Sponsored by

  • Americk Webtech

Supported by

  • British Soft Drinks Associatio
  • DEMO
  • SmartSeal

Thursday 12 May

  • Zenith Springboard breakfast briefing

    Tailored advice for early stage entrepreneurs

    The session will be led by Paul Martin, Zenith Springboard’s Principal Consultant and an experienced Chief Executive with over 30 years in the drinks industry. It will provide delegates with advice and tips on building a successful beverage company, as well as offering valuable information for anyone looking to move into bottled water.

    Click here for further details on Zenith Springboard (limited space available)

  • Registration


  • Innovation in soft drinks : now and next

    Caroline Plumb, CEO of Freshminds

  • Encouraging early adopters

    Nicki Karet, Managing Director of Sherbert Research

  • Driving the industry forward

    Leendert den Hollander, Managing Director of Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd

  • Navigating the retail challenges

    David Beardmore, Category Buying Manager - Soft Drinks for Tesco Plc

  • Questions and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking


  • Solving obesity

    Professor Graham MacGregor, Chairman of Action on Sugar

  • Finding better ways than a discretionary tax

    Ian Wright CBE, Director General of Food and Drink Federation

  • Soft drinks tax countdown

    Gavin Partington, Director General of the British Soft Drinks Association

  • Questions and discussion


  • Panel discussion on innovation, choice, health, sustainability and other key issues.

    Marnie Millard, Chief Executive Officer of Nichols plc
    Paul Graham, Managing Director for GB of Britvic Soft Drinks

  • Networking lunch


  • Creating the next $1billion brand

    Kevin Klock, Chief Executive of Talking Rain, United States

  • Questions and discussion


  • New loyalties from craft

    Nyree Chambers, Marketing Manager at Grace Foods UK

  • New energy naturally

    Kara Rosen, Founder of Plenish

  • The evolving world of super-concentrates

    Sara Gamay, International Business Director at DreamPak

  • Helping people do themselves some good since 1999

    Dan Germain, Innocent's Head of Brand and Nick Canney, UK and Ireland Managing Director, Innocent Drinks

  • Question and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking


  • Sunsoul

    Jonnie Shearer, Founder and CEO of JMS Drinks

  • Tåpped Birch Water

    Paul Lederer, Founder of Tåpped

  • Newton’s Appl Fizzics

    Chris Banks, Founder of Big Thoughts in Food and Drink Ltd

  • Panel

    Paul Martin, Principal Consultant for Zenith Springboard
    David Beardmore, Category Buying Manager - Soft Drinks for Tesco Plc
    Claire Nuttall, Founder of The Brand Incubator

  • Networking reception

  • Close

The UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference has numerous vital issues to address – economic caution, sustainable growth, social change, a retailing revolution and innovation impatience.

The challenges are summed up in this year’s conference theme of how best companies can ensure they are serving the future.

The event will once again bring together key leaders, innovators, opinion formers, retailers and analysts to provide an overview of the latest opportunities and concerns.

Highlights include:

Industry leaders from Britvic, Coca-Cola, Nichols, Suntory and Tesco
International keynote from U.S., Talking Rain
Health keynote from UK Government
Market briefings from Freshminds and Sherbert Research
Innovation successes
Entrepreneur shoot out including Tåpped and Newton’s Appl Fizzics

The audience will be drawn from senior industry managers, suppliers, retailers, analysts and the trade press.

Reasons to attend:

  1. Be at the heart of discussions on how the industry can improve its outlook
  2. Gain insight from industry experts and analysts on trends and opportunities
  3. Network with leading producers, retailers and advisers
  4. Prepare and plan for the next phase of growth for your business

The Congress Centre offers an ideally located and contemporary venue in the heart of London’s West End. It is situated close to Tottenham Court Road underground station, from which you should use exit 3.

Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
t +44 (0)20 7467 1318
f +44 (0)20 7467 1313

For full details on how to reach the venue click here

To book your place online for the conference, go to http://www.zenithinternational.com/events/register/200

Prices below are per delegate

Full day         Before 29th April With VAT                 After 29th April With VAT
One delegate   £600 £720   £700 £840
Two delegates   £550 £660   £650 £780
Three delegates   £500 £600   £600 £720
Four or more delegates   £450 £540   £550 £660

To qualify for multiple delegate discounts, bookings must be made together. Substitutions will be accepted at any time. Cancellations will be subject to an £80 + VAT administration charge and cannot be made after 29 April. Bookings are subject to Zenith Event terms and conditions, details of which are available on the Zenith website. All delegates must pay UK VAT at prevailing rate, currently 20%.

A concessionary rate for the UK Soft Drinks Conference of £195 ex VAT is being offered to early stage start ups and entrepreneurs. To be eligible for this rate, delegates/ companies must be within two years of formation with annual sales below £500,000. For more information and to book at this rate please contact:

Fiona Herrington at fherrington@zenithinternational.com or call +44 1225 327903 or
Christine Robinson at crobinson@zenithinternational.com or call +44 1225 327900


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