovations in one inspiring three-day event.
More than 16,000 influential professionals are expected to attend this year’s Food Matters Live exhibition, featuring over 800 leading organisations – which together highlight the important role every part of the food, drink and nutrition sectors play in developing healthy and ‘better for you’ products.
Arranged in themed areas – such as Free-from, Natural & Organic, International Innovation and Innovative Ingredients – chefs, foodservice providers and caterers will have an unparalleled opportunity to experience new innovation in the market first hand.
With the UK’s food-to-go sector set to be worth £23.5 billion by 2022 – up from £17.4 billion in 2017 – according to IGD, uncover the newest ‘better for you’ snack food and confectionery in the Healthy Snacking zone. On display will be Fori meat-based high protein snack bars in chilli beef, piri piri chicken, Moroccan lamb and Thai turkey flavours; Adonis low-sugar, gluten and dairy-free brownies, and Ready Raw enzyme-rich bagel bites. And for those looking for a permissible indulgence – feast your eyes on Pundits’ high in cocoa dark chocolate, which is sugar free but delicately sweetened with stevia.
For cutting edge innovation, head for the Enterprise Zone to discover Breakfast by Bella – the new organic, sugar and gluten-free range of granola inspired by an under pressure commuter who needed food on the move. Try flavours such as crazy cacao, nutty nosh and peanut butter me up. Also worth a taste are Kate Percy’s Go Bites – tasty bite-sized energy balls in date and coconut, apricot and seeds, or chocolate and hazelnut.
The Drink Well Zone showcases healthier and functional drinks, such as The Little Pharma’s Barleygrass Mighty Shots, which may help to lower cholesterol levels; UFIT banana protein drink, designed to support the demands of an active lifestyle; and Brain Füd’s smart citrus natural energy drink with seven vitamins and minerals to reduce tiredness and fatigue.
All products and ingredients that will be on display can be found in this online directory.
Visitors will have the chance to take part in a real-life experiment investigating consumer food decisions and behaviours in the Experimental Café – while an all-star international line-up of industry players, chefs and nutritionists will showcase the latest innovations underpinning them in the Catering for Health and Wellbeing Theatre.
And a new match-making service will give visitors and exhibitors a huge opportunity to identify potential partners and pre-arrange meetings with UK and international companies – while a dedicated Meet the Buyer programme will connect buyers from retailers and foodservice providers with innovative companies.
Buyers from the likes of Planet Organic, Marks and Spencer, Superdrug, EAT, Planet Organic, Tree of Life, Protein World, Ramsden International, Buckley and Beale, Greencore and Delicatezza are among the first to confirm their participation.
To find out more and book your place, click here.
Briony Mansell-Lewis, Food Matters Live director, said: “Food Matters Live is fast becoming an annual business opportunity for many in the industry, providing a platform to explore, taste and experience the latest trends and innovations shaping the future of food and drink.
“We’re delighted once again to welcome so many experts to share best practice, forge collaborative relationships, find solutions to challenges and explore new ways of working with colleagues across the food, nutrition and health sectors.”
Food Matters Live is free to attend, including entry to the conference, seminars and all visitor attractions. Simply register by clicking here.
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