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Our speakers are carefully handpicked based on their experience and contributions to the industry to date. Real life case studies from the biggest and most profitable companies will allow you to learn from their successes. You will leave the summit with a future proof strategy for growth that will see you ride through the turbulent times ahead!

2017 Speakers:

Barry Calpino - Mondelez International (web version)

Conagra Brands

Barry Calpino

Vice President – Innovation

Caroline Bethell - Ocean Spray (web version)

Ocean Spray Cranberries

Caroline Bethell

Director of Marketing EMEA

Cassandra Stavrou - Propercorn (web version)


Cassandra Stavrou


Cecilia Pesao - Danone (web version)


Cecilia Pesao

R&D Mega Brands Manager

Christian Sobolta - Givaudan (web version)


Christian Sobolta

Head of Creation & Application, Center of Excellence Flavours, EAME


Danone Nutricia

Christine Lodder

Global Quality Director

Daniel Protz FlavorWiki May 2017 - web version


Daniel D. Protz

Founder & CEO

David Marx - The Science Kitchen (web version)

The Science Kitchen

David Marx


Diana Derval - DervalResearch (web version)

DervalResearch AB | The Right Sensory Mix

Prof Diana Derval

Chair, Research Director | Author

Domantas Uzpalis - Chocolate Naive - web version

Chocolate Naive

Domantas Uzpalis


Ewa Hudson - web version

Euromonitor International

Ewa Hudson

Global Head of Health and Wellness Research

Fabrizio Gavelli - Danone (web version)


Fabrizio Gavelli

General Manager, Waters Poland


illycaffè S.p.A.

Furio Suggi Liverani

Chief Technology Officer and Corporate R&D Director

Heli Anttila - Fazer (web version)

Fazer Bakery Finland

Heli Anttila

Vice President, New Product Development

Ilana Taub - Snact (web version)


Ilana Taub


Ingemar Groon - Nordzucker Group (web version)

Nordzucker Group

Ingemar Gröön

Head of Product Development

Jamie Combs - Natural Balance Foods (web version)

Natural Balance Foods

Jamie Combs

Founder & Managing Director

Jasmina Ranilovic - Podravka (web version)


Jasmina Ranilović

Director of Research & Development

Dr Jim Painter - Sun-Maid (web version)


Dr Jim Painter

Nutrition Consultant

Johan Langenbick - Foodpairing - web version


Johan Langenbick

Founder and CEO


Sealed Air

Karl Deily

President of Food Care

Katinka Jung - Gematria (web version)

Gematria Test Lab GmbH

Katinka Jung


Kirsty Saddler - LEON Restaurants (web version)

LEON Restaurants

Kirsty Saddler

Brand and Marketing Director

Leif Sjoblom - Lofbergs (web version)

Löfbergs Lila AB

Leif Sjöblom

Innovation Director

Ligia Patrocinio - Heineken (web version)


Ligia Patrocinio

Desperados Sr. Global Innovation

Maria Saarela - resized

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Maria Saarela

Senior Principal Scientist

Matteo Gori - Barilla Group (web version)

Barilla Group

Matteo Gori

Managing Director, CucinaBarilla

Michael Minch-Dixon - Snact (web version)


Michael Minch-Dixon


Mike Vermeer - Lamb Weston (web version)

Lamb Weston

Mike Vermeer

Head of Innovation

Paola Pomi - Sinfo One - web version

Sinfo One

Paola Pomi

General Manager



Robert Brooks

European Industry Marketing Manager – Food & Beverage

Delica AG - Speaker Photo

Delica AG

Roland Affolter

Head of R&D

Sejal Ravji - GB Foods (web version)

GB Foods

Dr Sejal Ravji

Global Research Director

Siet Sijstsema - WUR - web version

Wageningen University & Research

Siet Sijtsema

Senior Researcher Consumer Behaviour and Food Innovation



Sue Davies MBE

Chief Policy Advisor


FMO – Dutch Development Bank

Suzanne Gaboury


Thomas Adner - Caliente (web version)

Caliente Beverages International AB

Thomas Adner

Founder and Managing Director

Thomas Thorfinn - Cloetta (web version)

Cloetta Sverige AB

Thomas Thorfinn

Head of Category, Innovation

Thomas Pruter - Emsland Group - web version

Emsland Group

Thomas Pruter

Director R&D & Innovation

Tim Finnigan - Quorn Foods (web version)

Quorn Foods

Dr Tim Finnigan

Technical Innovation Director

Toine Timmermans - resized

Wageningen University

Toine Timmermans

Program Manager Sustainable Food Chains

Vincenzo De Tata - Barilla Group (web version)

Barilla Group

Vincenzo De Tata

Senior Product Development Manager, Sauces & Condiments

Zoltan Syposs - resized

Coca-Cola HBC

Dr. Zoltan Syposs

Group QSE Director