25 September 1998

Exploit eastern market

CENTRAL and Eastern Europe is one of the fastest changing areas of the world – both agriculturally and economically.

Already its influence is being felt in the West, as trade increases and farmers and agri-businesses look to invest abroad. From 2000, the regions impact will be even more direct, as the EU prepares for eastward enlargement.

Given the importance of this fast-emerging region, FW is teaming up with the Department of Trade and Industry, the East European Trade Council, Midland Bank and MAFF, to present a special evening conference at Shuttleworth College, Beds on Tuesday, Oct 6.

Seven speakers, including farmers, bankers and traders, will share their views and experiences.

To cover costs, tickets are charged at £25 each, with buffet supper included. More details and booking forms are available from Jeremy Elgin at the EETC on 0171-222 7622.

&#8226 Farmers and agri-businessmen wanting to find out more about investment opportunities may be interested in a DTI-subsidised trade mission to Romania and Hungary from Oct 25 to Oct 31. More information from Mr Elgin on the above number. &#42