Morning, Wednesday, 25th March 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will be an opportunity to discuss the future of the UK food supply chain.
Sessions focus on:
- The future regulatory landscape,
- What the supply chain needs to do to meet net-zero emissions by 2050, and
- Options for further action ensuring fairness across the supply chain.
There will be keynote addresses 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 and Minette Batters, President, NFU.
Further speakers include: Professor David Barling, University of Hertfordshire; Jessica Burt, Mills & Reeve; Sue Davies, Which?; Dr Liz Goodwin, World Resources Institute and London Waste and Recycling Board; Nicholas Saphir, Omsco; Duncan Swift, Moore UK; and Katrina Walsh, The International Meat Trade Association.
Chairing is Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Member, House of Lords European Union Select Committee.
The policy context
- 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;
- Incentivising UK agriculture and creating a consistent regulatory framework;
- Fair trading practices - pricing, wastage and market dynamics;
- The overall regulatory framework post-Brexit; and
- Identifying supply chain risks and opportunities for innovation
- Opportunities and challenges for post-Brexit trading relationships and maintaining consumer confidence;
- The European regulatory context - fair trading practice in the EU and globally;
- Priorities for meeting 2050 net zero emissions targets, ensuring a just transition, and reducing waste across the supply chain; 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; DHSC; DAERA Northern Ireland; Food Standards Agency; HMRC and the Welsh Government.