New horizons

by Admin on April 2, 2015

The chosen title for SAMW’s annual conference in Glasgow is ‘New horizons’, a theme which will be addressed by Association president, Alan McNaughton, and four top level speakers:

* Ross Finnie, Chairman, Food Standards Scotland
* Frank Strang, Head of Food and Drink Policy, Scottish Government
* Richard Brown, Director of GIRA (Global Market intelligence)
* Mark Thomson, Business Unit Director, Kantar Worldpanel

The launch of Food Standards Scotland on April 1, makes this a particularly key point for the industry and we’re delighted that Ross Finnie has agreed to address our conference. The input from Mark Thomson and Richard Brown is also extremely well-timed, given the changing nature of the UK’s retail chains and the challenges of the European marketplace. We also look forward to Frank Strang’s presentation which will examine the prospects for the red meat sector with particular reference to beef.

Full conference and dinner details:

Date – Saturday, April 18, 2015

Venue – Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow

Conference times:
9.45 – coffee
10.15 – Conference opening by SAMW president
13.00 – Lunch

Dinner & Dance
19.00 start

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