Exclusive: Mintel confirms industry speaker for World Confectionery Conference

This year’s World Confectionery Conference will feature a strong element of sector trends, with Mintel confirming that principal analyst Honorata Jarocka is set to join our 2024 event in Brussels, Belgium.

With 18 years of experience in market research and a strong interest in health and wellbeing, she has been part of leading research and insights group for over a decade.

She will be joining our event on 12 September at the NHow Hotel, with early bird visitor rates for the show continuing until July, so make sure to register at the following link to make the most of those rates.

In her current role as a Principal Analyst, Honorata shares invaluable insights into how consumer needs and expectations are evolving, and what’s trending in the food and drink industry. Frequently working with the media, she has become renowned for her specialism within the sector.

Honorata’s previous experience prior to joining Mintel includes working within the Euromonitor International insights group, as well as Polish clothing giant LPP. She holds a Master’s degree in Management and Marketing from the Poznań University of Economics and Business in Poland.

She will be joining a strong industry line-up centred on celebrating sustainability and innovation right across our combined industries, which are continuing to thrive despite ongoing market challenges.

This year’s keynotes include Cargill, Ferrero, Tony’s Chocolonely, Caobisco European confectionery trade association, FMCG Gurus industry insights, as well as contributions from across equipment, systems and ingredients markets.

Among additional speakers this year, we will be featuring Kruger & Salecker equipment, DT&G Ltd, Plamil Foods, Palsgaard, Corbion, Gelita, ZDS central school of the German confectionery industry.

Our established QandA session will once again place sustainability under the microscope, featuring senior industry experts including Antonie Fountain, director at the Voice Network, Rainforest Alliance, Made In Africa (MIA), and HRH Oba Dokun Thompson, a cocoa specialist and regional traditional ruler from Nigeria.

Confectionery Production’s editor, Neill Barston commented: “Delivering key market insights and trends is something that is of key importance for our annual conference, so we warmly welcome Honorata to our line-up, who will be offering some of Mintel’s typically incisive overviews of the key trends shaping our industry.

“With so many changes afoot in our sector, her observations will offer a valuable contribution to our event, which is almost complete in its line-up. So we would love to see as many people as possible join us in Brussels this September to mark Confectionery Production’s 90th anniversary in publishing – so don’t forget to make the most of our early bird rates before July 15.”


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