NFU conference 2009 – Farmers Weekly Interactive’s special report

Welcome to Farmers Weekly Interactive’s special report page for the 2009 National Farmers Union conference.






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Mon 16 Feb – 10.30am Political
Mon 16 Feb – 2.00pm Economic
Tues 17 Feb – 9am Next generation breakout session
Tues 17 Feb – 11am Food

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Open the Podia webcasting page by clicking on the appropriate link above and click on the top left of the screen where it says ‘start presentation now’. You can keep to this view (with the speaker slides on the right) or double click on the live screen to get a full screen view of the session.


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NFU conference 2009 – Where, when and who?











Programme – 16 February
































Time


Event


10.30am


Opening address – Peter Kendall



10.45am



Session 1: Political



Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State, DEFRA


Harsha V Singh, Deputy Director General, WTO


Nick Herbert MP, Shadow DEFRA secretary


1pm


Lunch



2pm



Session 2: Economic


 


Prof Charles Bean, Deputy Governor Monetary Policy, Bank of England


Dr Klaus-Dieter Schumacher, Head of Economics,


Alfred C. Toepfler International GmbH


Mark Price, Managing Director, Waitrose


4pm


Coffee


 


4.30-6pm


 


Breakout sessions


Poultry – setting our own agenda
NFU Poultry Board Chairman will explain the strategies of the board to drive the industry forward and respond to the market place.


Combinable Crops: Food, Feed and Energy
A look over this year’s activity, and priorities for the next year. The session will focus on trade and new ways of looking at grain markets, as well as the Combinable Crops Board’s policy focus on the environment science and regulation, how they affect the sector and what you need to know.


Profitable Livestock
Views from the Supply Chain: The NFU Livestock Chairman will invite representatives from the supply chain to set out their vision for a profitable and sustainable domestic livestock sector.


Dairy at the tipping point?
The NFU Dairy Team will debate with members whether the decline in production can be arrested and if so, how?


What beet growers want from the new IPA
The NFU Sugar board invites beet growers to discuss the forthcoming IPA negotiations and the state of the UK sugar industry, post reform. Hear from the Chairman of NFU Sugar, William Martin, and then have your say on the future of the industry.


Why Horticulture Matters
NFU Horticulture will explain why.


7.30pm


Drinks reception


8.30pm


Dinner



Programme – 17 February





























Time


Event



9-10.30am



Workshops


What does the European Parliament mean to British Agriculture?
Guest speakers Andrew Duff MEP, Liberal Democrat, Neil Parish MEP, Conservative Party and Gary Titley MEP, Labour Party.


Next Generation
NFU Officeholder meets with Young Farmer representatives.


Environment
Guest speaker Dr Paul Leinster, Chief Executive, Environment Agency, Dr Helen Phillips, Chief Executive, Natural England  plus other key industry speakers.


10.30-11am


Coffee



11am



Session 3: Food: Health, Environment and the Consumer



Professor Patrick Wall, Chair, EFSA
Edward Garner, Communications Director, TNS Worldpanel
Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP, Minister of State (Farming and the Environment)                 


1pm


Close of conference


1.15pm


Lunch


2.15pm


AGM (members only)


3.15pm


Tea/depart





Useful links


FWiSpace
NFU Conference website
NFU website
DEFRA


 

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