At CFDE one important feature is discussing the state of the food and beverage industry in the Caribbean with a view to finding solutions to the many challenges from food security to unfair competition in the rum production industry.The CFDE conference brings the brightest minds in the Caribbean together for the sole purpose of securing a sustainable future for the food and beverage industry. If this is your ‘cup of tea’ then register below as these seats are limited. Admission £20.00
Caribbean Food and Drink Conference 2015 – Friday 10th July 2015 (12 noon to 5pm) – Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
The main objectives of the Caribbean Food and Drink Conference 2015 are:
- To help participating Caribbean countries explore and facilitate trade and investment opportunities both locally and in the United Kingdom within the food and drink sector;
- To explore and establish new trade and business development linkages between participating Caribbean countries, export development agencies, distributors and buyers and sellers within the food and drink sector in the UK and EU marketplace;
- To provide a credible platform for policy makers and decision makers within the food and drink industry to discuss and debate best practice, challenges and possible solutions, on an annual basis via a one day conference.
Topics and Speakers –
- Opening Remarks – H.E. High Commissioner Mr Cenio Lewis
- Climate change – agriculture, food, recycling and waste management – Mrs Elizabeth Mullings-Smith
- Is our diet killing us as Caribbean people? – Grace Vanterpool MBE
- The socio-economic value of Rum to the Caribbean – Ian Burrell
- Insights of the future of Caribbean Cuisine – Michelin Trained Chef Jason Howard
- Understanding the European Partnership Agreement (EPA) – Dr Paul Quantock
Please note, for Caribbean food and beverages manufacturers there will be one 2 one sessions with UK based distributors and buyers. These meetings must be pre-arranged to avoid disappointment.