Key Points
  • Understand the next steps towards implementing the recommendations from the National Food Strategy (NFS)
  • Hear from the authors and advisors of the NFS and senior industry voices from leading organisations across the food chain
  • Examine incentives and innovations to support the transition towards sustainable farming and better land use
  • Contribute to the debate around the future of mandatory reporting, and nudging customers into healthier products and sustainable behaviours
  • Hear a panel of high-profile experts discuss food policy, security, resilience and future trade
  • Network face to face with colleagues from across farming, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, local and central government.
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Overview
Expert Speakers:
  • Co-Chaired by: Professor Tim Lang, Emeritus Professor of Food Policy, City University of London
    • Co-Chaired by: Ian Wright, Chief Executive, Food and Drinks Federation
    • Dustin Benton, National Food Strategy Team, Policy Director, The Green Alliance
    • Anna Taylor, National Food Strategy Team, Executive Director, The Food Foundation
    • Emily Miles, Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency
    • Sarah Mukherjee, National Food Strategy Industry Advisory Panel, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IMEA)
    • Emily Norton, Head of Rural Research, Savills
    • Caroline Drummond, Chief Executive, Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF)
    • Andrew Griffiths, Head of Value Chain Sustainability, Nestle UK&I
    • Andy Richardson, Head of Corporate Affairs, Volac
    • Graham Ramsbottom, CEO, Wheatsheaf Group
    • Sue Pritchard, Chief Executive, Food Farming and Countryside Commission
    • Patrick Holden CBE, Chair, Sustainable Foods Trust
    • James Bielby, Chief Executive, Federation of Wholesale Distributors
    • Ruth Edge, Chief Food Chain Advisor, National Farmers Union
    • Alex-Carson Taylor Independent International Trade and Development Specialist and Specialist Adviser on Trade to the EFRA Select Committee

      The National Food Strategy (NFS) provides comprehensive recommendations to improve the national diet, reshape land use and food production and innovate the national supply chain.

      Join our timely conference to hear from senior Government and industry stakeholders who will discuss the next steps in implementing the recommendations from the National Food Strategy.

      The report emphasises the importance of bringing together environmental sustainability, diet inequality and health in a joined-up approach.

      This timely conference will feature the authors and advisors of the NFS along with senior voices from farming, manufacturing, hospitality, retailers, local and central government. Review the opportunities and incentives to work collaboratively to deliver a wide range of affordable, healthy and sustainable foods.

      Gain insight into future investment and innovation to create a resilient, healthier, and more sustainable food system, that decreases the detrimental effects to human health, and to the environment.

      Join us in central London to get the latest updates, participate in the debate and network with your colleagues.


Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:10
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Ian Wright Chief Executive, Food and Drinks Federation

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Professor Tim Lang Emeritus Professor of Food Policy, City University of London

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09:10 - 09:40
Keynote Address: Taking Forward the National Food Strategy

 
  • Review the latest updates and development in implementing recommendations
  • Shifting culture around food and the national diet towards more sustainable routes of production and consumption
  • Next steps for tackling the junk food cycle and reducing diet-related inequalities  
  • Recognising the whole farm to fork cycle to deliver high quality and sustainable foods
9:30-9:40 Questions and Discussion

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Anna Taylor Executive Director,
Food Foundation

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Dustin Benton Policy Director, Green Alliance

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09:40 - 10:40
Panel Session: Recommendations for the Future of Land Use and Food Production

 
  • Making the best use of land through agroecology to ensure environmental sustainability 
  • Reviewing opportunities emerging from a Rural Land Use Framework  
  • Supporting the farming sector and promoting collaboration to upskill the farming sector with new technologies and innovations
  • Diversifying crops to expand the availability and potential of home-grown products 

Speakers

Andrew Griffiths Head of Value Chain Sustainability, Nestle UK&I

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Ruth Edge Chief Food Chain Advisor, National Farmers Union

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Caroline Drummond Chief Executive LEAF- Linking Environment And Farming

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Graham Ramsbottom CEO, Wheatsheaf Group

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Emily Norton Head of Rural Research, Savills

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10:40 - 11:20
Panel Session: Food Security- Investments and Innovations to Enhance Resilience in the Supply Chain

 
  • Integrating systems and utilising resources effectively to overcome barriers that enhance food security
  • Implementing supply chain innovations to ensure high quality and healthy foods are sustainable and affordable
  • Harnessing collaboration across sectors and digitisation to increase efficiency in food production and distribution

Speakers

James Bielby Chief Executive, Federation of Wholesale Distributors

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Andy Richardson Head of Corporate Affairs, Volac & Chair, UK Dairy Productivity Collaboration

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Sue Pritchard CEO, Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

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11:20 - 11:40
Networking Break

 

11:40 - 12:20
Utilising Data to Create Long Term Culture Change- The Future of Mandatory Reporting

 
  • Nudging consumers to make healthier and more sustainable choices 
  • Data reporting to expand the offer of sustainable products to meet consumer’s expectations    
  • Supporting producers to diversify and adapt to expected standards
  • Exploring the scope of a national food system data programme to support the formulation of evidence-based policy
12:10-12:20 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Anna Taylor Executive Director,
Food Foundation

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Emily Miles Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency

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Dustin Benton Policy Director, Green Alliance

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12:20 - 12:50
Ensuring Consistency and Traceability Throughout the Supply Chain

 
  • Getting labelling right: ensuring producers and consumers benefit from transparency that reflects quality and methods of production
  • Reviewing supply chain processes to ensure consistency and transparency to understand animal, human and environmental impact 
  • Reviewing the impact of labelling on health outcomes 
12:40-12:50 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Sarah Mukherjee Chief Executive Officer, IMEA

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Patrick Holden CBE Director, Sustainable Foods Trust

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12:50 - 13:25
Joint Session: Defining Minimum Standards for Trade and Promoting National Foods in a Competitive Global Market

 
This discussion will focus on the challenges and ideas to define overarching standards for local and  imported products which are reflective of environmental, ethical and health targets.

Speakers

Tim Rycroft CEO, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

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Alex Carson-Taylor Independent International Trade and Development Specialist and Specialist Adviser on Trade to the EFRA Select Committee

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13:25 - 13:30
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Dustin Benton Policy Director, Green Alliance

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James Bielby Chief Executive, Federation of Wholesale Distributors

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Alex Carson-Taylor Independent International Trade and Development Specialist and Specialist Adviser on Trade to the EFRA Select Committee

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Caroline Drummond Chief Executive LEAF- Linking Environment And Farming

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Ruth Edge Chief Food Chain Advisor, National Farmers Union

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Andrew Griffiths Head of Value Chain Sustainability, Nestle UK&I

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Patrick Holden CBE Director, Sustainable Foods Trust

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Professor Tim Lang Emeritus Professor of Food Policy, City University of London

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Emily Miles Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency

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Sarah Mukherjee Chief Executive Officer, IMEA

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Emily Norton Head of Rural Research, Savills

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Sue Pritchard CEO, Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

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Graham Ramsbottom CEO, Wheatsheaf Group

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Andy Richardson Head of Corporate Affairs, Volac & Chair, UK Dairy Productivity Collaboration

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Tim Rycroft CEO, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

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Anna Taylor Executive Director,
Food Foundation

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Ian Wright Chief Executive, Food and Drinks Federation

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Venue details

Central London UK


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