‘Driving today’s agricultural revolution’ will be the theme of Agribusiness 2017, the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) Annual Conference. The Conference will take place on November 23rd at the East of England Showground.
John Kelley, AIC’s Chief Operating Officer said: “Agriculture, like many sectors of the UK and global economy, is going through a huge transition. Whether it’s internal processes or the changing external environment, business must lead and react to secure on-going success.
“Agriculture’s green revolution has been surpassed, now we face the ‘digital revolution’. There is much talk of ‘Big Data’ within agriculture, and this will continue to revolutionise business. The constant challenge is keeping up with innovative technologies and products as they enter the agri-supply chain.
“In addition, BREXIT and the renegotiations with the EU will be a key feature that shapes the future of agriculture and agribusiness in the UK, and could lead to seismic change. The conference speakers will include Minister of State for Agriculture George Eustice, who was a leading pro-leave campaigner.
“Agribusiness 2017 will seek to address these key issues from a political, technological and business standpoint.”
The Conference will be chaired by former BBC Breakfast Business presenter Declan Curry. As well as Defra Minister, George Eustice; speakers will include: Oliver McEntyre, National Strategy Director for Barclays Agriculture; Tom Hind, Chief Strategy Officer, AHDB; Professor Daniel Morton from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; and Dr. Christobal Uauy from the John Innes Centre.
Early bird booking discounts are available until September 23rd and booking forms will be available on the AIC website shortly.