RABDF Policy Conference
One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, SW1H 9JJ
Tuesday 5 November 2019
This will be the third conference taking place and the day is aimed at informing the industry and its decision makers on the latest topics, information and policy affecting the sector. The speaker programme will cover topics that are currently relevant to, and affecting the sector, such as future environmental regulation, the Clean Air Strategy, economic challenges and opportunities, consumer perceptions and genomics.
Whilst there will be some stand-alone speakers, the majority of sessions will see two or three speakers discuss the topic from different perspectives, in some cases focusing on what we can learn from other sectors. After each of these there will be a Q&A panel session with the relevant speakers answering questions from the floor.
10:30 Start - official open from chair
10:35 Overview of current Defra priorities including farming policy, productivity, innovation and research and development - Tim Mordan, Deputy Director, Defra
The future economy
11:05 Industry response to future challenges and the role of the Food and Drink Sector Council – Iain Ferguson, Co-chair of Food and Drink Sector Council
11:35 Economic success factors on UK dairy farms - Edward Lott, Kite Consulting
11:55 Economic success factors on global dairy farms - Brendan Horan, Moore Park
12:15 Q&A panel session with the above economy speakers
12:30 Lunch and networking
Are we delivering on Defra’s Clean Air Strategy?
13:30 What does the Clean Air Strategy mean for dairy farming? - Kate Morley, Policy Adviser on Climate Change and Agriculture, Defra
13:50 The practical aspects of Defra’s Clean Air Strategy proposals – David Ball, AHDB Dairy
14:10 What is being done to lower emissions in other sectors and can it be adapted into the dairy industry? - David Alvis, Elsham Linc
14:30 Q&A panel session with the above speakers on emission reduction
14:45 The latest consumer trends, challenges and opportunities - Rachel Cacioppo, Kantar World Panel
15:05 How are dairy trends impacting consumer behaviour and what work is the industry doing to transform the image of dairy products - Susie Stannard, Senior Consumer Insight Analyst, AHDB Dairy
15:25 ‘Every calf has a value’ - Arla Foods
15:35 Q&A panel session with the above consumer speakers
15:50 Closing remarks
*Please note that the programme/speakers may be subject to change.
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RABDF Members £38
* Early bird discount available on all tickets until 2 September 2019
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