09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:15 Welcome on behalf of Food Manufacture, British Baker and Meat Trades Journal
Delivered by Mike Stones, group editor, Food Manufacture

09:20 Opening remarks by morning chairman

SESSION 1: The world’s your oyster – taking British food and drink across the globe

09:30 The size of the food and drink export prize: what are overseas consumers looking for?
Alexander Kottke, senior research analyst at Euromonitor International

09:50 What is government doing to help food and drink exporters?
Tony Lamb, head of the food and drink team, Department for International Trade

10:10 Barriers to entry into new markets
Nicola Thomas, member of the management team at Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) and head of food and drink at Santander

10:30 Coping with volatile currencies and economies
James Walton, chief economist, IGD

10:50 Coffee

SESSION 2: View from the coalface

11:10 The big picture ambient
speaker tbc

11:25 The big picture meat
Ed Wright, export director, Cranswick

11:40 The small picture
* Richard Clothier, Wyke Farms
* Mark Hayward, partner, Dingley Dell Pork
* Nick Brennand, sales director, The Ice Co.

12:10 Help for new exporters
Barrie Kilfeather, regional director, Trade Finance Santander Corporate Banking

12:25 Joint working for export approval
Dr. Phil Hadley, international market development director, AHDB


13:00 Lunch

14:00 Welcome and opening remarks by afternoon chairman
Mike Stones, group editor, Food Manufacture

SESSION 3: Exporting in a world after Brexit

14:05 Access to the EU single market, bilateral agreements and WTO rules
Allie Renison, head of Europe an trade policy, IoD’s.

14:20 Red Tractor Assurance and exports
Jim Moseley, chief executive, Red Tractor Assurance

14:35 The view from Wales
Andy Richardson, chair, Food & Drink Wales Industry Board (Business Wales)

14:40. The view from Scotland
Scottish bakery representative

15:05 Coffee

SESSION 4: Tips on export success

15:20 A baker’s tale
Jeremy Gilboy, md, Carrs Foods

15:35 A butcher’s tale

15:50 A drink exporter’s tale
David Williamson, director of public affairs, Scotch Whisky Association, on the prospects of increasing exports of whisky to India


16:35 Closing remarks

16:40 Conference closes