Conference details

Last few places left on the exclusive business visit to Smithfield Meat Market for delegates attending Conference

The visit to Smithfields will include a welcome and introduction to the market followed by a tour and behind the scenes visit to George Abraham Ltd. Here you can see how the historic Smithfield market has adapted to the latest hygiene requirements.
After this we will hear presentations from the City of London EVH team and the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders.
This is your opportunity to understand how regulation of the UK Meat sector works in practice and hear of the latest approaches to reduce the burden of meat inspections. We hope to hear from the British Meat Processors Association which is just a short walk from Smithfields and the Food Standards Agency on the modernisation of the meat inspection regime.

Gordon Maddan and Anisha Rana from BRDO will be hosting this visit. Sign up now to make sure you’re there too:

Learn more about the market through their website:




Международная конференция 2014

Отличная новость! Мы можем сегодня подтвердить, что на Конференции по инспекции реформе 2014г мы предложим переводчики русского языка.

Мы с нетерпением ждем встречи с Вами в Лондоне!

International Conference 2014

Great news! We can today confirm we will have Russian interpreters available at the Inspection Reform Conference 2014.
We look forward to seeing you there!

First business visits announced!

As part of this year’s inspection reform conference, BRDO are organising business visits for delegates to get a first-hand experience of the issues and resources available in a range of different organisations.

The visits will be free of charge for delegates but places are limited and will be available on a ‘first come first serve basis’. We will communicate to delegates when places are available to book.

Delegates will be able to choose their preferred visit from an extensive list which includes:

– Battersea Power Station and events venue
– Billingsgate Fish Market and Waitrose Supermarket
– ‘Eat 17’ and briefing from the Association of Convenience Stores
– Grundon Waste Recycling and Incineration Plant
– Harrods Department Store
– Leatherhead Food Research Association
– London Gateway Deep-Water Port Facility
– Cherwell Valley Motorway services
– Sainsbury’s Superstore and Distribution centre
– Smithfield Meat Markets
– Toy Retailer and Distributor
– British Hospitality Association (BHA) and British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) followed by visit to central London Public House

Information will be updated as visits are confirmed. Further information on each visit is available in the ‘Business Visits’ tab above.


House of Lords evening reception at Inspection Reform Conference 2014

Part of the Inspection Reform Conference 2014 includes an evening reception at the House of Lords.

The reception will be hosted by Lord Curry of Kirkharle CBE on Tuesday 9th September.

This is an opportunity to discuss with UK trade associations, network and also includes a tour of the House of Lords.
There is limited availability so book your place now!

View this link for what to expect:

HoL conference video

International Conference breakdown

Tuesday 9th September – Breaking down barriers to trade: how inspection reform can help
Plenary and workshops with speakers from World Bank Group, OECD, and the UK Government.
Evening reception hosted by Lord Curry at the House of Lords with UK regulators and businesses.

Wednesday 10th September – Case studies and international experiences
Case studies and shared learning on creating a positive and transparent regulatory environment that promotes trust and confidence through better inspections, enforcement and regulatory practice.
Presentations from speakers with policy, regulatory and business backgrounds.

Thursday 11th September – Business visits
UK businesses will host delegates to discuss impact of regulatory enforcement and inspections from the business perspective, regulatory barriers to export and share experiences of being regulated in the UK and export markets. UK inspectors will join these visits to offer their perspective and experiences.

International Conference 9th – 11th September 2014, London, UK

Inspection Reform: Breaking Down Barriers to Trade and Investment will explore how changing the way regulation is delivered on the ground can support greater trust and confidence to trade and invest. Improving the delivery of regulation has an important role in improving the business environment by supporting businesses to be successful whilst providing necessary protections to citizens, the environment and the economy.

This international conference is being organised by the UK Government Better Regulation Delivery Office and the World Bank Group, in partnership with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, OECD and with the support of the UK Department for International Development’s IFUSE programme.

Inspection Reform: Breaking Down Barriers to Trade and Investment will build on the experiences shared at the first International Inspection Reform Conference in November 2012. It will bring together evidence and practice from around the world, and provide an opportunity for countries working towards a common goal of a better regulatory environment for trade and investment to engage in dialogue with countries with similar reform contexts and share case studies.