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We Look Forward To Seeing You Tomorrow At The Hallam Conference Centre! Hear From 22 Supply Chain Directors Speaking In 1 Unmissable Day. Teams Confirmed To Attend From McDonald’s, Nando’s, Nestlé, Pernod Ricard, Westons Cider & Many More!

Mission-Critical Change: Survive Brexit, Technology & Market Disruption: Future-Proofed, Collaborative & Agile Food & Drink Supply Chains Which Drive Value & Efficiency

Boost Retailer-Supplier Collaboration • Survive Change • Advanced Forecasting • Optimise Stockholding & Availability • Drive Cost Savings, Value, Efficiency • Sustainability Strategies • Harness New Technologies, Data & Innovations.

One-Day Conference & Networking Event, 12th June 2018, Hallam Conference Centre, London. Download Agenda. Last Few Tickets Remain - Book Yours HERE

'Impressively organised! A diverse range of speakers from successful global companies.' Budweiser

How Can We Survive Today’s Drastic Market, Technological & Consumer Changes, Drive Cost Efficiencies & Boost Retailer & Supplier Collaboration For Profitable, Lean, Demand-Driven, Future-Proofed End-To-End Supply Chains?

  1. Performance-Boosting Retailer-Supplier Collaboration: Drive mutual success and profitability with truly effective, adaptable and collaborative relationships in the ever-evolving retail landscape
  2. Survive Change! Successfully navigate Brexit uncertainty, shifting consumer behaviours and the changing face of supply chains
  3. Maximise Value & Efficiency…& Minimise Costs: Boost cost efficiency and productivity with lean, agile, innovative and value-driven end-to-end supply strategies
  4. Leverage New Technologies & Innovations For Future-Proofed, Streamlined Supply Chains: What will help you stay ahead of the curve?
  5. Smart Forecasting Strategies For Demand-Driven Supply Chains: Accurately predict retailer and consumer demands to optimise performance
  6. The Perfect Stockholding Balance? Insights into maintaining the right levels of stock availability with best-practice inventory planning and replenishment
  7. Drive Sustainability: Remain compliant and meet stakeholders’ expectations with advanced sustainability strategies

Teams Confirmed To Attend From: AB Mauri UK & Ireland, Arla Foods, BEAR nibbles, BEL, Cereal Partners UK, Ferrero, General Mills, HEINEKEN UK, innocent drinks, Katjes Fassin UK LTD, Lindt & Sprungli (UK) Ltd, Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ltd, McCormick & Company, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd, Mitchells & Butlers, Nandos, Natures Way Foods, Pernod Ricard UK, pladis Global, Red Bull, RSPB, Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd, Sheffield University, The Bay Tree Food Co Ltd, Urban Fresh Foods Ltd, Lantmännen, WaterAid, Westons Cider, William Jackson Food Group and many more!

Critical Industry Insights: Survive Change • Retailer-Supplier Collaboration • Forecasting • Stockholding & Availability • Cost Savings, Value, Efficiency • Sustainability • Technologies & Innovations • Quick-Fire Q&A • Networking Breakouts

  • 22 Leading Manufacturers & Retailers Share Insights In One Inspiring Day
  • 10 In-Depth Sessions Focused On Future-Proofed, Collaborative & Agile Food & Drink Supply Chains
  • Best-Practice Supply Chain Innovations
  • 92% Average Delegate Satisfaction Rating Year on Year! 
  • 'Impressively-organised conference, with a diverse range of speakers from successful global companies.' Budweiser
  • 'Good opportunity to hear what other business challenges other companies have and what they are doing to address them.' Burts Potato Chips Ltd
  • 'Great networking opportunity.' Heineken UK
  • 'Excellent overall conference with good insights around critical elements and challenges within food and drink supply chains both local and global.' Mitchells & Butlers
  • 83%+ Average Senior, Client-Side Audience
  • Networking Breakouts & 1-2-1 Meetings Opportunities
  • Interactive ‘Hot Topic’ Panels & Quick-Fire Q&A
  • 5 Facilitated Lunchtime Discussions: A) S & OP B) Transport & Logistics C) Talent & Workforce D) Supply Chain Change Management E)  Distribution
  • 3 International Perspectives

