VIRTUAL EVENT, THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER 2020

Delivering against inflated consumer demand and in uniquely challenging circumstances for the supply chain, the Covid-19 crisis has put the food industry front and centre in public awareness.  This new-found focus on the sector offers a timely springboard to rejuvenate awareness of its rewarding and varied careers opportunities.  To benefit from this and future-proof the industry, it is vital that we come together to showcase the myriad different careers in the sector whilst building a sustainable future for food, health and nutrition.

Food Matters Careers’ virtual event creates a unique opportunity to do just that, bringing together industry, academia and government from the UK and beyond to discuss the challenges faced and establish cross-sector, cross-border solutions. It also offers invaluable 1-2-1 virtual networking meetings, forging connections between industry, academia and potential new recruits, and inspiring case study-led sessions showcasing personal stories of individual careers in industry.

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09.00 - 10.00

Attracting and retaining talent: why a multi-stakeholder approach matters
What are the barriers faced by the food and drink industry when it comes to getting the right people in the right roles? What strategies and approaches are being developed across industry and academia to overcome those hurdles and how can we work together to deliver them? Join leading figures forging a way forward across disciplines to attract new talent to a vibrant career path in food and drink and give the industry an essential competitive edge.

10.15 - 11.45

Virtual 1-2-1 networking meetings
Make use of our unique networking platform connecting industry to industry, academia and candidates.

12.00 - 13.00

Personality and profile: the evolving image of the next generation of food and drink industry leaders
With innovation and sustainable food production becoming ever more central to operations, what does the workforce of the future look like? Beyond the technical knowledge, what skills and attributes do new recruits need in order to be able to flourish in this fast paced, demanding and innovative environment? And what can be done to attract the right people in practice?

13.00 - 14.15

Virtual 1-2-1 networking meetings
Make use of our unique networking platform connecting industry to industry, academia and candidates.

14.00 - 15.00

Careers in focus: diversity in the food and drink industry
With international events bringing diversity into increasingly sharp focus, there has never been a more crucial time to address issues of inclusion and social mobility across the food industry. What is being done across leading brands and universities and how can we pull together to keep this important topic high on the industry agenda?

15.15 - 16.15

Creating a first class global food and drink industry
How does the approach and attitude to careers in the food and drink sector in the UK compare to other countries’? How can international connections be strengthened to support synergies between industry and academia? This panel will address the challenges and opportunities of cross-border working and the impact that it could have on the global industry.

 

16.30 - 17.30

Virtual 1-2-1 networking meetings
Make use of our unique networking platform connecting industry to industry, academia and candidates.


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Join the community to gain access to all three events

Join the Food Matters Careers community for 12 months and gain access to three virtual Food Matters Careers events, plus bespoke content and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Industry - £750 + VAT (individual pass), £3,250 (company pass, 5 users)

Academia - £650 + VAT (individual pass), £2,750 (company pass, 5 users)

Students and recent graduates (students who graduated after January 2019) - free registration on the portal, £20 + VAT/ virtual event

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Non-member fee

Available to non-members from industry and academia, if you'd like to purchase a ticket for one of our Food Matters Careers virtual events (£400+VAT/ virtual event), please contact: info@foodmatters.co.uk