14 November 2018, 11:26 AM
  • Food Matters Live is back at ExCeL on 20th-22nd November for its 2018 instalment, with new attractions including Food Futures Live – a look at the newest food tech and innovations, including those challenging current issues such as single-use plastic and food waste
Discover the future of food at Food Matters Live

Topics such as retail trends, nutrition, sustainability and marketing will be covered by the likes of Blue Planet II producer James Honeyborne, top chef Tom Kerridge, poverty campaigner Jack Monroe, Public Health England chief executive Duncan Selbie and former No 10 policy unit chief Camilla Cavendish.

The event will also hold seminars and conferences about the potential impact of Brexit on the £28.8bn UK food and drink industry, including on innovation and nutritional labelling standards.

Food Matters Live 2018 will also host hundreds of businesses, from start-up food entrepreneurs to major manufacturers, plus networking opportunities and live attractions.

Briony Mansell-Lewis, director of Food Matters Live said, “Food Matters Live is the UK’s largest and fastest-growing event showcasing how the food and drink industry is innovating in the face of health and wellbeing trends, environmental concerns and government initiatives to curb obesity.

“Seven months after the introduction of the soft drinks levy, four months ahead of Brexit and amid growing demand for sustainable products, allergen-free food, meat alternatives and natural ‘clean label’ goods, it comes at a pivotal time for the industry - the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.

“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 if you pre-register – visit foodmatterslive.com/2018 to do so.