- UK Water Drinks Conference 2022
UK Water Drinks Conference 2022
Zenith Global’s UK Water Drinks Conference is the industry’s leading forum to debate key issues and build new connections. Designed for industry leaders, innovators, retailers and advisers to gain a complete overview of the most promising market opportunities, this 30th annual event will provide valuable insights and perspectives to help prepare for the industry's next stage of growth.
About the event
Zenith Global's UK Water Drinks Conference is the industry's leading annual forum to access the latest market data and insights, debate key issues, and connect with other business leaders, from producers and suppliers to retailers and advisers.
This 30th annual conference will provide delegates with exclusive updates and insights on the latest market and consumer trends, new product development and future market opportunities, as well as debating crucial environmental issues around packaging, sustainability, recycling and collection schemes.
Industry leaders, experts, retailers and innovators will share their valuable insights and perspectives through a series of presentations and interactive panel discussions, where attendees can participate in polling and put forward their questions.
Dedicated networking breaks will enable delegates to build meaningful connections with their industry peers, with an expected audience of over 150 senior industry managers, suppliers, retailers and advisers in attendance.
The 'Chiller Corner' display area will offer brand companies the opportunity to showcase their water drinks free of charge in display fridges for all attendees to discover and taste.
Programme highlights include:
- Market overview with Asda, Kantar, Natural Source Waters Association and Zenith Global
- Industry leadership with Danone, Highland Spring, Nestlé and Shepley Spring
- Sustainability with Ecosurety and Esterform
- Consumption growth with Dash and SodaStream
- Innovation with ACTIPH, Air Up, Berrington, Bottle Up and DrinkWell
Tuesday 22 March
Matt Wilton, Commercial Consulting Director for Zenith Global
Oliver Bluring, Consumer Insight Director for Kantar
Anthony Walker, Senior Communications Manager for Natural Source Waters Association
Kayleigh Taylor, Senior Buying Manager – Soft Drinks for Asda
Natalie Tomlinson, Buyer – Soft Drinks for Asda
Michael Adams, Chief Executive Officer of WET Group
Hydration and networking break
Gemma Morgan, Head of Waters for Danone UK & Ireland
Jennifer Roberts, Commercial Strategy and Planning Controller of Highland Spring Group
Hayley Lloyd House, Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability for Nestlé Waters UK
James Smith, Managing Director of Shepley Spring
Neil Turton, Non-executive Director of Tŷ Nant
Lunch and networking break
Will Ghali, Chief Executive Officer of Ecosurety
Mark Adlam, Sales Director for Esterform Packaging
Questions and discussion
Joanne Marshall, UK Marketing Director for SodaStream International
Alex Wright, Co-founder of Dash Water
joined by Kinvara Carey, General Manager of Natural Source Waters Association
Rehydration and networking break
Jamie Douglas-Hamilton, Founder and Director of ACTIPH Water
Lena Jüngst. Co-founder of Air Up, Germany
Andrew Eversden, Co-founder of Bottle Up, Netherlands
Matt Crocker, Director of Berrington Water and Co-founder of Re:Water
Tom Bell, Founder and Managing Director of DrinkWell
Questions and discussion
Founder and Director of ACTIPH Water
Jamie founded ACTIPH water after rowing from Australia to Africa when he realised mixing small amounts of sea water with their water hydrated them faster than ordinary water.
Co-founder of Air Up, Germany
Lena is Co-Founder and inventor of air up, the world’s first drinking-bottle that flavours water just by scent – innovative, sustainable and without sugar or artificial additives.
Senior Buying Manager – Soft Drinks for Asda
As Senior Buying Manager - Soft Drinks, Kayleigh is responsible for the soft drinks take-home business in Asda
Buyer - Soft Drinks for Asda
Co-Founder of Bottle Up
Bottle Up is a global movement that started in London with a sugar cane bottle made in England and filled with English spring water, but Bottle Up could come to any city or country with the same local, sustainable solution.
Head of Waters for Danone UK & Ireland
Gemma is the Category Marketing Director for Beverages at Danone UK & Ireland. She leads the strategy, communications and innovation for Danone’s portfolio of beverage brands in the UK, which includes evian, volvic and Harrogate.
Co-founder of Dash Water
Dash is on a mission to save 2,600 tonnes of wonky fruit & veg by 2024. The beverages are stocked in 5,000 stores inc Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, British Airways, Boots and are the lead selling Seltzer brand in the UK.
Founder and Managing Director of DrinkWell
Tom is the Founder of both DrinkWell and SkinnyBrands. Spending the last 10 years of his career as a thought leader within the drinks industry pushing innovation and emerging trends to the forefront with product and brand origination.
Chief Executive Officer of Ecosurety
Will Ghali is CEO of Ecosurety, the market-leading and B Corp certified compliance scheme committed to accelerating change towards an environmentally sustainable world.
After a 20-year marketing career in large, branded consumer goods businesses such Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser and Pepsi Co, Will has spent the last decade in strategy and leadership roles, helping businesses such as Pukka Herbal Teas to grow and evolve, before joining Ecosurety in 2021 to lead the team and the strategic direction of the company.
Will is not only passionate about developing teams and enabling people to play to their strengths to improve the business, he is also driven to ensure that businesses are ethical and sustainable.
