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Food & Drink Conference at UK House

Your opportunity to broker new business relationships, explore innovations for sustainable growth and develop your global export capability.

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.

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/drink sector.

28 July 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/Drink related businesses and representatives from cities from across several Commonwealth countries.

29 July 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. The afternoon offers an in-depth Masterclass on selling food and drink overseas, run by the Food and Drink Exporters Association and sessions 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.

Be part of the conversation; be part of the solution. Help build a bold, healthy and sustainable food future. 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). Spaces are limited so an early expression of interest is advised. We’d love for you to become a part of this special event and look forward to welcoming you.

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