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Panel Sessions 2018-07-10T12:11:24+00:00

The leading trade show for artisan, gourmet and fine food & drink!

Trade Only

Panel Sessions

Come hear from leading industry practitioners and experts at these panel sessions curated specially for the F&B, retail and hospitality trade.

Schedule

Date Time Topic
17 July 02:00pm – 03:00pm Panel 1 – Global F&B Outlook
18 July 11:00am – 12:00pm Panel 2 – The Fine Art of Conscious Dining
18 July 02:00pm – 03:00pm  Panel 3 – Going Digital
19 July 04:00pm – 05:00pm Panel 4 – From Farm to Kitchen by Zeemart

17 July, Tuesday

02:00pm – 03:00pm       Panel 1 – Global F&B Outlook

Technology is not the only game changer to the F&B industry. The rise of conscious consumption driven primarily by the millennial generation, food safety, sustainability and provenance – all these are forces shaping the landscape today and impacting the entire value chain. These constantly evolving trends give rise to new opportunities and challenges for all industry players, from food manufacturers, brand owners, foodservice distribution right down to retail and F&B outlets serving the end consumer.

In this keynote panel session, come hear from leading industry experts and practitioners on the latest trends shaping your industry today, and gain practical actionable insights to apply to your business.

Panel Moderator:

Charlotte Mei

 Television & Radio personality

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Keynote Speakers:

Richard Hall, Chairman

Zenith Global Ltd

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Michael Habboush, Senior Director

KPMG

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Emmanuel Stroobant, President

Disciples Escoffier International – Singapore Delegation

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Wednesday, 18 July

11:00am – 12:00pm       Panel 2 – The Fine Art of Conscious Dining

The fine dining scene is drawing the world to Southeast Asia, fueled largely by the increasingly well-travelled and affluent consumers who are looking for more experiential dining and unique produce. At the same time, concerns for food safety, provenance and sustainability are growing among both consumers and chefs alike.

In an industry which is constantly faced with changing consumer tastes, labour scarcity and escalating costs, can a restaurant really balance profitability and business viability with social and environmental responsibility? How does one continue to engage with consumers to ensure brand loyalty?

Come attend this session and hear from leading chef-owners on how they’ve managed to maintain their competitive edge without compromising on social responsibility and gain valuable insights into the world of your customers from two of Asia’s most influential taste makers.

Panel Moderator:

Charlotte Mei

 Television & Radio personality

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Keynote Speakers:

Julien Royer, Chef Owner

Odette

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Isaac Mchale, Chef Owner

The Clove Club London

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Cheryl Tiu, World’s 50 Best Restaurants Taste Hunter

Lifestyle Journalist

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Ken Loon, Chef Owner

The Naked Finn

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Lennard Yeong, World’s 50 Best Restaurants Taste Hunter

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02:00pm – 03:00pm       Panel 3 – Going Digital

What does digital transformation mean for the food and drink industry? As customer behaviors and needs change, the industry must have the flexibility to adjust business practices in order to meet those changes. Listen to the movers and shakers from across the spectrum of F&B – from the innovators and think tanks coming up with the next big thing, those revolutionizing the way we buy our groceries and the way we make dinner reservations, to businesses that are harnessing technology effectively – and understand what it takes to truly leverage Digital in today’s climate.

Panel Moderator:

Charlotte Mei

 Television & Radio personality

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Keynote Speakers:

Aivonne Chong, Director & Founder

Brown Bag Wines

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Dinesh Balasingam, COO

Chope

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Jonathan Hargreaves, Global VP – Technology & Chairman

Edelman Predictive Intelligence Centre

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Eric Low, Celebrity Chef & Founder

Lush Epicurean Culinary Consultancy

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Thursday, 19 July

04:00pm – 05:00pm       Panel 4 – From Farm to Kitchen – Connecting the F&B Space (curated by Zeemart)

The F&B industry has traditionally been manual yet fighting to remain competitive. It has never been better primed for disruption, as operators seek to drive costs down and to maximise revenues whilst capturing the attention of an increasingly demanding new generation of diners. This panel session brings together industry experts to share their insights on how players in the F&B ecosystem are embracing technology, platforms or just new methods – from front-of-house innovation to back-of-house productivity, using data and analytics to drive workforce and supply chain efficiency.

Panel Moderator:

Caleb Lye , COO

Zeemart

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Keynote Speakers:

Chandan Joshi, Global Emerging Markets Leader, Consumer Products & Retail

Ernst & Young

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James Ong, Singapore Lead

Grabfood

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Keith Tan, CEO & Founder

Crown Group

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Philip Chu, Managing Director, Global Center of Excellence

DHL

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