Deliveroo founder leads stellar line-up of speakers at UK Food & Drink Shows

Will Shu, founder and CEO of Deliveroo, will lead a raft of speakers sharing insight, expertise, best practice and predictions for 2023 and beyond, when the UK Food & Drink Shows returns to the NEC, Birmingham this April (24-26),

The shows’ dedicated speaker programme, across National Convenience Show, Farm Shop & Deli Show, Food & Drink Expo and Foodex Manufacturing Solutions (incorporating Ingredients), offers visitors a comprehensive look at the thriving UK food and drink industry, covering a diverse and highly relevant range of subjects.

Set against the three-day show’s essential themes of people, sustainability, trends, health and technology, with individual sessions promising to drill down further on various aspects of each, The UK Food and Drink Shows have rallied some of the best expertise in the industry to tackle prominent issues.

Scheduled to be on The Grocer Live stage on Monday 24 April, 11.35am, Will Shu will be in conversation with Grocer editor, Adam Leyland, in Diversifying Deliveroo: From dark kitchens to bricks and mortar as the pair discuss the innovative delivery pioneer’s success story and what the future holds for the sector.

The line-up also includes:
- Kate Nicholls OBE, Chief Executive at UKHospitality
- Peter Batt, Managing Director at Nisa Retail
- Karen Betts, CEO at Food and Drink Federation
- Tom Athron, CEO at Fortnum & Mason
- Karen Bates, Group People Director at BrewDog

Andrew Reed, Managing Director – Wine & Exhibitions, William Reed, said: “The breadth of expertise that will be accessible at the shows this year is staggering. Many of the industry leading lights and brightest talents will be sharing invaluable knowledge on how to make it in our ever-turbulent world, discussing everything from the future of low2no and how we can rethink food waste, to the HFSS policy change and how best to nurture talent.'