Day 1 – International Outlook Conference


12.00 Registration and lunch

13.30 Welcome and overview of sessions

13.40 – Global Overview

 – A global overview of the industry – Rupert Claxton, Meat and Livestock Director, Gira Food

 – Overseas overview – Spain: Isaac Huerta, Technical Services Manager, Spanish PIC

  Overseas overview – Denmark: Christian Fink Hanson, Director, Danish Research Centre

  Panel Discussion

15.00Coffee & Exhibition


15.30 Reforming the pork supply chain

 – Video presentation from Mark Spencer, Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

 – Supply chain review – John Powell, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

 – The future of the British pig industry – Chris Aldersley, Chief Operating Officer, Cranswick

 – Panel discussion – all of the above speakers will discuss the supply chain review and they will be joined by Rob Mutimer from the       NPA

17.00 – Conference closes


19.00 – Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner

Day 2 – Innovation Conference


09.00 Registration 

10.00 Welcome and overview of sessions

10.10 – Rising to the Challenge

 – Principal sponsor –  Roman Krejci, Swine Corporate Veterinary Service Manager, Ceva

 – International consumer trends: how should we respond? – Professor David Hughes

 – Getting more pork on consumers forks – Liam Byrne, AHDB

  Panel discussion / Q&A

11.40 – Coffee and exhibition

12.10 – Enhancing our brand

 – Industry language and tone on key issues – Amy Jackson, Oxtale Specialists Communications

 – Developing business reputation and promoting staff progression – Paul Harris, Real Success

 – Barriers to progress on net zero – Alex Haigh, JSR

 – Panel discussion / Q&A

13.15 – Lunch and exhibition


14.15 – Young Guns Panel

 – A panel of young industry innovators discuss the future of pig farming, comprising of:

 – Flavian Obiero, Young NPA Chair

 – Fred Allen, Young Pig Farmer of the Year Award winner, Allen Farms

 – Max Campbell, Trainee of the Year Award winner, Bunkers Hill Pigs

 – Emma Claxton, Trainee of the Year Highly Commended, ME Claxton

15.00 – Coffee and exhibition


15.30 Pathway Grants Explained

– Stewart Houston & Gemma Thwaites, Member of Defra’s Pig Core Group

– Wrap up & thanks

16.00 – Conference close


*programme subject to change

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