Food and drink producers in Norfolk are invited to take part in Rise, a virtual conference aimed at helping them recover and grow following the impact of Covid-19.
Taking place tomorrow, Rise is organised by Norfolk County Council, in partnership with Tech East, New Anglia LEP, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and Local Flavours, the conference will encourage those in the foodie world to share their experiences.
There are many speakers taking part, all with different skills, including :
- Graham Plant, Deputy Leader at Norfolk County Council
- Andrew Fearne, Professor of Value Chain Management at University of East Anglia
- Doug Field, Chair of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and Joint CEO of the East of England Co-op
- Matt and Stephanie Brown, Founders at Wild Knight Distillery
- Sam Steggles N.Sch, Managing Director at Fielding Cottage
- Edwina Mullins, Social Media Trainer at SocialB
- Valerie Watson-Brown, Director at Local Flavours 21
Doug Field says: ‘I have been pleased to see that many smaller producers have adapted so quickly and are trying different ways of engaging with their audience, including using digital technology. The Norfolk and Suffolk Covid-19 Economic Recovery Restart plan sets out the challenge to sustain a local food renaissance through longer term business models. This conference is a fantastic opportunity to bring local businesses together to share ideas and inspiration for a brighter, more resilient future.’
- The conference takes place tomorrow on Zoom from 2-4.30pm. Book a place on the Eventbrite website.