Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

The future of the UK food supply chain - regulation, sustainability and fairness

Morning, Wednesday, 25th March 2020

Central London

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:



Speakers


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.


The agenda


  • 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.



Keynote Speaker

Christine Tacon

Groceries Code Adjudicator

Keynote Speakers

Rebecca Sudworth

Director of Policy, Food Standards Agency

Paulo De Castro MEP

Rapporteur, Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain and Member, Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Christine Tacon

Groceries Code Adjudicator

Chair

Baroness Neville-Rolfe

Member, House of Lords European Union Select Committee and Member, House of Lords European Union Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

Speakers

Jessica Burt

Associate, Food Law, Mills & Reeve

Katrina Walsh

Policy Manager, The International Meat Trade Association

Minette Batters

President, NFU

Sue Davies

Strategic Policy Advisor, Which?

Dr Liz Goodwin

Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste, World Resources Institute and Chair, London Waste and Recycling Board

Professor David Barling

Professor, Food Policy and Security and Director, Centre for Agriculture, Food and Environmental Management, University of Hertfordshire

Duncan Swift

Partner and Head, Food Advisory Group, Moore UK

Nicholas Saphir

Executive Chairman, Omsco