FDF Event  Free for FDF Members

Automation & Digitalisation in the Food and Drink Industry 2021

Non members - £45 gains you access to both days


Non Member £45.00

All prices exclude VAT.


Join FDF and our expert speakers for this two-day virtual event exploring the role of Automation & Digitalisation in the Food and Drink Industry.

The pace of change is increasing and companies face tough challenges in making sure they are investing in the right technical innovations, making the business case, and recruiting and retaining the people that they need to do the job.

Our members are at the cutting edge of the latest technologies and this event will showcase their first hand expertise in developing the latest technologies.

Day One: The Case for Automation and Digitisation in the Industry

This session will cover:

  • Getting Started on the Digital Journey
  • How Digitalisation Can Improve Operational Performance and the Bottom Line
  • Managing Supply Chain Resilience
  • Increasing Food and Drink Manufacturing’s Productivity, Efficiency and Agility

Day Two: The Future of Automation & Innovation, and Automation & Society

This session will cover:

The Future Development of Automation and Innovation

  • Skills, Learning and Job Creation
  • Developing Innovation Clusters in the Northern England
  • Increase use of Robotics and Automation

Automation and Society

  • Improving Operational Effectiveness by Automation and Robotics in Today’s Consumer Driven Environment
  • The Role of Automation in Improving ‘Greener’ Processes

Both days will be chaired by FDF’s Chief Scientific Officer, Helen Munday.

Confirmed speakers from:

  • Gambica
  • Ideagen
  • Siemens
  • SMC Pneumatics 
  • Santander
  • Omron
  • Pentadel

More speakers and details to be announced soon.

Organiser: Craig Hannington, 02074207126, craig.hannington@fdf.org.uk