FDF Event  17% discount for FDF Members

FDF Masterclass: Building a more sustainable and resilient food industry post-Brexit – the business case

FDF Member £250.00 (Saving £50)

Non Member £300.00

All prices exclude VAT.


In the highly competitive food and drink sector and in the light of the UK leaving the EU, the challenges of resource efficiency and business resilience will be at the forefront of many companies’ thinking.

This Masterclass is an opportunity for business and environmental professionals to come together to discuss the practical actions they can take to help meet the challenges of:

  • growing their business
  • maintaining competitiveness
  • justifying investment to improve resource productivity and enhance resilience - in both own operations and across the supply chain

After a short introduction of the background and themes of the day, you will choose 4 roundtable sessions out of the 10 available. They are small, interactive roundtable discussions introduced and facilitated by specialist experts to address topics of interest to your business.

Reasons to Attend

  • Hear from experts how to address the challenges of resource productivity, risks and opportunities
  • Learn from colleagues across the supply chain and their experiences of building business resilience, including:
    • The benefits of renewable energy
    • How resource efficiency can build resilience
    • Embracing the Circular Economy
    • How to build water resilience in your supply chain, both at home and abroad.
  • Get a better understanding of how to build the business case for taking action
  • Discuss future challenges and opportunities with your peers in informal, interactive sessions

Who should attend?

  • Sustainability managers in business
  • Procurement and supply chain managers
  • Managers in environmental and green economy sectors
  • Environmental consultants
  • Environmental specialists and scientists
  • Communications and corporate affairs specialists (in-house or agency)

Speakers include:

  • Sarah Wade, Water Stewardship Officer, WWF-UK
  • Wade Martinson, Technical Lead of Cargill Optimizing Services. 
  • Sarah Wakefield, Food Sustainability Manager, The Co-operative Group
  • Matthew Orman, Managing Director, Harcourt Public Affairs
  • Alex Smith, Managing Director, Alara
  • Julie Gartside, Head of European Advisory Services, SLR Consulting
  • Paul Noble, Principal Consultant, DNV-GL
  • Dave Adams, Field Sales Manager, British Gas
  • Jonathon Gascoigne, Senior Risk Adviser, Willis Towers Watson

Organiser: Elsa Ackermann, 0207 420 7149, Elsa.Ackermann@fdf.org.uk