The British Society of Baking (BSB) Autumn Conference is now taking bookings for the networking dinner on Monday 4 October, and conference on Tuesday 5 October.

Ted Rich, of Rich Products, will speak about cakes from the world markets in which Rich’s operates. Roel Orselof CSM will present topics and trends for European bakery products and ingredients. Kevin Kingsland, chartered occupational psychologist will be giving a talk on effective people management, organisational development and business performance, while Edward Garner, communications director at Kantar Worldpanel, will look at the facts and figures in relation to the grocery retail market’s economic recovery. Tony Parsons, of Parsons Design and Marketing, will be speaking about the importance of branding. There will also be a presentation from those representing Great Britain in the Louis Lesaffre World Cup.

BSB chairman Keith Houliston said: "It would be great to see as many delegates as possible for the dinner and/or the conference at the popular Ardencote Manor in Warwickshire."

The conference will be chaired by award-winning baker David Powell and Peter Jones of Speedibake.

For further details, contact or tel 01869 247098/277094.