The Scotland Food & Drink AGM and half-day conference will take place as part of the Scottish Tourism Week Signature Programme from 9am – 1pm on Thursday 17th March.
The focus of the event will be on the Scottish food and drink industry in 2030, what it could look like by then and what we need to do to achieve success over the next 10-15 years.
A top line-up of speakers will look at the latest trends in the sector, how SF&D should support industry growth. A panel of both key retail and foodservice buyers and some leading CEOs from our manufacturing sector. The day’s agenda is as follows:
09.00 Registration, coffees, visit exhibitor stands
09.30 AGM – Chairman’s reports, accounts, approval of resolutions, Q&A
10.00 Conference welcome – Stephen Jardine and Alastair Christmas
10.05 The world in 2030 – trends that will shape Scottish food and drink’s future Andrew Niven (Strategic Market Intelligence, SF&D) Graham McLean (IGD)
10.35 Strategy and leadership for 2030 – James Withers (CEO, SF&D)
11.00 Networking break
11.20 A view from suppliers: current and future opportunities Robert Graham (MD, Graham’s Family Dairy), Craig Anderson (CEO, Scottish Salmon Company), Petra Wetzel (MD, West Brewery), Alastair Christmas (Regional Director, Clydesdale Bank)
12.00 A view from customers: current and future opportunities Duncan Gibson (MD, Brakes UK), Colin McLean (Chief Operating Officer, Scotmid), Graham Box (Managing Director, Sodexo)
12.45 Closing remarks followed by lunch
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