- UK Water Drinks Conference 2021
UK Water Drinks Conference 2021
The industry’s main forum to review latest developments, debate key issues and plan for future opportunity. For 29 years, business leaders from across the sector have made new connections at Zenith Global’s annual UK Water Drinks Conference. At the 2021 virtual event, you will hear from chief executives, experts and innovators on current initiatives and gain access to exclusive market insights. Conference sessions will include live questions and discussion. Breaks will provide high-level networking opportunities to meet other producers, suppliers, retailers and industry advisers.
About the event
Zenith Global’s UK Water Drinks Conference is the industry’s main forum to debate key issues and connect with other business leaders, from producers and suppliers to retailers and advisers.
The 2021 event will be brought to you virtually for the second time in its 29-year history, offering all the valuable insights and high-level networking opportunities for which this prestigious conference is renowned.
The theme of this year's event will be ‘Charting new waters’ to reflect the turbulence of the past year and the opportunities for fresh thinking.
Attendees will hear from industry leaders, experts and innovators on the latest topical issues, with unparalleled access to exclusive market updates and insights.
Dedicated networking breaks will enable delegates to connect with their industry peers, with an audience drawn from senior industry managers, suppliers, retailers, advisers and the trade press.
Last year’s speakers included the Chief Executives of Danone, Highland Spring and Nestlé, alongside representatives from Kantar, Ecosurety, Green Alliance and WSP plus innovators Aqua British, Bottle Up, DrinkThreeDots and Upbeat.
Tuesday 23 March
Christina Avison, Associate Director – Commercial at Zenith Global
Sally Ball, Consumer Insight Director at Kantar
joined by buyer from a major retailer group
Hydration break and networking
John Letford, Head of Category Development at Danone Waters UK & Ireland
Carol Saunders, Head of Marketing at Highland Spring
Ammad Ali Durrani, Head of Category & Shopper Development at Nestlé Waters UK
Additional panellists to be confirmed
Hydration break and networking
Rali Sanderson, Executive Vice President – International for Niagara Bottling, United States
Davy Brunel, Director of Roxane UK
Panellist invited from Britvic
Lunch and networking break
Speaker invited from Groupe Danone
Speaker invited from Food and Drink Federation
Speaker to be confirmed
Questions and discussion
Hydration break and networking
Speaker to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed
William Watkins, Managing Director of Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company
Ravinder Sandhu, Co-founder and Sukhi Sindhu, Chief Operating Officer of Drinks Cubed
joined by Buyer from major supermarket group
Ravinder Singh Sandhu
Co-Founder of Drinks Cubed
Ravinder co-founded Drinks Cubed in 2018 with a motivation to become the lowest CO2 footprint drinks brand in the UK.
Ravinder has an array and depth of experience with 15 years as an Investment banker at JP Morgan and HSBC working in global markets across asset classes gaining strong financial knowledge. Experienced Sales and Marketing roles at Panasonic.
Chief Operations Officer at Drinks Cubed
Sukhi has over 10 years’ experience in the food and drinks industry.
This experience ranges across the supply chain including European and domestic distribution, importing, sales and marketing. Working with brands that have seen exponential growth including Vita Coco, Pip & Nut and Primal Pantry. He also has set up and built a London sales agency that helps start-up brands targets the independent grocery, health & fitness and pharmacy trade.
Consumer Insight Director at Kantar
Sally has over 20 years experience in the shopper insight industry, working across a wide spectrum of markets from Fresh Foods, to Retail, Soft Drinks, Healthcare and Snacking.
As well as a long career at Kantar, Sally spent some time working at Somerfield/KwikSave where she looked after Category Research before helping to develop the newly formed Category Planning process. She lives in Bath with her husband and two sons. She spends her free time running and singing acapella – although rarely at the same time.
Ammad Ali Durrani
Head of Category & Shopper Development at Nestlé Waters UK
Ammad has worked for Nestlé for 17 years and the majority of his career has been spent in Category Development, Sales & Marketing, both in developing and developed markets.
In 2012 Ammad moved to the UK and joined Nestlé Waters in Category Development working across different channels and customers. Ammad has headed up Category & Shopper Development in the UK since 2018.
Executive Vice President of Niagara Bottling
Rali is Executive Vice President of International, Product Development, and Contract Manufacturing.
He also serves on Niagara’s Executive Board, and is Chairman of the Niagara Advisory Board in Mexico, the Board of Nu-Pure Beverages in Australia, and the Board of Shepley Springs in the U.K.. Niagara has experienced a phenomenal 35% CAGR during his 16 year tenure. At the same time, he has minimized Niagara’s environmental impact per unit by more than 50%. Rali graduated from the University of Denver’s Daniels School of Business with a major in International Business and Honors Studies, and from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He current lives in Southern California with his wife Briana and two children.
Managing Director of Radnor Hills
William founded Radnor Hills in 1991, on his family farm based on the Welsh borders. They now produce over 350 million bottles, cans and Tetra cartons per year across a diverse range of products within the soft drinks market.
They produce their own brands as well as working with supermarkets on own-label projects in plastic and glass formats. William believes it is an exciting place to work with a fantastic team.
