Gold sponsor

  • dohler

Supported by

  • Dalston's
  • Gabriel-Chemie
  • saicaflex

In association with

  • BSDA

Media partner

  • TecnAlimentaria

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact us.

Thursday 3 May

  • 9.00

    Latest UK market developments and outlook

    Elaine Thompson, Strategic Insight Director at Kantar Worldpanel

  • 9.20

    Building a successful kids brand in an evolving market

    Ash Tailor, Global Category Director for Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd

  • 9.40

    Identifying consumer needs and building loyalty

    Chris Gartside, Chief Data Scientist at Starcount, formerly Dunnhumby

  • Questions and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking


  • Satisfying demands for sustainability

    Nick Brown, Head of Sustainablity at Coca-Cola European Partners

  • Realistic measures to tackle environmental impact

    Speaker to be confirmed

  • Environmental panel joined by

    James Piper, Managing Director of enviornmental compliance scheme Ecosurety

    Jane Bevis, Chair of OPRL

    Retailer to be confirmed



    Sanjay Patel, Co-founder of the Packaging Collective and Co-founder of SimpleBetterHuman

  • Lunch


  • Retailer priorities and expectations for future growth

    Speaker to be confirmed from The Co-op

  • Staying true to your roots in a shifting market

    Nick Canney, Managing Director - UK & Ireland at Innocent

  • Innovation in functional drinks: De-stress in a stressed world

    Ahmed Elafifi, Founder and Chief Relaxation Officer of Tranquini

  • Adding spice for adult tastes

    Kerstin Robinson, Co-founder of Nix & Kix

  • Questions and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking

  • Seismic market change: Secrets of innovation success

    Clark McIlroy, Managing Director of Red Star Brands


  • Kuka cold brew: clean caffeine

    John Bowden, Co-founder of Kuka Coffee Ltd

  • Agua Tierra - skinny tonic with water profile

    Ian Minton, Chief Executive Officer of Natural Drinks Company

  • Game, set and matcha

    Leane Bramhall, Founder of Kineta Drinks

  • Expert panel:

    Speakers will make a 10 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of feedback from the panel


    James Scallan, Director at Houlihan Lokey

    Paul Martin, Principal Consultant at Zenith Springboard

    Claire Nuttall, Founder of The Brand Incubator

  • Networking drinks

  • Close

In a world of dramatic change from Brexit to new technology, a specialised one day conference is the best possible way to become completely up to date on all the latest trends and challenges, hearing directly from the industry leaders and experts.

The 2018 programme is designed to give attendees a ‘Taste of the future’ around three key themes of health, sustainability and innovation, with packaging now moving to the forefront of public attention even though the new sugar content levies will have been in force for only one month.

Highlights include:

  • Market trends and consumer needs with Kantar and Starcount

  • Industry leader perspectives from Britvic and Coca-Cola

  • Retailer priorities and expectations from Co-op

  • Focus on the environment with Ecosurety, OPRL and Packaging Collective

  • Market opportunities with Innocent, Nix & Kix and Tranquini

  • Entrepreneur shoot out with Kineta Drinks, Kuka Coffee and Natural Drinks

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 use exit 3. Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

t +44 (0)207 467 1318 f +44 (0)207 467 1313

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Dress code: Business suit or smart casual


Full day Super Saver to 22 March With VAT   From 23 March With VAT
Per delegate £625 £750   £675 £810

Substitutions will be accepted at any time. Cancellations will be subject to £80 + VAT administration charge and cannot be made after 22 March. 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 of £195 ex VAT is being offered to start ups and early stage entrepreneurs. To be eligible companies must be within two years of formation and with annual sales below £500,000. For more information and to book at this rate, please contact:

Fiona Herrington at or call +44 1225 327903 or
Christine Robinson at or call +44 1225 327900

Our current sponsors

Interested in sponsoring?

We have Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorship packages and exhibitor display opportunities available.

With any of our packages, we can include a number of discounted delegate places, as well as pre and post event social media exposure. We are happy to tailor a bespoke package to best suit your needs and budget.

For more information, contact Maxine Harle on: 

 e t +44 (0)1225 327341

Details to be announced soon

Showcase your drinks!

This year we are offering the opportunity for brand companies to showcase their drinks at our newly introduced ‘Chiller Corner’ and gain valuable, first hand feedback from industry experts and peers.

Once registered for the conference, companies can sign up for shelf space absolutely FREE in one of our sampling fridges. Limited space available so register today!


Gain invaluable advice on all aspects of your product from taste, feel, look and design. Take the opportunity to chat to other industry members about your wider marketing and business approach. Use constructive criticism to your advantage and come away with key ideas and opportunities to help move your product forward.


Get your product into the hands of gate keepers, investors, retailers, buyers and consultants. Gain the high quality industry exposure you have been looking for.


Product sampling creates the opportunity for great conversation. Watch and listen as attendees react to, and talk about your product. Take notes and see how competitor products are also received.

Guidelines for sampling

What is ‘Chiller Corner’?

The ‘Chiller Corner’ is your chance to have your product sampled at the conference. It is an area in the pre function networking room specially set up with fridges and sampling cups to enable brands to showcase innovative products.

How does sampling work?

You are not required to supervise product sampling. Products will be displayed in the unmanned fridges and recyclable sampling cups will be made available.

What to supply?

Each brand company who successfully secures a spot within ‘Chiller Corner’ will be allocated two rows (approx. ½ shelf) to display product. Please provide up to 30 product samples and the Zenith team will ensure your products are kept restocked throughout the day.


Ready-to-drink, pre packaged soft drinks only.  


Next step:

We will contact you on receipt of your delegate registration booking to find out if you would like to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Full details will be given, if you qualify for shelf space.


 For more information, contact Maxine Harle on: 

 e t +44 (0)1225 327341

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