New speaker joins Meatup seminar line-up

New speaker joins Meatup seminar line-up

The organisers of the UK meat sector’s only dedicated trade show, Meatup, have announced that a new industry expert has joined the line-up of seminar speakers at the show, which takes place in two weeks’ time.

Meatup, the UK’s only meat industry exhibition, will take place on 24th and 25th May.

Henrietta Sameke, technical policy advisor at the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), will take centre stage in the Seminar Theatre on the show’s opening day, Wednesday 24th May, at 2.00pm.

BMPA’s Henrietta Sameke.

Sameke’s seminar is titled: The impact of regulation on the meat industry. She will be discussing some of the challenges presented by the Food Information to Consumers Regulation and will look at the needs of the industry in future food legislation.

When asked why Meatup visitors should attend her seminar, Sameke told Meat Management: “We all know that regulation has had such a huge impact on the meat industry, so what can be done to change the future regulatory landscape?”

Other speakers at the show include: Nathan Ward, business unit director for Meat, Fish and Poultry at Kantar Worldpanel; Peter Wareing, food safety and manufacturing consultant at Leatherhead Food Research; Norman Bagley, head of policy at the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS); Dr. Phil Hadley, international market development director at AHDB Beef & Lamb and Lucianne Allen, sales & marketing director at Aubrey Allen, discussing the apprentice trailblazer scheme for retail butchers.

The National Food Crime Unit’s Gavan Wafer will no longer be speaking at the show due to the restrictions imposed by purdah, which now apply as a result of the forthcoming General Election.

The new look Meatup takes place at the modern ArenaMK, Milton Keynes, on 24th and 25th May. The show is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm on opening day and from 9.30am to 4.00pm on the second day. A free bacon butty and hot drink is available to all visitors before 11.00am each morning, sponsored by Lucas Ingredients.

The event includes an array of exhibitors from all sections of the meat industry, as well as craft butchery competitions hosted by the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT). Trial heats for Team GB of The World Butchers’ Challenge will also take place at the show.

To pre-register free for Meatup 2017 visit www.meatup.co.uk where full information about the event can be found.

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