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Conference ticket: £95 + VAT

Dinner ticket: £85 + VAT

Full Programme timings coming soon!

Featured Speakers…

Tim Lang, PhD, FFPH, Hons DSC, Professor of Food Policy, University of London: Why Horticulture ought to be a UK Priority – but will it be?

Guy Smith, NFU: Negotiating the Fog of Brexit

Dr Alan Treadgold, Partner, Retail Strategy, PA Consulting: Navigating the New Retail Landscape – What it Looks Like and How to be Successful in it

Ed Griffiths, Kantar: Marketing Insights

Kevin Vyse, M&S: Alternatives to Plastics

Dan Parker, Food Foundation: Veg Power, Using Marketing to Inspire People to Love Veg

Anna Jones, Journalist, Nuffield Scholar and Founder of Just Farmers: Sticking Your Head Above the Parapet – Why it’s Time to Talk

Leafy Salad Technical Speakers

Andy Taylor, Warwick University: Lettuce Fusarium wilt in the UK

Dr Lizzie Sagoo, ADAS: Precision Methods for Understanding Soil and Crop Variability

Luca Scimeca, Cambridge University: Achieving Robotic Lettuce Harvest and Post-Harvest

Tom Konisser, Signify: How to be Successful with Vertical Farming – Signify

Brassica Technical Speakers

Viv Powell, AHDB: Sustainable Crop Protection – the Future for Crop Protection

Martha Robson, Defra

Andy Blair, T H Clements: Robotic Broccoli Harvester (CP 153a)

Dr Dave Parrott, National Wildlife Management Centre: Managing Pigeons (FV 426a)



Thank you to Plant Tape for kindly sponsoring the main event


Thank you to Syngenta for kindly sponsoring the British Leafy Salads Technical Session


Thank you to Rijk Zwaan for kindly sponsoring the Brassica Growers Association Technical Session

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Thank you to Elsoms Seeds Ltd for sponsorship of the conference programme.