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FDF Director General to speak at Appetite for Engineering

03 July 2013

Food Processing magazine has announced that Melanie Leech, Director General, Food & Drink Federation, will be speaking at Appetite for Engineering 2013. 

The event, which is sponsored by Festo, takes place on 25 September 2013 at Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, nr Warwick.

As part of A4E’s Efficiency stream of talks, Melanie will be discussing research & development and innovation within the food sector, as well as taking part in a Q&As with delegates.

Melanie has been Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, the largest trade association representing food and drink manufacturers, since August 2005. She is also Vice Chair of the Carnegie UK Trust, a Fellow of the RSA and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Food Processing’s Editor, Chris Shaw, said: “The FDF is an incredibly well respected association and, in the year that it celebrates its 100th anniversary, we’re especially pleased that Melanie will be discussing how innovation can help push the food and drink industries even further forward.”

Other speakers at the event include: 

  • Christine Tacon CBE, Groceries Code Adjudicator
  • Justine Fosh, Chief Executive of The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink and Improve
  • Professor Val Braybrooks MBE, Dean and Associate Professor of Food Manufacturing, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Lincoln
  • Edward Brunner, Group Leader Industrial & Scientific Group, Cambridge Consultants
  • Graham Thomas, Site Engineering Manager, Greencore Cakes & Desserts. 
Details of further speakers will be published online and in the August 2013 issue of Food Processing.

Click here to book a place at A4E. Regular updates will be posted on the Appetite for Engineering LinkedIn Group



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