The Fresh Produce Consortium is hosting a new event called FPC Future on Thursday, 4 November, at Lincolnshire Showground that will feature the most ground-breaking developments in the industry, including robotics and automation.
The goal of the event is to give produce leaders the opportunity to see how new innovations across the supply chain can help them be more efficient and more productive.
In addition to the multitude of top speakers lined up in its theatre, there also will be working displays from exhibitors to showcase their products and services.
All areas of the supply chain will be highlighted, including data driven technology, plastics and packaging, food waste, carbon supply chains, vertical farming and sustainability.
Some of the notable sessions and presenters include:
Richard Harnden, Berry Gardens on Automation and Robotic for Strawberry Production
Jonathan Featherstone, Featherstone Machinery on Solving the Challenges in Adopting Automation
Dr Sarah-Jayne Gratton, Editor of Agritech Future on How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionising Agriculture
Vidyanath Gururajan and James Truscott, B-hive Innovations and Branston Ltd on Optimising the fresh produce supply chain and reducing wastage through AI technology
Giles Barker, KisanHub on Digitising the supply chain: How data can strengthen customer relationships
Mihai Ciobanu, Fresh4cast, Using AI to improve profitability in fresh produce
Luis Apodaca, Graphic Packaging International, Fibre-based produce packaging in a circular economy
Dr Drew Reynolds, Total Produce on Tackling Waste in the Supply Chain
Karen Covey, G’s on More Data – less Waste
Duncan Botting, Global Smart on Supply Chains – how can they impact carbon emissions reductions?
Bob Doherty, University of York on The Role of Innovation in Growing more Fruit and Veg in the UK Sustainably
Dr Jim Stevens, Vertical Future on Where Vertical Farming & Plant Science Meet
Elad Mardix, Clarifruit on What do fresh produce stakeholders have to gain from digitizing their fresh produce QC?
Will Hill, Frupro on The future of the Fresh Produce Industry
The event is also co-located with the FPC Careers event that will be geared toward those seeking new paths in the industry and those looking for changes in their work.
Registration is free by clicking here.
First published in Produce Business UK