FOB Annual Conference – Wednesday, 23rd May 2018


The Federation of Bakers is holding its Annual Conference on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 in London.

This event has over the past 10 years built a strong reputation for addressing major food chain issues.

This year’s agenda will address and debate a range of important issues for the UK bakery sector including:

  • Bakery and the Health Agenda – including PHE’s work on salt, sugar and calorie reduction; wholegrain and fortification of bakery products
  • Market and Economic Update – including a look at the challenges and opportunities of Brexit for the food manufacturing industry
  • Food Safety and Sustainability in the Bakery Sector – including acrylamide mitigation, dust sensitisation, food waste and single use plastics

We expect an audience of around 150 bakery and food industry executives from across the sector including all of our members, industry suppliers, other trade associations, government officials and media representatives.


This year’s event will be hosted by well known broadcast journalist and presenter Ben Thompson and we have  an exciting line-up of speakers including:

  • Dr. Alison Tedstone – PHE
  • Professor Paul Sharp – Kings College London
  • Dr. Jan-Willem Van der Kamp – Healthgrain Forum
  • Ian Wright – FDF
  • Matthew Verity – Kantar Worldpanel UK
  • Moira Howie – Waitrose
  • Dr. Clive Black – Shore Capital Markets
  • Peter Worsey – WRAP
  • Mervin Poole – Heygates Mills
  • Giles Hyder – HSE

Venue & Timings

One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA

  • Registration from 09:00 – 09:40
  • Conference from 09:40 – 16:15
  • Drinks Reception from 16:15 – 17:00


Tickets are available as follows:

  • Members: £180.00
  • Non-Members: £228.00

Please note above prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

Ticket price also includes all conference materials, refreshments, two course buffet lunch and post-conference drinks reception.

This event is open to all bakery industry businesses and other stakeholders including retailers, suppliers  and other interested parties.

To book tickets please use the online ticket booking facility or email

Hotel Accommodation

There are a number of hotels within easy reach of the venue including we suggest checking for latest deals and availability on


FOB Event Cancellation Policy

Please note that we can only refund the full cost of the booking up to 30 calendar days before the event and 50% for up to 10 calendar days before the event, after which regrettably no refund is available.

You may transfer your booking to a colleague with 24 hours’ notice to the organiser.

Tickets are not available as this event has passed.


23rd May 2018
9:40 am - 5:00 pm
£180 – £228


One Great George Street
London, SW1P3AA United Kingdom + Google Map