Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

The Food and Drink Forum recognises businesses’ needs to meet and learn in order to thrive. Networking and industry award events provide an informal way to make connections and create commercial opportunities whilst training events offer a more formal way to introduce new thinking into a business. The Forum runs range of events throughout the year to meet these needs, enabling food and drink businesses to create growth and promote the sector as a whole.

 

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* FEAST: How to PR Your BusinessFEAST: How to PR Your Business

Time: 2:30 am

This session, aimed specifically at SME Food and Drink businesses will look at the ways that you can ‘PR’ your business, offering hints and tips on how to build a successful awareness raising campaign that can help to grow your customer base and increase sales.

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* FEAST Selling ValueFEAST Selling Value

Time: 8:00 am

FEAST invites Food and Drink sector businesses to join us for a ‘shot’ of expertise to start your day. There are many instances in business when a ‘sales support person’ can have significant influence on the level of present and future business from a client. Promoting added value services and products is made easier by understanding the influencers involved and your team need the skills to ask the right questions to gain trust and develop further business opportunities. This session will cover elements of selling added value to your clients: Knowing who to contact and how to approach the discussion Developing confidence in a non-sales role Learning how to identify your clients values and motivators to buy

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* FEAST: Visual MarketingFEAST: Visual Marketing

Time: 8:00 am

Learn what visual marketing is and how to use it effectively within your business. This seminar covers use of visual marketing in social media and other platforms and offers practical advice on how to get started for food and drink sector businesses.

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* Sausage Making WorkshopSausage Making Workshop

Time: 8:47 am

We are delighted to invite you to take part in a practical workshop, delivered by the School of Artisan Food in partnership with the Food and Drink Manufacturers Skills Programme.

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* Cheese & Dairy Making WorkshopCheese & Dairy Making Workshop

Time: 8:58 am

We are delighted to invite you to take part in a practical workshop, delivered by the School of Artisan Food in partnership with the Food and Drink Manufacturers Skills Programme.

* Understanding UK ProductsUnderstanding UK Products

Time: 10:00 am

Leicestershire food and drink businesses are invited to attend The Food & Drink Forum's Understanding UK Products event, which will look at the benefits and requirements of working with supermarkets.

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* FEAST Business BreakfastFEAST Business Breakfast

Time: 2:48 pm

For the next FEAST Breakfast briefing we invite you to join us on 28 February at the award winning Bluebell Dairy at Brunswood Farm, Derby. Find out from owner Rosemary Brown how this family-run dairy farm developed their business and in 2007 launched a range of luxury artisan ice cream, which now offers 26 flavours, is distributed across the region and has won multiple awards. Attendees at this session can also learn hints and tips about how to maximise the profitable sales of your own business, from Karen Green, Food Mentor and author of best-selling book ‘Recipe for Success – the ingredients of a profitable food business.’