N8 AgriFood Annual Conference 2018

13-14 June 2018 Hilton Hotel Liverpool One, Liverpool

Our annual conference 13-14 June 2018 at the Hilton hotel in Liverpool is the preeminent event bringing researchers, industry and external stakeholders together to review innovative approaches in food systems and sustainability.

Latest programme

Conference website

Themes running through the conference:

  • Post – Brexit food systems and  the environment
  • Changing consumer behaviour
  • Social innovation in food poverty
  • Urban and vertical farming
  • Food safety and nutrition in African urban settings
  • Food waste & bioeconomies
  • New technologies in food manufacturing and processing
  • Food systems in the Global South
  • Food safety and resilience in supply chains
  • Food systems in fisheries

Great networking opportunities:

  • Exhibition area
  • Poster and Drinks Reception
  • Conference dinner in Liverpool’s iconic Liver Building (separately bookable)
  • NEW! N8 AgriFood Awards  for best poster & innovation
    The N8 will be recognising innovation in Agri Food within the UK and internationally. The award will be given to technical or social innovative solutions supporting sustainability and generating positive impact across the food system.

70 speakers confirmed including: 

  • Keynote: Jonathan Rigg, Director, Asia Research Institute and Raffles Professor of Social Science, Department of Geography, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
  • Keynote: Professor The Lord Sandy Trees, HOUSE OF LORDS
  • Mark Wong, Head EU Sustainability Department, SIME-DARBY PLC
  • Alan Wilson , Fresh Produce Agricultural Projects , WAITROSE
  • Cathryn Higgs, Head of Food Policy, CO-OP

For more information and to get involved either as a speaker, sponsor or attendee please contact Malou Lindholm,