The Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (ABIM) 2008 Forum, Growing A Sustainable Bakery Industry, is to take place on 6 June at the Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel, Bolton Abbey, Skipton.

The event will start with a buffet lunch and networking opportunity, followed by a programme of talks in the afternoon.

Ed Garner from TNS Worldwide Panel will be discussing ‘Who is the “health conscious UK consumer?”, looking at the health conscious buying habits of UK consumers, and what the future might hold for the baking industry.

Matthew May from the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees will be discussing what the perspective of bakery students and trainees is, and what the industry’s needs are for the future in terms of education and training.

Improve Ltd will be looking at the current skills, challenges and opportunities available in the industry, and what can be done to address skills gaps.

Other guest speakers include Alette Addison from the Food Standards Agency, and Dr Wayne Martindale from the Food Innovation Centre, Sheffield Hallam University.

For more information or to register please contact Anne Boyd, ABIM on 0207 420 7102 or email