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Seminar programme


Lead Knowledge Exchange Partner

The provisional programme is shown below.

Please revisit this page nearer the show for confirmed timings, subjects and speakers.

Day 1 – Wednesday 22nd November

09.30

Understanding the needs of your consumer:

A view of consumer trends and the retail landscape

10.30

Sharpening our technical edge with lessons from Global producers:

A global view from other major potato producing regions

11.30

The future depends on soil health:

A panel discussion on the state and direction of British soil health

13.30

Maximising the opportunity for British seed in a changing global market:

A panel discussion on British seed’s strengths and opportunities

14.30

Influencing the influencers:

Promoting the health benefits of the potato

15.00

The Big Brexit Opportunity:

A panel debate on the challenges and opportunities for the British potato industry and how you can adapt to them

Day 2 – Thursday 23rd November

11.00

Are we realising our potential?

The ‘Next Generation’ panel debate on the future of our industry and how we can thrive in a rapidly changing world

12.00

Who’s researching and who’s innovating:

Where your next big idea could come from

13.30

Bringing innovation to the field via the SPot Farm programme:

Lessons from AHDB’s SPot Farm Programme and how to implement change at your business

14.30

Decision support tools for a progressive potato business:

Getting value for your levy by accessing your business support tool-box

The unique showcase for the whole of the potato industry