Director of Roxane UK
Davy started his career in 1995 as Production Manager for Sodas SAO PAOLO, an independent soft drinks factory in France, where he later became a shareholder.
In 2015 he joined Sources Alma and moved to England to develop the Lichfield factory where he became Manager of this factory in January 2016. In 2019 he became Roxane UK's Country Manager and in October 2020 he was promoted to Director of Roxane UK.
Associate Director - Commercial of Zenith Global Ltd
Christina is responsible for managing market reports, databases and insight projects for Zenith Global as Associate Director - Commercial.
Experienced at co-ordinating research projects and working with Zenith Global’s international network of associate analysts, Christina’s main focus is on examining and quantifying emerging market segments, identifying new opportunities and supporting clients’ business expansion plans through intensive market analysis and intelligent forecasting. She has delivered bespoke reports to clients from start-ups to multinationals and contributed to off-the-shelf reports and global databases across six continents and in a wide variety of food and beverage sectors. Her role also encompasses regular articles for some of the industry’s leading magazines and news portals. Prior to joining Zenith Global in 2015, Christina’s previous roles included Marketing and Project Management for leading UK arts venues and organisations. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Edinburgh and sits on the Board of Trustees for two local music charities.
Virtual event testimonials
“The platform was incredibly easy to use and the networking was great. I already scheduled 3 follow up meetings to learn from other industry leaders!” Megan Riggs, Crunchy Hydration
“Excellent platform to establish connections and networking too.” Martino Picotti, Proriented
“A great event with an excellent organisation team behind and a good choice of topics. Outstanding moderator in the Q+A sessions.” Christine Zimmermann-Loessl, Association for Vertical Farming
“The platform used for this recent event was exceptionally intuitive and straightforward.” Innovation Agri Tech
“Even virtually, the content and the live Q&A sessions were really interesting and worth the time.” Alonso Prado, Ball Corporation
“The overall experience was very well conducted, given the circumstances with COVID. The team was professional and very well organised.” Adam Leja, ÈSSE water
“As a disruptor entering various markets, AQUA Carpatica has relied on Zenith Global knowledge and events to build insight and strategy. We are now an award winning brand and Zenith Global has remained a trusted partner for market insight.” Alina Balatchi-Lupascu, AQUA Carpatica
“Because of Zenith Global's outstanding reputation, events I have attended have always produced great opportunities for discussion and for gathering the most up to date market information, which proves invaluable.” Michael Cervin, Bottled Water Web
“Great experience and well-prepared program in terms of content. I will definitely attend next year as well.” Ivana Králiková, Kofola ČeskoSlovensko
“You managed to demonstrate that a virtual event has absolute value and is a great platform to meet people!”
|Pay by 31 Dec Super saver rate||Pay by 9 Feb Early booking rate||Pay by 23 Mar Standard booking rate|
|Full event||Per delegate||£275.00||£325.00||£375.00|
|Attendance to both UKWD and UKSD 2020||£675.00|
Substitutions will be accepted up to 22 March. Cancellations will be subject to £80 + VAT administration charge and cannot be made after 9 February. Bookings are subject to Zenith Global Event Terms and Conditions, available here.
*A concession rate of is offered to start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs. To be eligible, companies must be within two years of formation and with annual sales below £1 million. For more information and to book at this rate, please contact email@example.com
For attendance to both the UK Water Drinks Conference on 23 March and UK Soft Drinks Conference on 11 May at the discounted rate of £675.00, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org on completion of your booking for one of the two events. You will then be given a discount code which you can use towards the second event booking.
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Virtual sponsorship package opportunities:
- Deliver a presentation of up to 20 minutes within the main event programme.
- Host a roundtable or workshop.
- Virtual tour of your factory or plant.
- Regular mentions in Zenith Global's event marketing emails and social media posts.
- View all event attendees and use search filters to find those individuals who are most relevant to your needs.
- Give attendees an instant introduction to who you are and your networking goals through your customisable profile. Build your profile with additional links, such as your company website and LinkedIn.
- Invite and schedule meaningful 1-1 video meetings with delegates and speakers throughout the day. Invite additional delegates to join the call to facilitate a wider conversation.
- Customise your dedicated sponsor page with downloadable multimedia content and messaging.
- Instant feedback and interaction using real-time interactive features such as polling and Q&A. Attendees can share documents, chat with other attendees and share their views and opinions.
- Take advantage of your virtual booth where you can instantly connect with interested attendees, simulating a real-life event.
- Use measurable event analytics that captures real-time valuable data and insights, promoting lead generation and showing positive ROI.
- Revisit the portal in the weeks following the event to re-watch recorded sessions and access important information and contact details that may have been missed initially.
- Discounts on Zenith Global market reports and discounted access to our Globaldrinks.com database.
The advantages of virtual allow you to:
- Stay relevant and connected to your existing clients and reach new audiences.
- Raise your brand awareness and learn from your industry peers.
- Use your time more effectively, as you no longer need to worry about logistics, travel, accommodation etc.
- Reduce your impact on the environment as you lower your carbon footprint by going digital.
Click HERE to download the full list of sponsorship opportunities.
Tailored bespoke packages are also offered to better suit your needs and budget.
For more information, please contact Maxine Harle, Events and Business Development Manager
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