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Book Before Next Thursday & Save £200! 23 Speakers Reveal How To Stand Out From The Crowd With Future-Ready People Strategies!

Combat Threats From Brexit & Shrinking Talent Pools, Future-Proof Your Recruitment & People Engagement Strategies, Safeguard The Bottom Line With Turnover-Reducing Retention, Reward, Development & Wellbeing Strategies & Unlock The Next-Generation Of Workers

A One-Day, Industry-Led Conference & Networking Event, 20th May 2020, Central London.

23 Food & Drink HR, Talent & Engagement Leaders Share Fresh Insights To Boost Employee Engagement, Streamline Recruitment, Attract Star Talent, Combat Brexit, Manage Retention & Rewards, Embed Long-Lasting Cultural Change, Build The Workforces Of The Future, Drive High Performance, Protect The Bottom Line, Support Employee Wellbeing & Deliver High-Impact L&D:

  1. Combat The Threat Of Shrinking Talent Pools In Food & Drink: Stand out from the crowd in an employee-led market and successfully recruit the best candidates 
  2. Is There Light At The End Of The Brexit Tunnel? Tackle the challenges of visa regulations and attract European talent to retain knowledge and protect growth 
  3. Engage Low Pay Workers & Motivate Employees To Retain Top Talent: Break the ‘just a job’ mentality and spot your future leaders in fast-paced, pressured environments 
  4. Future-Proof Your L&D, Talent & Career Progression Strategies: Fast-track future talent, rethink linear careers and retain high-flyers 
  5. Competitive Rewards & Recognition To Win The Turnover Battle: Boost engagement, loyalty and motivation with meaningful, non-monetary incentives 
  6. Support Wellbeing & Mental Health In Tough Food & Drink Environments: Cost-effective, sustainable schemes to put people first when time is money 
  7. Engage Employees For A Culture Worth Bragging About: Build company cultures to engage employees and earn long-lasting loyalty 
  8. Promote Food & Drink Careers & Apprenticeships To Younger Generations: Change perceptions to unlock millennial and generation Z potential and guarantee future pipelines 
  9. Measure The Bottom-Line Impact Of HR & Workforce Strategies: Drive change, results and high-performance to showcase the strategic impact of HR

The Advanced Food & Drink HR Conference

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23 Food & Drink HR, Talent & Engagement Directors

10

Advanced Topic Streams

3 Years

Leading The Market With On-Trend, Food & Drink-Specific Insights

Brexit Case Study

Real Impacts & Solutions

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Inspiring Day!

Advanced HR, Talent & Engagement Strategies To Drive High-Performance In Food & Drink: Stand-Out Recruitment Strategies • Retention Boosting Solutions • Collaborative Brexit Perspectives • Apprenticeship Success • Young Workforces • Innovative L&D • Competitive Rewards • Supportive Workplaces • Inspiring Cultures • High-Performance Environments • Long-Lasting Impacts • ROI: Measuring Impact • Drive Change • Put People First • Protect The Bottom Line

Can You Offer Solutions To Food & Drink, Food Service And Hospitality Companies To Advance Their HR, Talent, Recruitment & Engagement Strategies? Get Your Expertise In Front Of Your Target Audience & Partner With Us!

Join the speaker line-up, host one-to-one meetings and exhibit! One day, one stage, countless opportunities for you to generate leads, cement existing client relations and stand out from the competition. Download the partnership and exhibition brochure and see how you can get involved. We offer bespoke packages tailored to your individual company's needs. For more information on how you can get involved please call +44(0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@foodpeopleconference.com.

08.30 Registration, Coffee & Informal Networking

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

09.10 Rachel Ovington, HR Business Partner Corporate & Commercial, KP Snacks

 

 

Alex Snelling, Senior Director Talent, McDonald’s

FUTURE-READY RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES - Q&A Panel

09.20 Be The Food & Drink Employer Of Choice In An Employee-Led Market & Successfully Recruit The Best Candidates In A Shrinking Talent Pool

Hazel Hogben, SVP HR, International, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

 

 

Additional Speakers To Be Confirmed

BOOSTING RETENTION

09.50 It Has To Start From The Top! How To Hire & Retain The Best People When Every Company Is Competing For Top Talent!

Eleanor Nickerson, People Director, Boost Drinks

BREXIT IMPACT

10.10 Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail! Practically Counter The Impact Of Brexit

Pauline Hogg, UK HR Director, Arla Foods Ltd

APPRENTICESHIP SUCCESS - Double Perspective

11.00 It’s Not About Spending A Levy, It’s About…

11.00 Jeff Uden, Head of Talent, Iceland Foods Ltd

 

 

11.20 Susan Martindale, Group HR Director, Mitchells & Butlers

BONUS SESSION; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

11.40 Can You Offer Solutions To Food & Drink, Food Service And Hospitality Companies To Advance Their HR, Talent, Recruitment & Engagement Strategies? Get Your Expertise In Front Of Your Target Audience & Partner With Us! Download the partnership and exhibition brochure and see how you can get involved. 

