The sixth Food Matters Live takes place on 19-20 November 2019 at ExCeL London.
From the newest functional ingredients to creative food start-ups from around the world, Food Matters Live 2019 serves up the future of healthy food and drink.
Business leaders, manufacturers and nutrition specialists will be among thousands of visitors discovering the latest food trends, healthy and sustainable products and emerging ingredients at the two-day event on 19-20 November at ExCeL London.
Interactive demonstrations and tastings will jostle for visitors' attention alongside hundreds of innovative exhibitors, offering a taste of the most on-trend nutritious and sustainable food and drink.
Food Matters Live again plays host to the largest gathering of ingredients companies in the UK, offering visitors the chance to sample their goods from value-adding vegetable oils to organic raw chocolate coating.
Aduna, Afene Wellness, Cargill NV, Kappa Bioscience AS and Hugli are just some of the exhibitors already signed up.
Among a selection of exciting live attractions, Innovative Ingredients Live returns, featuring expert insight into the nutritional science behind emerging ingredients and nutraceuticals.
Leading international and UK research bodies will be on hand to reveal the latest science and technological developments helping to build a sustainable, nutritious global food system too.
And the UK Future Brands pavilion will feature the best and brightest new UK food and drink start-ups, less than two years old, which have been carefully selected by a panel of leading food and drink experts.
Food Matters Live's popular seminar programme returns, to consider the key questions for the whole sector, from whether the average British shopper is really ready to swap meat for vegan alternatives to the future for sustainable packaging and the latest product innovations in gut health, sports nutrition and healthy ageing.
Industry experts will share insight, best practice and ideas across a huge range of topics, in talks grouped under key health and wellbeing themes including Mainstreaming Sustainable Diets, Packaging: Healthier By Design, Nutrition for Health and Wellbeing - featuring the latest R&D driving product innovation - and Reducing Obesity In Practice.
Among networking opportunities on offer will be educational roundtables aimed at giving international brands insight into the UK market, from packaging regulations and navigating nutrition and health claims to protecting your intellectual property.
And Match offers a dedicated meeting space for key buyers and suppliers looking to do business with innovative manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, business services and others who have caught their eye at Food Matters Live.
Food Matters Live Director, Briony Mansell-Lewis, said: "Food Matters Live celebrates the food and drink revolution being driven by a new generation of health and environmentally-conscious consumers and the disruptive start-ups able to quickly respond to their demands.
"It serves up the most exciting food and drink innovators both from the UK and around the world and the ingredients companies who can help them meet the growing demand for natural, clean-label, healthy,plant-based and sustainable products,” said Mansell-Lewis.
"Offering insight into fast-paced trends, exciting innovations in nutraceuticals, food tech, sustainable packaging and more, as well as unrivalled business opportunities, it is an essential date in the diary for food and drink professionals who want to keep ahead of the curve," she added.
Running in parallel with Food Matters Live this year in ExCeL's prestigious Platinum Suite is the new Food Matters Summit 2019, the first gathering of its kind, bringing together more than 100 outstanding international speakers.
From the opportunities for food technologists presented by the vegan and flexitarian boom to the impact of nanotechnology and robotics on the future of food manufacturing, the Food Matters Summit sessions aim to share the best new thinking on crucial issues for the whole sector, to accelerate innovation across the global food and drink industry.
Among confirmed speakers are Darren O'Sullivan, Director of Plant Protein at Kerry Europe and Russia, Elsa Bernadotte, founder of Swedish start-up Karma, whose app reduces food waste from businesses and international ag tech specialist Tony Hunter who will examine the new technologies which will reshape the food system.
Delegate passes for Food Matters Summit will be open for purchase soon.