AIC’s Agribusiness conference will reflect COP26 commitments and challenges for the agri-supply sector

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The Agricultural Industries Confederation’s Agribusiness Conference on 17th November 2021 will reflect on some of the themes and challenges posed at COP26, as the agri-supply industry looks at how it will meet ambitions net zero targets, while continuing to supply high quality and sustainable inputs to farms and the food supply chain.

Agribusiness conference sessions will focus on the theme of managing the green recovery for the UK agri-food supply chain, with high profile political, economic, and supply-chain speakers explaining the financial drivers and investment that will be needed to succeed.

John Kelley, AIC chief operating officer, and managing director of AIC Services, says, “COP26 has demonstrated that despite the challenges, there is widespread, global commitment to averting a climate change disaster. The global agri-food supply chain will play an important role in meeting the challenging commitments made by governments around the world to reduce methane emissions, scale back energy derived from fossil fuels, and to back ‘clean’ technology in our quest to eradicate carbon emissions by 2050.

Timely focus

“It is timely then, that Agribusiness will focus on how the UK’s agri-supply sector can support the delivery of these objectives, and what innovations, investment, and legislation will be required.”

Tickets for the half day, virtual Agribusiness conference are available from the conference website www.agribusiness.org.uk costing £135 for AIC Members and £150 for non-Members. The online platform also offers networking opportunities for delegates.

Agribusiness speakers include:

  • Victoria Prentice MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Defra,
  • Luke Pollard MP, Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
  • Professor Sir Dieter Helm, Professor of Economics, Oxford University,
  • Oliver McEntyre, National Strategy Director, Barclays Agriculture,
  • David Telford, Head of AgriFood, KTN,
  • Sophie Throup, Head of Agriculture, Fisheries and Sustainable Sourcing, Wm Morrison,
  • And Robert Jappie, Partner, Life Science & Cannabis Regulation – Ince.

The conference will be chaired by Sybil Ruscoe.

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