One of the largest food and drink business support
membership organisations in the East Midlands has announced the date for its
flagship event of the year.

The Food and Drink Forum, which operates across Derbyshire,
Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland,
will be staging its annual general meeting and networking supper on Tuesday
June 26th.

 Around 160 key industry figures from across the East
Midlands took part in last year’s event, with more expected this year.

“Our AGM and networking supper provides the perfect
opportunity for those connected to the region’s food and drink sector to meet
other industry professionals, catch up on industry trends and to make important
contacts,” said Food and Drink Forum managing director Fiona Anderson.

The Forum, which is based at Southglade Food Park,
Nottingham, has members across the region, including manufacturers, food
service operators, and consultants and businesses providing services to the
food and drink sector.

Members are entitled to at least one free ticket to the AGM
and networking supper, depending on their membership level. Food and drink
firms interested in being a part of the Forum are invited to join ahead of the
AGM event, which takes place at Kelham Hall, near Newark, from 4pm on June 26th.

“The AGM is a key date on the calendar, and once again we’re
expecting to attract members from across the East Midlands,” said Fiona

Guest speakers are currently being lined up but will include
Ian Noakes, from Dovedale Foods, which produces the Sauces of Choice brand.

The Food and Drink Forum was founded in 1998 as a
not-for-profit, membership-led organisation to stimulate and support the
sustainable growth and development of the food and drink industry in the East

Its aims include championing the food and drink sector in
the East Midlands, developing strategic influencing partnerships within and
outside the East Midlands, and acting as a centre for information and knowledge
on all subjects relating to the food and drink sector in the region.

It also aims to stimulate and facilitate sustainable change
within companies of all sizes across the food chain, generate income and secure
resources to meet the needs of a high-quality service, and promote the food and
drink sector to future employees through education and the raising of skills.

For information about membership or the AGM and networking
supper please call 0115 9758810.

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