Morning, Wednesday, 25th March 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the next steps for the UK food supply chain.
Sessions focus on the future regulatory landscape, improving environmental sustainability in the sector and ensuring fairness for all in the supply chain.
In takes place in the context of:
There will be keynote address from: Christine Tacon, Groceries Code Adjudicator; Paulo De Castro MEP, Rapporteur, Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain and Member, Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development; Rebecca Sudworth, Director of Policy, Food Standards Agency; Minette Batters, President, NFU.
Further speakers include: Professor David Barling, University of Hertfordshire; Jessica Burt, Mills & Reeve; Sue Davies, Which?; Dr Liz Goodwin, London Waste and Recycling Board; Nicholas Saphir, Omsco; Duncan Swift, Moore UK; and Katrina Walsh, The International Meat Trade Association.
- Progress on ensuring fairness in the grocery supply chain;
- Key stakeholder issues for supply chain regulation:
- Consumer protection and the future regulation of the grocery retail sector;
- UK agriculture;
- Fair trading practices - pricing, wastage and market dynamics; and
- The overall regulatory framework post-Brexit.
- Opportunities and challenges for post-Brexit trading relationships and maintaining consumer confidence;
- Future-proofing environmental legislation and regulation - food waste, water usage and ecological erosion;
- Identifying supply chain risks and opportunities for innovation;
- The European regulatory context - fair trading practice in the EU and globally; and
- The role of UK regulators post-Brexit.
Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places from Defra; DIT; DFID; Food Standards Agency; HMRC; DAERA Northern Ireland; and the Welsh Government.