Global Food and Beverage Keynote Speaker, Duncan Stevens - Inspires, Motivates and Educates Teams and Leaders


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Food and beverage keynote speaker, Duncan Stevens, is the speaker of choice for global companies who look to become more persuasive and more effective through how they act and what they say to give them the edge during times of change.

Duncan has worked with some of the world’s most recognisable brands, companies and leadership teams including Coca Cola, Nike, Ernst and Young, Deloitte, Procter and Gamble and Ford, to name just a few alongside Fortune 500 companies, Industry Associations and leadership teams.

For over 10 years he has been sharing his Effective Influence Model with CEOs, company executives, senior leadership teams and sales teams from the UK to America and from Singapore to Switzerland.

He is the founder and CEO of the Influence Association, author of the best-selling book Effective Influence, entrepreneur and mentalist. He is regarded as one of the worlds leading authorities on influence and effectiveness and has established himself as a highly sought after, easy-to-work-with professional speaker in the food and beverage industry.

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The global food and beverage industry includes companies that manufacture processed and packaged foods, beverages, and other goods. The industry is highly fragmented with many small companies competing with major multinational corporations such as Nestle SA and PepsiCo Inc. Due to the high level of competition in the industry, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates all food and beverage products to ensure quality, safety, and truth in labeling. Although the FDA only has jurisdiction within the United States, most other countries have similar agencies that are responsible for regulating food processing companies.

The global food and beverage industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.65% over the next three years, reaching $2.5 trillion in revenue by 2023. The Asia-Pacific region accounts for nearly 40% of the industry’s total revenue, followed by Europe (19%), North America (13%), and the rest of the world (23%). This geographic revenue distribution is expected to remain relatively stable over the next three years.

The industry is very competitive, with many small food and beverage manufacturers competing with large multinational corporations. Most of these companies have a product or brand name that consumers recognize and trust for its quality and safety. Around the world, there are many food and beverage conferences including the International Association of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) World Nutrition Conference & Expo, and the China Food Tech Summit. These meetings provide opportunities for food and beverage manufacturers to meet face-to-face with suppliers, collaborators, investors, industry leaders, and others in the global food and beverage supply chain.

It also offers people who work in the food and beverage industry to experience some great keynote speakers. Duncan Stevens is one such speaker and his inspiring and motivational keynotes are always a great hit wherever they are held and help companies, brands, teams and leaders become more persuasive and effective.


Here are five of the biggest food and beverage trade shows and conferences

1) Natural & Organic Products Europe

Organized by The Organic Trade Association (OTA), Natural & Organic Products Europe is the only European trade show dedicated to natural and organic products. The show focuses on ingredients, packaging, processing equipment, laboratory services, labelling and more. From baby food to snacks to pet food, everything can be found at NOE.

2) Europain 

Europain brings together all professionals in the bakery, patisserie, chocolate and confectionery industries. The trade show is divided into five distinct zones: food & non-food ingredients; equipment; packaging; processing technology; services. With over 3,000 exhibitors and more than 100 product launches each year, Europain is a great place to discover new products and the latest innovations.

3) CPhI Worldwide 

CPhI Worldwide is the world’s largest pharma-only event that brings together the entire pharmaceutical supply chain under one roof. Every year more than 40,000 visitors from 147 countries come to this event to network and conduct business. CPhI Worldwide 2013 will feature an exhibition, conferences and a range of networking events.

4) Pack Expo Las Vegas

Pack Expo is the only show in North America focused exclusively on packaging machinery, materials and related technologies. This three-day event attracts more than 5,000 industry professionals who come to the show to learn about the latest trends and innovations in packaging. The show also features a conference program with thought-provoking presentations from industry experts, plus a wide array of networking opportunities.

5) Food Processing 

Food Processing is North America’s largest and longest-running annual event dedicated exclusively to the food industry. To serve exhibitors and visitors better, the show has been divided into four themed zones: processing & production; ingredients, equipment & services; packaging & labelling; retail & foodservice.