Wednesday 6th November
Thursday 7th November
11.00 - 11.30
Sarah Ward - B Smith Packaging
Transition from plastic to paper and other alternatives for the food and beverage sector.
Brief overview of trends in the packaging sector and how our clients and their consumers are driving the transition and innovation. Using practical examples and testimonials and giving an opportunity for audience to ask questions.
11.45 - 12.15
Eamonn Bates - Pack2Go Europe
Moving ahead with the implementation of the SUP Directive
The so-called SUP Directive will bring forward bans and restrictive measures as of 2021 that will have a major impact on how the the food & beverage packaging industry operates. The changes will affect the whole supply chain, from raw material suppliers to recyclers, and will necessary imply action from business operators to adapt to the new markets.
12.30 - 13.00
Graham Childs - The Artisan Food Trail
Small Business Marketing on an Even Smaller Budget
Often forgotten or budgeted for in a new business, getting your name out there should be a first priority. We look at how online marketing and social media can get you seen by your prospective customers and clients, how important it is to know your own business inside out and be your biggest advocate. Your business can hold its own amongst much bigger businesses with much bigger budgets. All it takes is a little time and effort, a simple strategy and a want to win.
14.45 - 15.15
Paul Mitchell - Accentia Franchise Consultants Limited
Can Your Business Be the Next Starbucks or Mcdonald
How to quickly scale a business one single site to a substantial national or international multi-site business through franchising.
15.30 - 16.00
Eddie Stableford - Brand Clock Consultancy
How to become a high street restaurant success!
Eddie will take us through a whistle stop tour of his top food and drink tips and highlight the key opportunities for new food service offers - what’s hot, what’s not. He’ll describe how consumers are seeking out experiences beyond food, looking to be entertained whilst enjoying amazing food. So relevant in the current climate where the mediocre chains are increasingly being rejected. He’ll also share his tips for success and how to create a fabulous, holistic brand experience.