The ‘Unlocking Innovation’ series runs across July and early August, and is free to access.
Registration provides access to all 12 webinars, either in real-time or ‘on-demand’.
Gary Scattergood, Editor-in-Chief of FoodNavigator-Asia said: “The food and beverage development industry is facing an unprecedented challenge in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic… but as with all challenges there also comes opportunity.
“That’s why FoodNavigator is embarking on an ambitious global series to seek the game changers, disruptors and pioneers who are unlocking innovation.
“The series addresses the biggest issues for new product development spanning research, sustainability, health and wellness, supply chains as well as intelligent investment.”
The schedule for the APAC webinars is:
Unlocking innovation: Start-ups, new business development & funding
July 1 at 1pm SGT
APAC’s start-ups are the industry’s future stars, but how do we help them go from being a fledgling firm to a major player? In this webinar, we’ll be assessing funding models, partnership programmes and the areas that are crying out for new innovation.
Unlocking innovation: NPD and the evolving consumer landscape
July 7 at 1pm SGT
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to marked shifts in consumer preferences, buying habits and retail channels. In the APAC version of this webinar, we’ll be asking which of these are here to stay and which were short term consequences of lockdowns and restrictions?
Supply Chain and Sustainability: Disruption to Opportunity
July 28 at 1pm SGT
The COVID-19 pandemic put exceptional pressure on the food supply chain. We’ll be drilling down into lessons learned, from labour shortages at the agricultural level, to the impact of safe distancing in factories, through to fulfilling soaring consumer demand in the stores, while simultaneously assessing the rise in consumer and industry demands for sustainability and traceability solutions that can protect supplies.
Unlocking innovation: Preventive health, wellness and nutrition
August 4 at 1pm SGT
APAC consumers increasingly want products that not only look and taste great, and provide nourishment, but also boost their health and wellness. In this webinar, we’ll be assessing the demand for functional products and fortified goods in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, plus how this will spur even greater demand for reformulated products containing less sugar, salt and fat.