Calendar of Events

One of our great strengths is our programme of workshops, seminars and formal events. These are excellent opportunities to network, exchange information and share best practice.

Below is a list of events and activities that we are either running or participating in.

We offer sponsorship opportunities for FDF events.

Please select a month to view events.


  • October

2 October 2014

Event: Allergens in a Nutshell

Stratford-upon-Avon
1 day, 8:45am start

A FREE seminar for the food, drink and related industries to learn more about allergens and allergen management. More about Allergens in a Nutshell

8 October 2014 - 10 October 2014

Event: Fi Conferences: The Reformulation Series

Holiday Inn Amsterdam - Arena Towers, Amsterdam

The Reformulation Series 2014 is the only technical event providing three separate days focused on reformulation of Sodium, Sugar and Fat. Get the latest information, case studies and practical insights on technical challenges, meeting consumer expectations and new developments on reduction and reformulation. A must-attend events for any food industry professional tasked with achieving successful reduction and reformulation around sugar, sodium, fat or all three! 20% member discount available.  More about Fi Conferences: The Reformulation Series

8 October 2014 - 9 October 2014

Event: Culinary Skills In Production

The University of Nottingham's Sutton Bonington Campus

New two-day course for Development Chefs and Technologists. The course has been developed for and will be delivered by chefs with Michelin Stars and experienced technologists from blue chip companies working in the food industry.  More about Culinary Skills In Production

10 October 2014

Event: Beware of Food Fraud

1 day, 10:00am start

A one-day course led by industry experts FDF and Leatherhead Food.

Please book through the Leatherhead Food website www.leatherheadfood.com/crisis-management-training

Joint FDF and Leatherhead Food Reseach Workshop. This course will highlight some of the 'due diligence' checks you should be considering with regards to product integrity, quality and safety, including fraud, adulteration and substitution.

Any supply chain, no matter how simple or complex, can present risks that need to be adequately managed. Food Authenticity is under the spotlight from food retailers, manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, the food service sector, consumers, the media and of course the regulatory authorities.


 More about Beware of Food Fraud

16 October 2014

Event: On Trend with the Food & Drink Industry - training course

Hilton Euston, 17-18 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0HT
1 day, 9:30am start

Can You Keep Pace With How Food & Drink is Changing?

Find out how trends, consumer influences and trading pressures impact on you and your industry

  • Discuss emerging trends and the hot issues
  • Understand the changes in retail and wholesale and what this means for manufacturers
  • Discover how population changes impact on your products
 More about On Trend with the Food & Drink Industry - training course

Register for this event

Please note: FDF does not take online payments - you will be invoiced for this event after registering.

FDF Event

21 October 2014

Event: After Elliott: securing the integrity of our food supply

28 Portland Place, London W1B 1LY

The final report from the Elliott Review into the integrity and assurance of our food supply networks was published in September. It has since identified a number of major weaknesses in the UK supply chain networks and includes a series of recommendations to address them.  Discount available for FDF members. More about After Elliott: securing the integrity of our food supply

21 October 2014

Event: FDF Sustainability - Managing Sustainability Opportunities & Risks in the Food & Drink Industry

The British Museum, Holborn, London, WC1B 3DG
1 day, 9:00am start

A not-to-be-missed event for anyone involved in sustainability

This event is kindly sponsored by DNV-GL

  More about FDF Sustainability - Managing Sustainability Opportunities & Risks in the Food & Drink Industry

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Please note: FDF does not take online payments - you will be invoiced for this event after registering.

FDF Event

23 October 2014

Event: Implementing the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy: investment, innovation and competitiveness

Central London
8:30am - 1:00pm

FDF Director General, Melanie Leech, will be speaking at this event run by the Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum. For a full agenda for the day and information on how to buy tickets please go to the event organiser's website.  More about Implementing the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy: investment, innovation and competitiveness