Exports conference

Exports conference: still time for early-bird ticket

Boosting food and drink exports is the aim of our one-day conference on October 5

There is still time to buy early-bird tickets for the Food Manufacture Group’s exports conference – to take place at Ardencote Manor, Warwickshire on Thursday October 5 – ahead of the deadline (July 31).

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.

Confirmed speakers

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

 

10:50 Coffee

 

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

 

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, 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

 

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
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.

 

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