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 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.

Speakers


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



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;
    • 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.



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