Royal Agricultural College Seminar
Thur 26 and Fri 27 Sept 1996
Food, agriculture and agribusiness
MAKING the most of new opportunities in food and agricultural industries is the theme of a two-day seminar to be held at the Royal Agricultural Conference next month.
Nearly 40 expert speakers will explain how to develop your farming business to exploit developments in global food markets.
The sessions will focus on:
• Coping with future challenges.
• Competing effectively in the
• Prospects from advancing
science and technology.
• Exploiting market
• Advancing future international
• Understanding political and
The meeting will also provide a forum to discuss future industry co-operation.
During the seminar sessions, the accent will be placed firmly on participation. Between the formal presentations, group discussions and case studies will be held to explore how changing world markets will affect the profitability of your farm business.
Scheduled to speak are the Princess Royal, president of Royal Agricultural Society of England speaking about the challenges and opportunities of future food production and, in the crisis management BSE case study, NFU president Sir David Naish.
Other contributors include:
Sir Michael Perry, chairman of Unilever;
Henk Visser, Rabobank, Holland;
Prof Ray Goldberg, Prof of Agriculture and Business, Harvard University USA;
Jonathan Taylor, chairman of Booker;
Robin Pooley, managing director of Anglian Produce;
Martin van Zwanenberg, food division director of Marks and Spencer;
Don Curry, director general of the Meat and Livestock Commission;
Prof Ben Miflin, director of Rothamsted Experimental Station;
Germain Denis, executive director of the International Grains Council and ex-chairman of the GATT negotiating group in Geneva, which concluded the Agreement on Trade in Agriculture.
So if your future lies in farming for profit, theres no better place to gather information on how you can best structure your farming business to survive and thrive in the years ahead. Make a date in your diary for Thur 26 and Fri 27, Sep at the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester.
To book your place contact:
The Royal Agricultural College,
Glos GL7 6JS
Full participation – £320
including: Bar supper Wed 25 Sep;
two nights accommodation, 5 and 26 Sep;
all meals and refreshments;
Part participation – £270
Arriving Thur 26 or Fri 27 Sep including:
All meals from time of arrival;
one nights accommodation 26 Sep;