15 October 2021
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

KEYNOTES

10/15/2021  |  9:30 AM - 10:15 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Journey into Plant-Based

SPEAKERS
 
Heather Mills
Founder, VBites
Description
All attendees are welcome to join us for the opening Keynote session with Heather Mills. Learn how this world-class athlete used a plant-based diet to transform her health after losing a limb. Heather will share her journey of launching VBites, a plant-based food brand, and present an overview of the current marketplace for plant-based food in the United Kingdom.
 
You will learn: 
-How Heather Mills transformed her health with a plant-based diet
-The challenges and opportunities in launching a plant-based brand
-An overview of the current landscape of plant-based food in the UK
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/15/2021  |  10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

How to #flexupyourmenu with GARDEN GOURMET®

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/15/2021  |  10:45 AM - 11:15 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Cooking and baking with OGGS® Aquafaba

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BUSINESS AND MARKETS

10/15/2021  |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Future of Plant-Based on Grocery Shelves

MODERATOR
 
Stephanie Jaczniakowska-McGirr
International Head of Food Industry & Retail, ProVeg International
SPEAKERS
 
John Gill
Head of Marketing and Trading, Booths
 
Derek Sarno
Chef - Director of Plant-Based Innovation, Tesco PLC
Description
This session is for: retail buyers
 
Attendees will learn:
-The latest data on plant-based foods in retail in the UK
-Current food policy and it's impact on the plant-based market
-Leading retailers plans for revolving shelf space around plant-based 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/15/2021  |  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Meatless Farm Plant Based Chicken Breast

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/15/2021  |  12:15 PM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

OmniFoods Masterclass with School of Wok

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

BUSINESS AND MARKETS

10/15/2021  |  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Leading Plant-Based Solutions and Innovations

MODERATOR
 
Louisianna Waring
Senior Insight and Policy Officer, The Vegan Society
SPEAKERS
 
Hannah Carter
Founder, Oggs
 
Jago Pearson
Chief Strategy Officer, Finnebrogue
 
Steve Swindon
Managing Director & Co-Founder, LoveSeitan
Description
This session is for: retail buyers, foodservice buyers, manufacturers
 
Attendees will learn:
-What challenges are needing to be addressed in plant-based products
-What leading brands are doing to address those challenges
-What trends and solutions are coming down the pipeline
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/15/2021  |  1:00 PM - 1:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Details coming soon

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/15/2021  |  1:45 PM - 2:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Gourmet Burger Shake Up with Jack & Bry

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BUSINESS AND MARKETS

10/15/2021  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Catering to the Public Sector

SPEAKERS
 
Charlie Huson
Forward Food Programme Manager, Humane Society International
 
Andy Jones
Catering, National Health Service
 
David Mulcahy
Food Innovation & Sustainability Director, Sodexo UK & Ireland
Phil Thornborrow
Head of UK Foodservice, Quorn
Description

This session is for: Public sector catering, foodservice buyers

Attendees will learn: 

-What key factors are influencing public sector eating habits

-What challenges are public sector caters facing when shifting menus towards plant-based

-How leading schools, universitites, hospitals and caterers are addressing consumer needs

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/15/2021  |  2:30 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Meatless Farm Pulled Pork Showcase

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/15/2021  |  3:15 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

OZO™ Plant-based mince, Keema Cottage Pie

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

BUSINESS AND MARKETS

10/15/2021  |  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Dragon's Pantry: Vegan Dragon Part 1

SPEAKERS
Andrew Coulson
Owner & Co-Founder, Cognosco
 
Zoe Farmer
MD, Zoe Farmer Consultancy
 
John Gill
Head of Marketing and Trading, Booths
Paul Hargreaves
Owner, Cotswold Fayre
 
Eleanor Hatfield
Strategic Copywriter and Brand Thinker, Words & Wisdom
Iian Hemming
Owner, Thyme and Tides
Dan Shaw
Owner, Cognosco
 
Laura Strapp
Head of Purchasing, Cotswold Fayre
Description
This session is for: retail buyers, foodservice buyers, manufacturers, investors
 
Attendees will experience:
-Feedback on emerging brands from a live panel of expert buyers and industry leaders
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/15/2021  |  4:00 PM - 4:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Details coming soon

16 October 2021
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

KEYNOTES

10/16/2021  |  10:00 AM - 10:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Growing the Entire Category of Plant-Based

SPEAKERS
 
Lynn Little
Head of Food, Nestle Professional UK & I
 
Emma Keller
Head of Sustainability, Nestle UK & I
 
Anna Collins
Nutrition Manager, Nestle
Description

The global food landscape in 2021 is ripe for change, with thousands of new products entering the market at a rapid pace. Amidst this frenzy of innovation, Nestlé is seeing a bigger picture and embodying their role as an industry leader. In this keynote session you will learn from decision-makers at the world's largest food company and hear about their mission to expand not just their own brand... but the entire category of plant-based foods.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/16/2021  |  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Meatless Farm Plant Based Chicken Breast

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BUSINESS AND MARKETS

10/16/2021  |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Dragon's Pantry: Vegan Dragon Part 2

SPEAKERS
Danny Abello
MD and Sales Consultant, DA Connections
Kevin Athersuch
Financial Expert, eFDe Consulting Lmtd.
Adrian Boswell
Buyer, Selfridges
Lucas Hollweg
Author, Good Things To Eat
Ian Martin
Consultant, Aviation Catering
 
Karolina Pioro
Associate, Stamford Partners
Amanda Stansfield
MD, Granny Gothards
Jeremy Wood
MD and Business Angel, Patersons
Description
This session is for: retail buyers, foodservice buyers, manufacturers, investors
 
Attendees will experience:
-Feedback on emerging brands from a live panel of expert buyers and industry leaders
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/16/2021  |  11:15 AM - 11:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Cooking and baking with OGGS®Aquafaba

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/16/2021  |  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Demo presented by Farmacy

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

BUSINESS AND MARKETS

10/16/2021  |  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Understanding The Rise of Flexitarianism (presented by Plant Base)

MODERATOR
Matthew Rushton
Marketing Manager, Foodbev Media
SPEAKERS
Michelle Adelman
Co-founder & CEO, Infinite Foods
 
Jordi Barri
Co-Founder & CEO, Flax & Kale
 
Marcellus Harris
Assistant Commodity Manager of Poultry, The Kroger Co.
Claire Roper
Head of Foodservice Marketing, Quorn
Description
This session is for: retail buyers, foodservice buyers, manufacturers, investors
 
Attendees will learn:
-Why are consumers opting for flexitarianism
-The ethical and environmental impact of a plant-based diet
-How to communicate the benefits of plant-based foods to your customers
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/16/2021  |  12:45 PM - 1:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Meatless Farm Pulled Pork Showcase

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/16/2021  |  1:30 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Details coming soon

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BUSINESS AND MARKETS

10/16/2021  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Healing Customers Through Food and Farming

SPEAKERS
 
Camilla Fayed
Founder, Farmacy
Description
Farmacy is a restaurant that dares to do things differently. Embodying a food as medicine approach from the soil all the way to the tip of the fork, this company proves that delicious foods and healthy customers is a great recipe for a successful, growing business. 
 
Attendees will learn:
- What a food-as-medicine approach is and how it is perceived by consumers
- How Farmacy creates a menu that appeals to all types of eaters
- How Farmacy has turned a unique restaurant concept into a thriving business
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

CULINARY DEMO THEATRE

10/16/2021  |  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Details coming soon