FoodNavigator’s Unlocking Innovation series: NPD and the evolving consumer

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FoodNavigator's latest Unlocking Innovation webinar will feature PepsiCo and ADM
FoodNavigator's latest Unlocking Innovation webinar will feature PepsiCo and ADM

Related tags: Innovation, Npd, COVID-19

In a pioneering series of webinars, FoodNavigator’s global editorial teams will unpick one of the biggest questions facing the sector today: What will COVID-19 mean for the future of the industry?

From uncovering the fragility and inequality in the global food system to highlighting the link between nutrition and health, in many respects COVID-19 has changed the way we eat, shop and think about food.

In a unique collaboration between our global editorial teams, the 6-week long Unlocking Innovation series​ will bring diverse experts together for 12 webinars looking at how COVID has impacted our three regions: EMEA, the Americas and APAC.

Across each region, we are probing what the changes accelerated by COVID-19 will mean for the food system, from attitudes around nutrition and health, to sustainability, start-ups and, of course, NPD.

The free webinar series will go live with its third installment tomorrow, when FoodNavitagor Europe will drill down into the emerging consumer drivers supporting innovation – and ask what the likely global economic downturn will mean in the medium-term.

The 90-minute online event​ will spotlight innovation strategies and the consumer trends​ supporting them.

It will feature a line-up of industry experts and thought leaders including:

  • Karen Scott Senior Innovation Director of Future Brands, PepsiCo
  • Mike HughesHead of Research and Insight, FMCG Gurus
  • Marie-Bénédicte Charpentier, Marketing Director, ADM Health & Wellness
  • Nicki Morley, Senior Director and Innovation Consultant of Kantar’s Insights Division

The first 40 minutes will be home to in-depth presentations from PepsiCo and ADM. This will be followed by a far-reaching panel discussion looking at the drivers, challenges and opportunities around food and beverage innovation.
What will the coronavirus crisis mean for the big innovation drivers shaping the food industry? How will the pandemic alter consumer attitudes to food?

Tune in to find out. Register for free here.

Dates and topics for the EMEA Unlocking Innovation series include:​​

  • Preventative Health, Wellness and Nutrition ​​– 30 June @ 4pm CET
  • Start-ups, New Business Development & Funding ​​– 8 July @ 4pm CET
  • NPD and the Evolving Consumer Landscape ​​– 22 July @ 4pm CET
  • Sustainability & Traceability in Focus ​​– 29 July @ 4pm CET

If you have missed one, don't worry because they are all still available on demand here​.

June 29 - August 6   ●   12 Webinars   ●   3 Regions

The Unlocking Innovation Webinar Series

Join the FoodNavigator brand as we embark on an ambitious global webinar series to seek the game changers, disruptors and pioneers who are unlocking innovation.

Click here to see the agenda

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