Agribusiness 2020 – -‘New Horizons for the UK Agri-food supply chain’

Looking at New Horizons for the UK Agri-food supply chain and the whole of British agriculture will be the focus of this year’s Agribusiness conference which will be held on 13 November at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Organised by the Agricultural Industries Confederation, Agribusiness 2020 is an annual event dedicated to the needs of the UK’s agrisupply businesses and related stakeholders.

John Kelley, AIC’s chief operating officer and conference organiser, said: “Agriculture continues to face a significant level of certainly as Brexit deliberations continue. However, opportunities abound new innovative developments and opportunities that the agricultural supply chain must adopt to remain competitive.”

Agribusiness 2020 will look at how some major players will impact the agricultural sector. Will a ‘UK food brand’ be developed? What is the economic outlook for UK agriculture? What impact do ‘fad diets’ have on consumers? Is gene editing a reality? These questions and many more will be addressed at the conference.

Speakers already confirmed include AIC Chief Executive Robert Sheasby; Baroness Neville-Rolf, Chairman Assured Food Standards; Allan Wilkinson, Head of Agriculture HSBC; Eve Simmons, Deputy Health Director, Daily Mail; Dr Elaine Fitches, FERA; and Prof Huw Jones, Aberystwyth University.

The conference will be chaired by Tom Heap, Rural Affairs Correspondent BBC News.

A booking form and further information can be obtained from the Agribusiness 2020 website ( or from Debbie Walker


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John Swire - 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.