Location: Q1 Resort, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia
Date: 24-25 March 2014
Event Description: Hosted by the Australian Beverages Council, the Ausdrinks Conference and Exhibition is the premier event for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry in Australia. The event brings together key personnel involved in soft drink, water, and juice based manufacturing, as well as representatives of supplier companies, industry related bodies, and members of the trade media.
Presentation Title: “Fizzle or sizzle: What’s next for the Australian beverages industry?”
Presenter: Erika Sirimanne, Senior Research Analyst
Presentation Details: Monday 24 March 2014, 4.15pm, Session B
Presentation Description: Health and wellness, convenience, technology and foodservice – these are the four chief factors that Euromonitor International Senior Research Analyst Erika Sirimanne believes will characterise the beverage industry in Australia over the next five years. During “Fizzle or sizzle: What’s next for the Australian beverage industry?”, Erika will briefly debate the current and future status of the Australian soft drinks industry, discussing categories such as carbonates and coconut water. Erika will then examine the four factors in depth, providing insight into new product development (including the use of stevia), innovative packaging trends, smartphone and internet usage, and the evolving Aussie palate.
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