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Scotland Food & Drink Conference and AGM

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A land of Food and drink: Building powerful food and drink stories

Tough times are ahead. That much is certain. But in this uncertain world we are all facing, brands can play a strong and powerful role. This year Scotland’s Food & Drink Annual Conference looks at how building strong, consistent brands can help companies thrive, build consumer confidence and help drive sustainable, responsible growth for Scotland’s food and drink industry.

Date: Afternoon, Thursday 12 September 2019
Location: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Cost: Member rates of £45+VAT and non member rates of £180+VAT. AGM-only attendance is free for voting members.


Writer and broadcaster Nicky Marr will be the conference host and speaking on the day will be:

Sally Preston
Founder of Kiddylicious

Victoria Milne 
Associate Planner at the Leith Agency 

Allan Little 
Brand Controller at AG Barr

Ian Smith
Head of Corporate Relations at Diageo Scotland

We will also reveal for the first time the latest research commissioned exclusively by Scotland Food & Drink’s Market Intelligence Team.

Hear Andrew Niven and Hayley Bruce present 'Provenance Perspectives', sharing the new headline insights from the Shopper & Diner Research on the level of importance placed on local and Scottish food and drink by the UK and Scottish consumer.

Keli Mitchell, Joint Managing Director at Frame Agency will host a panel discussion about Brand Consistency with:

Tony Stone
Managing Director at Stoats

Sally Preston
Founder of Kiddylicious

Andrew Chapman
Director of Sales & Marketing at Keith Brewery

We’re bringing together a UK and International panel to ask: What role can country brands play in selling food and drink products?

Joining Scotland Food & Drink Chief Executive, James Withers, will be:

Una FitzGibbon
Marketing & Communications Director at Bord Bia in Ireland

Keith Smyton
Head of Food Division for the Welsh Government

Nick Swallow
New Zealand’s Trade Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

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Event details


Thu, Sep 12, 2019 | 1 day event | Afternoon


Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street Edinburgh


Scotland Food & Drink


0131 335 0940

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