Thinking Green: Caring for our Planet and Safeguarding the Future

Our chosen content topics and theme reflect the role of innovation, sustainability and future-proofing business to weather all manner of challenges currently facing the confectionery industry today.

Health-conscious consumers leading alternative diets and how this shapes confectionery offerings will be covered in our well-thought out, comprehensive content agenda, alongside the role of robotics, automated machinery and sustainable packaging materials. All of these topics and more will be covered at the next edition of Confectionery Live in September 2024.

Confectionery Live is your opportunity to get involved in some of the most important ongoing conversations within the industry and provide your own unique insight and analysis. You have until the end of the year to provide your submissions on the following topics. We are especially interested in packaging materials and technology – what direction the packaging sector is going in – robotics and automation – how these are shaping the industry – alongside panel discussions involving thought leaders for their unique insight and perspective.

We will be looking for submissions on the following topics:  

Ethical sourcing of cocoa and its challenges 

  • Ethically sourcing cocoa
  • The impact of climate change
  • Insights into cocoa farmers

Consumer insight

  • Health-conscious consumers
  • Consumers leading alternative diets
  • The cost-of-living crisis

Robotics and automation

  • Robots in confectionery production
  • Automated production lines
  • Latest developments in automated machines

Packaging machines and materials

  • Sustainable packaging materials
  • Modular packaging machines
  • The latest developments

Sustainable sourcing and processing

  • Sustainably sourcing raw materials and ingredients
  • Energy-efficient production
  • Combating food waste

Clean label and natural ingredients

  • Natural ingredients e.g. flavours and colours
  • Clean label consumers
  • Alternative ingredients