"We talk about what matters within the food industry and where the focus needs to be"

A snapshot of the upcoming 2022/23 conferences, briefings and events

UK Food Council events provide the platform for thought-provoking, cross-sector executive debate and a pin sharp focus on specific sector issues, where opinion, experience and thought leadership views are shared to bring about fresh thinking, clarity and new ideas.

These briefings and events highlight industry issues, provide solutions, offer future forward thinking, display product and service innovation from a UK and global perspective. So whether its a quick fire, 2 hour briefing, a half day focus group, a full day of panel group sessions or a two day conference members, partners, participants and guests, continually find these programmes add significant value to their business activity.

The UK Restaurant Technology "Pull Up A Chair" Show

London: 03/11/2022
Manchester: 10/11/2022 
Edinburgh: 17/11/2022

Technology leaders are pointing the way to the next wave of innovation in the restaurant. In this highly anticipated live chat, we'll explore initiatives that have made a difference to several UK operators even during a time of crisis.

The Restaurant Technology "Pull Up A Chair" Show

Whether it's the explosion in online ordering & delivery, the move towards ghost kitchen and virtual restaurant models, and the digital transformation of restaurant operations, or the move from one-sized-fits-all menus to highly personalized restaurant experiences, the restaurant of tomorrow will look radically different.


Join this sectors leading innovators and operators on April 14th as they map the future of the restaurant. If you are a restaurant executive, culinary creator, startup founder technology provider, foodspace designer or food industry investor, book your place now.

“You get your finger on the pulse on everything that’s happening in your sector - all your competitors, customers, suppliers are in one place at one time. It’s an incredibly efficient way of doing business.”
Chef Counihan

2022 EVENTS PROGRAMME  

All events are created around the needs of our members and partners. From time to time we reach out to others in the industry who we believe can either benefit from attending as our guest or they have a valuable contribution, intellectual capital, relevant sector experience or 'know-how' to share with the audience.

Dates for Q3 - Q4 2022 diary

15th

September

UK FARMING IN 2030


Farming in 2030: this event explores a route to 2030 to demonstrate that with the right enabling conditions, an agroecological system could provide enough healthy food for a growing UK population. This initial forum will explore how our thinking about agroecology in this country needs to focus on five critical areas: diet, carbon, livestock, productivity and nature. 


Sectors:
Farming, Agriculture, Grocery
Status: Open to All Members 

20th

October

HR DIRECTORS ROUND TABLE 2022


HRS22 is an exclusive member event of industry HR decision-makers dedicated to finding the best approach to achieving the HR business goals they have set out for their company. COVID-19 has created a 'new normal' that all businesses - and particularly HR departments - are now working hard to keep up with. Our industry is experiencing some of the biggest repercussions from the pandemic. 


Sectors:
Food Producers, Retail, Grocery
Status: Open to members

YOU DECIDE THE DATE

2022/23

BENEFIT FROM HOSTING YOUR INDUSTRY FOCUS GROUP


Our industry sector briefings offer an unrivalled way to get your target audience and your team up to date on the latest service and product offering. From informal Q&A Sessions, Sector Focus Groups to Industry Seminars, Workshops and Round Table Talks. our events team are available to leverage their research, knowledge and industry contacts to support your event hosted by us.


Sectors:
All Sectors
Status: Open to Members & Partners

NEW FOR 2022
'membership lite'
join us

Membership Lite has been created for those businesses who serve other industries in addition to the food industry and therefore require only a 'helicopter view' of the current issues, news, trends, and developments in the UK food industry.

Membership Lite is a subscription based service, open to all operators and suppliers across the food industry.

Take a Look At What's on Offer

UK FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

LONDON - NOVEMBER 24 2022

The UK imports more groceries than it exports, through a network of global, complex supply chains. As national politics and trade become increasingly turbulent and extreme weather events and rapid climate change become the norm, it is important to test and identify improvements to the grocery supply chains and infrastructure that will ensure the resilience of the country’s food sources.

Dates for Q1 2023 diary

26th

January

GROCERY & FOODSERVICE
TRENDS BRIEFING


'Food & Grocery Trends' forms the core of this Directions & Trends Briefing (the first in a series of three). It is a senior executive event where the most progressive and influential individuals across the food and grocery industries will be on the platform and in the audience. It is the ideal forum for industry leaders who want to stay on trend, share insights and develop the future direction of their business.


Sectors:
Grocery & Food Service
Status: Open to Members

2nd

March

FOOD PACKAGING
PARTNER FOCUS GROUP


How is packaging design shaping the food, drink, functional health and wellbeing offering? How can creativity in packaging design drive re-purchase? How are millennials and generation Z influencing brand packaging? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed in this focus group will address.



Sectors:
Grocery & Fast Food
Status: Private Partner Event 

6th

April

THE FUTURE OF FOOD 2030



This briefing will look 10 years beyond Brexit to how Britain will evolve socially, technologically and environmentally. It will discuss how changing trends will impact food production, delving into what we’ll be eating, how we’ll be buying it, and how food will be produced. It poses the question, what impact will this have on the UK food industry and what’s needed to ensure the UK can take full advantage?


Sectors:
All Sectors
Status: Open to Members

It's Back

The Annual Members Day R&R Event Returns for 2022

MEMBERS DAY AT GOODWOOD - SUSSEX

It never went away it just stood aside for the last two years .

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SECTORS WE SERVE

INDUSTRY SECTORS

AGRICULTURE 

See the latest news, issues, topics and research across the UK agriculture, farming and fishing sectors. Participate in the debate. Connect with sector members. 

MANUFACTURING

To discover what's current and what's coming down the line in the UK manufacturing, production and processing sectors log in here. Join in the conversation on today's issues. 

FOOD SERVICE

Connect with your peers and business leaders in the food service and hospitality sectors. Understand the trends and consumer demands affecting FoH and BoH operations.

GROCERY

Get a top down view on where change is taking place in this sector. Engage with industry leaders interviews. Offer your views on how you see this sector developing.

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE WAY WE WORK

OPERATIONAL AREAS

MEMBERSHIP

Membership stretches across the UK food industry, sector by sector and  includes the biggest names, leading brands, start-ups, entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders.

TRAINING

We apply our insight, knowledge, and expertise in a “just for you” approach to unlock exclusive training and skills development opportunities for people in our member organisations.


EVENTS

Our industry-driven agenda, research and thought leadership sets the stage for the events programme which offers objective insight that gets to grips with the issues that impact on  the sectors across the industry. 

INITIATIVES

Our community initiatives bring people and business together to educate policy and decision makers whose active participation provides the foundation for these programmes to prosper.

TRADING FORUMS


As it says on the tin - Connections - connects pre-qualified UK food producers with a host of trusted buyers across relevant sectors of the industry - who are hungry to buy great produce or services.

QUEST

All under one title: Quest provides food industry opinion pieces, editorial contributions, industry leader interviews, op-eds, social media chatter, food and restaurant reviews.

PARTNERS

Collectively with our partners we keep our members on trend and better informed about industry issues, and business opportunities enabling them to make better informed decisions.

INSIGHT

Our Insight sector commentary provides food industry decision makers with independent, well informed insight and opinion based on the analysis contained within the Insight reports.

Initiative
A UK Food Council initiative to eliminate food poverty in the UK, supported by: