The UK Fruit & Vegetable Congress & Awards 2019 promises to be the must-attend conference of the fresh produce calendar, bringing together leading speakers from across the retail, supply, marketing and wider fruit and vegetable sector to discuss the key issues of the day.
Monday 7 October 2019
18:30 - 19:00 DELEGATE REGISTRATION
19:00- 21.30 The UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards Social
Fun and informal evening when the winners will be presented with the trophies.
Tuesday 8 October 2019
08:45 - 09:30 Registration and coffee - FPJ Live expo opens
The main stage will feature FPJ Live’s popular, TV-show style format, with punchy presentations, on-stage interviews and multimedia offering a varied and exciting programme.
09:30 - 10:30 POLITICS & Trade
Tom Watson, MP
Jack Ward, British Growers
Mark Culley, The Orchard Fruit Company
10:30 -11:00 coffee & connect
Make new connections over a morning cuppa!
11:00 - 12:00 RETAIL & MARKETING
Consumer Insight Director, Kantar
John Gray, Angus Soft Fruits
Hugh Pile, Blue Skies
12:00 - 12:30 FPJ Life Stories
sponsored by MorePeople
This special session features an in-depth interview with one of the UK industry's leading lights, looking at their personal and professional stories and giving the audience the chance to put their questions.
Guy Singh-Watson, Founder, Riverford
12:30 - 13:45 Networking Lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Wholesale & Foodservice
This session puts the focus on the burgeoning eating-out sector, speaking to wholesale suppliers, caterers and chefs to hear about the latest development in this crucial area of the trade.
Paul Walker, Spitalfields Market Tenants Association
Simon Martin, The Food Heroes
Vernon Mascarenhas, Nature’s Choice
Jess Latchford, Waste Knot
15:00 - 15:20 BIG INTERVIEW
THE BIG DEBATE
The Big Debate stage will host panel discussions on major topics such as Boosting Fresh Produce Nutrition and The Next Generation.
10:00 - 10:30 ADDING NUTRITION TO FRESH PRODUCE
11:00 - 11:45 TBC
14:00 - 14:30 THE NEXT GENERATION
Ben Bardsley, NextGen Fruit Group
#freshtalks will see a series of video interviews with industry experts recorded for later broadcast on Fruitnet’s new channel, freshtalks.tv.