Lucozade Ribena Suntory Addressing London on Functional Lessons from Asia

LONDON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Suntory's recent £1.35bn purchase of Lucozade and Ribena from GSK presents exciting new opportunities for these iconic UK brands -what lessons can come to Europe from this Asian-grown beverage giant with proven expertise in functional beverages? What is the future of functional F&B in Europe and globally?

Chief Technology Officer of Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Peter McConville, will be joining his colleague from Japan, Alexandre Nicolau, Deputy Manager - International Collaborations Innovation Development Department at Suntory Global Innovation Centre to give an exclusive keynote presentation at the Fi Global Summit. This new meeting place for senior F&B professionals across categories takes place on 23-25 September 2014 at Etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London. Nicolau says he aims to deliver an "inspiring" session to leaders in the food and beverage industry. Suntory have been successful in their markets with functional beverages, and are looking to the future of functionality and instilling credibility in European brands such as Lucozade and Ribena.

Places at the Fi Global Summit are filling up fast, with F&B leaders already signed up to attend from PepsiCo R&D, Allied Bakeries, Freedrinks, The SHS Group Drinks Division, Elsa-Mifroma, Migros-Industry and many more. High-level content showcasing the latest thinking on ingredient innovations and future food trends for tomorrow's consumers is combined with exclusive business networking and a market place of the most innovative ingredients suppliers in the industry.

Lead event partner, Mintel, will be covering one of the hottest trends in F&B right now - high-protein. Director of Innovation & Insight, David Jago, will be commenting on 'High Protein Proving to be more than Just a Fad - Will it Change the Way We Eat?' Delegates can then take part in interactive tasting sessions at the market place where the most innovative products will be discussed. What's more, all Delegates who book their places at the Fi Global Summit will receive a free Mintel market research report containing bespoke research on protein conducted in the UK, US and China that will be emailed to delegates after the Summit.

With super early bird rates ending 1 August, there is no better time to check out the agenda and reserve your place at this exciting new industry event!

See more information and register your place at http://www.figlobalsummit.com

About Fi Conferences: 

Fi Conferences is an extension of Fi Europe Exhibitions, whose world-leading food ingredients event celebrates its 27th year in 2015 and attracts over 25,000 visitors. Fi Conferences runs its popular conferences alongside the exhibition or as standalone events and offers high-level content focussed on the hottest issues facing ingredient suppliers and manufacturers in the F&B ingredients industry today. Fi Conferences provide the information and insights needed by R&D, product development, innovation and marketing professionals at both ingredient suppliers and F&B manufacturers. http://www.figlobal.com/global/conferences

For registration & price enquiries, contact:
Oliver Brunetti, Audience Manager
Fi Conferences
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e: oliver.brunetti@ubm.com

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