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Upcoming Events

October 2014

Claim cubstantiation - how to design and analyse trials to support product claims

21-Oct-2014 to 22-Oct-2014
Location:Reading - United Kingdom
This two-day practical and interactive course will show attendees how to design trials and carry out analysis so there is no comeback from regulatory bodies, advertising authorities or competitors.  Trainers include Joyce Ryan, an expert on claim substantiation and a consumer specialist in toiletries and cosmetics, and Chris Gummer, a consultant to Clearcast, the TV industry body for clearing advertising claims.

Implementing the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy: investment, innovation and competitiveness

Location:Westminster - London - United Kingdom
This seminar will discuss the next steps for the development of UK agricultural technology, and for implementing the government’s key priorities of supporting new technologies, building a stronger skills base, and providing strong leadership to the sector. Senior advisor for biotechnology at the US State Department Jack Bobo will speak on the day.

November 2014

Food fraud: advances in combating food and beverage crime

Location:NEC - Birmingham - United Kingdom
This seminar will focus on the latest developments in food authentication, particularly with respect to seafood, spirits, and plants. It will offer an increased awareness of potential food fraud issues and the advanced technologies that are helping to protect businesses and the consumer. As this seminar takes place at the same time as the Lab Innovations Expo, delegates are able to visit the exhibits and discover the latest technology available.

December 2014

Taste trends – ideas and inspiration for NPD

Location:Surrey - United Kingdom
Type:Online conference
This event aims to provide an insight into the upcoming trends in the food and drink industry. Speakers will discuss the latest consumer and market trends affecting food and drink, how history is shaping eating habits, what trends are on the horizon and whether functional foods and ingredients that claim nutrition and health can actually deliver on their promises. Speakers will include representatives from Leatherhead Food Research, Food Trends, Taste the Wild and Charlie Bigham’s.

Common Agricultural Policy - next steps for implementation and supporting the rural economy

The seminar will bring together key policymakers from government with the food and drink industry to discuss progress and next steps for the implementation of the common agricultural policy (CAP) reform, and future policy for up to 2020.Topics will include the priorities for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in spending CAP funding, challenges for rolling out the Basic Payment Scheme from January 2015, and the impact of new regulations – such as the 'Greening' of the CAP – on UK farming and production more widely.Keynote speakers will include National Farmers Union president Meurig Raymond.

February 2015

Tackling obesity, reducing sugar consumption, and next steps for the Responsibility Deal

With the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report on carbohydrates currently out for consultation, this seminar will provide a timely opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities for tackling obesity, and the key issues surrounding sugar consumption.Topics will include the impact of Public Health England's proposals to widen restrictions on junk food advertising and to launch targeted sugar consumption campaigns; the latest thinking on developing a sugar tax; and challenges for ensuring that the obesity debate does not over-centralise around sugar.