Mark Laurie

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Mark is a Director of the Nationwide Caterers Association, with a specific responsibility to interact with numerous government departments, regulators and industry stakeholders.

He co-founded Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham’s first and most popular street food event and has consulted on countless other street food businesses and market start-ups, including most recently the Hong Kong Government.

He has a special interest in food waste and sustainability which led him to co-found the 8th Plate project which salvaged 27.5 tonnes of uncooked waste food to create 55,000 meals for distribution to people living in food poverty. He believes that food can and should nourish physically but also socially and culturally, and that good healthy food choices and information should be available to all.

My Sessions

Panel: The Garden of Eden – A Vision for a Sustainable Industry

Festival experts reflect on the year, sharing practical insights from their own initiatives and discussing what has been an unprecedented season for action on climate change; from going plastic free as part of the Drastic on Plastic pledge and the take your tent home / say no to single use campaign to audience travel, waste, reuse, ‘designing out’ plastics and […]


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