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Global brands gather at the 2017 Food & Drink Federation Industry Dinner

Walker Morris sponsors major food & drink industry event

Walker Morris was once again the joint headline sponsor of the Food & Drink Federation Industry dinner – one of the major events on the industry’s calendar.

Over 500 guests from the some of the world’s best known brands and the UK’s most ambitious, successful SMEs attended the event at Hilton – Park Lane, London on 12 June.

The guest speaker this year was Steve Richards, TV presenter and political columnist. His long career in journalism and politics provided a topical, entertaining and insightful after-dinner speech.

Walker Morris was joint headline sponsor with NFU Mutual, with other sponsors including Kerry, Birds Eye and Food Matters Live.

Richard Naish, Head of the Firm’s Food & Drink Group said:

“We are delighted to be sponsor the Food & Drink Federation Annual Dinner once again, which brings together some of the industry’s most well known global brands and leading individuals. It is a pivotal time for the food and drink industry, indeed for the UK as a whole, with the recent General Election and crucial Brexit negotiations. So perhaps there is no better time to for the industry to meet and share ideas.

“As a law firm with a dedicated Food & Drink Team we support our clients to manage these changes across a whole range of business areas. We believe this can only be achieved with a thorough understanding of the sector and the key issues it faces. The FDF dinner is an excellent opportunity to enhance that understanding.”

Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, said:

“The Food and Drink Industry Dinner was a timely evening for the industry to come together. We are grateful to our event sponsors and our events team for helping deliver such an important event. This year’s dinner was particularly important given the results of the General Election and provided an opportunity for guests from across the supply chain to share their thoughts on how future developments might affect the industry.”

Food and Drink Federation industry dinner main stage 2017