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City Food & Drink Lecture 2023

Has now been and gone

15th May

At The Guildhall, London

And via live stream link

Read on for further information on how it went, the link to complete the feedback survey and well as view the photographs and feature length video recording of the Lecture and Panel Discussion. 

Welcome to our dedicated platform specifically designed for the 2023 City Food & Drink Lecture. Please click on the tabs for further information on this year’s event. 
For more general information on the City Food & Drink Lecture as well as previous lectures, please visit our website  

About the 2023 Lecture: 

Keynote speaker Sir Charles Godfray addressed the industry at the lectern of the 2023 City Food & Drink Lecture declaring:

“If we fail on food, we fail on everything”

Sir Charles Godfray, Director of Oxford Martin School urged more than 650 leaders in the food & drink industry to face up to the brutal realities of the “shifting challenges in building a just, healthy and sustainable food and drink system.’’ He posed the question of whether the current food system is resilient enough to feed the world whilst addressing both the health and environmental challenges impacting everyday life now.

 During his 45 minute lecture, the keynote speaker of this year’s event, Sir Charles highlighted the hurdles that both industry and government need to tackle head on, including future population growth, the nature of global food demand and the need for more in-depth research on these issues.

Video of the Lecture​

To view the Lecture as well as the panel discussion,
click here

Photographs of the Lecture​

To view the photographs taken during the evening,
click here

Please note : Please respect use of images featuring HRH The Princess Royal.  The Royal Communications Office ask that they are not used on social media or for commercial purposes.

 Please complete the survey  – your feedback matters. See here


Thought Leadership in the City of London.

The City Food & Drink Lecture, now in its 22nd  year is an annual, invitation-only high-profile fixture in the City of London and international food and drink industry calendars. The Lecture is delivered each year by a leading figure in the food business who is invited to speak about the issues they regard as the most important in shaping the way food  and drink is produced, distributed, marketed, sold and consumed.

The date of the 2024 Lecture is March 11th at Guildhall.

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