Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

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The future for the UK food supply chain

Morning, Wednesday, 6th July 2022

This conference will discuss priorities for policy and stakeholders in tackling the impact of challenges for the UK food supply chain - as well as building resilience in the system for the long term.

It will be a timely opportunity to discuss the Government’s review into developing new import controls, and latest thinking on innovative approaches to reducing supply chain disruption and costs.

Delegates will also look at opportunities to develop future policy that enables resilience-building in the food supply chain - following latest government support announced on issues such as CO2 provision, competition law and border checks, and recent developments such as the EFRA’s report on Labour Shortages in the food and farming sector.

Areas for discussion include:

  • key issues - the UK food supply chain in a changing global landscape
  • supply - priorities for mitigating impacts on production & procurement ◦ raw material & chemicals shortages ◦ commodity & energy price volatility ◦ economic & geopolitical factors
  • logistics & distribution - post-Brexit relationships & imports ◦ issues for: freight transport, skills & the workforce, retail, and consumer prices
  • resilience - priorities for: innovation ◦ productivity alongside environmental sustainably ◦ trans-national & trans-sector collaboration ◦ consumer protection
  • policy - developing a holistic strategic approach to the food supply chain

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Chris Tyas, Chair, GS1 UK; and Michael Bourlakis, Procurement and Supply Chain Manager, Cranfield School of Management.

Keynote Speaker

Michael Bourlakis

Director of Research, Cranfield School of Management

Keynote Speakers

Michael Bourlakis

Director of Research, Cranfield School of Management

Chris Tyas

Chair, GS1 UK


Alexandra Herdman

Public Policy Manager, Logistics UK

Colm Jordan

Global Head of Sustainability Communications and Advocacy, Indorama Ventures

David Eudall

Economics & Analysis Director, AHDB Horticulture

James Walton

Chief Economist, Institute of Grocery Distribution

Charles Hogg

Commercial Director, Unsworth

Laura Kelly

Director - Shaping Sustainable Markets, International Institute for Environment and Development (IEED)

Jessica McGoverne

Director of Corporate Affairs, Sedex