Past events
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    Future Fest 2016
    17th September 2016

    FutureFest 2016 is a two-day multi-media weekend event in London, grappling with the challenges of coming decades up to the mid-century. The event is organised by Nesta (, the UK’s leading innovation agency.

    What will now be the 3rd event taking place in September 17-18, 2016, in Tobacco Dock, London.

    Combining performance, technology, big name speakers and a plethora of seminars, demos and workshops, FutureFest aims to make the future “festive” – a place where audiences can experience, in a multi-media and multi-sensory way, the coming changes and trends as we approach the future. Our central themes this year are Future Love, Future Play, Future Work and Future Thrive. As Lead Curator of Future Thrive I am looking at food, eating, taste, scent, perfume, olfaction, technology connecting those things, wellness and health in the broadest sense.

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    Gulfood Manufacturing Expo
    28th October 2015

    The Future of Confectionary

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    Taste Trends Conference, Leatherhead Food Trends 2017
    22nd October 2015
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    Restaurant Show
    5th October 2015

    Panel debate on The Stage 12-1pm

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    Soho Create
    4th June 2015

    With Paul A Young. Creating Future Food

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    The Future of Food
    21st April 2015

    Farm Shop & Deli Show, NEC B’ham. 1pm

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    Health & Wellbeing Hub
    22nd March 2015

    12.30pm talk & 2.15 panel Q&A

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    NESTA Futurefest.
    14th March 2015

    The Future of Confectionary and the Sweetshop of the Future. Master Chocolatier Paul A Young and myself will be making some futuristic sweets…come along and taste them! can watch the video on their website or you tube

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    Sunday Brunch Channel 4
    7th March 2015

    10am. Me and Paul A Young (master Chocolatier) talking about the Sweetshop of the Future and giving out delicious samples.

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    BBC World Business
    2nd March 2015

    Me talking about Future Food Trends

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    Postitive Psychology in Fashion. Better Lives Conference
    9th February 2015

    London College of Fashion. Postitive Psychology in Fashion. Better Lives Conference. Olfactory Perception.

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    Sunday Brunch
    18th January 2015

    10am Sunday Brunch CH4 me and some proper guests will be talking about food. I’ll be showing and trying food trends for 2015.

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    Interview about 2015 food trends
    6th January 2015
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    Mark Forrest Show BBC radio
    5th January 2015

    8pm Mark Forrest Show BBC radio (all regional BBC stations throughout UK) Food Trends 2015

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    Leatherhead Taste Trends Conference
    3rd December 2014

    Leatherhead Food Resreach. Future of Food

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    Food Matters Live
    18th November 2014
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    Launching Bellwether : Food Trends
    16th September 2014 at London Design Festival at The SCIN Gallery

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    The Federation of European Rice Millers
    12th September 2014

    The Federation of European Rice Millers is organising its biennial conference in Valencia on 12-13 September, 2013 (, an event and conference that brings together 150-200 businesses in the international rice trade.

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    Future of Food and Breakfast
    21st July 2014

    Also Festival of Ideas

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    Grandma’s Design
    1st May 2014

    A European design project and baking competition, drawing attention to the variety of old food traditions of 75 grandmothers throughout Europe. Taking one of the recipes, designers & food artists are asked to submit a modern reinvention as a food design concept. Take a look at: I will be one of the 6 judges panel and present at the final event in Amsterdam in November.

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    Innovation Idol and the Innovation Awards
    28th April 2014

    Hotel Olympia at The Excel Centre in London. Innovation Idol and the Innovation Awards .

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    The Future of Heath (Health, Wealth & Happiness)
    3rd April 2014

     Salon London, Adam Street 7.30pm

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    Experimental Food Society Spectacular
    8th November 2013

    6-7pm, A 2 day event of talks, demos and tastings at the Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London

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    8pm Mark Forrest Show BBC radio (all regional BBC stations throughout UK) Food Trends 2015
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    NESTA: Possible Worlds 2050

    NESTA: Possible Worlds 2050 intends to create a space in which we can play the future – exploring possible worlds in which we might live, a generation from now. 2013 will be a year for optimists and futurists to start exploring the landscapes of the possible. I will be attending the event to speak about the future of food. (

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    Regional BBC radio broadcasts and world magazine programmes

    Lots of regional BBC radio broadcasts and world magazine programmes about the future of food and insects since the article

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    Get The Gloss

    Get The Gloss is an online directory of the best products and services in the health and beauty business. I will now be a regular feature on the Get the Gloss Panel of Experts where I will be talking about all things health and beauty. (

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    The Dave Fanning Show on Radio RTE Ireland.