Food Matters Live 2017 will be held on November 21-23 at the ExCeL Centre in London. Food Matters Live is the UK’s only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, food service providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future.


Aline Doussin will chair a panel on “Examining the implications of Brexit for the UK food and drink supply chain” on Wednesday, November 22, 12:15-13:45. As the UK negotiates its way out of the European Union, changes are anticipated with regard to various areas of law relating to fast-moving consumer goods. Aline and her fellow panelists will explore the potential challenges to come for the food export industry and how these challenges will affect the existing supply chain relationship between the UK and EU. In addition, the panelists will provide their future outlook on conducting trade negotiations to expand market access for UK food and drink businesses in non-European markets.

Discussion topics to include:

  • Update on the Brexit negotiations
  • Global food law trends: key challenges and opportunities
  • The default position: Trade under the WTO and the possible impact on the food industry
  • Maximizing opportunities for the food and drink industry: how to conduct trade negotiations to gain greater access to non-EU markets

Food Matters Live 2017 is free and open for registration.