The Dutch Hall, 7 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2HA Show Map

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The Dutch Hall, 7 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2HA Show Map

May 2nd 2018, 01:00 pm-09:00 pm

YFOOD INSIGHT & INNOVATION DAY
EATING & DRINKING OUT

Our YFood Insight & Innovation days are back! And this time, we’ll be at the stunning Dutch Hall by Limone (London) Ltd on Wednesday 2nd May to take on Eating & Drinking Out. This action packed one day event brings you cutting edge insight, straight from the mouths of the ones to watch. Hear from and meet the trailblazers changing the sector, from Founders of leading Food Tech startups, industry investors and the decision makers from operators and brands leading the way in driving a smarter, more efficient and experience led sector.

Immerse yourself in new hospitality tech and discover innovations in Drinks Tech. Find out how engaging all the senses can completely change taste perceptions and how it can be applied to your business. Find out about how influencers are changing the marketing game and breaking all the rules. And in true YFood style, everyone will have a chance to meet each other and connect over delicious food & drink.

A must attend if you want new insights to apply to your own business and the connections to build new partnerships, meet new clients, and find investment opportunities.

1pm - 9pm - Main Event (all ticket holders)
Please plan to spend the whole time with us so you don’t miss out!
8am - 12pm - Investor Drop-Ins (for investors & startup premium ticket holders)
8am - 12pm - Expert Drop-Ins (for startup ticket holders, very limited quantity)

SPEAKERS



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William Sitwell
Renowned author, journalist, TV presenter & food critic

as seen on Masterchef

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Oobah Arthur Paul Butler
Writer for VICE, The Guardian & ShortList

dubbed 'the Donald Trump of TripAdvisor'

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Jozef Youssef
Kitchen Theory

Founder & Chef Patron

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Nadia el Hadery
YFood

Founder & CEO

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Elsa Bernadotte
Karma

Co-founder & COO

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Ryan Chetiaywardana
Mr Lyan, Dandelyan at Mondrian
& Super Lyan

Owner

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Matt Broom
PizzaExpress

Customer Solutions Manager

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Carey Benn
Flyt

Chief Revenue Officer

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Libby Andrews
Pho

Head of Marketing

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Teddy Kim
Mustard Seed

Principal

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Matt Bell
citizenM

Hotel Operations Director, Europe

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Jonathan Tamene
BackLight

CEO & Co-founder

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Edward Keelan
Octopus Investments

Investment Manager

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Oliver Boardman
Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC

Head of Digital & IT Operations

EXPERT & INVESTOR DROP-INS



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Natalie Ord
RSM

Partner

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Simon Adams
RSM

Partner

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Diane Barlow
Food Standards Agency

Digital Service Manager, Food Standards Agency

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Os Tariq
Food Standards Agency

Tech Project Manager and Interim Service Manager

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Kirsty Macdonald
JamJar Investments

Investment Manager

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Ivan Farneti
Five Seasons Ventures

Partner

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Niccolo Manzoni
Five Seasons Ventures

Partner

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Shakira Adigun-Boaye
Bridgepoint

Senior Associate

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Dominic Sando
MMC Ventures

Investor

WHAT'S THE AGENDA

1pm - 1.30pm:

Arrival and Networking / Innovators Showcases
Meet your fellow attendees, have Food and Drink from our top up and coming industry picks whilst meeting the Food Tech companies who are the game-changers for any hospitality business.

1.30pm - 3pm:

Setting the Hospitality Scene

Opening Welcome
William Sitwell, Renowned author, journalist, TV presenter & food critic as seen on Masterchef

The ‘Donald Trump of TripAdvisor’, telling the story of how he made his shed the number one restaurant in London on TripAdvisor without serving a single meal
Oobah Butler, Writer, Vice, The Guardian, Shortlist

The Tech and Trends Shaping the Future of Hospitality
Nadia El Hadery, Founder & CEO, YFood

Can Tech Save the Hospitality Industry?
Libby Andrews - Head of Marketing, Pho
Matt Bell - Hotel Operations Director, Europe, citizenM Hotels
Oliver Boardman - Head of Digital and IT Operations, Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC

...Read More

3pm - 3.30pm:

Break and Innovators Showcase
Discuss the insights you just heard with fellow attendees, have Food and Drink from our top up and coming industry picks whilst meeting the Food Tech companies who are the game-changers for any hospitality business.

3.30pm - 4.25pm:

YFood Talks - The Disruptors
Short talks from innovators and startups who are the trailblazers leading the way in Food & Drinks Tech.
Jozef Youssef - Founder & Chef Patron, Kitchen Theory
Jonathan Tamene - Co-Founder & CEO, Backlight VR
Elsa Bernadotte - Co-Founder & CEO, Karma
Ryan Chetiaywardana - Owner, Mr Lyan, Dandelyan at Mondrian and Super Lyan

4.25pm - 4.55pm:

Break and Innovators Showcase
Discuss the insights you just heard with fellow attendees, have Food and Drink from our top up and coming industry picks whilst meeting the Food Tech companies who are the game-changers for any hospitality business.

4.55pm - 6pm:

What Hospitality Success Looks Like

A Marriage made in Food Tech Heaven
Case Study showcasing successful and mutually beneficial startup/corporate collaborations to give the audience inspiration and tangible learnings to apply in their own businesses.
Carey Benn - Chief Revenue Officer, Flyt
Matt Broom - Customer Solutions Manager, Pizza Express


Pitch the Startup
See pitching turned on its head. Investors will ‘pitch’ a startup they’ve invested in where you’ll find out the what, how and why that made them invest.
Teddy Kim - Principle, Mustard Seed (pitching Winnow)
Edward Keelan - Investment Manager, Octopus Investments (pitching City Pantry)


Wrap up of the Day

6pm - 9pm:

Interactive Showcase Wrap Up Drinks
Meet our carefully curated Food Tech and Food & Drink showcasers - try their delicious food and drink whilst meeting our picks of the hospitality tech innovators who are shaking up the industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to find the next big thing that can fundamentally change your business!

