The UK food supply chain: sector developments, the impact of Brexit and next steps for the Groceries Code Adjudicator

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Event venue: 
Central London, United Kingdom
Event description: 

Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Guest of Honour: Christine Tacon, Groceries Code Adjudicator

This conference will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss the policy priorities for the UK food supply chain and for the Groceries Code Adjudicator.

The agenda is being structured to facilitate discussion on how best to ensure a fair price for suppliers to large supermarkets, and examine priorities for the Groceries Code Adjudicator and the potential for any further expansion of the role.

Further planned sessions assess next steps for ensuring integrity, assurance and transparency across the food chain, including discussion on labelling, trading practice, regulation and meeting the challenges of reducing food fraud.

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar a keynote address from Christine Tacon, Groceries Code Adjudicator. At this early stage, further speakers include: Michael Bell, Executive Director, Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association; Eoghan Daly, Food Policy and Technical Advisor, The Institute of Food Safety Integrity & Protection; Chris Mallon, National Director, National Beef Association; Hilary Ross, Executive Partner, London and Head of Retail, Food and Hospitality, DWF and Mike Watkins, Head of Retailer and Business Insight, Nielsen UK.

Lord Haskins, Chairman, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and former Chairman, Northern Foods has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar. Additional senior participants are currently being approached.

Draft Agenda