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Food industry talent to inspire future business leaders at FDF event

4 June 2014

Food industry talent to inspire future business leaders at FDF event

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As part of Food and Drink Week at the International Festival for Business, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is holding a special future leaders event in Liverpool on 8 July aimed at inspiring the next generation of CEOs and Managing Directors.

The one-off event, titled 'Taste the Future,' will host a range of renowned speakers and experts including Martin Glenn, CEO of United Biscuits, Maria Whitehead MBE, Director of Hawkshead Relish, Sue Swanborough, HR Director of General Mills and motivational speaker BJ Cunningham.

Event speakers will share the secrets of their successful moves into leadership roles with delegates, as well as advice on how to grow confidence, transfer skills, set goals and develop networks. The event programme has been tailored to aspiring CEOs and senior staff, HR managers, and trainers mentoring senior level people.

Steve Barnes, Economics & Commercial Services Director at FDF, said:

“At this one-off event the business leaders of tomorrow will hear inspirational stories and practical tips from some of the UK's food and drink manufacturing industry's biggest names. As well as gaining valuable insight into the different paths to leadership roles via a series of expert talks and panel discussions, delegates will be able to network with the next generation of CEOs and Managing Directors over lunch and a drinks reception.”

Event details:

When: 8 July 2014 Time: 12.30pm lunch and registration (1.15pm start – 4.30pm closing) Where: Raddison Blu Hotel, 107 Old Hall St, Liverpool L3 9BD Price: £250+VAT per delegate (FDF member) £275+VAT per delegate (non member)

Lunch and networking drinks will be included.

More information

For more information or to book, visit the FDF website or email Susie Latter via

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