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Expert's Agora

A place to meet and exchange ideas in the heart of the Gourmet Selection trade fair to approach the delicatessen market from different angles.

Innovations and best practices in the gourmet food sector are highlighted

The Experts' Agora is the essential meeting point for current and future news for the entire delicatessen, food service and catering ecosystem. During the two days of GourmetSelection, this space will give the floor to professionals who will share their expertise on the challenges of the sector, emerging trends and changes in distribution. 

In a dynamic format, each expert will illustrate his or her remarks with an interactive keynote, which will be concluded by a question and answer session between the speaker and the participants.  The aim is to create professional interactions, confronting the points of view of exhibitors and visitors.

The Gourmet Selection conferences are free of charge and free access for all presentations.

For our 2022 edition, experts of the sector have answered present to share their know-how and expertise with you

On the programme:

Sunday 25 September 2022

  • 10.30am - 11.00am: Results of the survey "The French and delicatessen products" conducted for Gourmet Selection by OpinionWay.

Keynote by Jean Gabriel Mollard, Marketing & Communication Director of the Food Division at Comexposium.

This study aims to understand the relationship that the French have with delicatessen products.

  • 11.30am - 12.00am : Focus on the major trends in the delicatessen sector in 2022.

Keynote by Vincent Ferniot, Journalist and food writer.

7 major trends stood out in the sector, intertwining pleasure, authenticity, commitment, good eating and gastronomic revolutions.

  • 13.30pm - 14.00pm : Managing your delicatessen with peace of mind.

Keynote by Sandrine Choux, General Delegate at Saveurs Commerce, the national federation of local specialist food shops.

As a local retailer, you need to be informed, protected and defended, to know how to communicate, innovate and adapt... Created by shopkeepers for shopkeepers, Saveurs Commerce supports you on a daily basis so that you can manage your delicatessen.

  • 14.30pm - 15.00pm : A bulk corner in a delicatessen, responsible advantages

Keynote by Didier Onraita, Co-founder and administrator of the Bulk Network, the association of professionals in the bulk sector, Day by day and My retail box.

The preservation of the climate and of our natural resources is pushing us today to modify in depth the whole of our consumption eco-systems. In this context, bulk packaging is becoming an obvious answer for all, and therefore a major market, by allowing the purchase of the right quantity for each person and in a reusable container, in increasingly competitive economic conditions.

  • 15.30pm - 16.00pm : How to boost the visibility of your delicatessen on social networks?

Keynote by Marie Nizet, Consultant and creator of gastronomic content at CULTURE FOOOD France.

Social networks are everywhere, but what are the secrets and pitfalls to avoid in order to communicate successfully on Facebook and Instagram?

How often, for which targets and with what content? Discover the behind-the-scenes of social networks, their uses and tips for creating or developing your digital communication.

  • 16.30pm -17.00pm : The digitalization of the food trade: How to accelerate your business thanks to digital in addition to the exhibition? By CXMP, the Gourmet Selection marketplace

Keynote by Sebastien Garnier, Marketplace Project Manager for CXMP .

Digital technology is a formidable accelerator of business growth, particularly in commerce. Thus, the share of e-commerce has been growing exponentially for the past two years and the marketplace model is experiencing a dazzling craze, both in B2C and B2B. Let's take a closer look at this particular model and its advantages, and at Gourmet Selection's marketplace, recently launched to offer an omnichannel experience to the entire delicatessen community.

Monday 26 September 2022

  • 10.30am - 11.30am : Award ceremony of the BEST OF competition

Vincent Ferniot and the members of the jury.

  • 12.00am - 13.00pm : Award ceremony of the Quintessences competition

Emmanuelle Jary and the members of the jury.

 

  • 13.30pm - 14.00pm : Results of the survey "The French and delicatessen products" conducted for Gourmet Selection by OpinionWay.

Keynote by Jean Gabriel Mollard, Marketing & Communication Director of the Food Division at Comexposium.

This study aims to understand the relationship that the French have with delicatessen products.

  • 14.30pm - 15.00pm : Opening a cheese corner in your fine food

Keynote by David Bazergue, General Delegate of Confédération du commerce de proximité and Fédération des fromagers de France and Gaspard Leulier Training Manager of the Dairy Products Training Centre.

  • 15.30pm -16.00pm : Words from successful rural grocers: how to hang the keys to success and the key to the field on the same trousseau with a delicatessen offer as the keystone

Keynote by Alexis Roux De Bezieux, President of the Fédération des Epiciers de France, founder of the 3 Causses grocery shops, a quality general food store in Paris and Philippe Lajat, General Delegate of the Fédération des Epiciers de France.

Testimonies of grocers involved in the revitalisation of municipalities and explanations.

  • 16.30 - 17.00 pm : Relevant tea selections for a delicatessen or tea shop

Keynote by Carine Baudry, president of the jury "Les thés du Monde et des Infusions" at AVPA

The world of tea is very vast. Colour, origin, origin or flavoured, more or less marked quality, in muslin or loose, organic or non-organic... It is sometimes difficult to find one's way around and even more so to make a selection that makes sense. Carine Baudry, during this conference, will give you the keys to help you propose a simple and relevant selection in accordance with your positioning.