Food and drink summit to look at challenges and changes the industry faces
LEADING FIGURES from the food and drink sector will be coming together to talk about the challenges and changes the industry faces.
York’s second Food and Drink Conference is taking place today at the Principal York Hotel and is expected to attract 150 delegates including food entrepreneurs, wholesalers, retailers and independent producers.
Jennifer Middleton, CEO of Lemon Zest PR, will be a keynote speaker at the event.
She will be sharing her insights on marketing to new trends and changing demands. Ms Middleton has run regional food campaigns for Deliciouslyorkshire, Taste Cumbria and Taste Lancashire as well as running Malton and Taste Cumbria food festivals.
Ms Middleton said: “We’re excited to introduce businesses to our thoughts on how to authentically stand out in the food and drink sector. Yorkshire food isn’t all Yorkshire puds and parkin, there is a wealth of promise and potential in this county and I look forward to offering my insights.”
She will be joined by 16 other experts at the event, representing everyone from artisanal producers to multi-national corporations, who will be sharing their insights on the food industry.
A panel debate is set to feature Kevin Butterworth, marketing and international sales director at Seabrook Crisps; Stephen Noblett, food and drink specialist at the Department for International Trade; Andy Tuscher, region director of the EEF; Steve Pollack, head of media communications at Nestlé; Judy Bell MBE, director at Shepherds Purse; and Adam Bedford, regional director, North East, NFU.
The event its being sponsored by Harrowell’s Solicitors and is organised by Make It York, a group which looks to promote the city.