The Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0JF Show Map

July 17th 2018, 01:00 pm-09:00 pm

The Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0JF Show Map

July 4th 2018, 01:00 pm-09:00 pm

YFOOD INSIGHT & INNOVATION DAY
FOOD & RETAIL INNOVATION

For our second signature YFood Insight & Innovation Day of the year we’ll be exploring Food and Retail Innovation. Unearth how experience, personalisation and optimisation are driving an ever changing and exciting food and retail landscape. Discover new manufacturing methods and some of the most innovative ‘alterna-products’ that are making waves in the industry. You’ll also experience first hand how disruptors are creating game-changing products and creating compelling new retail environments.

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 food and retail sectors. You’ll meet and hear from the Founders of leading Food Tech startups, industry investors and the innovative brands who are revolutionising the industry.

This event is NOT a conference, nor a trade show. There’s no walking for hours or choosing which talk to go to out of hundreds. It's a high energy, fun, dynamic event designed to deliver real business value. We do the hard work for you, using YFood’s experience and expertise to navigate through the complex world of technology and innovation and curate the most exciting, cutting edge and commercial solutions for your business.

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)

WHATS'S INCLUDED?

INSPIRING TALKS, PANELS & CASE STUDIES

  • Hear industry leading keynote speakers give depth to the Food & Retail 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 and Retail Innovation.
  • ‘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.

WHAT WILL YOU DISCOVER?

TRENDS, INNOVATIONS AND SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES

Our understanding of our bodies and our want to master them is moving at a frenetic pace and people expect the brands they buy from to keep up. Get up to speed with the lingo, trends and movements behind the changing landscape. Find out what they are, why they are important and how you can future-proof your business for:

  • BIOHACKING, PERSONALISATION & OPTIMISATION

ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS

On the heels of the new trends and people's quest to optimise find out what products and new production methods we are seeing to support the conscious eater? Find out why some of these trends are worth exploring and scalable:

  • ALTERNA-PRODUCTS (Meat alternatives, algae, insects, superfoods)
  • NEW MANUFACTURING METHODS - Fermentation, 3D Printing and more

THE CHANGING FACE OF RETAIL

The high street has long been in trouble - but some businesses are not only surviving but thriving! Find out what YFood thinks of these innovations and their potential in the fiercely competitive retail landscape.

  • ENGAGEMENT - how can utilising non-traditional forms of engagement such as experiential tools and mixed realities help you keep your customers delighted?

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:

  • Food Manufacturers, Producers and FMCG brands of all sizes
  • Retail Operators & Land Owners
  • New Product Development, Innovation, Trend, R&D teams that have any dealings in or interest in the Food Industry
  • Anyone in Hospitality industry interested in new food trends or different sales channels that can be utilised to diversify their offering.
  • Customer Experience or Marketing Professionals who want to understand the changing landscape and expectations of consumers.
  • Anyone interested in the future of food!

STARTUP WANTING TO SHOWCASE?

Want to be one of our YFood selected ‘ones to watch’ startups at the YFood Insight & Innovation Day and connect with our audience on a really meaningful level?

We’ve got a super limited number of opportunities for Food Tech and Food & Beverage startups to showcase at the event and be seen by our highly engaged audience that’s actively on the lookout for innovative companies to work with. See what previous showcasers & attendees think:

“Thank you so much for allowing us to attend last week's YFood Insight & Innovation Day. It was a truly inspirational day and we met some really interesting people on the back of it. We're now speaking with Evogro to supply all our UK hotels, along with CityPantry for our staff food and Laura from Kaleidoscope for supply of her delicious handrolls. We've also signed up all sites to BioBean.”
Mark Fink, UK Food & Beverage Manager, citizenM Hotel

“I would do this event all the time. I stopped doing trade shows as they are not cost effective but this was different. A real highlight was getting my 60 second pitch on stage - I was inundated at my showcase area after that!”
Hiromi Stone, Founder Kinomi

Want to find out more? These spots sell out quickly so apply now to maximise your chances of securing a spot.

Food Tech startups APPLY HERE
Food & Beverage providers APPLY HERE

TICKETS

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70% 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 70% off tickets and access to Premium tickets above and get access to investor drop-ins (super limited).*

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.*


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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