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New Horizons for the UK Agri-food supply chain
03 June 2020

Welcome to Agribusiness 2020 13 November 2019

Pre Conference SupperOrton Hall, Peterborough, PE2 7DN
Agribusiness 2020 ConferenceEast of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE

Agribusiness 2020, THE conference dedicated to the UK’s agrisupply businesses takes place as the UK enters new worlds. For the first time in over a generation the UK will see the publication of an Agriculture Bill and an Environment Bill. New payment schemes will begin to use public money for public goods. 

Despite on-going Brexit uncertainty, the whole Agri-food supply chain is being challenged to raise productivity while enhancing the environment and increasing sustainability. Our line-up of speakers will provide their perspectives on how best the industry can respond as it plans the future. We have asked for a focus on the opportunities that tomorrow will bring.

The breadth of our speaker line-up will ensure there will be something for everyone. From policy to finance; from innovative diets to unlocking genetic benefits there is much to be gained from taking a day to join us.

I hope you can join us for an informative day that also provides networking opportunities with AIC Members, policy makers and other stakeholders engaged with agrisupply.

I look forward to welcoming you to Peterborough in November.

John Kelley

John Kelley
Chief Operating Officer

Latest News

  1. 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 uncertainty 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.