The Federation of Bakers is preparing for its seventh annual conference, which will take place on 16 May in London.

Speakers include: Dame Deidre Hutton, chair of the Food Standards Agency; Guy Farrant, director of food at Marks & Spencer; Jeya Henry, professor of human nutrition at Oxford Brookes University; and Edward Garner from TNS Worldpanel with the latest research and market trends.

"It looks set to be an event that inspires interest and debate with engaging speakers, informed attendees and enlightening topics of discussion," said Gordon Polson, director of the Federation.

The panel debate taking place in the afternoon will be chaired by the editor of British Baker, Sylvia Macdonald, with a panel featuring Dr Andrew Wadge, chief scientist at the Food Standards Agency, Guy Farrant, Joe Street, managing director of Fine Lady Bakeries, and professor Robert Pickard of the British Nutrition Foundation.

Booking forms are available from Amy Yeates, tel: 020 7420 7190 or email: amy.yeates@