YORKSHIRE’S food sector in a post-Brexit world will be a subject of debate at York's Food and Drink Conference.

The second gathering of food entrepreneurs, wholesalers, retailers and independent producers is being held tomorrow at the Principal York Hotel.

Expert speakers will represent everyone from artisanal producers to multi-national corporations, while delegates can talk to experts in their field as well as people who have grown successful businesses in York, such as Brew York, Raffi’s Spice Box and Fruity Kitchen.

The event's theme is the Future of Food and Drink; Changes and Challenges.

Jennifer Middleton, of Yorkshire-based Lemon Zest PR, is among the speakers and will be sharing insights on marketing to new trends and changing demands.

She said: “We’re excited to introduce businesses to our thoughts on how to authentically stand out in the food and drink sector.

"Yorkshire food isn’t all Yorkshire puds and parkin; there is a wealth of promise and potential in this county and I look forward to offering my insights.”

Peter Mills, Marketing Manager, Harrowells, the event sponsor, said: “If last year is anything to go by, we’re sure it will be a brilliant conference for everyone attending and speaking.

"It’s a real pleasure to be involved with this inspiring event and we’re very much looking forward to it.”

Charles Storr, Business Growth Manager, Make It York, added: “A range of issues will affect the region’s sector in the future; everything from changes in legislation to how companies need to adapt to the challenges and opportunities of a post Brexit Britain.

"By being ahead of the curve when it comes to changes in consumer demands, new laws and marketing styles, we’ll ensure that together Yorkshire is best placed to grow its food and drink sector."