Countryfile presenter headlining Taste of Wales next month

Wales’ largest international food and drink event, BlasCymru (Taste of Wales), is set to return next month, on October 27 and 28.

The two-day event will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICCW) in Newport, South Wales.

Attendees will learn about the latest developments being made in the Welsh food industry, attend a conference titled ‘Food and Drink for Future Generations’ and meet other industry professionals at ‘special zones’ including innovation; skills and business; cluster network; tourism; international; sustainability; investor; innovation; and manufacturing.

Key themes at this year’s conference include ‘how Wales is addressing the sustainability challenge’ and ‘making food manufacturing more sustainable’. Mike Berners-Lee, the expert on sustainability and carbon foot printing and author of books such as; There is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years; and How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything; will be addressing these themes.

Headlining the conference is well-known UK farmer and regular presenter of Countryfile, Adam Henson.

Welsh government rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths, who will speak at the opening of day one, said:

“BlasCymru presents a great opportunity for Welsh businesses to showcase the very best food and drink products made right here in Wales.

I am pleased Adam Henson will be headlining the conference programme and I am sure his knowledge and passion will inspire those attending. Much hard work has gone into preparing for this year’s event and I look forward to meeting everyone at the ICCW in October.”

In line with Covid-19 safety regulations, attendees must be able to show proof of full vaccination, a negative PCR of LFT test, a message from NHS Test and Trace or proof of natural immunity.

Social distancing and indoor mask wearing will be required.