the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) minister Lord Bach will be keynote speaker at the Federation of Bakers’ fifth Annual Conference, on May 10.

The conference, chaired by Miles Warnick, chief operating officer of RHM Bread Bakeries, will include presentations from Sainsbury’s trading director Mike Coupe and Unilever UK chairman Gavin Neath. It will also feature a panel debate, chaired by Julian Hunt, editor of The Grocer magazine. Panellists include Allied Milling & Baking group chief executive Brian Robinson, Food Standards Agency director of consumer choice and dietary health,

Gill Fine, and health writer Fiona Hunter.

The event will take place at One Great George Street, London SW1.