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FDF Convention 2018


FDF Member £300.00 (Saving £75)

Non Member £375.00

All prices exclude VAT.


Shaping the Future of Food & Drink

Our convention looks at the big issues of the day for the industry. Hear from the people at the cutting edge of change in food and drink tackling the latest political, environmental and social factors impacting the UK's biggest manufacturing sector.


We are delighted to announce our latest key note speaker Mr Michael Creed T.D, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. 


  • Morning sessions on Industrial Strategy and dealing with the challenges of Brexit.
    Including a keynote speeches from the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Hilary Benn, Chair of the Exiting the EU Select Committee.

As clarity begins to emerge on Brexit there are still many outstanding issues for food and drink manufacturers. This session explores the unanswered questions and possible outcomes plus where the opportunities lie as the UK heads towards the exit.

  • Afternoon session on Diet & Health. 

Presentation: Top 10 Youth Food Trends- Josephine Hansom, Director, Youth Research & Insight, Youthsight 

Tim Rycroft in conversation with Public Health England

Panel discussion on how do we inspire healthier choices 


NEW FOR 2018 - We will be selling half-day tickets as well as full-day tickets.
Please note: a half-day ticket only gives you admission to either: 

  • the morning sessions: from 9am to 2pm 
  • the afternoon session and drinks reception from 1pm to 5pm

Please see details in the 'Pricing' tab, and timings in the 'Agenda' tab.

2017 attendees include: Addo Food Group, Alpro UK, apetito, Associated British Foods, Birds Eye, Britvic, Coca-Cola, Danone, Ferrero, General Mills, Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), Kerry, KP Snacks, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Mars, McDonald's, Mondelez International, Morning Foods, Nestlé, Odysea, Pepsico, Premier Foods, Tate & Lyle Sugars, Tesco, The Jordans, Dorset & Ryvita Company, Tilda Rice, Weetabix and many others.


More information, speakers and agenda to be announced.


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