Future Generation Student Forum

All set for the Future Generation Student Forum

over 4 years ago by Claire Smith

​A group of around 40 food students will take part in the Future Generation Student Forum on 20th February as part of the City Food Lecture 2020. MorePeople are a silver sponsor of the event and sole sponsor of the student aspect of it, an initiative that we are proud to support as part of our commitment to raising awareness of the industry to the next generation of talent.

The day will kick off with visits to three restaurant locations in London where the students will have the chance to ask questions about different careers within each business. They will then travel to the Guildhall, the venue of the prestigious City Food Lecture, for an introduction to the livery movement by event Chairman, John Giles. MorePeople's Andrew Fitzmaurice will then take over to give an overview of the types of businesses and breadth of career opportunities that students can aspire to.

This will be followed by a Q&A session with this year's City Food Lecture panellists:

- Andrew Thompson, EMEA Director, Genus Plc
- Ian Wright, Chief Executive, Food & Drink Federation
- Baroness Rosie Boycott, food industry leader, journalist and author

The students will then have the chance to meet and question the City Food Lecturer for 2020, Professor Louise Fresco, President of Wageningen University.

All of this before the main event even starts!

After what will have been a very insightful day, the students will join 700 other guests for the actual lecture and panel session, ending the day with supper in the Old Library.

Andrew Fitzmaurice, Managing Director of MorePeople, is looking forward to the day:

"We sponsored this event for the first time last year and it was incredibly rewarding to see the students getting involved and making the most of this invaluable networking opportunity. There are so many different career options within the food industry and events like the City Food Lecture help to raise awareness and bring a sense of realism to career aspirations."

Photo courtesy of City Food Lecture 2019