The Food Vision conference is set to become an annual event, organisers have confirmed, following the success of this year’s inaugural meeting.

Food Vision 2013 was held between 22-24 March in Cannes, France, and brought together industry leaders to discuss food and drink development and innovation.

More than 130 senior-level delegates from 30 countries attended the summit as guests of William Reed Business Media (publisher of The Grocer), and Food Vision partners DSM Nutritional Products, DuPont, Barry Callebaut and Cosucra.

“Food Vision promised to be a ‘meeting of minds’ for the global food industry and it more than delivered on that promise, with thought-provoking content and a dialogue with senior industry leaders,” says Sarah Jane Jumppanen, Global Marketing Communications Leader of DuPont Nutrition & Health, a Food Vision Platinum partner.

Dr Paul Castle, innovation pipeline manager at GlaxoSimithKline, said: “Food Vision stretched expectations.  I felt both educated and reflective.  It helped me think of how I can do things better.”

“Food Vision was created as a forum where industry leaders could be provoked by off-the-typical-agenda presentations and discourses that would help them steer the global food industry through the years ahead,” added Stephen Daniells, senior editor at William Reed’s Food Navigator USA website.

Planning for the 2014 event will begin immediately, organisers said, and will incorporate feedback from this year’s delegates.

For more information, visit the Food Vision website.