Food Export Conference 2018 – Launch and Grow Trade in Global Markets
The Food Export Conference brings together international experts to provide insight into ongoing and potential challenges within export. View the line up of expert speakers for the day here.
If you are looking to establish a footprint abroad or want guidance in setting an export strategy, the Food Export Conference will deliver the information you need to launch or grow your existing export business.
09:00 Registration and refreshments
09:15 Welcome on behalf of Food Manufacture, British Baker and Meat Trades Journal
Delivered by Michael Stones, Group Editor, Food Manufacture
09:20 Opening remarks by morning Chairman
Terry Jones, Director General, National Farmers’ Union (NFU)
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, Euromonitor International
09:50 What is the 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, Director, Food & Drink Exportese and the Food & Drink Exporters Association (FDEA)
10:30 Coping with currency volatility/hedging
Jon Woolven, Strategy & Innovation Director, Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD)
SESSION 2: View from the coalface
11:10 The big picture – meat
11:25 The small picture
Richard Clothier, Managing Director, Wyke Farms
Nick Brennand, Sales Director, The Ice Co.
11:55 Assisting access to international markets
Santander – speaker TBC
12:10 Joint working for export approval
Dr Phil Hadley, International Market Development Director, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)
12:25 PANEL SESSION FROM THE MORNING
14:00 Welcome and opening remarks by afternoon Chairman
Michael 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 and Trade Policy, Institute of Directors (IoD)
14:20 Red Tractor Assurance and exports
Jim Moseley, Chief Executive, Red Tractor Assurance
14:35 The view from Northern Ireland
Michael Bell, Executive Director, Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association
14:50 The view from Wales
Andy Richardson, Chair of the Board, Food & Drink Wales Industry Board (Business Wales)
SESSION 4: Tips on export success
15:25 A baker’s tale
Paul Baker, Director, Carrs Foods
15:40 A butcher’s tale
Martin Sauer, Sales & Export Manager, Tulip UK
15:55 An infant formula exporter’s tale
Ross McMahon, Chief Executive, Kendal Nutricare speaking about opening up new markets to China and India
16:10 PANEL SESSION FROM THE AFTERNOON
16:40 Closing remark
16:45 Conference closes
For more information or to book, please contact Rebecca George on 01293 610422 or Rebecca.George@wrbm.com.