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Business Conference - BFFF

Our 9th annual Business Conference and Exhibition took place on Thursday 7th February at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole. Looking ahead at ‘Frozen Food in 2025’ more than 350 delegates heard from a fantastic line up of key industry experts who shared their insight and predictions for the future of frozen food.

We kicked off the day with an update on the latest BFFF initiatives from Chief Executive, John Hyman. We were delighted to welcome Roger Martin-Fagg back to the conference, a firm favourite with delegates, Roger delivered his take on how the economy is performing and his unique insight of things to come.

Nick Downing of IGD and Chris Hayward of Kantar Worldpanel gave us an interesting insight into the future of retail as well as the latest from the sector including the latest Christmas statistics.

Our fun street food style market saw member enjoy a delicious lunch provided by APB, Billington Foodservice, Meal Creations by Kerry Foods, Moy Park and Vittles. Delegates also took this opportunity to visit exhibitors and network with industry colleagues.

After lunch we heard the latest from the foodservice market from Simon Stenning of Strategic Advice for Foodservice.

Former Conservative Party Adviser gave a political update on Brexit and what this could mean for BFFF members. We then moved on to look at ‘Driving Long Term Frozen Food Growth’ and heard from Wayne Hudson of Birds Eye who highlighted the long-term category growth opportunities, and Janice Rockwell of Brakes looked at the growing importance of sustainability in the industry.

The conference came to a close with keynote speaker Dr Morgaine Gaye who shared her insights which give the long-view in 2025 to give a pro-active advantage.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Business Conference headline sponsor, Meal Creations by Kerry Foods.

Save the date! Next year’s Business Conference and Exhibition will take place on Thursday 5th March 2020.

Click on the links below to view the presentations:

John Hyman, Chief Executive – BFFF

Adrian Gahan, Former Conservative Parter Adviser

Roger Martin-Fagg

Wayne Hudson, Birds Eye

Janice Rockwell, Brakes

If you would like to learn more about how you can support and get involved with the Meals & More charity, please contact Pem Hulusi, programme manager.  You can also follow Meals & More on twitter or on the website. Details below:




To request Simon Stenning’s presentation email: simon@simonstenning.com

To request Chris Hayward’s presentation email: Chris.Hayward@kantarworldpanel.com