Food Matters Live 2019: focusing on the packaging innovations of the future

7 November 2019

With unrivalled business opportunities and an ambitious educational programme looking at the future of the packaging sector, Food Matters Live 2019 is an unmissable opportunity for packaging and labelling professionals.

Alongside the renowned seminar programme the packed two-day event, on 19-20 November at ExCeL London, also hosts the UK's largest ingredient exhibition, live demonstrations and attractions focusing on retail trends and innovative ingredients, and unique networking opportunities with buyers and NPD specialists.

Packaging futures
Renowned for the quality and ambition of its educational programme Food Matters Live has invited a host of influential industry leaders to speak in a dedicated seminar stream focusing on packaging and labelling.

They will take an in-depth look at the whole sector, including how the industry is transforming to create a transparent and sustainable packaging system, who are the pioneers accelerating change with innovative packaging technologies and how can we shift mindsets on reusables and recycling.

Sessions include a challenging look at the impact of plastic waste and the progress of plastics initiatives and developments. Chaired by Mark Hilton (head of sustainable business, Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd), speakers include Kevin Vyse (head of technical, RAP) and Chris Daly (VP Supply Chain Strategy, Transformation and Sustainability, PepsiCo Europe Sub Saharan Africa).

Other seminar sessions focusing on the packaging sector include:
•    Accelerating change: next-generation materials and planet-friendly packaging solutions
•    Everyday sustainability: shifting consumer awareness to genuine action for change
•    Innovations in sustainable packaging
•    What are the latest consumer trends driving innovation in packaging design?
•    The future is connected: how is connected experience design disrupting the packaging industry?
•    Packaging as propaganda: harnessing trends in consumer values
•    The e-grocery opportunity: how are packaging designers reinventing the box to drive change, innovation and engagement?

Meet the Buyers
There is still time for packaging innovators who want to demonstrate their innovative and sustainable designs to sign up for exhibition space at Food Matters Live 2019 or a ‘Match – Hub Spot’.

A ‘Hub-Spot' can provide your company with its very own networking space with a private base that can be used to arrange meetings as well as showcase your innovative packaging products. Plus, each Hub-Spot package includes access to the unique ‘Match -Meet the Buyer’ service, free of charge.

‘Meet the Buyer’ enables companies to pre-book one-to-one meetings with influential buyers from across the retail and manufacturing sectors including Allied Bakeries, Britvic, Danone, Diageo, Hovis, Kraft Heinz, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Pladis, Costco Wholesale, Marks & Spencer, Starbucks Coffee Company, Tesco and many more.

Find out more about the Hub Spots and pre-book ‘Match – Meet the Buyer’ service here.

Food Matters Live 2019 takes place at ExCeL London on 19 and 20 November 2019. Register at see the exclusive ‘Event Preview’ here:

Notes to editors:
The sixth Food Matters Live takes place on 19-20 November 2019 at ExCeL London.
This unique event brings together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government, and those working in nutrition and health.
In addition to an extensive exhibition showcasing innovative ingredients and brands and products, Food Matters Live offers a multi-stream education programme featuring hundreds of speakers covering wide-ranging topics – from public health, sustainable diets to the future of better-for-you food and drink.

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