Food Matters Live - Call for speakers

We are looking for speakers for Food Matters Live in November (19-20 November) there are opportunities to speak in one of the six seminar streams .... (Tackling obesity, nutrition for health and wellbeing, mainstreaming sustainable diets, sustainable food futures, packaging healthier by design and marketing matters) For more details on the streams please refer to the website

How to apply?

To be considered please provide your full details, submission stream, proposed title and short summary of what you plan to talk about. Please email to events@bda.uk.com

Tackling obesity

These seminars are dedicated to addressing the UK and international policy framework combined with the food and drink industry’s responsibility towards tackling obesity. From calorie reduction, the role of reformulation to new approaches to changing dietary behaviour, speakers will assess progress, discuss new initiatives and share new ideas and best practice.

Nutrition for health and wellbeing

Returning in 2019, this two-streamed programme features nutrition experts across industry, research and academia will review the latest R&D driving innovation in new product development. Gut and heart health, immune health and sports nutrition together with healthy ageing, cognitive health and performance and satiety are the key themes.

Mainstreaming sustainable diets

What makes a diet sustainable? What will it take to make Western diets sustainable? Experts say reducing meat intake is key, but how quickly can plant-based diets and alternative proteins become mainstream? And, is the consumer ready to embrace a new way of consuming food? These are among the themes to be tackled by experts in this new series of seminars.

Sustainable food futures

Disruptive food technologies, innovative product development to combat waste and new business models advancing global food and drink supply chains and sustainable nutrition are among the themes in these seminars. Join the innovators, researchers, futurologists and business advisors influencing the future of global food and drink production and consumption.

Packaging: healthier by design

What does the future hold for sustainable packaging technologies? How will they impact on packaging design? What role can packaging design play in shaping healthy choices and reducing the use of plastics? These are just some of the questions to be addressed and discussed as we rethink packaging design for a sustainable and healthier future. 

Marketing matters

Join brand owners, own label brand managers, nutrition experts and brand agencies as they discuss innovative marketing strategies connecting consumers to food and drink brands. Themes include content marketing, digital strategies, personalisation, brand story-telling, the connections between emotion and brand choices, neuro-marketing and behavioural science.