Conference Programme 2019


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8.45 – 9.15 REGISTRATION
9.30 – 9.40 WELCOME Rob Chester, MD, NSF UK
9.40 – 9.45 CHAIRPERSON'S INTRODUCTION Daisy McAndrew
Session 1 INNOVATION UK: UPDATE AND OUTLOOK
9.45 – 10.15 KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE OF FOOD BUSINESS Rohit Talwar
10.15 – 10.35 DEFRA INNOVATION STRATEGY Tim Mordan, Agri-Food Chain – Innovation, Productivity & Science, Defra
10.35 – 10.50 AGRIFOOD RESEARCH AND INNOVATION Andrew McLay, Innovation Lead - Agriculture and Food, Innovate UK
10.50 – 11.10 PANEL DISCUSSION Q&A
11.10 – 11.30 BREAK
Session 2 CHANGING THE WAY WE WORK
11.30 – 11.55 THE CONSUMER AND THE HIGH STREET Professor David Hughes, Imperial College, London
11.55 – 12.20 DISRUPTIVE PLAYERS IN THE MARKET
12.20 – 12.45 PACKAGING & WASTE RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES
12.45 – 13.00 QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION
13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH AND NETWORKING
Session 3 PRACTICAL TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
14.00 – 14.25 URBAN FARMING Kate Hofman, GrowUp Urban Farms
14.25 – 14.50 TURING INSTITUTE AI PROJECTS
14.50 – 15.15 FOOD ASSURANCE FOR THE FUTURE
15.25 – 15.45 BREAK
15.45 – 16.30 BLOCKCHAIN BY NSF: A STEP CHANGE IN TRACEABILITY Rob Chester
16.30 – 16.45 QUESTIONS, DEBATE
16.45 CLOSE
There will be an option to tour the British Library including the Treasures room with the Magna Carta and the Turing Insititute Enigma machine for those that want to.
Drinks in the King's Gallery.