At this year’s Conservative Party Conference the Education Policy Institute has partnered with Sheffield Hallam University to co-host a private round-table on food and drink engineering.
The food and drink industry generates over £121bn in added value for the UK’s economy each year, deeming it the largest manufacturing sector.
However, in these uncertain times, there is work to do to maintain the industry’s status as world-leading. The industry must look to the future and seize opportunities to: boost productivity; address environmental and nutritional challenges; improve resource efficiency; enhance food safety; and improve skills and employment.
To this end, food engineering poses a significant opportunity. But the sector needs support from world leading institutions if it’s to realise its potential.
The opening of the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, the leading Centre of its kind in the UK, is intended to help the manufacturing industry retain its world-leading status.
This session will ask ‘How do we ensure our thriving food engineering sector remains globally competitive – and what opportunities should the new Centre prioritise?’.
The round-table will be chaired by Rt Hon. David Laws (Education Policy Institute). This round-table is by-invitation only. Relevant stakeholders can get in touch on email@example.com to request a ticket but please note that places are limited.
** Note: This event will take place in the conference secure zone. To access the secure zone you will need to obtain a pass directly from the Conservative Party.**