Natural Hydration Council announces its first industry conference

The Natural Hydration Council is delighted to announce its first conference which will take place in London on 28th October 2015. The event will explore the theme of ‘Hydration for Life: Can we do more?’ and promises to inspire and expose delegates to new thinking.

Key note speaker Drew Nannis, Chief Marketing Officer, from the Partnership for a Healthier America will share insights and highlights of the Drink Up campaign in the US. This campaign was launched by Michelle Obama and promotes drinking water (tap and bottled). In just 18 months, the campaign resulted in a 3% increase in water consumption among target groups and an 11% category shift from sugary drinks to water.

Other confirmed speakers so far include:

There will be interesting and lively panel discussions, exploring hydration, health and well-being chaired by Tam Fry, National Obesity Forum with panellists:

Kinvara Carey, General Manager, Natural Hydration Council said:

“With such brilliant speakers, we know this is going to be a fantastic day, with thought-provoking and inspiring presentations and discussions. With the current debates continuing around sugar and the health of the nation, now is the time to challenge ourselves and consider how we can do more to encourage healthy hydration habits.  This conference aims to bring everyone together from healthcare professional to environmentalists; market researchers to retailers; and bottled water producers, utility companies and water providers so we can share common goals and find shared solutions to providing hydration for life.”

Conference Details

Conference Agenda 

0900 Arrival; registration & refreshments 

0930 Welcome from NHC Chairman

0935 Conference introduction from Liz Margree 

0940 Consumer behaviour and drivers in the are of health

1025 Panel discussion: Why is hydration important for life, health and well-being?

Panel discussion drawing on different medical and health disciplines and areas of expertise:

1140 Refreshments 

1155 How are we promoting healthy hydration? Can we do more? 

Presentation by:

1240 Lunch

1330 Key note: Water for Life: Drink Up Campaign in the USA 

1420 New research: Can drinking water before main meals help with weight loss?

1450 Refreshments 

1500 The Optimised self

1550 Water for Life: Water in the Environment 

1635 Closing remarks

1640 Conference close

Download Conference Agenda


Published 20 August 2015,  (Last updated 22 October 2015)