13-15 NOVEMBER 2018 | OLYMPIA LONDON
AGENDA DAY 1
13.30 - 14.20 LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION
We are all seeing changes in the High Street as internet shopping and home delivery take over – but what will the future really look like and how will consumer expectations changes
  • The High Street of Tomorrow. The end of the high street as we know it
  • How the F&B industry embraces and adapts to current and future seismic shifts
  • Convenience, Speed & Delivery – the factors behind the current rapid changes
Jim Winship, Director, The Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association
Diane Wehrle, Marketing and Insights Director, Springboard Research Ltd
Geoff Parsons, Managing Director, Basilico
Dmitry Zotov , Founder, Zotman Pizza Pie
14.20 - 14.50 CONVENIENCE RETAILING - OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND FUTURE OUTLOOK
  • New in-store experience to meet shoppers' needs
  • Serving the millennium shopper - convenience "Deliveroo"?
  • What are the key opportunities for suppliers?
James Lowman, CEO, Association of Convenience Stores
15.00 - 15.20 BETA-GLUTEN & PASTA: NEW WAY TO MAKE PASTA HEALTHIER
Anton Belousov, Managing Director , MAKFA JSC
Elena Karmanova, Head of Export Marketing Department , MAKFA JSC
Nikita Ivantsov, Division Director, MAKFA JSC
15.40 - 16.30 FACING UP TO THE ISSUES OF TODAY
From new data protection regulations to increased business rates, and from immigration controls and new waste restrictions to sugar level, calorie and labelling, our industry faces some major challenges. 
Jim Winship, Director, The Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association
Martin Kersh, Executive Director, Food Service Packaging Association
David Tate, Retail, Food & Beverage Practice Leader, UK & Ireland, Marsh
AGENDA DAY 3
10.40 - 11.00 WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
Rupi Zani, Quality and Safety Director, Pizza Express
11.00 - 11.30 BOOST PROFITS WITH REAL-TIME INVENTORY CONTROL
  • Manage costs before they are spent 
  • Make timely decisions with better forecasting 
  • Take control of stock to reduce wastage 
  • Speed processes to eliminate errors and inefficiency
Simon Dadswell, Director, UK, IIKO
11.30 - 12.00 MAKING PIZZA OUR PILGRIMAGE
Thom Elliot, Co-founder, Pizza Pilgrims
12.00 - 12.30 VIDEO MARKETING FOR PIZZERIAS: WHAT PIZZERIAS NEED TO KNOW AND HOW TO GET STARTED
Bruce Irving, Founder, Smart Pizza Marketing
12.40 - 13.30 CHANGING TRENDS IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR AND HOW THIS AFFECTS THE INDUSTRY
  • Rise of healthy choices at reasonable price Food-to-go dining. Can you meet the new demands?
  • Do you have a vegan section in your menu/product range?
  • Expectation to eat out any time, any place, anywhere
Gareth Nash, Consumer Insight Director, MCA & HIM
Heather Mills, Founder, VBites
Adrian Boswell , Buyer Cheese, Deli & Food to go Concessions, Selfridges
13.40 - 14.10 RECIPE TO INCREASE YOUR DIRECT ONLINE BOOKING AND SAVE COMMISSION FROM RESTAURANT GUIDES
  • Brand Identity
  • SEO & Local Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Direct Booking: Understand your Customer Behaviour
  • ROI Measurement
Carla Ricci, Project Manager & Content Writer,, DOG ADV Ltd
Giuseppe Cianci, CEO & Founder, booknbook Ltd
14.30 - 15.10 SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - REACHING HIGHER LEVEL OF ACCOUNTABILITY
  • Time to be more outspoken – different marketing approach, educating consumers and business partners
  • Choosing conscious, environmentally aware, independent producers
  • Compliance with the latest labelling laws - need for transparency and traceability of products and ingredients
Charles Redfern, Founder and Managing Director, Organico Realfoods
Nazir Mackmood, CEO, Kiren Food Group
Randy Liebowitz, Global Food Regulatory Counsel, PepsiCo