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Find, Make, Buy Local - Improving the Local Supply Chain

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National Agri-Food Innovation Campus Conference Centre

Sand Hutton

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YO41 1LZ

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Find, Make, Buy Local will explore the current supply chain in Yorkshire and how small producers can join-up and streamline their supply chain for a smoother and more profitable process.

12pm – Yorkshire Lunch & Networking

1pm – Introduction to the SIAFS programme

1.15pm –Why Food puts Yorkshire on the Map
Stephanie Moon – Chef Consultant, All Things Food
Steph will speak about her experience of working as a chef around the world, and why she will always choose Yorkshire produce.

1.45pm - Where Does Your Food Come From?
Professor Graham Bonwick – Fera Science
Food integrity and quality has been a big talking point over the past few years. Graham will speak about how the food industry can control food fraud and ensure quality.

2.15pm – Ensuring Sustainability in the Local Supply Chain
Dr Gavin Milligan – Sustainability Director, The William Jackson Food Group
It was reported this year that the world will run out of food by 2050 if we continue to produce food in the way that we do now. Gavin will speak about how the William Jackson Food Group tackle sustainability and how they work with their suppliers to safe guard produce for the future.

2.45pm – Break

3.15pm – Consumer Demand for Provenance, and How to Prove it to them
Matt Rymer – Founder/Director, Happerley
Provenance fraud costs the UK food industry alone £11.2 billion every year. Consumers expect transparency in today’s society, and yet we do not know the origins of most of the food we eat. Instead, there are endless smokescreens, disingenuous labelling, fake farm brands and cynical use of the word local. Matt will speak about how companies can tackle this issue and prove their provenance to consumers.

3.45pm – TBC

4.15pm – How to Leverage the Yorkshire Brand, Panel Session
TBC
Yorkshire is much more than just a region, it’s become a brand in itself. We’ve become known for excellent produce, artisan companies and excellent restaurants. This panel session will explore how you can use the Yorkshire Brand to leverage your brand & business.

4.45pm – Business ‘Speed Dating’
The aim of this session is to connect businesses to retailers, and to encourage conversations between businesses to buy from one another.

5.15pm – Yorkshire Beer, Cider & Spirit Tasting
The event will conclude with the tasting of some local beer’s, cider & spirits.



Speakers

Stephanie Moon – Chef Consultant, All Things Food
Born and raised in Yorkshire, Steph is one of the county’s best chefs, and has cooked in high end restaurants all over the world. Steph was recently crowned Deliciously Yorkshire’s Food Champion and promotes Yorkshire produce across the UK. She recently joined the team at Born & Bred, a meal delivery company exclusively using Yorkshire produce.

Professor Graham Bonwick – Fera Science

Gavin Milligan – Sustainability Director, The William Jackson Food Group
The William Jackson food group was started in Hull in 1851 and now own Aunt Bessie’s, Jackson’s Bread, Abel&Cole, My Fresh & The Food Doctor. They work closely with their suppliers to ensure sustainable practises and are continuously looking for ways to improve.

Matt Rymer – Founder/Director, Happerley
Happerley was established by two farmers wanting to break down the disconnect between producer and consumer, and restore honesty and credibility to food provenance by turning food chain data transparent and to the consumer. Their passport scheme allows restaurants, retailers, butchers, bakeries etc. to become Provenance Champions and have their supply network audited and published online. Meaning you, in an instant, can see their ingredient supply chains down to the farmers and growers.


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