Food & Drink Conference



Food & Drink Conference

19th March 2019, Sixways Stadium, Worcester, WR3 8ZE

Following the huge success of the 2018 event, The Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Santander and mfg Solicitors to deliver its second Food and Drink Conference.

Confirmed speakers include:

Ian Wright, Director General – The Food & Drink Federation 
The FDF is at the heart of the debate on Brexit, diet and nutrition, plastic packaging and the UK’s Industrial Strategy. Ian joined FDF in March 2015, after 14 years with Diageo, six of them as a member of the executive committee. Ian is a member of the Government’s Food & Drink Sector Council, he is also a member of the end-user advisory council of Pay UK. He is an active investor/adviser to business start-ups.

Alvaro Alamillo, Head of International Partnerships – Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking
“Spain as a market for UK Food & Drink producers”

Having previously worked in Madrid and Shanghai, Alvaro joined Santander in 2007 to start a career in the banking sector. After spells working for Santander in his native Spain and in the USA he came to the UK in 2015 as Head of International Partnerships, heading a team whose role is to support UK businesses to achieve success in international markets.

Robert Hardy, Operations Director – Oakland International Ltd
“Double duty jeopardy – avoiding unnecessary costs in international trade”

Robert is a Brexit Advisor and Registered Expert with EU Commission with over 35 years of achievement in European shipping, freight and customs clearance.

Will Kerton - Droitwich Salt & Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream

"Field to fork"

The entrepreneurial diversification to the business success and food production process.



Members: Free

Non-Members: £20 + VAT.

To book please email: events@hwchamber.co.uk.

For further information: https://hwchamber.co.uk/product/food-and-drink-conference/