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Food execs to plot Brexit course for UK’s largest manufacturing sector at Food & Drink Business UK Conference

Published: 10 October 2017 - Sarah Mead

The Food and Drink Business UK Conference, a leading gathering of food and beverage industry professionals, takes place on the 7th November in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry with a focus on Manufacturing, IT, Data, Logistics and more. The annual event will welcome 2,000 food industry professionals, 200 speakers and 150+ exhibitors.

Top speakers this year include:

  • Tammy Butterworth, Global R&D Manager, PepsiCo.
  • Vincent Doumeizel, Vice President, Food and Sustainability, Lloyd's Register Group
  • Neil Doyle, Head of Marketing, BlueFace
  • Dr. Gavin Milligan, Group Sustainability Director, William Jackson Food Group

There will be a variety conferences taking place within the event including the Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, Craft Beer and Spirits Expo, Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Summit and Quality & Safety Summit.

The Food and Drink Business UK Conference takes place as uncertainty grows within the food and drink industry as negotiations gather pace in Brussels ahead of Brexit. The food and drink industry, the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, faces a potential exodus of EU workers, a loss of £3bn in subsidies and the unwinding of over 4,500+ EU regulations and laws that govern the industry. According to the conference organiser Colin Murphy, the event presents a chance for the food and drink industry to discuss the likely challenges head on.

“This is an important event for the food industry in the UK. It’s taking place at a time when there is a significant amount of uncertainty ahead of Brexit. Every executive I speak to about the future begins with ‘What if...’, there is no indication as to what happens next. The Conference is returning for a third year to provide opportunity for companies to find new technologies, alternative ways of manufacturing and help post Brexit planning.”

“We’ll be bringing together the largest food industry and food tech companies including senior executives from the UK to outline what they think is the best case and worst case scenarios for the UK post Brexit.”

Other conferences of taking place at this years event include: Fresh Food Summit, Snack & Confectionary Summit, NPD and Innovation Summit, Packaging Materials, Technology and Design Summit, Food and Drink IT Summit and The Food and Drink Engineering Summit.

Tickets and entry

Entry to the Food and Drink Business UK Conference is free for a limited time only. You can register at http://www.itfoodsummit.com



 
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