Can you help retailers and manufacturers create lean, end-to-end supply chains? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0) 20 3479 2299 or email partner@foodsupplychainconference.com

Book An Exhibition Stand + 2 Delegate Passes For Only £3,799. Click here to book your stand. Exhibition space is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Food & Drink Supply Chain Conference - Efficient, Collaborative, Innovative

08.30 Registration & Coffee

09.15 GIC Welcome & Interactive Voting Introduction

09.30 Morning Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
Melissa Snover, Managing Director, Katjes Fassin UK LTD

Sergio Mateo, Supply Chain Manager, General Mills


09.45 Maximise Efficiency, Minimise Costs! Driving Value & Productivity & Buffering Against Future Challenges With Cost-Effective Strategies For End-To-End Food & Drink Supply Chains

Chris Kane, Supply Chain Director, Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ltd

Iain McNabb, Logistics Manager, AB Mauri UK & Ireland
Sergio Mateo, Supply Chain Manager, General Mills
Andrew Dooley, Supply Chain Director, Avara Foods Limited


10.20 Retailer-Supplier Collaboration Q&A

Our panellists will take questions from the floor and share their best-practice advice and key learnings around mutually-beneficial retailer-supplier collaboration.

Simon Duffy, Logistics Manager, UK & Ireland Supply Chain, McDonald’s Restaurants LtdAndrew Dowling, Senior Demand Planner, Arla FoodsMalin Elliott, Customer Customer Collaboration Demand Planner, Lindt & Sprüngli (UK) Ltd

10.50 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

11.20 Collaboration Delegate Debate


11.45 Advice On Best-Practice Inventory Planning To Strike The Right Balance & Reduce Stockholding & Availability Issues To Ensure You Meet Consumer Demands

Nick Gundersen, Logistics Manager, Nando’s


12.10 Forecasting, Stockholding & Availability Q&A

Laura Bacon, Customer Supply Manager, Nando’s

12.35 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners

13.55 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks
Sergio Mateo, Supply Chain Manager, General Mills

Melissa Snover, Managing Director, Katjes Fassin UK LTD


13.55 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) S&OP: Chris Morgan, Sales & Operations Planning Manager, Ferrero
B) Transport & Logistics: Ekaterina Kiyanenko, Head of Global Logistics Procurement, pladis Global
C) Talent & Workforce: Jason Russell, Supply Chain Manager, Mitchells & ButlersD) Supply Chain Change Management: Krina Agnew, Program Manager, Global Supply Chain Strategic Optimisation, McCormick & CompanyE) Distribution: Nick Collier, Head of Distribution UK&I, Cereal Partners Worldwide


14.15 Thrive In Evolving Market Conditions: From Brexit Uncertainty To Developing Technologies & Shifting Consumer Behaviours, Successfully Adapt To The Changing Face Of Supply Chains

Emma Macdonald, Managing Director, The Bay Tree Food Co LtdDonald Matheson, Operations Director, Urban Fresh Foods Ltd (BEAR)

15.50 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


15.35 Best-Practice Advice For Adapting Supply Chain Strategies To Drive Sustainability, Remain Compliant & Meet External Stakeholders’ Expectations

Gavin Milligan, ESG Director, William Jackson Food Group


15.55 Take Advantage Of The Latest Technology & Data Developments, New Tools & Future Innovations To Streamline Supply Chain Processes & Advance Long-Term Strategies

Melissa Snover, Managing Director, Katjes Fassin UK LTD
Laure Jameson, Customer Service & Logistics Manager, Red Bull

16.25 Reflection Time & Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks

16.30 Official Close Of Conference