The Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (abim) 2008 forum, ’Growing A Sustainable Bakery Industry’, is to take place on 6 June.

The event, which will be staged at the Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, will start with a buffet lunch and networking opportunity, followed by a programme of talks in the afternoon.

Ed Garner from TNS World-wide Panel will discuss ’Who is the health-conscious UK consumer?’, looking at buying habits, and the future of the baking industry. Matthew May from the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees will cover the perspective of bakery students and trainees, and what the industry’s needs are for the future in terms of education and training. Sector skills council Improve will investigate skills, challenges and opportunities in the industry.

For more information contact Anne Boyd, abim, on 0207 420 7102 or