Forthcoming events

The Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to food and nutrition. These include health professionals and representatives of the bodies they work for; businesses in the food supply chain and their advisors; local authorities and schools; consumer and other interest groups, and the voluntary sector; and academics and commentators, along with members of the reporting press.

In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults Parliamentarians, senior government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others.

The Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email jayne.cole@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

Melanie Leech

Melanie Leech

Priorities for growth in the UK food and drink industry - skills, exports, innovation and sustainability

Tuesday, 29th April 2014
The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Tim Render, Deputy Director for Food Policy, Competitiveness and Growth, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Melanie Leech, Director General, Food and Drink Federation

Stephen Pugh

Stephen Pugh

Food labelling 2014 - provenance, nutritional information and implementing FIR

Thursday, 22nd May 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Stephen Pugh, Head of Food Labelling, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Myles Bremner

Myles Bremner

Implementing the School Food Plan - education, standards and free school meals

Monday, 2nd June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan

Mark Little

Mark Little

Dr Liz Goodwin

Dr Liz Goodwin

Dr Henk de Jong

Dr Henk de Jong

Next steps for UK food waste policy: challenges for industry and the future of anaerobic digestion

Thursday, 17th July 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Mark Little, Head of Food Waste Reduction, Tesco; Dr Liz Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and Dr Henk de Jong, Agricultural Counsellor, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, London

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Food innovation
  • Dignity and nutrition
  • Crop protection
  • Food safety and standards
  • Early years nutrition
  • Meat and dairy industry
  • Food and drink workforce
  • Food exports
  • Horticulture
  • Agricultural technologies
  • Hospital food
  • CAP
  • Sugar
  • Biosecurity
  • Common Fisheries Policy

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

David Amess MP, Richard Ashworth MEP, Willie Bain MP, Sir Tony Baldry MP, Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP, Lord Cameron of Dillington, Neil Carmichael MP, Lord Clement-Jones, Lord Colwyn, Tracey Crouch MP, Baroness Cumberlege, Lord Dykes, Nigel Evans MP, Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, George Freeman MP, Barry Gardiner MP, Baroness Gardner of Parkes, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen OBE, Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP, James Gray MP, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Lord Haskins, Sharon Hodgson MP, Martin Horwood MP, The Earl Howe, Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Diana Johnson MP, Dr Eleanor Laing MP, Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, The Earl of Lindsay, Tim Loughton MP, Andy Love MP, Karen Lumley MP, Baroness Masham of Ilton, Baroness Massey of Darwen, Professor the Lord McColl of Dulwich, Rt Hon Michael Meacher MP, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, Anne Milton MP, Austin Mitchell MP, Baroness Morris of Bolton, Lord Moynihan, Rt Hon Jim Paice MP, Neil Parish MP, Baroness Parminter, Mike Penning MP, Lord Rea, Chris Ruane MP, Adrian Sanders MP, Baroness Scott of Needham Market, Gavin Shuker MP, Lord Simpson of Dunkeld, Lord Skelmersdale, Mark Spencer MP, John Stevenson MP, Lord Stone of Blackheath, David Tredinnick MP, Lord Walton of Detchant, Professor Steve Webb MP, Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Rt Hon the Lord Whitty, Baroness Wilcox and Roger Williams MP. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.