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6 March 2018

Michael Crick confirmed as guest speaker for FDF Industry Dinner

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The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has confirmed Michael Crick, political correspondent for Channel 4 News, as the guest speaker for its the annual industry dinner on Tuesday 27th March.

A broadcaster journalist and author, Crick was one of the founding members of the Channel 4 News team in 1982. He left the channel for the BBC in 1990, before returning to Channel 4 in 2011. He has won four Royal Television Society awards, and is known for his wide-ranging work throughout the industry, from US election coverage to the BBC's Panorama programme.

The FDF's Food and Drink Industry Dinner is an annual networking event which takes place at London's Hilton Park Lane. The event is attended by more than 500 guests from across the food and drink sector including representatives from global brands, some of the UK's most successful SMEs, government officials and the media.

The host for the evening is FDF's president and CEO of Premier Foods, Gavin Darby. Providing the entertainment is Alicia Lowes, a contemporary classical vocalist who has previously supported Coldplay at Kensington Palace, and performed at Twickenham during the Rugby World Cup.

Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, said:

“FDF's Food and Drink Industry Dinner brings together the leaders from the food and drink industry. Immediately after the European Council this will be an absolutely pivotal time for our industry. The FDF dinner gives all those attending the chance to debate the road ahead in a convivial and constructive environment and to have some fun too.”

To register for the event please visit the FDF website.

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Contact Deborah McCreath, Corporate Affairs Division, at:, or +44 (0) 20 7420 7152.

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