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    Hosted On: Tuesday, 31 August 2021 @ 10am SGT

    The world as we know it has changed—undoubtedly and irrevocably.

    In this climate, food manufacturers in Southeast Asia and around the world beg the question: how do these changes impact me and my business?

    In Asia Pacific Food Industry Magazine’s Consumer Trends 2022 webinar, we stay ahead of the game by narrowing on the changes in the food industry to discuss consumer expectations in the year ahead. We examine how F&B manufacturers like yourself can leverage these expectations to unlock new opportunities and growth patterns for thriving business continuity.

    There will be four main aspects to this webinar: Market Research, Protein & Fibre & Food Safety.

    The full agenda is available below.



    10:00 – 10:05   Introduction by APFI magazine


    10:05 – 10:20   Market Research Segment: How Evolving Consumer Lifestyles Are Influencing The Food Industry

    Presented by Sunny Moon
    Consultant, Euromonitor International

    As food origins and sourcing become more important to consumers and governments, players are making more efforts to make the concept of Farm to Fork increasingly possible. Innovations in traceability, automation, vertical farming and e-commerce are creating exciting new frontiers in food provenance. Technology is reshaping food supply chains and changing how we buy food. Meanwhile, “grow-it-yourself” came from consumers’ needs for transparent food origins instead of a form of home entertainment in the pandemic. These new business environments and consumer lifestyles are gradually influencing the food industry.


    10:20 – 10:35   Plant & Protein Fibres: The Inside Story Behind The Innovation

    Presented by Damien-Pierre Lesot
    Head of Technical Developers, Roquette

    In a world that is compounded by a burgeoning middle class population and global pandemic, consumer tastes and preferences are evolving as awareness towards their health and the impact of their food choices on the environment become increasingly important.  In this session, we will bring you insights on how protein and fiber enrichment can bring new tastes, new textures and a whole new gastronomic experience that meet and exceed today’s consumers’ demands and expectations.


    10:35 – 10:50    Food Safety: Importance & Value Of A Robust Product Inspection Program.

    Presented by Rob Rogers
    Senior Advisor Food Safety & Regulation, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection

    With the ever growing and challenging global food supply chain, it is more important than ever to ensure food safety and global compliance. Metal Detection and X-Ray Inspection are critical points in the supply chain to ensure product quality, safety and to assist in the assurance of global compliance practices. In this session we will speak to the importance and value of a robust product inspection program.


    10:50 – 11:00    Q&A



    Meet our speakers!

    Sunny Moon
    Consultant, Euromonitor International

    Sunny Moon is a Food & Nutrition Consultant at Euromonitor International. She specialises in market research across a range of FMCG industries based on various experiences living in other Asian and European countries. Sunny focuses on consumer and industry trends with a keen interest in the impact of social and politics environment on consumer behaviour, especially food and eating patterns. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and graduated from Coventry University with a Master of Business Administration. Currently, she serves as a member of an advisory committee in Korea Agri-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation.



    Damien-Pierre Lesot
    Head of Technical Developers, Roquette

    Damien-Pierre LESOT Damien-Pierre LESOT is the Head of Technical Developers at Roquette and leads sustainable plant proteins initiatives in Roquette which provides better nutrition and are healthier for the planet. After joining Roquette in China as Technical Support Manager, DP was promoted to lead the Food Business in Asia in 2012.  In 2016, he was appointed to a global marketing role and relocated to Singapore. He is currently heading a team of global technical developers helping food manufacturers to transition to plant-based ingredients.

    DP has over 23 years of experience in B2B technical, marketing and sales roles and holds a post-graduate Master’s Degree in Agriculture and Food Science.  A native of France, DP is no stranger in Asia, having lived and worked in China, Japan and now Singapore.


    Presented by Rob Rogers
    Senior Advisor Food Safety & Regulation, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection

    Robert has 25 years of experience in various commercial and technical roles and has facilitated Mettler-Toledo’s customers’ development of food safety programs around the company’s product inspection technology.

    In this strategic role, Robert provides customers with regulation and compliance expertise within the food industry as they relate to product inspection solutions. Robert has provided consultative services to customers that have delivered value in their systems suitability and efficiency. His consultation has covered areas such as process capabilities, validation and verification and guidance on maximizing efficiencies through proper system identification and placement, all within the scope of the customer’s limitations and resources.