Food & Drink Wales Industry Briefing

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Date(s) - 14/06/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Welsh Government Buildings


Food & Drink Wales Industry BriefingWith the ‘better-for-you’ and health categories in the food and drink  sector set to continue to grow, Food Matters Live is pleased to be  hosting a second industry briefing in conjunction with Food and Drink  Wales. This briefing is designed to help provide guidance on how to  innovate and develop your business, provide expert advice on export  opportunities and outline how to form collaborations with research and  academia.

The free-to-attend briefing is split into two formats – the morning  takes the form of a plenary session with the afternoon split into  three workshops. Refreshments will be provided.

Speakers at the event include:

Rachel Rowntree, Managing Director, Wide Eyed Owl – Rachel has spent  over 15 years working for large FMCG manufacturers covering sales and  marketing roles across companies including Coca-Cola, Mars  Confectionary and PepsiCo.

David Young, David Young Consulting – David’s 25 year career has taken  him to Sainsbury’s, Booker, The Cooperative, The Cheese Company,  Parmalat, amelca and McCambridge Ltd establishing success in growing  both brands and Private Label.

Chris Price Jones, Innovation Director, BIC innovation – Chris has  worked for a number of blue chip companies such as Boots, Beechams,  Cadbury and the Callard & Bowser group finishing his industrial career  with Leaf group.

Katie Palmer, Sustainable Food Cities Co-ordinator, Food Cardiff –  Kate is working in partnership with the public, private and third  sectors to generate a fair and vibrant food economy in Cardiff.

Paul Roberts, Operations Manager, Food Technology Centre, Coleg Menai  – In his current role, Paul works very closely with the private sector  and public bodies such as the Welsh Government.

James Read, Founder, Giant Peach – James runs an ethical digital  agency which uses their expertise in all things digital to help their  clients make an even bigger difference.