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Nicholas Hodac is the Director General of UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe since October 2019. He leads the Brussels-based EU association representing the European soft drinks industry with 23 national members and 9 corporate members. Within UNESDA’s remit are a wide range of soft drinks including squashes, still drinks, carbonates, powders, fruit drinks, iced teas, iced coffees, syrups, energy drinks and sports drinks. The areas of priority for Mr. Hodac are Sustainability (e.g. packaging, plastic, collection) and Responsibility (e.g. nutrition, health, sugar reduction, labelling) which form the core of UNESDA’s Aspirations for 2019-2024. Previously, Mr. Hodac was Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive for IBM Europe and leading on issues such as Artificial Intelligence and Trade policy. Prior to joining IBM Europe, Mr. Hodac worked for Ford of Europe as Head of the Brussels EU Affairs Office and for General Motors Europe.

3 May 2021

How the soft drinks industry’s recovery should taste

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30 April 2021

Meet The Clink: the charity helping prisoners through Hospitality training

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30 April 2021

Happy Hours Market, helping Brussels fight food waste

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29 April 2021

Why Stockholm needs a Cookie Shop

Stockholm needed cookies. Great cookies. American style cookie dough with chocolate chips and sea salt flakes on top, but also cookies with a twist. That’s what […]
28 April 2021

Could the pandemic be putting at risk our lunch habits?

The Covid-19 pandemic has considerably impacted most of our daily life’s habits. According to Eurofound, 37% of workers in the EU started working from home during […]
28 April 2021

The Famous TikTok Pasta

In the following article I’ll tell you what the famous TikTok pasta is, how it’s made and what the whole TikTok pasta trend is about. First, […]
26 April 2021

Fancy a boozy pilgrimage? This hiking trail takes you from winery to winery

Some people like to go on a pilgrimage to renew their religion. Others embark on the journey to get in touch with themselves again, whatever that […]
22 April 2021

Where to eat in Marbella?

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22 April 2021

Did you know that your gelato may not have more than 30% of air?

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21 April 2021

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21 April 2021

Xixia: home to the best Chinese mushrooms

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20 April 2021

Could price information influence how wine tastes in your mouth?

Several wine lovers have asked themselves the question: Are more expensive wines are necessarily better than cheaper ones? Can our perception be influenced by factors unrelated […]
19 April 2021

Reopening of Belgium’s terraces a first key step towards a full recovery of the hospitality sector

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16 April 2021

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15 April 2021

10 Easy barbecue dishes to impress your friends

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15 April 2021

What are pinxtos?

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