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Meat Trades Journal and partners launch Food Export Conference
Published:  21 June, 2017

Registration is now open for our Food Export Conference. 

The event has been organised by Meat Trades Journal in partnership with sister sites British Baker and Food Manufacture, all part of the William Reed Business Media family.

The conference has been designed to give the UK food and drink industry advice for companies breaking into exports, and those seeking to expand their operations on a global level. Topics of discussion will include looking for available help from the government, the legalities of exporting and how to identify the best markets for your products.

Rod Addy, editor of Meat Trades Journal, said: “With the UK’s course set on Brexit, there’s all to play for in the export market and making the right moves at the right time is crucial. This conference is designed to equip your business to do exactly that.”

Speakers providing an insight into their export knowledge include: Adam Buckley, international sales director at Premier Foods; Ed Wright, export director for Cranswick; Richard Clothier of Wyke Farms; Nick Brennand, sales director at The Ice Co; Michael Bell, executive director for Northern Ireland Food and Drink; and David Williamson, director of public affairs at the Scotch Whisky Association.

“Food and drink manufacturers need the latest independent advice to unlock the full potential of global export markets,” said Mike Stones, group editor of Food Manufacture. “This conference will offer delegates the inside track to export success from the lips of business managers who are already thriving in fiercely competitive world markets.”

Vince Bamford, editor of British Baker, added: “British bakery businesses of all sizes are already enjoying strong overseas trade but there are many more opportunities to be embraced. This conference will give suppliers the chance to learn from those who have found export success, and help them identify potential markets for their own goods.”

The day will be split into four sections:

  • Identifying your potential for growth
  • How to organise your UK business to drive export
  • World Trade Organisation rules
  • What can be learned from food and drink manufacturers trading profitably overseas


The Food Export Conference will take place on Thursday, 5 October at Ardencote Manor in Warwickshire. Register before Tuesday, 18 July for an early bird discount.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Katie Tyler on katie.tyler@wrbm.com or 01293 610493.

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #FoodExportConf