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Conference Programme

9:30 am

Registration and networking

10:00 am

Welcome & venue introduction

Lady carline Cranbrook (Festival President and Co-Founder) and Harry Young (General Manage Snap Maltings)

10:05 am

Welcome by Chairman

Bill Turnbull, broadcaster (presenter of Classic FM radio & formerly BBC Breakfast)

10:10 am

What Consumers Eat: trends in food consumption and the drivers of consumer choice

  • Prof Andrew Fearne, Norwich Business School, UEA: “The relationship between intentions and behaviour. The challenges of behavioural change.”
  • Doug Field, CEO East of England CoOp: “Adapting to changing consumer habits 0 the East of England Co-op way.”
  • Panel Q&A: Andrew Fearne, Doug Field, Thomasina Miers, Nick Saltmarsh
11:25 am

Break & refreshments

11:50 am

We Are What We Eat: the relationshop between diet and health

  • Prof Alastair Forbes, Norwich Medical School, UEA: “The relationshop between diet and disease.”
  • Bee Wilson, author: “The Food Paradox: how life is getting better yet food is getting worse.”
  • Panel Q&A: David Eagle, Alaistair Forbes, Joannah Metcalfe, Bee Wilson
1:10 pm

Lunch – 2 courses including local and seasonal food and drink

2:40 pm

Welcome back by Chairman

Bill Turnbull, broadcaster (presenter of Classic FM radio & formerly BBC Breakfast)

2:45 pm

Regional and short food chains: meeting the challenges of health and diet whilst responding to additional challenges in the food chain

  • Oilver Paul, Suffolk Food Hall: “Quantifying the value of a short supply chain.”
  • Martin Collison, EU Short Food Chain (SKIN) network: “Can Shorter Food Chains Help?”
  • Panel Q&A: Martin Collison, Jonathan Crickmore, Gerarld King, Oliver Paul, Mike Smith
4:00 pm

Concluding remarks & depart


An appetite for change: Eating wisely and well
Friday 28 September 2018

The fourth Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival Conference took place on Friday 28 September and was attended by over 130 delegates from a range of backgrounds and with a variety of interests, both professional and personal. It was a stunning success, with inspiring talks and lively discussions which continued well after the conference had finished.

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The whole event was organised in a very professional manner. Food and service excellent, a really enjoyable and informative day

Very good range of speakers on lots of different really important issues

Really good and extremely interesting to hear different opinions

I am aged 71, take no medication, teach free yoga classes and want to stay healthy so this was perfect for me

Excellent event. interesting speakers and great opportunity for us to mix with people in the sector

Very intelligent content and debate - a springboard for lots of ideas. The quality has been very impressive overall

It is always interesting/beneficial to know what positive initiatives are going on around one, be it regional, national or global, but especially local

Wonderful conference! We need to work together to educate people and make the world a lot better place to live