The food and drink sector is one of the south west’s strengths. This is in terms of business prosperity and economic growth, but also as an environmental asset. The Food and Drink Forum is designed to ensure the sector is given prominence within CBI’s work and campaigns both regionally and nationally.

At the heart of the group’s work will be:

Shaping a skills agenda to build a workforce fit to adapt to the challenges and opportunities of the future including AI and digitisation

Building a new visionary industrial strategy that supports productivity

Creating pathways to the delivery of the UK’s target of 3% of GDP invested by R&D by 2020

Delivering a Brexit that works for the UK’s food and drink base.

Please note, this event is by invite only to ensure sectoral balance. To register your interest, please email