23 November 2023

Transdisciplinary solutions to meet the UK Food System challenges

Organised by:

SCI's Food Group & Professional Food Science, Engineering and Technology Group (ProFSET)

Institute of Physics

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Over 10,000 food & drink professionals from 10 UK professional membership organisations and learned societies have come together to provide a single informed voice to influence and support government food initiatives, the media and inform the public. The group known as ProFSET provide opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing and cooperation across industry and academia. They promote the industry as an exciting career path and support the development, education and training of food professionals.

This event is ProFSET's inaugural launch featuring two exceptional keynote speakers from the Food and Drink Federation and DEFRA, followed by perspectives on Creating a Sustainable UK Food System from the 10 ProFSET groups, closing with what promises to be a lively Panel Discussion, facilitated by Prof Ian Noble, VP R&D Mondelez and Chair of Innovate UK Food Sector Group.

Lot's of opportunities to network so please come and join us at this unique event!


Thursday 23 November 2023

Registration & Coffee
Welcome & Introduction to ProFSET
John Bows, IOP Food Physics group
Keynote: UK Food Manufacturing – driving change in the food system
Kate Halliwell, Chief Scientific Officer at FDF
Keynote: Feeding a growing population affordably in the face of health, climate, and biodiversity challenges
Prof Gideon Henderson, DEFRA Chief Scientific Adviser
Perspectives on Creating a Sustainable UK Food System from the ProFSET groups
Perspectives on Creating a Sustainable UK Food System from the ProFSET groups
Panel Discussion: How can ProFSET support the vision of healthy, desirable, and affordable food for all?
Prof Ian Noble, Chair Innovate UK Food Sector Group
Networking Buffet
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Venue and Contact

Institute of Physics

37 Caledonian Road
N1 9BU