STORY: Baking Forum delegates head to Leeds in numbers for the inaugural Baking Forum

Later this month, hundreds of delegates will make their way to the Queens Hotel, Leeds, on the 19th May, to attend the inaugural Baking Forum. Endorsed by industry sponsors, the event will put into focus the challenges facing the baking industry and look positively ahead to delivering future growth.

Andrew Pyne, Chief Executive, of the Federation of Bakers commented: “It’s a joy to see the Baking Industry coming together in person, in such numbers. This strong turnout for the inaugural Baking Forum is an affirmation of the huge relevance of the Forum’s content and the space it provides for the exchange of knowledge, to help delegates get the most from their businesses.”

The Baking Forum will be attended by delegates from many of the industry’s key players including: AB Mauri; AIT Ingredients; Allied Bakeries; American Pan;  Bakels; Baker & Baker; Baker Perkins; Bakers Benevolent Society; Bakery Business; Carrs Flour Mills; Country Style Foods;  Craft Bakers Association; CSM Ingredients; Delifrance (UK); Federation of Bakers; Ferguson Engineering; Fine Lady Bakeries; Finsbury Food Group Plc; Frank Roberts; Grupo Bimbo UK; Heygates; Hovis; Interfood Technology; Irwins Bakery; Jacksons Bakery; Kerry Taste & Nutrition; Krispy Kreme; Lesaffre; ProAmpac; Puratos; Rondo; Samworth Brothers; EDME; Silvery tweed Cereals; Spooner Industries; St Johns Packaging UK;The Ambit Group; TraceGrains; Warburtons; We Seal; WP Haton and Zeelandia.

Hot topics of the day will feature ‘The UK economic outlook and what it means for the UK Food & Beverage Industry’; ‘Trends, consumer behaviours and innovations for the baking industry’; ‘The future of baking’; ‘A retailer’s perspective on driving the ESG agenda’; ‘Alternative energy sources in the UK Food & Beverage Industry’ and ‘FDF supporting the food industry and shaping the government’s agenda’. There’s also ‘A conversation with Roger Harrabin’, one of the media’s most influential voices on the environment, energy and climate change, led by Andrew Pyne, Chief Executive, of The Federation of Bakers.

Harrabin will also wrap up the conference, hosting ‘A Closing Panel Discussion and Q&A’ , with participants including: Karen Betts, Chief Executive of FDF; Jim Hawkridge, Product Development Director at AB Mauri UK & Ireland and Professor Averil Macdonald OBE

 Only a few final places remain available for 19th May and they can be booked at