Parveen will speak about 3 areas: Marketplace Consumer trends, Food security and supplier base. Introduction Parveen Mehta of Minor Weir & Willis is now speaking to us. He joined in 81, graduating with a physics degree. At the time, it specialised in importing fresh produce for the AfriCaribbean community. At that time, there were seven […]
Mapping The Three Horizons. Jon Miller invites participants to contribute to a Horizon Scanning exercise, prior to the first speaker…. This will be added to at the end of the discussion sessions. Thinking of your role/organisation; What is your biggest challenge? The biggest Future Risk? Greatest Opportunity? Horizon Scanning: short-term, 3 – 5 years (i.e. […]
Tonight’s event is to horizon scan Birmingham’s food future – the first of a series of events. It will look at the future challenges, risks and opportunities that exist around Birmingham’s food and drink sector. What’s happening tonight? We’ll be discussing three horizon timeframes, with input from three speakers: 3-5 years: 2021-2024 – with Parveen […]
The year 2050 marks a landmark horizon. First, this Government’s major ‘city deals’ will have come to fruition; they have a return on investment within 30 years. And secondly, the Paris 2015 Agreement looks to 2050.
The Government’s city deal with the West Midlands Combined Authority is over 30 years — so well-nigh two decades past the UN SDGs horizon and up to the 2050 COP 21 Paris Agreement on climate change.
How will food systems nutritiously and sustainably feed 8.5 billion people in 2030, by which time the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are set?
This blogpost is an update on our thinking and conversations about how this city could contribute to global food resilience and sustainability.
I’m looking again at the economic successes — and the costs of the food and drink sector. I realised that the data I had about packaging was a tad out of date.
If you click on the image below, you’ll get to see a 50-second BBC film giving some fascinating (and more than a tad worrying) stats about the global food trade:
On 3rd October 2017, we’re bringing together a group of some 20 diverse specialists across the food sector to explore what the future might hold for the food sector.