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Sourcing Festival is a theme-based online event to help buyers source products. Through a series of virtual activations and themed engagements, Saladplate and the Sourcing Festival will provide our suppliers with a platform to tell their stories and showcase their products, and our audiences with the opportunity to conduct meaningful business, make connections and discoveries and gain knowledge around key industry topics.
webinars hosted by top industry experts and influencers
Exclusive to Saladplate buyers: you will receive free access to live webinars and product-discovery streams to get the best prices. Active and dynamic content will be presented by industry leaders and top suppliers that are relevant to your business.
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27 OCTOBER 2020
ACI - Product Launches, Ingredients and Opportunities in Bakery & Desserts
Learn which ingredients drive product launches, which new foods are expected to excite the Asian market and what product trends can tell you about the performance of your brand in Asia. This session will focus on bakery, bread and dessert trends.
Speaker: Nicole Fall, Founder, Head of Trends at Asian Consumer Intelligence
11:00 - 11:25
27 OCTOBER 2020
Innova Market Insights – Storytelling: Winning with Words in the ASEAN Snacks and Confectionary Market
: Increased consumer interest in the stories behind their food and beverage products and their notable influence on purchasing decisions has resulted in companies increasingly paying attention to storytelling in branding strategies. “Storytelling: Winning with Words” tops Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends list for 2020. Join Irene Kersbergen from Innova Market Insights to learn more about key storytelling elements within ASEAN’s confectionery and snacks market, including: ingredient provenance, product benefits and transparency.
Cocoa Association of Asia – Covid-19 & Outlook for Cocoa Demand
This session explores the latest agri-commodity research for chocolate and cocoa by Rabo Bank, assessing the impact of Covid onto the industry and identifying future trends. The Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) will share insights on the region’s role for this important industry.
Speaker: Marc Donaldson, Executive Director at Cocoa Association of Asia
12:15 - 12:45
27 OCTOBER 2020
12:45 - 13:15
27 OCTOBER 2020
Euromonitor - Where Do We Go from Here? The Future of ‘Snackification’ Beyond 2020 (recording)
Since 2009, the global growth of the snack food industry has outpaced the rest of packaged food categories consistently. Will this performance persist after the pandemic? Euromonitor’s food and nutrition industry manager, Jared Koerten, presents a SWOT analysis for businesses to match their consumers as prioritisations of health and safety peak in 2020. Learn how snack players can prepare for short, medium and long-term effects of COVID-19; Explore two underlying drivers of snacking trends that will change consumer impulse behavior; Identify how permanent shifts in consumer habits create business threats and opportunities
Speaker: Jared Koerten, Industry Manager – Food & Nutrition, Euromonitor International
Expand your network of business relationships through MatchLive at no cost - you can meet suppliers directly and grow your network.
Saladplate buyers can initiate a live discussion and video call with a supplier once they see a product of interest.Buyers and sellers can use this service to connect with each other without time or geographic limitations.
Customised Business Matching
Saladplate's personal sourcing specialists will provide free 1-to-1 business matching support if you cannot find listed products that meet your criteria. Fill out the "Request for Quotation" (RFQ) form and we will follow up with you directly.
Live Product Demos
Suppliers will have great offers though live streams, so even though there are no trade shows, you can still learn about their products.
FREE USD 500 Google Ads Service Package
Buyers who complete the missions below during the upcoming Sourcing Festival - and the five most engaged buyers of each week - will win a Google Ads Service package valued at USD 500. For more details, please click here.
Source at the Best Prices
Our suppliers will provide best prices during the Sourcing Festival and buyers can deal with them directly.