Kent Food & Drink Conference

Wednesday 1st May 2019
The University of Kent, Canterbury

 Plenty of opportunity for Kent’s food & drink producers

The Kent Food and Drink Conference 2019 heard there is currently plenty of opportunity for Kent’s food and drink producers however they need to be aware of trends in the wider sector which may impact on them over the next 12+ months.

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Ian Wright, Chief Executive of the Food & Drink Federation spoke about how thanks to Brexit, they were seeing closer cooperation across the food chain and different food groups in the UK. Ian highlighted that until faced with Brexit, the UK hasn’t had a national food and drink strategy since 1940. He went on to say that: “The UK has the most fantastic array of choice, something which we should all treasure and that people love being entrepreneurs in this industry.”

HSBC were headline sponsors for the event bringing together leading experts from the food and drink industry nationally and regionally.

Stephanie Durling at Produced in Kent comments: “There was a lot of information and insight shared by all our conference speakers. For all producers here in Kent, regardless of the size of their business, there is much they should be thinking about for the future. The successful business of today needs to think about so many different issues to continue to be a successful and growing business in the future. Whether this is how people shop, how their tastes will change or the growing importance of issues around packaging and sustainability. It really was food for thought.”

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For further information about the 2020 Kent Food & Drink Conference, please contact Stephanie Durling at Produced in Kent