ESSNA is delighted to partner with Food Matters Live which is organising a series of exciting events for the rest of the year as well as for 2023. Join expert panel discussions focussing on upcoming trends, from the latest market information to growth opportunities and more.

Get the latest insights on timely topics such as immune health, personalised and plant-based nutrition, low/no alcohol drinks, sustainable food and ingredients as well as functional foods.

More information is available here.

In addition, Food Matters will be running a series of in-person live events:

Food Matters Live: inspiring careers in food

Focussed on inspiring careers in the food industry and tailored to meet the needs of students from universities across the UK, these events will take place in different regions and focus on inspiring career pathways available across the industry.

Each event will see a bespoke audience from 20 + universities across the region, managed through a careful invitation process in partnership with the university and course lecturers. The programme will feature talks from recruiters along with guidance around applying for jobs, interview techniques and workplace essentials.

Alongside talks, students will be able to be a part of live Career Conversation podcast recordings, featuring inspiring interviews with industry figures.

Food Matters Live: tastes of better

These events will be focussed on the opportunity to taste and experience first-hand the latest innovations shaping the future of food and nutrition. The first in the event series will be held in The Kia Oval on 14 & 15 March 2023. It will embrace key consumer trends as core themes including plant-based, better-for-you, sustainability and functional nutrition offering a distinctive culinary experience alongside the opportunity to showcase the technical applications of solutions. This event will attract a unique, VIP, invite-only audience from across the Food Matters Live community.

Up to 350 quality professionals working in food and nutrition innovation from across new product development, innovation and technical teams, together with nutrition and food science experts, innovation chefs and relevant new brands will attend to experience inspiring new solutions. 

Each of the six partners will host their own private hospitality suite and throughout the day will deliver a programme of six 45-minute tasting sessions. The audience will rotate across the different partner sessions throughout the day, allowing each partner to demonstrate their solutions to a wide range of quality professionals.