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  • 29-31 October 2019 
  • Dubai world trade centre

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yummex co located show Gulfood Manufacturing     1     yummex co located show private label

Munch! Stage

Munch! Stage

Health, wellbeing, salt and sugar levels, fair trade, traceability, quality, novelty… Heightened consumers expectations are disrupting confectionery and bring their lot of challenges to be tackled together with brand new opportunities to be seized.

This is an exciting time for the confectionery & snacks landscape! This October, join the crème of the industry at Munch! stage to hear about the latest trends, developments, regulatory updates and innovations to help you sustain your competitive edge and have your products sell like hot cakes!

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2019 agenda

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10:45
  1. Welcome and opening address
    15 mins
11:00
  1. Mapping the sweet opportunities
    30 mins
    This opening session is providing attendees with expert updates about the sweets and snacks industry with a view to gain a competitive edge as well as adjust or strategize for a profitable future
11:30
  1. 'Better for You': Harnessing a new generation of shoppers
    30 mins
    This session will look into snacks premiumization and flavor adultification methods ' from ingredients to packaging- to develop and retain customer base well into their adulthood.
12:00
  1. Balancing great taste and wellness
    30 mins
    In this session, we discuss the challenges and share tips in making sure ice cream enthusiasts stay healthy and fit as they indulge.
12:30
  1. Piggy backing brand partners
    30 mins
    Brand Licensing and co-branding are powerful tools when it comes to reaching to new customers and creating new revenue streams. Join this session to find out how you can leverage these practices in th ...
13:30
  1. Recipe for wholesomeness
    30 mins
    The Middle East holds tight onto its history and tradition, which is also true when it comes to culinary arts. Let us talk about the virtues of camel milk and how a whole new type of chocolate made in ...
14:00
  1. Inflight quick bites: Sky is the limit
    30 mins
14:30
  1. Snacking in orbit: When sky used to be the limit
    30 mins
    This session, while taking us to the stars will explain the strategic importance to send great food into space with astronauts and discuss the technical challenges that come with creating tasty snacks ...
15:00
  1. Innovation Awards
    60 mins
11:00
  1. Adapt, Overcome' Profit!
    30 mins
    The UAE Cabinet announced that as of 1st January 2020, a 50% tax is to be levied on products with added sugar. Join this session to understand which categories will be subject to this initiative and w ...
11:30
  1. Indulging healthy
    30 mins
    Alternatives to sugar and sodium are on everyone's mind ' here we share technical updates and available technologies to achieve High Fat Sodium and Sugar products reduction in sweets and snacks.
12:00
  1. Profitable crossroads: Seafood and snacks
    30 mins
    Snacks are on the rise and seafood has never been more popular, so it makes sense that marrying both would be a safe bet for a good product. But it gets better. Meet Daniel Pawson, co-founder of Sea C ...
13:00
  1. Protein bars: A financial godsend?
    30 mins
    Healthy snacking is on the rise and is expected to keep growing in the MENA region ' As currently most products are imported, there could be large commercial opportunities for regional players to take ...
13:30
  1. Sustaining the appeal
    30 mins
    Reviewing trends in brand-building, marketing for confectionery and snacks brands to weather a challenging context and stay ahead of the curve.
14:00
  1. Clean label: The road to a holy grail
    30 mins
    A lot of businesses strive to achieve the clean label status because there is a huge push from better informed and more demanding customers for authenticity and transparency. But what is it exactly an ...
14:30
  1. Fireside Chat: Coupling great craftsmanship and storytelling
    30 mins
    Customers are increasingly regarding and sometimes critical on ingredients provenance. Here is a business owner and wholesomeness wizard joining Munch! To explain how important it is to source the rig ...
15:00
  1. Region Focus: Africa
    30 mins
    Having spent a large part of his career in various parts of the African continent, Annu Gupta, heading one of the most successful and recognizable snack brands in India, will delve into the specificit ...
11:00
  1. Workshop: Marshalling resources and preparing for excise tax
    90 mins
12:30
  1. Workshop: Future of food packaging design
    90 mins
14:00
  1. Workshop: Cracking into foreign confectionery and snacks markets
    30 mins

*The agenda will be updated on a regular basis and is subject to change. 

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