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BSA Conference Wednesday 18th October 2017

Join us for The BSA Conference, Sponsored by RAP, on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at Grange Holborn, 50-60 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AR

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9.30am – Registration and coffee

10.00am – Welcome from chair, Jonathan Scoffield

10.10am – Facing up to the issues affecting our industry, including Brexit

  • BSA director, Jim Winship
Working together to cut waste

Waste, whether it is in food, packaging or other, is not only costly for businesses but socially unacceptable in today’s world. In this session we will discuss some of the work being done by the Association to reduce waste in the sandwich and food-to-go markets. You will also have an opportunity to have a direct input into the future work of the Association in this area.

10.40am - What the Association is doing to tackle waste -  Gethin Evans, PR Manager, BSA

10.50am - Waste industry perspective – What can and can’t be done by the waste industry?

  • Jeremy Barker, Head of Projects and Consultancy, Biffa

11.20am - FareShare – How we can work together to reduce food waste

  • Mark Varney, FareShare

11.40am – Coffee/Debate:  Where should the Association focus its attention next?

Meeting our environmental responsibilities

Whether it is food miles or energy costs, the industry has environmental responsibilities to meet.

12.10pm - What the Association is doing regarding environmental issues: Gethin Evans, PR Manager, BSA

12.20pm - Measuring and reducing environmental impacts of sandwiches

  • Dr Laurence Stamford, Lecturer in Sustainable Chemical Engineering, The University of Manchester

12.40 pm - Debate:  How much importance should sandwich and FTG businesses give to the environment and what should the priorities be?

1.10pm – 2.00pm - Lunch

Growing the Market

Growth in the sandwich market has steadied in recent years from the heady 20-25% growth rates of the 1990s, yet estimates suggest that the carry out of home sandwich market is as large as the commercial sector. What can we do to persuade consumers to buy more commercially made sandwiches and how do we tackle the argument that it is cheaper to make sandwiches at home?

Market Report:

2.00pm – Tolga Necar, Consumer Insight Director, Out of Home, Kantar Worldpanel, will report on the retail market:

2.20pm - Simon Stenning, Executive Director, MCA will report on the foodservice sector

Industry View – Views from marketing professionals in the sector:

From foodservice:

2.40pm - Mark Davies, Head of Insight, Compass will be looking at insight and trends drivingdevelopments in the industry.

2.50pm - Simon Parton, Head of Food and Beverage Innovation, Compass will address how developments are delivered in the sandwich category.

From manufacturing:

3.00pm – Why buy when you can make yourself – presentation by Tanya Everest-Ring, Marketing Manager, Raynors

From retail:

3.10pm - Rusty Warren, NPD and Research Marketing Manager, Subway and Roger Lord, National Marketing Manager, Subway

3.20pm Debate:  What should the industry be doing to promote growth?

3.40pm – Chairman’s round-up


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