Foodbuy Futures Webinar Series

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses globally are faced with uncertainty. This uncertainty is forcing them to re-imagine their business models to fit “the new normal”.

But what is the “new normal”, and how do you plan to stay ahead of the unknown?

To help companies navigate these uncharted territories, we’ve created a series of webinars. We call these our ‘Foodbuy Futures Live Panel Discussions’ and they aim to provide you future tips and insights to not only survive, but thrive, during this crisis.

#4: Innovation & Diversification

Covid-19 has brought a wave of innovation and we’re seeing agility and diversity coming to the forefront. Hear from Nestlé, Change Please, Meatless Farm, HPS Services, Feedr and Oritain on Innovation and Diversification and how they are leading the way in their area. We will cover topics like innovating through a crisis, the growth of pre-ordering apps, consumer confidence on social purchasing and future developments.

The panel includes:

  • Charlotte Wood, VP Marketing, Feedr
  • Oliver Ringsby-Burgess, Group Managing Director, HPS Cleaning Services
  • Cemal Ezel, Founder, Change Please
  • Michael Hunter, Chief Growth Officer, Meatless Farm
  • Alberto Cozer, Senior Global IT Platforms Manager, Nestlé
  • Rupert Hodges, Executive Director, Oritain
  • Jonathan Wright, Supply Chain Director, Foodbuy
  • Sophie Daniels, Category Director, Foodbuy

#3: Health & Wellbeing

How do you reopen your business safely for your employees and consumers? Will these new buying behaviours that we’re witnessing continue into the future as consumers adapt to the next normal? Hear from Nestlé, PepsiCo, Compass Group UK, The Devil’s Kitchen and Life Water for a discussion on how to support the health and wellbeing of your employees and consumers when you reopen your doors. 

Hear from industry experts, including:

  • Katya Simmons, Managing Director, Nestlé Professional UK&I
  • June Clark, Health & Wellness Manager, Nestlé UK&I
  • Barry Jordan, General Manager, The Devil's Kitchen
  • Mark Stuart, Sales Director, Life Water
  • Lucy Davidson, Away From Home Channel Director, Pepsico
  • Luxey Dayanandan RNutr, Senior Central Nutritionist, Compass Group UK & Ireland
  • Charlie Hudson, Business Development Director, Foodbuy
  • Owen Stutchbury, Category Development Manager, Foodbuy

#2: Consumer Confidence



Our roundtable panel discussion is focussed on the topic of Consumer Confidence and Social Distancing, as well as offering insight into our partners’ experiences throughout Covid-19. Our line-up of panellists includes influential business leaders from a variety of different suppliers, all of whom partner with Foodbuy.

Hear from industry experts, including:

  • Benjamin Griffiths, Business Director, Foodbuy
  • Sophie Daniels, Category Director, Foodbuy
  • Bill Randles, National Accounts Director, Costcutter
  • John Blewitt, Sales Director, Havelok
  • Catherine Pegna, Managing Director, GV Health
  • Denise Starforth, Associate Director, Coca Cola European Partners

#1: PPE & Employee Safety

Our first webinar will address the global challenges with the supply of PPE, as well as offering tips and insight for ensuring employee safety in the wake of COVID-19. A must-watch for anyone working in foodservice and hospitality – especially those planning their return in the new normal.

Hear from industry experts, including:

  • Karl Atkins, COO, Foodbuy
  • Craig Campbell, Supply Chain & Procurement Director – Asia Pacific, Compass Group
  • Lee Ann Faulkner, Senior Account Manager, Bunzl Catering Supplies
  • Robin Maxwell, Sales Director, Bunzl Catering Supplies
  • Shaun Ross, Head of Global Safety & Security, Costa
  • Catherine Pegna, Managing Director, GV Health

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