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Food and Drink Federation Convention 2017


FDF Member £300.00 (Saving £75)

Non Member £375.00

All prices exclude VAT.


What Next for Food & Drink?

Tackling the Big Challenges

Note: The convention was initially taking place on 11th May but is now postponed to 11th July due to the General Election.Venue changed from British Library to British Museum.

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 will be focusing specifically on dealing with the challenges of Brexit as well as exports, and the health debate.

Speakers include:

  • Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
  • Gavin Darby, FDF President and Premier Foods CEO 
  • Tim Render, Director for the Food and Farming Directorate, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • Terry Jones, Director General, National Farmers' Union
  • Jon Woods, General Manager, Coca-Cola Great Britain & Ireland
  • Amanda Ursell, Nutritionist, Journalist and TV Presenter
  • Derek Croucher, Technical Director, Morning Foods
  • Heather Hancock, Chairman, Food Standards Agency (FSA)
  • Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability, British Retail Consortium (BRC)
  • Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)
  • Richard Dobbs, Senior Partner McKinsey & Company, McKinsey Global Institute Council
  • Ian Wright, Director General, FDF
  • Trefor Griffiths, Partner & Head of Food and Beverage, Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Hazel Harper, Innovation Lead, Health and Care, Innovate UK
  • Nick Henson, Senior Technical Manager, Covance Food Solutions
  • Sian Edmunds, Partner, Burges Salmon LLP
  • Gab Barbaro, Managing Director of British Gas Business
  • Andrew Naylor, Head of Agriculture, Lloyds Bank
  • Jake Sumner, Senior Associate Industrial Strategy, ResPublica

    and many more

With thanks to our sponsors: 

Cirkle logo    British Gas logo

Previous attendees include: Agrico, apetito, Associated British Foods, Cargill, Coca-Cola, Danone, Ferrero, General Mills, Haribo, KP Snacks, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, McCain Foods, Mondelez International, Morning Foods, Nestlé, PepsiCo, pladis, Premier Foods, Tate & Lyle, Tesco, Twinning, Unilever, Warburtons, Weetabix, etc