The Agricultural Industries Confederation has announced that its Agribusiness Conference will take place online on 17th November 2021, with sessions focused on the theme of managing the green recovery for the UK agri-food supply chain.
John Kelley, AIC chief operating officer, and managing director of AIC Services, says, “The agri-food supply industry has an important role to play in delivering a more sustainable and ‘greener’ return to economic growth, following the Covid-19 pandemic, and in the context of changes to the agricultural funding model.
“There is an increased focus on the food production sector, and how it will ensure quality, affordable food for the nation, while also reducing its impact on the environment and delivering the reductions in carbon required to achieve overall net-zero targets”.
Delivering such ambitions will require an industry-wide commitment to change. High profile political, economic and supply-chain speakers will put forward their views on the financial drivers and investment needed, and how innovation in products and services could deliver opportunities across the food-supply-chain.
Confirmed speakers include: Farming Minister Victoria Prentis MP; Luke Pollard, Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Sir Dieter Helm, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford; and Sophie Throup, Head of agriculture and sustainable sourcing at Morrisons.
Following a successful virtual Agribusiness conference in 2020, AIC is retaining the virtual format for 2021, with additional networking opportunities for delegates.
Early bird tickets are on sale now from the conference website agribusiness.org.uk, costing £115 for AIC Members and £135 for non-Members.