8am - 12pm:

FOR STARTUP TICKET HOLDERS

Investor Drop-ins
Exclusively for Premium Food Tech Startup tick et holders, with:

  • JamJar Investments
  • Five Seasons Ventures
  • Bridgepoint
  • MMC Ventures

Pre-registering for your slot is essential! You will be emailed the link upon purchasing your ticket.

Expert Drop-ins
Exclusively for Food Tech Startup ticket holders, with:
  • RSM
  • The Food Standards Agency

Pre-registering for your slot is essential! You will be emailed the link upon purchasing your ticket.

WHATS'S INCLUDED?

INSPIRING TALKS, PANELS & CASE STUDIES

  • Hear industry leading keynote speakers give depth to the eating and drinking out landscape - expect your mind to be pushed to new limits.
  • ‘Meet the Disruptors’ series of YFood talks, which feature short talks from innovators and startups who are the trailblazers leading the way in Food & Drinks Tech.
  • ‘Pitch the Startup’ series, which sees pitching turned on its head. Investors will ‘pitch’ a startup they’ve invested in where you’ll find out the what, how and why that made them invest.
  • ‘A Marriage made in Food Tech Heaven’ showcasing successful and mutually beneficial startup/corporate collaborations to give the audience inspiration and tangible learnings to apply in their own businesses.

NETWORKING OVER INCREDIBLE FOOD AND DRINK

  • Meet the Founders of the latest technologies and the influencers shaking up the industry.
  • Taste and experience the latest in Food & Drink and meet the producers behind the magic.
  • Create meaningful connections with investors, decision makers from global brands in a dynamic and relaxed setting.
  • Evening Reception - discover new innovations, connections and solutions over interactive drinks, food & networking. A must attend.

FOR INVESTORS & STARTUPS LOOKING TO RAISE

  • We'll be running our successful drop-ins for startups to meet face to face with Food Tech Investors (Premium-Only).

FOR STARTUPS LOOKING FOR BUSINESS ADVICE

  • Our expert drop-ins are back! Super limited and open to startups only, book into meet our handpicked Food Tech advisors who can answer your burning business questions.
  • Meet one-on-one with our event partner RSM. As financial, audit and tax experts within the UK technology and eating and drinking out sectors they'll be able to give you priceless advice on driving and growing your business.

WHO'S THIS EVENT FOR?

Our events are relevant for brands, startups, investors and anyone interested in the future of food. This event is a must attend for:

  • The Hospitality Industry (Hotels, Contract Caterers, Restaurants, QSR or anyone serving food to the public) and those interested in increasing efficiencies or enhancing experiences for their guests.
  • Anyone involved/interested in the experience of eating and drinking out and how the senses play a role (and how this can be commercially applied).
  • Anyone interested in marketing through influencer-led content or understanding the opportunities in social commerce and the changing landscape for reaching younger generations / social commerce.
  • Drinks industry, those who make or serve drinks or those wanting to know upcoming trends in beverages that can enhance their business (including non-alcoholic/non traditional bevs).
  • Anyone who is disrupting any of the above industries.
  • Anyone who is actively or interested in investing in the above.

PARTNERS



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Limone (London) Ltd


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RSM


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Flyt


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Food Standards Agency


INVESTORS



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JamJar Investments


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Five Seasons Ventures


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Bridgepoint


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MMC Ventures


FOOD TECH DISRUPTORS



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Winnow


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Trail


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Yumpingo


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Vita Mojo


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Tenzo


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Backlight


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Karma


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City Pantry


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City Munch


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Evogro


WITH FOOD & DRINK FROM



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KALEIDOSCOPE Salad rolls


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fetchh


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Aqua Esse


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Kinomi by Hiromi Stone


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The Temperance Spirit Company


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ChicP


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Borough Wines Imports


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Vita Mojo


TICKETS

70% OFF TICKETS FOR FOOD TECH STARTUPS

Congratulations, as a registered Food Tech Startup, you're able to take advantage of the discounted Standard tickets above as well as Premium tickets to meet with investors.*

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23 OFF TICKETS FOR FOOD TECH STARTUPS

Driving innovation in the Food ecosystem is at the heart of what we do so if you’re a Food Tech startup we want to support you. If you have a registered Food Tech business, have been trading for 4 years or less, have a company website, with annual turnover of less than £5m per year and raised £10m or less, create a Food Tech startup account to take advantage of 23 off tickets and access to Premium tickets above and get access to investor drop-ins (super limited).*

23 OFF TICKETS FOR FOOD TECH STARTUPS

Congratulations, as a registered Food Tech Startup, you're able to take advantage of the discounted Standard tickets above as well as Premium tickets to meet with investors.*


It’s as simple as:

Step 1

Click Sign in and Register for a new YFood account

Step 2

In the registration form select Food Tech Startup. Enter your Company Name and if it doesn’t already exist in our system, Create a new one and enter your company details when prompted. Create your account.

Step 3

Come back to this page and your discount will automatically be applied above*



If you’ve already created a YFood account but have forgotten to set yourself up as a Food Tech Startup just send us an email at getintouch@yfood.com and we’ll be happy to help!

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*The YFood team reviews all Food Tech Startup applications so if we later see that you do not qualify as a Food Tech Startup, we reserve the right to cancel and refund your discounted tickets.

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