Brodies and Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce are hosting a series of breakfasts over the coming months to engage with local businesses and encourage them to share their vision for the future. We are bringing together business leaders, key community figures and sector specialists to share insights and help draft a route map to sustainable growth for the region.
The events will feature a networking breakfast from 8.00am, a short overview by the panellists from 8.30am, and questions from the audience until 9.30am.
The briefing, on Tuesday 19 September, will focus on Food & Drink.
James Bream, Research and Policy Director, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce (Moderator)
Clive Phillips, Head of Land & Rural, Brodies
Peter Cook, Director Food, Drink & Agriculture, Opportunity North East
Ryan Scattery, Managing Director, Thistle Seafood’s
Stuart Common, Commercial Director, Mackie’s Scotland
Scotland Food & Drink has implemented an industry-wide strategy that focuses on people and skills, innovation and collaborative supply chains to drive growth in the sector, while other initiatives are promoting and inspiring local producers. In the first three months of 2017, the Scottish food and drink sector recorded £1.2 billion in exports, an increase of £124 million on the previous year. What does this mean for the north east? Our panel of experts will discuss the current opportunities and challenges facing the industry, including:
- the potential to create a vibrant food tourism industry across the region;
- international trade post-Brexit;
- the need for innovation to increase productivity;
- the impact of commodity prices and business rates; and
- what is needed to strengthen the supply chain.
- FULLY BOOKED
31 -33 Union Grove
- Member Rate: Free Non Member Rate: Free
- Places available