Lucozade Ribena Suntory Addressing London on Functional Lessons from Asia

Jul 14, 2014, 04:00 ET from Fi Conferences

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.

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