Agribusiness 2019 to explore post-Brexit opportunities

The opportunities for British agriculture post-Brexit will be top of the agenda for this year’s Agribusiness conference organised by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC). The conference, to be held on November 14th at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, takes the theme of ‘Creating a resilient UK Agri-food supply chain.’

John Kelley, AIC’s chief operating officer and conference organiser, said: “For the first time in decades, there will be a national agricultural policy and strategy which will look to balance vital food production against an enhanced environment. We have asked our speakers to take a broad look at what the future may hold for UK agribusiness and the food and feed supply chains.

“We will also explore how consumer trends are changing – an essential factor in looking to the future. And, of course, we will examine the opportunities that will be generated for the agri-supply industry to play its part in forging a truly resilient supply chain.

Speakers already confirmed include the AIC Chief Executive Robert Sheasby; Minette Batters, NFU; Sir Peter Kendall, AHDB; Gemma Cooper from Nielsen Marketing; Fraser Black, chief executive of agricultural innovations centre Crop Protection and Health; and Lyndsay Chapman, chief executive officer, Centre for Innovation & Excellence in Livestock.

The conference will be chaired by Charlotte Smith of BBC Farming Today.

Tickets and further information can be obtained from the Agribusiness 2019 website (www.agribusiness.org.uk) or from Debbie Walker at: debbie.walker@agindustries.org.uk.

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.