Wednesday, June 10th 2015
|12:00 noon||Registration, lunch|
|1:00 pm||Welcome, introduction||
Dr. Franz Josef Konert, CEO of GELITA AG
Crossover Solutions: Inspiring Product Development
Stefan Gates, Moderator
Stefan is a hugely popular writer and TV presenter with a vast breadth of knowledge. He’s renowned for his love of quirky culinary quests and extraordinary food adventures.
Crossover Solutions – the intention to shape the future
Dr. Jürgen Eck, B•R•A•I•N
Jürgen is CTO and co-founder of BRAIN – Biotechnology Research And Information Network AG, a Biotech-company focused on the field of industrial or white biotechnology. Pioneering BioEconomy, BRAIN is providing solutions and novel ingredients for food, feed, cosmetics and medical device product development.
Versatility of an ingredient with unlimited opportunities
Dr. Margarethe Plotkowiak, GELITA AG
During her PhD studies Margarethe has focused on the sensory characteristics of meat products before moving on to the beverage industry. She now uses her international expertise in the food industry in the technical service, product development and product management.
See, taste and feel different properties of food in relation to ingredients used
Where food and pharmaceuticals collide:
Trends and opportunities in “Pharma Foods”
Melanie Felgate, Datamonitor
Melanie has over ten years’ experience in researching and analyzing consumer insight related to the food and beverage industry. At Datamonitor Consumer Melanie has written and presented on a range of topics including sports nutrition, disease management, over-the-counter healthcare, and functional nutrition.
Cross-Innovations – Learning from other industries
Christiane Friedemann, Zukunftsinstitut, Workshop GmbH
Christiane studied Industrial Design at HDK Berlin. In 1998, she founded the Zukunftsinstitut together with Matthias Horx. Last year, Christiane founded Zukunftsinstitut Workshop GmbH, an affiliate specialized in applying trend- and future research in innovation projects – through workshops, tools and facilitative products.
|5:50 pm||Summary of day 1|
|7:30 pm||Evening event at beautiful Landgut Lingental|
Thursday, June 11th 2015
Make a choice – the challenge of defining the right product category
Dr. Annemarie Dengler, RED OTC Development GmbH
As director of business development Annemarie creates innovative and highly competitive over-the-counter (OTC) pharmacy products as a partner of the European consumer healthcare industry. She is an expert on Market Analysis, Portfolio Analysis and Definition of Brand Line Extensions.
Collagen Peptides bridge the gap between product categories
Dr. Stephan Hausmanns, GELITA AG
Stephan is Head of the Business Unit Health & Nutrition and in charge for global sales of collagen peptides. He is an expert in the area of food-biotechnology and bioprocess-engineering.
Experience some fancy product ideas to inspire your product development
Neurogastronomy: the art and science of multisensory flavour perception
Prof. Charles Spence, University of Oxford
Charles is a cognitive neuroscientist and an expert in the field of multisensory flavour perception and packaging/experience design. Being passionate about designing better-tasting, more stimulating, more memorable, and healthier food and drink experiences, he focuses his research at the interface of modernist cuisine and commercial food and beverage design.
|1:15 pm||Summary of day 2 and closing of the event|
|2:30 pm||Optional add-on program, such as a guided historical Heidelberg tour|