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City Meat Lecture 2021

City Meat Lecture

‘The Rightful Place of Meat in the National Diet’ is the subject for the WCB’s inaugural City Meat Lecture. It will take place on November 11, at 6.00pm in the Butchers Hall. 

The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer period and discussion with selected panellists. The formal session will conclude at about 7.15pm and be followed by a high-class buffet supper, with a fantastic opportunity to meet up and network with Liverymen and others involved in the meat industry. The proceedings will finish at around 8.30pm.

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Professor Frederic Leroy

Keynote Speaker

Our lecturer is Professor Frederic Leroy, Vrie University, Brussels, known for his world class expertise on this subject area. He is an authority on the positive role of animal protein (notably meat) in a diet that that is consistent with future climate change and nutritional objectives.

The Lecture

This lecture is on a subject, which is highly topical with challenges to the industry coming (at an international level) on dietary and environmental grounds from the UN Food Systems Summit and on climate change grounds from the COP26 Climate Change Conference, which will be taking place at the time of the lecture.

In addition, the UK Government is currently considering its response to the widely publicised independent review report of the National Food Strategy for England published earlier this year which included a recommendation that an official target for a 30% reduction in meat consumption over the next 10 years should be set.

The Panellists

Following the lecture, three panellists – Hsin Huang, Secretary General of the International Meat Secretariat, Clive Black, a Director of Shore Capital and Chair of the Institute of Global Food Security’s Industry Advisory Board at Queen’s University of Belfast, and Laura Ryan, Chair of Meat Business Women and Founder of the Global Food Alliance. Chairman for the Lecture will be Stuart Roberts, WCB Liveryman and Deputy President of the National Farmers Union.

Hsin Huang
Clive Black
Stuart Roberts

 WCB Master Margaret Boanas highlighted this event in her speech at Common Hall and encouraged Liverymen to attend this important event for the WCB.

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The cost of attendance is £50 + VAT per person, with a discount available to groups of 5 or more. 

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Events details

11 November 2021
6pm - 8.30pm
Butchers' Hall
£50 per person + VAT, group discounts available