Join us at Food Matters Live 2015

Join thousands of professionals from across the food, drink, nutrition and health sectors at the UK’s first cross-sector event dedicated to food, health and nutrition.

  • The Health Sciences Academy are presenting at Food Matters Live on 18 and 19 November 2015
  • Debate the most important issues facing the food, health and nutrition sectors in the Food Matters Live Conference.
  • Participate in a series of interactive attractions, practical demonstrations and live tastings taking place each day
  • Come and See Us!

Session 1: "The brain on food: What influences our food decisions?"

Wednesday 18th November, 11:00 - 12:30

Level 2, Room 27

Changing behaviour will depend on the ability of brands to connect emotionally with their target audience – from understanding motivations and barriers to change through to triggers that result in change. Research and behavioural marketing experts will provide insight into consumer food choices and how to deliver measurable behaviour change.

Session 2: "From food to genes: How genetic expression can be changed for better health"

Thursday 19th November, 12:15 - 13:45

Level 2, Room 28

One size no longer fits all when it comes to nutrition and dietary guidance.   A powerful link has been established between diet and phenotypic and genotypic data.  This advance makes possible individual diets based on dietary, phenotypic and genotypic information and will drive opportunities in personalised nutrition.  Leading geneticists will review the latest insights into nutrient and genotype / phenotype interactions and advances in using metabolomics to provide information on metabolic phenotype.

  • Register for free Food Matters Live is free to attend including entrance to the conference, seminars and all visitor attractions.
  • The Food Matters Live Conference 70 leading figures from across government, industry, science and health will join renowned commentators and chefs in 17 thought-provoking debates.
  • Six themed visitor attractions Food Matters Live plays host to six themed visitor attractions, bringing to life the learning from conference and seminars through a series of live demonstrations, tastings and talks on the exhibition floor.
  • Over 80 seminar sessions Structured around eight key themes, Food Matters Live seminars provide practical advice based on real-life experiences delivered by 300 expert speakers from across the food, health and nutrition sectors.
  • Over 400 exhibitors The Food Matters Live exhibition plays host to the latest developments in healthier and 'better for you' food and drink. Food Matters Live is an annual event which tackles one of the most important challenges of our time: the relationship between food, health and nutrition.
  • The Health Sciences Academy are presenting at Food Matters Live on 18 and 19 November 2015
  • View our presenter details here
View Our Session 1
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With two dedicated Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations, easy access to the London Underground (Jubilee line), parking for 3,700 cars and London City Airport on its doorstep, getting to ExCeL London couldn't be easier. For more information on planning your journey visit the official ExCeL Travel Planner.

By train, tube or DLR

ExCeL London is well connected with the rail network and is reached easily by train, tube and DLR. Click here to plan your journey by train, tube and DLR.  For Food Matters Live, please alight at Custom House station. ExCeL London is located in Zone 3. London Underground tickets are valid on the DLR.

By road

ExCeL London is easily accessible by car with easy access from the M25, M11, A406 and A13. To plan your journey, please visit ExCeL London's postcode is E16 1XL.  If you are using Sat-Nav, please use the postcode E16 1DR. There is onsite parking for 3,700 cars including over 2,000 spaces located directly beneath the venue and 158 disabled parking spaces. For detailed information on parking facilities please click here. The venue is located outside the Congestion Charge Zone. All onsite parking is pay and display, with the exception of the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park which is pay on exit. For more information visit the ExCeL website.

By air

London City Airport is located 5 minutes from ExCeL London by car or taxi. In addition, the DLR links the airport and ExCeL London, via Canning Town. Frequent and direct shuttle buses run from Canary Wharf and Canning Town, to and from the airport. For more information visit ExCeL London's interactive flight map or

By river or cable car

The Emirates Air Line cable car connects ExCeL London and North Greenwich underground station and The O2 (5 minutes). Alternatively, Thames Clipper river boat services run frequently from The O2 to all major London piers, including Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower, London Bridge, Embankment and Waterloo. For further information on travel by river and cable car please click here.