Frozen Food Business Conference moves online

UK frozen grocery sales finish 2020 on a high

Richard Harrow, BFFF chief executive.

A thought-provoking line up of speakers will review the last 12 months and discuss industry trends and share insights at The British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF) annual Business Conference on 19-23 April.

To ensure the safety of all delegates, The Business Conference will take place online and has been broken down into five 2-3 hour sessions, each covering a different theme. At the end of each presentation, BFFF chief executive Richard Harrow will announce category winners of the long-awaited 2020 British Frozen Food Awards.

The themes of the 2021 Frozen Food Business Conference are:

  • Monday – Retail – sponsored by Company Shop
  • Tuesday – Economy, Trends & Export – sponsored by XPO Logistics
  • Wednesday – Foodservice
  • Thursday – Sustainability
  • Friday – British Frozen Food Federation – Sponsored by Apetito

Mr Harrow said: “We are delighted to be welcoming back conference favourites Roger Martin-Fagg and Simon Stenning, as well as a whole host of high-profile speakers from the industry.

“Despite the challenges of 2020, and in some cases because of them, the UK’s frozen food industry continues to be a real success story. Last year shoppers spent an extra £872m on everything from frozen avocado to ice cream: making frozen the fastest growing food category, second only to alcohol. The value of frozen food sold in the UK stores is now worth £7.21bn with a year-on-year growth of 13.8%, compared to total grocery, which grew at 11.3%, and fresh and chilled at 9.3%.

“The Conference provides the perfect opportunity for delegates to learn about the trends and hear insights that will help keep this momentum going. It seems fitting that the timing of the conference coincides with the lifting of some lockdown restrictions. For us it’s another promising sign of a return to normality.”

Tickets are available now and can be purchased for individual days or the full week at a discounted rate of five days for the price of four. Full week tickets come with a complimentary goodie box from Dawn Foods, containing five frozen pastries to enjoy on each morning of the conference. Member discount will be applied to BFFF Full Member logins.

To book a place, go to: bfff.co.uk/event/the-frozen-food-business-conference.

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