The Food Export Conference will arm delegates with the latest advice on launching food and drink exports sales and growing existing sales.
From identifying financing opportunities to boost exports, to legal requirements and how to identify the best overseas markets for your product category, if you are interested in food and drink export sales, Ardencote Manor is the place to be on Thursday October 5.
Speakers taking part include: Adam Buckley, international sales director, Premier Foods, Ed Wright, export director, Cranswick and Richard Clothier, Wyke Farms. Read the full list of confirmed speakers in the box below.
Early bird tickets for the one-day conference cost £328.00 + VAT. From Wednesday (July 20) the ticket price will rise to £410 plus VAT.
The conference is being staged by the Food Manufacture Group in partnership with sister titles British Baker and Meat Trades Journal.
Commenting on the conference Rod Addy, editor Meat Trades Journal said: “With the UK’s course set on a Brexit, there’s all to play for in the export market and making the right moves at the right time is crucial. This conference is designed to equip your business to do exactly that.”
While British food and drink exports topped £20bn for the first time last year, only in one-in-five food and drink manufacturers currently sell overseas. So, why not take advantage of the advice on offer at our conference to join the list of successful food and drink exporters?
Food export conference programme
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
SESSION 2: View from the coalface
11:10 The big picture ambient
Adam Buckley, international sales director, Premier Foods
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, senior international director markets, Santander
12:25 Joint working for export approval
Dr. Phil Hadley, international market development director, AHDB
12:40 PANEL SESSION FROM THE MORNING
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, Institute of Directors.
14:20 The view from Northern Ireland
Michael Bell, executive director, Northern Ireland Food & Drink
14:35 The view from Wales
Speaker to be confirmed
14:40. The view from Scotland
Scottish bakery representative
SESSION 4: Tips on export success
15:20 A baker’s tale
Jeremy Gilboy, md, Carrs Foods
15:35 A butcher’s tale
Speaker to be confirmed
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
16:05 PANEL SESSION FROM THE AFTERNOON
16:35 Closing remarks
16:40 Conference closes
Reserve your early-bird tickets here.