Food Insights In A Changing World - Acting Regionally Thinking Globally

Organised by National Centre For Food Manufacturing

Designed primarily for owners and managers of food or drink sector SMEs based in England.

About this Event:  Places are FREE. A link to the Masterclass will be sent upon registration

This Masterclass will present the recently published NCFM’s production and manufacturing projection models for the food industry. This will lead us to build on themes of supply chain resilience which seem more relevant than we could have possibly thought at the start of this year, with COVID19 and BREXIT having a great impact.

Our food and beverage industry has shown real resilience in the face of adversity, and we are now in a space where we can begin to understand where resilience is an outcome of procedures already in place and identify those hot spots in supply and demand cycles that show us where it can be improved. Our research and system focused models will help you do this to demonstrate responsibility and sustainability in your businesses.

NCFM’s Food Insights and Sustainability Research Cluster has developed the Centreplate Model that enables consumer insights to be used more incisively. It does this by relating ingredient supply and manufacturing practice to national targets. The Centreplate Model will be demonstrated together with supply chain mapping methods we have recently developed.

The Masterclass will show you how to utilise open access market information to guide internal policies so that they can qualify your actions in terms of reporting sustainability and resilience in food and beverage supply. These methodologies are developed at NCFM, here in Lincolnshire but we are testing them with our partners in India and Kenya.

Without working with industry, the research and methods we develop are limited in practice. This means you are an extremely important part of our approach to making food sustainability and security policy work and we know your engagement at events like this leads to investment and impact. Our approach to research in Food Insights and Sustainability is conveniently summed up in a saying that has become highly relevant in 2020, ‘Eat, Drink and most of all, be Ready’, we aim to make sure you achieve this.

Delivered by Dr Wayne Martindale, Associate Professor in Food Insights and Sustainability.