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Upcoming Events

June 2015

Consumer Goods Forum: global summit

24-Jun-2015 to 26-Jun-2015
Location:New York
This event will explore the issues that have led to eroding consumer trust in the food supply chain. It will also explore ways businesses can guard their reputations and build trust. Topics will include financial crises, environmental issues, supply chain risks, obesity, food safety scares and data security breaches. Speakers will include Nestlé boss Paul Bulcke, Mars chair Victoria B Mars, Pepsico chief executive and chairman Indra K Nooyi and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 2015

Next steps for food labelling, and implementing the Food Information Regulations

Location:Westminster - London - United Kingdom
Challenges in monitoring and enforcing changes to FIR in the UK and across EU Member States will be tackled during this forum. Key topics on the day will also include country of origin labelling, voluntary nutritional labelling, innovation - including barcode technology and consumer behaviour. Speakers will include representatives from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Morrisons; Kantar Worldpanel; British Hospitality Association and GS1 UK.

Food security: the UK’s role and global priorities

Location:Westminster - London - United Kingdom
This seminar offers a timely opportunity to discuss priorities for food security in the UK and Britain’s role in helping meet global challenges. It will discuss the upcoming EFRA Committee’s third report as well as opportunities for improving the development and implementation of the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy, the impact of the Met Office’s new long range forecasting service for the food sector, and emerging options for improving the sustainability of UK farming.

September 2015

Food Safety Conference - Safer food and drink – from the harvest to the home

Location:The Lowry - Manchester
Food Manufacture’s 2015 food safety conference will take a whole supply chain look at food safety and integrity. It will investigate the latest developments to ensure food safety from the farm, through manufacture and the supply chain, to products and packaging on sale. It will also discuss what more the industry can do to reassure consumers about the safety and authenticity of the food they eat.The one-day conference is targeted at practitioners in the food and drink supply chain who are involved with food safety: from operations and technical managers to regulatory specialists; and from new product developers to food hygiene managers in manufacturing, retail and foodservice.Chairman: Professor Colin Dennis, president elect of the US Institute of Food Technologists, former director general of Campden BRI and past president of the UK Institute of Food Science & TechnologyTake a look at the day's agenda here. Subjects covered: SESSION 1: Minimising contamination in raw materials and ingredients SESSION 2: Managing safety hazards and risks in processing, distribution and sale SESSION 3: Delivering products that are safe throughout their shelf-life SESSION 4: Reassuring consumers about the safety of what they eat


29-Sep-2015 to 01-Oct-2015
Location:NEC - Birmingham
The very latest in food and drink processing and packaging technology will be unveiled at this exhibition. Innovations, launched at the three-day event, will cover: checkweighers, industrial robotics, automation, conveyors, filling lines, packaging and vision systems.

November 2015

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Location:Lancaster Hotel - London
Now in its 15th consecutive year, the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards has become an industry benchmark for all those wishing to aspire to world class standards in food excellence.These awards differ from other industry awards in that they recognise the manufacturing achievements rather than end products.The Awards assess companies' progress across a range of criteria including NPD, category management, quality assurance, and process innovation.


November 2014

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Location:Park Lane Hilton - London - United Kingdom
The Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards reward firms that have displayed progress and achievements through their manufacturing processes over the past year. They honour the best companies in 11 categories. Awards will also be made for Company of the Year, Judges’ Special Award and Personality of the Year. New this year is the Young Talent of the Year award, celebrating the sector’s new entrants. Winners will be announced at a black tie awards ceremony.

October 2014

Food Safety conference: Safe and legal food in a changing world

Location:Heritage Motor Centre - Gaydon, Warwickshire - United Kingdom
Food Manufacture's one-day food safety conference - ‘Safe and legal food in a changing world' - will look at emerging food safety issues and the changing regulatory environment. It will offer advice to food and drink companies on how they can avoid falling foul of major food safety incidents that can prove very costly and damaging to company reputations.The day will be divided into four sessions: Tomorrow's food safety risks; Managing the supply chain; Keeping food safe; and Novel processes and packaging.