FOOD VISION 2016: How to get your innovative company centre stage

By Niamh Michail

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Are you a forward-thinking, innovative food company? Then take your place along big industry players place at Food Vision leadership forum in Cannes, 2-4 March. © iStock
Are you a forward-thinking, innovative food company? Then take your place along big industry players place at Food Vision leadership forum in Cannes, 2-4 March. © iStock

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Is your company an innovative trailblazer in food and nutrition? Unilever Foundry is looking for the brightest company to take part in Food Vision's innovation panel and share insights alongside big industry players at Food Vision in March.

The winning entry - selected by Food Vision representatives, the FoodNavigator editorial team and Unilever - will be a company that is taking a hands-on approach to tackling some of the industry’s greatest challenges from personalised nutrition to the rise of the health conscious consumer or the search for new food sources.

Jeremy Basset, Unilever Foundry's global marketing strategy & ventures director

The winner will not only get unparalleled access to Food Vision and the chance to attend all presentations and sessions, but also a place on the event’s prestigious programme – the opportunity to sit on the innovation panel, hosted by the founder and head of Unilever Foundry Jeremy Basset, and share its experiences as an innovative company operating in the food and nutrition industry of today.

In order to take part, simply send a 500 word description of your innovative product or approach – you can include photographs, website links or any other relevant information – and answer the question “Better
nutrition promises better, longer life – how can our industry make that promise practical and compelling?”

To submit your entry for a chance to take centre stage at Food Vision - an event that has brought together over 400 business leaders from 30 countries since 2013 -  and put your business in the spotlight, simply click here.

The prize:

  • A place on the Food Vision programme: take part in the innovation panel hosted by Jeremy Basset and share your insights and expertise
  • Access to the full programme all presentations and sessions
  • Accommodation at the 5 star Grand Hyatt Hôtel Martinez
  • Transfers between Nice Airport and the venue (2 & 4 March)
  • Champagne reception and Michelin star dining
  • Networking breakfasts and lunches
  • Delegate pack and business support services

In order to qualify your company must have been incorporated in the last five years, and have raised less than $10 million (€9m) in equity funding. 


Step up your game

Unilever’s Foundry has helped small companies, start-ups and individual entrepreneurs since 2014.  Upon its launch, Keith Weed, Unilever chief marketing and communications officer said it would open a 'direct line' to innovative companies and enable them to mutually benefit from working together.

“In an always-on, data-driven and connected world, innovative and forward-thinking technology companies will play a vital role in helping our brands continue to engage meaningfully with people everywhere,"​ he said.

The deadline for submitting your entry is 22 February 2016. ​All winners will be notified by phone before 26 February 2015.

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