Join the Food and Drink Conference at UK House (in-person and virtual)
This is your chance to broker new business relationships, explore innovations for sustainable growth and develop your global export capabilities.
The UK Government is delighted to invite you to discover the latest thinking, innovations, success stories, solutions and export opportunities in the food and drink industry.
Taking place during Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, UK House in Broad Street will build on the cooperative spirit of the Commonwealth and the UK’s climate leadership at COP26. This in-person and virtual platform will bring together businesses, key decision makers and governments. This event will help you discover opportunities for partnerships, understand how to start your export journey and learn about innovations for sustainable growth in the food/drink SME supply chain.
About this event
Working with a network of Commonwealth and global partners, this event outlines the emerging opportunities for innovative SMEs, research organisations and NGOs in the Food and Drink sector.
28 July 2022: Day 1 offers an insight into the bold urban food planning policies Birmingham is developing and the opportunities around them followed, in the afternoon, with an opportunity to meet some of Greater Birmingham’s SME ‘Best in Class’ Food and Drink related businesses and representatives from cities from across several Commonwealth countries
29 July 2022: Day 2 features Trading Sustainably, Identifying Global Partners, Innovation Trends, Food Standards and the secrets to success in Food and Drink exporting.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) is providing a series of engaging sessions targeting UK SMEs with a desire to boost their export capability:
- Meet and hear from government experts, established global export champions and successful food and drink exporters
- Join an in-depth Masterclass on selling food and drink overseas, run by the Food and Drink Exporters Association
- Meet with DIT food and drink experts
We are also featuring a session in which UK supply chains and skills might help address major food challenges faced by international markets.
How to register
The programme is being developed in partnership with Birmingham City Council in conjunction with the Birmingham Commonwealth Association, The Food Foundation, the Department for International Trade and the Food & Drink Exporters Association (FDEA).
Attendance is free and places are limited, so use the link below to register your interest in attending today.