Appetite for Engineering

October 18th, 2018
Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry








The UK’s leading food and beverage sector engineering forum!

Appetite for Engineering was created to provide the UK food and beverage manufacturing industry with a forum to network with peers and industry experts, while learning about engineering developments and successful implementations.

At the 2017 event over 150 senior executives from all areas of the food and beverage production sector come together at Appetite for Engineering to discuss challenges and opportunities and they leave inspired to consider new solutions to tackle old production problems and to adopt more innovative and novel approaches to ensure their continuing success in this competitive sector.


Our 2017 speakers included…

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

Chairman of the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA)

Ryan McNeill

Ryan McNeill

Nestlé Category Sustainability Manager

Ian Abbotts

Ian Abbotts

Food Technical Consultant

Dr Craig Leadley

Dr Craig Leadley

Department of Food Manufacturing Technologies, Campden BRI

Appetite for Engineering is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors

If you’d like to become a sponsor for the 2018 event – please contact us.

2018 Headline Sponsor

2018 Event Partners

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2017 Programme highlights

10.00 SESSION 1 – Moving towards the Smart Food Factory

12.00 SESSION 2 – Food Safety & Hygiene

14.00 SESSION 3 – Energy & Environment

15.30 SESSION 4 – People & Skills Development

The Location

Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry CV7 9JU

Ready to join us in 2018?

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