Date: 9:30am, Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Venue: Abertay University, Bell Street, DUNDEE, DD1 1HG , View Map
A collaboration between the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland and hosts Abertay University, the event – Cycling & Sports – Opportunities in Food and Drink – is aimed at Scottish food and drink producers, members of the business support industry and academic staff.
Aimed at stimulating exchange of ideas, analysing trends and sharing expertise, the purpose of the event is to build partnerships across the sectors. Networking and speed pitching sessions will take place in addition to a series of talks and one to one sessions.
Company case studies include Active Root, a new natural ginger based sports drink company from Edinburgh, will provide an insight into their product, which was borne out of co-founder Will Townsend’s experience during the London Marathon. Tony Fullerton of Stoats will also give a presentation, speaking about his firm’s range of quick and easy snacks and cereals – from porridge sachets, pots, bars and boxes to oatcakes and mueslis.
Organiser Danny Cowe of the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland will present a talk on Opportunities in the Cycling Industry and show how Scottish companies can tap into a global market for sports and nutrition worth over $20billion.
Abertay’s Dr John Babraj, whose research includes developing models to promote cardio-metabolic health and improve sports performance, will give a talk detailing exactly what athletes require for fuel and hydration.
Dr Jonathan Wilkin, Senior Food Technologist at Food Innovation at Abertay, will speak about business support available at the University. A tour of Abertay’s new £3.5m science labs, which boast Scotland’s only industry standard Consumer Experience Lab, will also be included.
Who should attend?
- Existing cycling food and drink companies
- Food and drink companies that could diversify into cycling & sports products
- Academics from food and drink, nutrition and sport science backgrounds.
9.30am Registration and Refreshments
10.00am Introduction and Welcome – Prof Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Abertay University
10.05am Opportunities in the Cycling Industry – Danny Cowe, Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland
10.15am What athletes and sporting people require for fuel and hydration, Dr John Babraj, Sports & Exercise Scientist, Abertay University
10.35am Abertay University Food and Drink innovation Support – Dr Jonathan Wilkin
10.50am Company Case Study: Stoats – Tony Fullerton
11.05am Speed Pitching – opportunity for attendees to pitch to the room
11.15am Networking and Refreshments
11.45am Company Case Study: Active Root – George Ashley
12.00pm Speed Pitching
12.15pm Networking and Lunch
12.45pm Tour of Abertay University Food and Drink facilities
1.15pm One to One sessions (10 mins each) with academics, speakers, key industry figures
2pm Event Close
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