Agenda

AGENDA

Tuesday 12 November, Pre Conference Supper

Peterborough, PE2 7DN
Pre conference drinks reception
Pre conference supper

Wednesday 13 November, Agribusiness 2020 Conference

Registration: Registration: Networking opportunity & view of exhibitors
Opening AddressAIC Chairman
Conference Chairman
Tom Heap – BBC Rural Affairs Correspondent
AIC priorities and the Agri-Brexit Coalition
Robert Sheasby – Chief Executive, AIC
Government Policy Update reflecting the current political arena
Defra – BEIS Government Minster or Senior Government Civil Servant
Discussion Period
Coffee & view of exhibitors
The outlook for the global and UK economy and impact on UK agriculture
Allan Wilkinson – Head of Agriculture, HSBC
Creating world class standards for UK farming and beyond
Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE, CMG, Chairman Assured Food Standards
Discussion Period
Lunch
Fighting back against food fads given the explosion of food myths on social media
Eve Simmons, Deputy Health Director, Mail on Sunday
Will insect protein be a viable protein substitute for UK livestock diets
Dr Elaine Fitches, FERA, University of Durham
Gene editing – a new dawn for a productive and sustainable UK Agriculture?
Prof Huw Jones, Aberystwyth University
Discussion period
Closing remarksAIC Chairman