Digital disruption and new trends in the travel industry
02/21/2018 18:00 to 02/21/2018 21:00 (America/Toronto)
Join us for our new season of monthly events about Innovation and new trends across industries.
We usually meet on the 2nd Wednesday but this month it will be Feb 21st.
This month is about Digital disruption and new trends in the travel industry
Our panelists are:
Global marketing Director at Carlson Wagon Lits Travel
Pieter de Man
Director Sales Developement at Air France KLM
VP Finance et Integration North & Central America at Accor Hotels
Our panelists will share their view and also digital innovation their companies are implementing or considering.
- 6-6:30pm: Registration, networking
- 6:30pm-7:30pm: Panel and Q&A
- 7:30-7:45pm: Pitches
- 7:45pm - 9pm: Networking
Light snacks and drinks will be offered
An opportunity will be given for 2 or 3-minute pitches for entrepreneurs, please purchase the ticket Pitches (limited to 4)
TFBN Members and partner pricing available, please use the promo code you received
You can also benefit from reduced prices by registering for 2 or more people.
See you soon and do not forget your business cards !
While food and beverage companies are experienced innovators, the industry itself is facing considerable consumer, food safety and regulatory challenges. Advances in food and beverage science and technology, both in-sector and beyond, are presenting exciting opportunities but a step-change in innovation is needed if companies are to prosper.
Anyone new to innovation can learn more than a few lessons from the food and beverage industry. The industry knows how to innovate. At its best, it can be nimble, getting products to shelf in a much shorter time than other industries which can be held up by product trials and sector regulation.
- How does concept to market in less than a year sound?
- There is relatively little risk in trying a new flavour or version of a product, deploying the playfulness we associate with Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.
- For retailers selling own-brand products, there is even less risk – they can test the product in store and if sales are poor, then they can simply remove the product from the shelf. What is there to lose?
But the reality is that it’s a tough time to be a food or beverage manufacturer. Competition is high. Retailers have driven down prices. Profit margins are low.
How innovation will shape the food and beverage Industry. Join us to listen our great panel including
7:15-7:30pm: Mini pitches
Edouard POT - General Manager Puratos Canada
Alain LOCQUENEUX - General Manager Olivieri Foods Limited
Stephane BRUNEL - Plant Manager Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee