Farm Succession Planning agenda
The event will take place on the 31 October 2018, Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel & Spa, Warwickshire. The conference will have speakers from around the globe with workshops and navigating sensitive subjects on succession. Below is a breakdown of the conference and who will be talking about what.
Opening of conference by the Chair
Johann Tasker, Chief Reporter, Farmers Weekly
Succession is a process, not a destination
Six most common succession planning challenges and how to overcome them
Professor Matt Lobley, Rural Resource Management
Director of Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute, University of Exeter
Audience Q&A on how to start the conversation with Matt Lobley
Question Time Panel
Formal agreements are vital: Legal, Tax and Land implications of drawing up a succession plan
Matchmaking: an alternative approach to passing on your farm
How can you land-matching service play a part in succession plannning, particularly for those with no family members to pass the farm onto?
Alison Rickett, Managing Director, Fresh Start
Dialogue café (10 tables of max 5 delegates)
4x30 mins sessions discussing 4 key topics – each table to have a host to remain at the table – refreshments available throughout
Example of topics:
- Fair vs Equal: why this is a distinction worth emphasising
- Difficult conversation: how do you insist on having it when life gets in the way
- People Matter Most: setting guiding principles for decision making
- The Incumbents: I don’t want to retire!
Hosts to include: Christine Malseed, Accredited Succession Facilitator
Feedback from Dialogue Cafe
Chair’s closing remarks and conference ends