4 April 2017
Ministers and industry leaders to address challenges facing food and drink
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The Food and Drink Federation's forthcoming Convention will see Business
Clark MP and UK food and drink industry chief executives come together to
address the triple
challenges of Brexit, obesity and the new industrial strategy.
The annual event, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, takes place on 11 May 2017 at the
A Defra official will present the latest thinking on food and farming policy and
MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, will join a panel
discussing the future for UK
trade. Expert panel debates on access to the right workforce and technology,
energy policy will
Health is a top priority for the food and drink businesses working to help
people get fewer
calories from sugars by reformulating and innovating. But reformulation is no
silver bullet and
companies need support to take consumers with them to help transform diets and
Blackwood MP, Minister for Public Health, will set out what the Childhood
Obesity Plan means for
industry and the support companies can rely on to help deliver for consumers.
Government communications, research and development, and consumer behaviour
delegates understand how to buy people into healthy innovation.
Additional speakers will be announced later in April. The convention will be
followed by a drinks
reception which is sponsored by British Gas.
Registration is now open for the event on the FDF website.
When: Thursday 11 May, from 09:00
Where: British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
Price: FDF Member £300.00; Non Member £375.00 (All prices
Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, said:
“The results of the next two years' worth of negotiations will have
lasting implications for
this nation – its people, businesses and economy. Food is at the heart of
national security. FDF,
working hand in glove with food chain partners, will help Government to create
the best possible
industrial strategy to help us navigate through uncertainty.
“The FDF Convention is an important platform for the industry to debate
share creative methods of addressing them.”
Elena Paitra, Global Head of Food, Beverages and Tobacco at Lloyds Bank, said:
“This event will provide an important forum for companies to come
discuss how to
proactively shape the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union. Ensuring
conditions and access to finance will be a vital component of the negotiations.
“In recent years, UK consumers have benefitted from a wide range of high
products, and they will expect this to continue in post EU Britain. UK food and
drink companies will
thus need assurances on their interaction with the Single Market to ensure they
confidence to continue to invest in their businesses and remain a driving force
for the UK
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