The Future of Food and Drink Summit

  • EMEA
  • Food and Drink
November 28th, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, UK time
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Presented by The Times and The Sunday Times Scotland in collaboration with Opportunity North East SeedPod, The Future of Food and Drink Summit stands as a pioneering event dedicated to exploring the evolving landscape of the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. This transformative summit, set against the dynamic backdrop of P&J Live in Aberdeen holds profound significance. The region, contributing over 20% to Scotland’s output, emphasises its central role in shaping the sector’s future.

At the heart of the summit lies a focused initiative to nurture entrepreneurial growth by delving deep into innovative strategies, unlocking the industry’s untapped potential. This pivotal platform facilitates discussions, examining critical facets including product innovation, market expansion, the imperative shift toward net-zero initiatives, supply chain challenges and the transformative power of scaling up emerging businesses. The summit promises comprehensive insights, illuminating pathways toward industry advancement.

The event brings together a diverse and distinguished audience, comprising industry analysts, supermarket leaders, policy-makers and manufacturers. By fostering a rich dialogue that spans the entire supply chain, the summit amplifies voices and perspectives essential to the sector’s evolution.

Panel discussion: Foods of the future – premium market development and foods of the future

28 November: 3:40 – 4:10pm GMT

During the summit, Jonny Forsyth, Director of Mintel Food and Drink, will join an engaging panel discussion alongside Melanie Goldsmith, CEO of Juicy Brick, and Martyn Lee, Executive Chef at Waitrose. Together, they will explore what’s next for food and drink through foresighting, customer/consumer trends, market insights and premium market development and how these translate into product and market development.

More on our speaker
Jonny Forsyth
Jonny Forsyth
Director of Food & Drink
Jonny is an experienced global food and drinks analyst, creating thought leadership content on ‘big picture’ industry themes such as what Gen Z and the metaverse mean for food and drink. Jonny previously worked in insight roles for a major global brewer, an international media agency and a national newspaper. He has appeared regularly in media outlets, such as CNBC and BBC, to discuss major industry news stories. Jonny holds an MSc in Business Psychology from the University of Nottingham.

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