Taste Lancashire 2019 – Food and Drink Conference

8.30am Registration
9.30am Taste Lancashire 2019 Conference Begins
12.00pm Lunch
4.30pm Taste Lancashire 2019 Conference Ends
4.30pm-6.00pm Cocktails, Nibbles and Networking

The conference will challenge, inspire and celebrate Lancashire’s food & drink economy and the 67.6 million visitors who spend over £1billion annually
on food & drink in the county.

Bringing together retailers, buyers, chefs, hoteliers, food & drink entrepreneurs and exporters, delegates at Taste Lancashire 2019 will hear from industry experts and commentators on trends, issues and perceptions of Lancashire food, drink and hospitality; sharing insights and expertise to help further develop the profile of Lancashire’s food & drink sector and to encourage short breaks and gourmet getaways.

The forum and expert analysis will include:

  • Food and drink trends
  • Sustainability and customer expectations
  • Food health and wellbeing
  • Waste not want not
  • Creating a must-visit food & drink destination

Expert Panellists To-Date Include

James Wong ethnobotanist and self-confessed foodie

Food obsessed ethnobotanist James Wong will open the event

  • Department for International Trade, Lynne Gillen, International Trade Team Leader
  • Destination Bristol, Kathryn Davis, Head of Tourism
  • Freemasons at Wiswell, Steve Smith, Chef Owner
  • Gazegill Organics, Ian O’Reilly, Owner
  • M+LKPLUS, Camilla Ainsworth, CEO and founder, BBC One’s The Apprentice Finalist
  • Marketing Lancashire, Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive
  • Moor Hall, Mark Birchall, Chef Patron
  • Mowgli Street Food, Nisha Katona MBE, Founder
  • NFU, David Hall, North West Regional Director
  • The British Beer and Pub Association, David Wilson, Public Affairs Director
  • The Larder, Kay Johnson, registered nutritionist and Director of The Larder
  • Signature Living, Simon Ball, Head of Food Operations
  • University of Central Lancashire, Jane Shaw, Senior Lecturer Hospitality and Events
  • VisitBritain, Ed Cummins, Product Development & Distribution Executive
  • VisitEngland, Denis Wormwell, Chairman of the VisitEngland Advisory Board

Lancashire Taste Exchange

  • Choc Amor
  • Black Powder Gin
  • Calyx Drinks
  • Dewlay Cheese
  • Goosnargh Gin
  • Lancashire Bowland Snails
  • Mr Fitzpatrick’s
  • Pie Mezzanae
  • Pretzel and Spelt
  • The Bee Centre
  • The Ice Alchemists
  • Wignall’s Yallo

Look out for information about our keynote speaker, expert panellists… #TasteLancashire19


Timings are subject to change. All delegates will receive further information regarding, parking, accommodation and schedule ahead of the event.

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