SNACKEX 2024 Conference registration and program will be announced and available on this page in Autumn 2023

Access to the Welcome and Closing receptions is not included in the conference delegate ticket. In order to purchase a ticket for any of these two functions please check the Visitor registration page on this website.

On-site badge pick-up procedure for delegates will be announced in due course

Conference daily schedule

Wednesday 6 July 2022

09:00 – 10:00

Welcome & Introduction: Mathijs Peters, PepsiCo and ESA President

Keynote, Rik Vera: Connect with many and engage individuals, the magic formula for the day after tomorrow

The world has changed dramatically over the last 20 years due to the digitization of society and customers. Companies that want to be in tune with the fast changes, need to adapt today to still be relevant tomorrow. To do that, they have to focus on the day after tomorrow and develop the right strategy while executing daily business.

Covid-19 has just exposed that the old normal was already slowly dying and the new normal is being born. We are in the “in between” zone, The Twilight Twenties. A zone that may be frightening but also full of opportunities.

What is the next wave of technology that is heading towards us and what does it mean for customers and business in the food sector? What is your North Star?

Find out why smart economies are the business models of the future, but especially how to become one, how to become part of bigger ecosystems or build them and what you can do today on your journey through the thrilling twilight twenties.

11:00 – 12:00

Global Trends & Innovation in Savoury Snacks
Javier Sanchez, Global OOH & Usage Director, Kantar

12:00 – 13:00

Harnessing the power of nuts – global trends
Olivia Placzek, Senior Food & Drink Analyst, Mintel

14:30 – 15:30

Green supply chain, a business opportunity! Panel session

Panel session featuring:

David Wilkinson, Head of Agricultural Procurement, PepsiCo Europe.

Peter Kreijger, Sector Manager Crisps/KAM French Fries, HZPC Holland

Julie Adams, Vice-President, Almond Board of California

Irene Moreno, External Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Importaco

Thursday 7 July 2022

09:00 – 10:00

#From clicking to crunching –  How we communicate about food: the rise of social, the role of clicks and the challenges ahead of us

Sophie Hieke, Professor for Marketing and Communication, Munich Business School, and Research Strategy Advisor, European Food Information Council

11:00 – 12:00

The retail of tomorrow

Cyrille Filott, Global Strategist Consumer Foods, Packaging & Logistics, Rabobank

12:15 – 13:00

The drive toward sustainable packaging: How savoury snacks manufacturers can improve the circularity of their packaging?

Panel session featuring:

Ly Vu,Team Leader Packaging Development Fried, Extruded and Nut products, Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World

Heike Mahn, Head of Business Segment Foods & HPC, Senior Vice President, Constantia Verpackungen Deutschland  

Monika Romenska, Regulatory and Public Affairs Manager, Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance (EXPRA).

Ian Richards, Director, Global Snacks Business, Wolf Packaging

Admission Policy

SNACKEX is strictly for trade and business professionals related to the industry sector only

General public and persons under the age of 18 will not be permitted entry.

The organisers of SNACKEX strive to ensure that only qualified trade and business professionals attend the exhibition to deliver a productive business environment for both visitors and exhibitors. We reserve the right to request further proof of eligibility prior to badge issue, and also to refuse entry if necessary.

Badges are non-transferable and visitors found to be facilitating this will be not eligible for entry into SNACKEX or future exhibitions.

Please note that SNACKEX has a general no refund policy.

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