The ‘Appetite for Growth’ conference is returning, at a pivotal time for Northern Ireland food and drink.
Organised by the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) and supported by InvestNI and HSBC, the 2021 NIFDA Business Conference will take place virtually on Friday 3rd September from 9.30am – 12.30pm.
With new trading arrangements, recruitment issues, new food strategies from government and of course recovery from the pandemic, Northern Ireland’s biggest manufacturing sector faces many challenges over the coming years.
At the 2021 NIFDA Business Conference – Fresh Thinking for Future Growth, leading industry experts will explore the opportunities presented by these challenges, identify the key market megatrends of the coming decades, and discuss how the industry can grow for the future through improved productivity and innovation.
If your business is in food & drink production, processing, retail/food service, farming/agriculture or R&D then join us online and hear in real-time from some of our exciting speakers and participate in live Q&A discussions.
Confirmed speakers include:
Financing the Future – Gillian Morris, HSBC Head of Corporate Banking
Skyscrapers and the Shopfloor – The market view for 2021 and beyond – with
Clive Black (Shore Capital)
Allan Wilkinson (HSBC, Head of Food & Agriculture)
Michelle Charrington (Invest NI)
Food Industry opportunities in the UK
Ian Wright, Food & Drink Federation
Accessing Export Opportunities
Oriel Petry, Department of International Trade NI
Focus on Finnebrogue – Experience of the Invest NI Consumer Insights service
Consumer & Customer Demand in Retail & Food Service with:
Dominic Darby, Formerly Head of Innovation, Marks & Spencer
In Conversation with Sir Peter Kendall ahead of the launch of the Kendall Review into the future of agri-food in Northern Ireland.