The Conference

The BlasCymru/TasteWales 2021 food and drink conference will attract industry delegates and policy-makers from around the UK with international representatives attending virtually.

The flagship conference will be opened by the Minister of Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd.  Guest speakers from industry, Government and academia will address the food sector with inspirational and insightful presentations.

At the highly successful BlasCymru/TasteWales event in 2019, Claus Meyer (founder of the Michelin starred NOMA restaurant (four times voted the best restaurant in the world) was the keynote speaker and addressed over 780 delegates.

 AMAndy Richardson/Minister’s Opening 
 AMWelcome from the headline sponsor 
Consumer InsightAMSophie ColquhounCategory Insight
 AMChris Hayward IGD
 AMNetworking Break 
Strategic PerspectiveAMIan WrightFDF
 PMJulie PierceFSA
Welsh PerspectivePMTBC/Authentic/Cwm Taf 
 PMJonathan Tench Future Generations Commission
 PMNetworking Break 
Trade PerspectivePMTBC 
 PMMichael Fletcher COOP
 AMWelcome- Andy Richardson/Board Member 
Sustainable Brand ValuesAMMichael Wilson BRCGS
 AMAndrew Carlin Foundation Earth/EIT
 AMNetworking Break 
Investing in the Future  AMChris Stott KPMG
 AMRobert Keegan Tridos Bank
 PMKEYNOTE –  David Buttress 
Manufacturers’ PerspectivePMEmma Piercy FDF 
 PMGill Higgins Dawn Meats
 PMHost Closes the event