FUTURE WORKERS: NEXT GENERATION - Q&A Panel

12.10 Changing Mindsets: Understanding What Younger Generations Want & Need To Position Food & Drink Roles As Exciting, Rewarding & Sustainable Careers

Sarah Powell, HR Director, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

 

 

Sam Buckingham, HR Director, Birds Eye Ltd

 

 

Caroline Bosworth, Head Of People & Business Development, Corkers Crisps Ltd

 

 

Josh Light, Head Of People & Culture, Nobu Hotel London Portman Square

12.40 Lunch & Informal Networking For Speakers, Delegates & Partners

PEER-TO-PEER DISCUSSIONS ON INDUSTRY HOT TOPICS

13.10 Informal Breakout Discussions 

A) Tackling Chef Shortages
Sarah Powell, HR Director, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

 

 

B) Developing Future Line Managers
Victoria Philp, Head of People, Samworth Brothers – Walkers Deli & Sausage Co.

 

 

C) Employer Brand Propositions
Sue Swanborough, HR Director, Whitworths Ltd

 

 

D) Performance Management
Gemma Benbow, HR Business Partner, General Mills

 

 

E) Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing
Katie Slater, Head of HR Supply Chain, Nestlé UK & Ireland

13.40 Afternoon Co-Chair’s Opening Remarks

Sue Swanborough, HR Director, Whitworths Ltd

L&D, TALENT & CAREER PROGRESSION

13.50 Build L&D & Talent Strategies & Career Progression Planning To Match Your Employees’ Skills & Ambitions, Benefit The Business & Prepare Your Workforce For The Future

Miranda Burgum, Head of People, GAIL’s

COMPETITIVE REWARDS & RECOGNITION - Q&A Panel

14.10 Be The Whole Package! Innovative Reward & Recognition Propositions To Boost Employee Engagement & Reduce Turnover

Rachel Ovington, HR Business Partner Corporate & Commercial, KP Snacks

 

 

Sarah Powell, HR Director, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

 

 

Caroline Bosworth, Head Of People & Business Development, Corkers Crisps Ltd

 

 

Victoria Philp, Head of People, Samworth Brothers – Walkers Deli & Sausage Co.

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING & MENTAL HEALTH

14.40 It’s Time To Talk! Build Inclusive Environments Your Employees Want To Work In, Boost Overall Wellbeing & Support Workplace Mental Health

Catherine Allen, Head of Keeping People Happy, Ella’s Kitchen

BONUS SESSION; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

15.00 Can You Offer Solutions To Food & Drink, Food Service And Hospitality Companies To Advance Their HR, Talent, Recruitment & Engagement Strategies? Get Your Expertise In Front Of Your Target Audience & Partner With Us! Download the partnership and exhibition brochure and see how you can get involved. 

15.30 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

CULTURE & ENGAGEMENT - Q&A Panel

16.00 Bring Out The Best In Your Employees – Embed Cultures To Ensure Future Success & Enhance Employee Engagement

Amanda Scott, Director of Talent, Learning & D&I, Compass Group UK & Ireland

 

 

Gemma Benbow, HR Business Partner, General Mills

 

 

Alison Payne, People Director, COOK

 

 

Tamie Hutchins, Group Human Resources Director, Finlays

 

 

Tamara Johnson, Head of Engagement, The New World Trading Company

 

 

Nic Porter, Head of Human Resources, Planet Organic

MEASURING IMPACT

16.30 Leverage Performance & Workplace Data To Measure The Impact Of Your HR & Workforce Strategies & Drive Insight-Led Improvements & Transformative Change

Meirion Gravell, Group HR Director, Adelie Foods

16.50 Afternoon Chair’s Closing Remarks

Sue Swanborough, HR Director, Whitworths Lt

 

 

17.00 Official Close Of Conference

Can You Offer Solutions To Food & Drink, Food Service And Hospitality Companies To Advance Their HR, Talent, Recruitment & Engagement Strategies? Get Your Expertise In Front Of Your Target Audience & Partner With Us!

Join the speaker line-up, host one-to-one meetings and exhibit! One day, one stage, countless opportunities for you to generate leads, cement existing client relations and stand out from the competition. Download the partnership and exhibition brochure and see how you can get involved. We offer bespoke packages tailored to your individual company's needs. For more information on how you can get involved please call +44(0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@foodpeopleconference.com.