Dairy Innovation Summit 2020: Virtual Experience

13 Oct 2020 - 14 Oct 2020
Virtual Event (Online)
ARENA International Events Group
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On 13-14 October, Dairy Innovation Summit 2020 will be going virtual (https://arena-international.com/dairy/). For the first time ever, this online event will focus on adapting the innovation process to develop profitable products ready for the future dairy consumer.  

Growing on the success of 2019, this event has developed to include more streams, with stream’s allocated under Sustainability, Technology, Product Development and Plant Based.

A prominent theme across the two-day virtual event and the sector for 2020 is assessing and identifying whether the plant-based trend is a threat or an opportunity for traditional dairy. The industry is feeling pressure from more consumers moving to plant-based dairy alternatives – not just milk, but yoghurts and butter.

This year, attendees will be able to soak up 2 full days of industry-leading insights that focus on the adaptation of the innovation process to develop profitable products ready for the future dairy consumer.

Attendees will be able to watch, listen, and learn from over 20 industry leaders from leading companies such as Arla Foods, TINE and Happy Coco! who will join attendees live to share their experience and insight.

The conference continues to combine key discussions from the key players in the industry looking at innovation around growing trends and emerging opportunities including:

  •  Disrupting innovation in dairy with new products that go beyond the traditional 

  • Identifying key trends in consumer demands to increase brand relevance and ensure success

  • Wellness – the drive to create dairy and plant based alternatives that appeal to the health conscious consumer

  • Health and Nutritional Support and their place in the modern consumer’s market as well as for the elderly and infant

  • Innovation in sustainability to reduce carbon footprint and spearhead waste reduction initiatives

  • Understanding today's consumer through the innovation of appealing value added dairy products

  • Functionality and Experience as key motivators for innovative product development

  • Technological and operational developments across the supply chain in dairy

  • Looking at the potential for dairy products outside of milk

A preview of the key sessions

Opening Industry Keynote: Sustainable diets – how to make dairy relevant?

  • This session will cover: Examining sustainability goals across dairy to appreciate steps needed to reduce carbon footprint. Considering the argument for plant-based and hybrid products to reduce reliance of traditional dairy - presented by Anne Louise Mørkbak, Director – Global Nutrition, Arla Foods  

  • Keynote: Focusing On Consumer Benefits When Assessing Evolving Trends. This session will discuss: Prioritizing clear consumer benefits vs. ‘fads’ to determine where to invest innovation efforts into suitable trends - presented by Richard Kiger, Global Director – Family Nutrition, FrieslandCampina

  • Driving Technology Adoption Through Cultural Change. This session will focus on: Assessing common roadblocks faced by large dairy to introduce new technologies - presented by Sven Richard Tønnessen, Head of Technology Lab, TINE          

  • Opening Keynote: Introducing Denmark As A Dairy Leader. This session will focus on: Exploring Denmark’s position in the wider European diary sector, size & output to assess potential growth - presented by Jørgen Hald Christensen, CEO, Danish Dairy Board   

  • Keynote Panel: Evolution of Plant-Based Alternatives. This panel will focus on: Harnessing the opportunity to create hybrid products to meet expectations of flexitarian consumers as well as uncovering the challenges faced when developing hybrid products: taste, formulation and consumer demand presented by Naomi Gardner, Innovation Director, Saputo   

About our Virtual event

Holding a virtual conference enables Arena International to create a secure environment for end users and vendors while delivering on what they have signed up for - a platform enabling knowledge sharing, networking and insights from peers to overcome specific challenges. This is an appropriate format to respond to the current global situation as evolutions are uncertain.

About Arena International

Arena International Events Group (part of GlobalData) welcomes over 10,000 business executives each year who attend over 80 of our events worldwide, they are addressed by over 1,700 industry leaders delivering leading edge content and discussion. Arena International’s events consistently strive to provide thought-provoking content and unrivalled networking opportunities, which add tangible value to those who attend. With comprehensive learning programmes, wide-ranging exhibitions and extensive networking activities we bring together industries to collaborate and learn. www.arena-international.com

Further Information
  • Contact person : Alex Fearn
  • Tel: +44 (0) 207 936 6436
  • Email: Alex.fearn@arena-international.com