On-Demand Keynote Speaker | Dr. David Hughes

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Dr. David Hughes is Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, and Visiting Professor at the Royal Agricultural University, U.K. He is a much sought-after speaker at international conferences and seminars on global food industry issues, particularly consumer and retail trends. David has lived and worked in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa and South East Asia and has extensive experience as an international advisory board member with food companies and financial service organizations on three continents. For 20 years, he was a Non-Executive Director of Berry Gardens Ltd – a substantial U.K. farmer-owned fresh produce business. With his American business partner, David established, grew and sold a branded fresh food business which served supermarkets in the southern states of the USA.

From completing his Ph.D. in meat marketing, Professor Hughes has had a rich professional lifetime of working with protein companies in all the major continents of the world. He is known to many in the Southern Hemisphere through his 15 years of senior involvement in the Australasian Meat Executive Program. He has worked with meat companies in China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, USA and Canada. His views are sought by individual firms, meat and egg industry associations, the media on global consumer trends in protein (meat and plant-based), retail developments and emerging innovative routes to the retail and food service customer.

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