Compass Group CEO Blakemore to give City Food Lecture

Dominic Blakemore Compass City Food Lecture
Dominic Blakemore: Planning to share global insights
18/02/2019 - 09:01
Dominic Blakemore, chief executive of Compass Group will give the City Food Lecture 2019 at London’s Guildhall on February 26th. Organised by the seven City of London livery companies involved in agriculture and food, it brings together 700 industry leaders, academics and liverymen.

Blakemore says: “It’s an honour to be asked to give the 2019 lecture. It’s a unique occasion that brings together people from across the food chain and encourages the exchange of insight and ideas.

“I plan to share our global insights about the way technology and consumer trends are having a far-reaching influence on the food industry.”

City Food Lecture organising chairman, John Giles says: “I’m sure Dominic’s experience, combined with the global reach of Compass will provide the audience with unique insights into the trends that will shape the food industry in the years ahead.”

The lecture will be followed by a panel debate chaired by Chris White managing director of Fruitnet Media and featuring Minette Batters, president of the National Farmers Union, Prof Corinna Hawkes director, Centre for Food Policy School of Arts and Social Sciences City University and Tamira Treffers-Herrera, regional head Europe Rabobank.

Blakemore took over as group chief executive at the beginning of 2018 and has been a board director of Compass Group since 2012. Previously he held senior roles with Iglo Foods and Cadbury.

Previous keynote speakers at the City Food Lecture include Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis, Professor Chris Elliot, Christophe Jouan, chief executive of The Future Foundation, Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King, Unilever chief executive Paul Polman.and former Cadbury Schweppes chairman, John Sunderland.

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