Sales Director for Esterform
Mark Adlam has had a varied global career in PET, selling polyester as far North as Reykjavik Iceland and as far South as Ushuaia, Argentina.
His experience in the converter industry combined with his knowledge of PET has helped with the introduction of EsterPET to the UK market and gives him good insight into the complicated world of PET recycling.
He has a Natural Sciences Degree from Cambridge University and his interests outside of work range from skiing to playing the trombone in brass bands.
Commercial Strategy and Planning Controller of Highland Spring Group
Highland Spring Group is a leading producer of natural source waters in the UK. The company is continually innovating to find and implement the most sustainable ways for consumers to enjoy natural source water in and out of home.
Consumer Insight Director for Kantar
Oliver is a Consumer Insight Director at Kantar where he has worked for 5 and a half years, originally specialising in fresh categories such as Dairy but having spent the last 2 and a half years working on the Soft Drinks and Water market.
Senior Communications Manager for Natural Source Waters Association
Anthony Walker is Senior Communications Manager at the Natural Source Waters Association (NSWA), where he has been since October 2017.
General Manager of Natural Source Waters Association
Kinvara was appointed General Manager of the Natural Hydration Council (NHC) in January 2011. The NHC was set up to promote water as the healthiest way to hydrate.
The Natural Source Waters Association continues to work with dieticians and other partners to promote water as the healthiest way to hydrate as well as working with stakeholders to look at ways to eliminate packaging waste through building a circular plastics economy, and protecting the environment.
Prior to this, Kinvara was an Associate Board Director at leading PR agency, Freud Communications where she worked for ten years. During that time, she developed corporate and consumer communications strategies for companies including KFC, Pizza Hut, PepsiCo and Mars Incorporated. This included internal and external proactive communications, behaviour change campaigns, crisis and issues management and stakeholder engagement.
In addition to working in the food and drink sector, Kinvara managed media clients such as Random House publishing and Warner Bros.
Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability for Nestlé Waters UK
Director of Berrington Water and Co-founder of Re:Water
Re:Water is the world’s only Spring Water sold in a bottle made from 100% recycled aluminium.
Co-Founder of Re:Water, Matt Crocker has worked in the bottled water industry for over 15 years. Previously he worked at Radio 1 and Virgin Radio as a media planner and account director. Originally from Wales he has a passion for rugby, kayaking and scuba diving.
Managing Director of Shepley Spring
James joined Shepley Spring in 1998 and has been Managing Director since 2007. In that time the company has grown into a multi-site operation selling over a million bottles every day.
James is a former Royal Air Force Officer and enjoys cycling and spending time with his partner and his four sons.
UK Marketing Director for SodaStream International
Non-executive Director of Tŷ Nant
Chief Executive Officer of WET Group
Commercial Consulting Director for Zenith Global
Matt is the Commercial Consulting Director of Zenith Global, with over 20 years’ experience in the food and drinks industry.
His experience prior to joining the company spans roles in both consultancy and industry. He worked for Kantar and AC Nielsen where he was responsible for a number of large multi-national FMCG clients and has also worked for Unilever and Colgate Palmolive, specialising in market insight, category management and customer marketing.
Our Chiller Corner provides you with an excellent opportunity to display and promote your products to all conference attendees and gain valuable first-hand feedback from industry experts and your peers.
Delegates can sign up to feature their product(s) in our sampling fridges and on a table display within the networking foyer. This free of charge opportunity is available to event attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reasons to sign up:
- Enhance brand visibility: Gain valuable, high-quality industry exposure by putting your product in the hands of gatekeepers, investors, retailers, buyers and consultants.
- Priceless feedback: Gain valuable feedback on all aspects of your product, including taste, feel and design. Take the opportunity to chat with other industry members about your broader 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 people talking: 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.
Please contact us once you have received your booking confirmation for the conference if you would like to take part.
For more information, please contact
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|Full event (in-person)||Per delegate||£540.00||£595.00||£675.00|
|Group booking rate (four attendees)**||£1,280.00||£1,390.00||£1,550.00|
|Full event (live stream)||Per delegate||£275.00|
|Group booking rate (unlimited attendees)**||£940.00|
Substitutions will be accepted at any time. Cancellations will be subject to £80 + VAT administration charge and cannot be made after 8 February. Bookings are subject to Zenith Global Event Terms and Conditions, available here.
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The Congress Centre is 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
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Dress code: Business suit or smart casual
Our event and awards sponsorship packages offer a unique and effective opportunity to showcase your brand and services to a highly relevant audience.
You can choose from our Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship packages, or we can create a custom sponsorship package to suit your specific needs and budgetary requirements.
Sponsorship opportunities include:
- Presentation within the main event programme
- Opportunity to host a workshop, roundtable or drinks reception
- Exhibit display in the networking area
- Distribution of marketing material / product samples
- Delegate passes
- Discounted delegate access for your clients
- Branding across event collateral, including stage backdrop, lectern and programme
- Logo on events webpage hyperlinked to your website
- Sponsored email communication to all attendees
- Sponsored social media posts
- Regular mentions in Zenith Global's event marketing and press releases
- Discounts on Zenith Global market reports and discounted access to our Globaldrinks.com database.
For information and pricing, please contact Francesca Hall, Associate Director - Events
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