The Food and Drink Forum aanounces date for flagship event

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One of the largest food and drink business support membership organisations in the East Midlands has announced the date for its flagship event of the year.

The Food and Drink Forum, which operates across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, will be staging its annual general meeting and networking supper on Tuesday June 26th.

Around 160 key industry figures from across the East Midlands took part in last year’s event, with more expected this year.

“Our AGM and networking supper provides the perfect opportunity for those connected to the region’s food and drink sector to meet other industry professionals, catch up on industry trends and to make important contacts,” said Food and Drink Forum managing director Fiona Anderson.

The Forum, which is based at Southglade Food Park, Nottingham, has members across the region, including manufacturers, food service operators, and consultants and businesses providing services to the food and drink sector.

Members are entitled to at least one free ticket to the AGM and networking supper, depending on their membership level. Food and drink firms interested in being a part of the Forum are invited to join ahead of the AGM event, which takes place at Kelham Hall, near Newark, from 4pm on June 26th.

“The AGM is a key date on the calendar, and once again we’re expecting to attract members from across the East Midlands,” said Fiona Anderson.

Guest speakers are currently being lined up but will include Ian Noakes, from Dovedale Foods, which produces the Sauces of Choice brand.

The Food and Drink Forum was founded in 1998 as a not-for-profit, membership-led organisation to stimulate and support the sustainable growth and development of the food and drink industry in the East Midlands.

Its aims include championing the food and drink sector in the East Midlands, developing strategic influencing partnerships within and outside the East Midlands, and acting as a centre for information and knowledge on all subjects relating to the food and drink sector in the region.

It also aims to stimulate and facilitate sustainable change within companies of all sizes across the food chain, generate income and secure resources to meet the needs of a high-quality service, and promote the food and drink sector to future employees through education and the raising of skills.

For information about membership or the AGM and networking supper call 0115 9758810.