Ferrero’s Francesco Tramontin named as a World Confectionery Conference keynote speaker

Ferrero’s Francesco Tramontin is set to join the 2022 edition of the World Confectionery Conference as a keynote speaker for our major live event in Brussels, Belgium.

The senior industry expert, who serves the Italian family-owned confectionery company as vice president for its recently created group public policy centre and EU Institutional Relations, has established a strong track record within the sector.

His present role has placed him in a significant position playing his part amid the firm’s major brands across the sweet packaged food market, including Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Tic Tac and Kinder brands.

He will be joining a comprehensive line-up for the World Confectionery Conference being staged in Brussels on 9 September 2022, at the Marriott Hotel, Grand Place, as a live event. It follows the success of our debut event in June of this year, which took place online in light of the pandemic, addressing a broad array of issues facing the confectionery, snacks and bakery sectors.

Next year’s live edition of the conference will feature a full speaker programme covering core industry topics, as well as the accompanying World Confectionery Awards, which are now taking entries.

Tramontin’s focus is promoting the company external engagement strategy on sustainability, responsible marketing and health and nutrition. Francesco worked previously for the Global Snack company Mondelez International in Brussels (2014-2020), where he was responsible for Global Public Affairs and in the company’s European headquarters in Zurich (2012-2013) and global HQ in Chicago (2008-2012), where he was respectively responsible for the European business’s sustainability journey, and the coordination of the company’s positions on sustainability issues and relationships with NGOs and external partners.

Francesco, who is also a board member of CAOBISCO, the European chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries of Europe, first joined Mondelēz International (then Kraft Foods) in 2005 in its Brussels public affairs office, where he focused on environmental, trade and agricultural policy, as he had in his previous positions with Cargill and Eridania Beghin-Say.

Welcoming him to the World Confectionery Conference, Neill Barston, editor of Confectionery Production magazine, said: “We are extremely glad to have Francesco on board for what will be our magazine’s first live event next year. He brings considerable passion, enthusiasm and dedication to the sector, which we are confident will be reflected in his appearance at our sector showcase.

“With global markets having been significantly impacted over the past 18 months amid the pandemic, our sector showcase keenly anticipates the return to meeting for a live event that will shine a spotlight on the many talented people working across our combined industries.”

  • For further details on sponsorship for the 2022 World Confectionery Conference, contact our events manager Kyra O’Sheen at [email protected]



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