The London Chocolate Forum is back
A host of major names from the confectionery industry will gather together on October 11th for what’s being voted as the most important event in the chocolate industry.
Located at The Crystal, London Docklands on Thursday 11th October 2018, the aim of the event is to provide an outstanding networking platform across the entire section of the industry and enable delegates to tune into trends and NDP and get inspired!
The LCF is now a well-established leading event in the industrial chocolate sector and now one of the largest of its kind in the world.
There will be major suppliers showcasing world-leading packaging and processing and technology, along with ingredients and insights for NPD. Meanwhile while delegates can hear from a wide range of industry key note speakers and experts in the multi-million-pound lecture hall.
Last year, the event welcomed over 275 attendees from 26 countries, and of these professionals, 92% of them made useful contacts and 72% voted it to be the best event in the industry.
California Almonds return as event sponsors with Lu Ann Williams of Innova Market Insights, Innovia Market insights commissioned to present trends on clean labelling and ‘clean label chocolate innovation’.
We are also pleased to welcome back key sponsors, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate with their speaker, Ilco Kwast, Marketing Director, who is really pleased to be presenting this year and is sure to provide some fascinating insights as they always do.
Meanwhile Erik Bruun Bindslev, Managing Director, Europe, at Guittard Chocolate Company will be giving a very interesting paper on creating a chocolate brand that stays relevant and flexible in a world of changing consumer demand.
On that subject, Angus Kennedy, Founder of the London Chocolate Forum also has, what he describes as a spectacular interview that will be staged live at the event with his special guest; a Nigerian King.
2018 is also sponsored by Fererro and Ritter Sport who will be making sure delegates will not be short of chocolate! And if that’s not enough, the LCF is also running and conducting their own chocolate consumer research in conjunction with Jenny Hearne, Head of Thinkers’ Thoughts, Watch Me Think, where we go right onto the street to see what consumers really think of chocolate.
The organisers expect the event to be fully subscribed as its free to attend for trade only.
There’s still time to register but will need to be quick.