Brexit 360: AHDB live event this Friday aims to unravel Brexit implications

AHDB is running a live digital event on 23 June exploring in the round the impacts of Brexit one year on for UK agriculture and horticulture.

Three panel sessions will be broadcast via the AHDB website, starting at 8.30am.

You can take part by asking the experts where we are now a year after the referendum vote (8.30am), the big issues that have emerged for the agri-food sector (11am) and what farm businesses can do to gear up for the change ahead (1pm).

Questions can be submitted by direct messaging @TheAHDB on Twitter.

Or get involved on by using the hashtags #AskAHDB and #Brexit360.


Date: 23 June 2017

Hosted and chaired by John Bates, AHDB Senior Media & PR Manager

8.30am:  Where are we?

Panel: Phil Bicknell, AHDB Market Intelligence Director
David Swales, AHDB Head of Strategic Insight
Sarah Baker, AHDB Senior Analyst

Since the referendum, AHDB has focused efforts on delving into the detail, with its Horizon series of reports providing vital insight to the industry at this time of uncertainty. To kick off, we’ll be reflecting back on the last twelve months and taking stock of our current position.

11.00am:  What are the big issues?

Panel: Phil Bicknell, AHDB Market Intelligence Director
Graham Redman, Partner, The Andersons Centre
Tom Keen, EU Exit and International Trade Adviser, NFU

While the specifics for individual farmers will vary depending on sector, size and even location, some common themes have emerged for the agri-food sector. We’ll hear from farmers on their key concerns as they look ahead to a post-Brexit world and our expert panel will give their view on the trade, labour and farm policy issues that dominate discussions.

1.00pm:   What do we need to do next?  

Panel: Jack Watts, AHDB Lead Analyst
Philip Dolbear, AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager
Peter Hardwick, AHDB Head of Exports

Just because we’re in uncertain times and we face several variables beyond our control, it shouldn’t mean we take a wait and see approach. Change will happen, different scenarios are emerging and we believe that planning for a different future is going to be critical. We’ll look at the key questions we think farm businesses need to be asking themselves, hear from farmers what they’re doing to prepare for the future and look at how AHDB is gearing up with new tools and resources to help.

Further information can be found on the AHDB website

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