AIC Trade Assurance FAR Agribusiness
Taking a lead in Agri-Food Policy post-Brexit
20 September 2017

Welcome to Agribusiness 2018

Pre Conference SupperOrton Hall, Peterborough, PE2 7DN
Agribusiness 2018 ConferenceEast of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE

The Agribusiness series of conferences are the pre-eminent conferences for the agrisupply industry and leading stakeholder group. This years’ conference will focus on “Taking a lead in Agri-Food Policy post Brexit” in terms of leading on the key agrisupply sector issues, which will be reflected in various themes throughout the day. Yet again, Agribusiness 2018 has attracted a programme of high calibre speakers from the business, scientific and political communities who aim to inspire, inform and provide a networking opportunity for all concerned.

Many question will be addressed including:

  • What will UK agriculture look like post Brexit?
  • How will the new Agricultural Bill be implemented?
  • Will the UK be a key player in the world agricultural and food trading market?

We look forward to welcoming you to Agribusiness 2018!

John KelleyJohn Kelley
Chief Operating Officer, AIC

Latest News

  1. Agribusiness 2018 ‘Taking a lead in Agri-Food Policy post Brexit’

    19 June 2017

    This year, Agribusiness, the annual event for the UK agrisupply industry, takes the theme of ‘Taking a lead in Agri-Food Policy post Brexit’ with a strong line-up of speakers to lead the Brexit discussion in the area of agribusiness, agriculture and food. The event takes place at the East of England Showground on 8 November 2017.

    With UK:EU negotiations due in earnest this month AIC has drawn up an agenda that captures some of the lead Brexit speakers.

    There are many aspects to Brexit negotiations. Some of the most important ones that will impact food and agriculture are trade, policy, research and labour.

    Keynote speakers include:

    Ian Wright, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation has led the discussions on the importance of UK food manufacturing and production both at a UK and EU level.

    Meurig Raymond, NFU President will present the view of NFU members as agriculture has the most to gain or lose from Brexit negotiations.

    David Caffall, Chief Executive AIC will represent the agrisupply industry and outline the work of the Agri-Brexit Coalition.

    Trade is vital to both agriculture and food as Allie Renison, Head of Europe & Trade Policy Institute of Directors will explain. Dr Andy Cureton will represent the British Biotechology Science Research Council and will discuss the impact on Brexit on innovation and research funding.

    Labour requirements both within agriculture and the food industry are huge and the impact of Brexit in this area will be covered by David Camp, Chief Executive Association of Labour Providers.

    Agribusiness 2018 will be chaired by Anna Hill, a regular BBC presenter on food and farming matters.

    In the light of the recent Cabinet reshuffle, an invitation to speak has also been extended to incoming Defra Secretary of State, Michael Gove.

    Commenting on Agribusiness 2018, John Kelley, Chief Operating Officer, AIC said “Once again this year’s Agribusiness is the most important conference that is dedicated to the agrisupply and allied industries and it is vital to attend to hear the leading UK speakers as well as networking with keys movers and shakers within the industry”


    Further information
    John Kelley
    01733 385230

    Issued by
    Geoff Dodgson
    07710 379561


    Agribusiness 2018 “Taking a lead in Agri-Food Policy post Brexit” 08 November 2017, East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE26XE

    Pre Conference Networking Supper 07 November 2017, Orton Hall, Peterborough, PE2 7DN