The Federation of Bakers (FoB) has announced details of its sixth annual conference, due to be held on May 10.

Speakers will include DEFRA Minister for Sustainable Farming and Food Lord Bach, Sainsbury’s trading director Mike Coupe and Gavin Neath, chairman of Unilever UK and president of the Food and Drink Federation.

FoB director Gordon Polson said: “2006 will be an important year for the food industry and this year’s conference will give delegates a chance to meet a wide range of industry personnel. They can find out how current industry issues will affect their businesses.”

With the food industry facing many challenges at present, including issues relating to diet and health, nutrition and labelling, it is essential for these and any other potential issues to be addressed so that further growth of the sector is not threatened, he said.

The conference takes place at One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1 on Wednesday May 10, starting at 9.30am.

Further information and booking forms are available from Marina Christofi on 020 7420 7190 or e-mail