A one-day conference focusing on the Food to Go market, including sandwiches, is being organised with the support of the BSA, PAPA and Cafe Life associations. 


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the conference has been postponed until January 2025. We will have a new date confirmed shortly and existing tickets will still be valid for the new date.

The conference aims to focus on two key areas - the future of the market with a strong panel of analysts and researchers giving doing some crystal ball gazing - and sustainability and moving our industries collectively towards Net Zero.  In addition we will be talking about some of the challenges of delivery and the planned changes away from bar coding.

The current programme is:

09.30   Registration/Coffee
10.00   Welcome from BSA Director
10.05   The Ever Changing FTG Market – What’s next?

  • Simon Stenning, Strategy Advisor & Futurist
  • Rhian Thomas, Institute of Grocery Distribution
  • Gavin Rothwell, Food Futures Insights

Followed by Panel Discussion led by Alex Bell, Editor of Sandwich & FTG News

11.20   How to make delivery work for you - market analyst Peter Backman

11.35   Coffee Break

11.50   Why switching from barcodes is better for you and your customers- Camilla Young, GS1

12.05   Transforming the way we work through technology

  • Warwick Wakefield, Director of Customer Experience, Flexeserve
  • Mostafizur Rahman, Chief Engineer AI Technology, MTC
  • Joe Heather, Deliverect

Followed by Panel Discussion led by Alex Bell

13.15   Lunch

14.00   Working towards a Sustainable Future

  • Andy Cato/George Lamb, founders of Wildfarmed
  • The Greencore Approach, Fran Haycock, Head of Sustainability
  • Heading for Net Zero at Greggs, Joanne Elsdon/Paul Irwin-Rhodes 

Followed by Panel Discussion led by Alex Bell

Full price tickets are £325 (plus VAT)
BSA members' rate £275 (plus VAT)