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Food Blogger Connect is coming back to London this summer for its huge fifth anniversary celebration, bringing together food lovers from across the globe at a three-day weekend conference with lectures and workshops from award-winning bloggers, food writers, and photographers.

Founded by Bethany Kehdy, author of The Jewelled Kitchen, FBC has gone from strength-to-strength over the past five years, growing from an afternoon gathering in a restaurant into the world’s leading international food blogging conference, attracting world-renowned speakers such as David Lebovitz, Jaden Hair and photographers Penny de Los Santos and David Loftus. Indeed, news of the last event reached over six million exposures on Twitter and doubling that pre-event this year!

This year’s theme reflects one of the central pillars of food blogging, the community, with the event bringing together bloggers from around the world, whether they’re seasoned campaigners or young whippersnappers, new to the blogosphere. Across the weekend, over 150 attendees will have the opportunity to network, connect (and reconnect for the hardened alumni) while learning from some of the industry’s best. Whether looking to turn their blog into a full-time career or simply a platform for their creative outlet, the conference, held at Battersea Arts Centre this July, will appeal to bloggers from across the board. With lectures on topics ranging from food writing to more technical digital aspects such as branding and SEO, alongside workshops and one-on-one blog feedback from some of the biggest names in the business, FBC5 will provide a barrage of information. However, it’s far from being all work and no play with plenty of opportunities for food breaks provided by local traders and artisans who will be showcasing some of the best food and drink London and beyond has to offer.

Prices start from £125.

What, when, where:

Food Blogger Connect #FBC5, July 5-7 2013, Battersea Arts Centre, London (SW11 5TN)

Speakers:

David Loftus, David Lebovitz, Penny de Los Santos, Kerstin Rodgers, Jaden Hair, Niamh Shields, Alison Bolus, Emma Gardner, Regula Ysewijn, Aoife Cox, Lucy Harvey, Ren Behan, Toma Mexicnao, Dana Elemara, Karen Burns-Booth, Tom Greenwood, Aine Morris, and many others.

Sponsors:

Chobani, O¹Brien, Canada Tourism Commission, Halen Mon, MOO.COM

Maldon, Seggiano, Hodmedod¹s Great British Beans, and many others.

Traders:

Coconut Chili, Dorshi, Kwaada, Yummy Choo, Polish Pop Up, African Volcano,

Gourmet Posh Dog, Gluten Free 4 Kids, and many others.

For more information please contact Joslin Kehdy at

info@foodbloggerconnect.com or visit www.foodbloggerconnect.com

View the full programme of FBC events.

About the author

Ren Behan is a well-known food writer and mum-of-two based in Hertfordshire in the UK. She grew up in a food-loving Polish household and now writes a popular family-friendly and seasonally-inspired blog at www.renbehan.com. Ren enjoys cooking with her two children, aged 6 and 4.

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