Industry heavyweights join Pigs Tomorrow line-up

We are pleased to announce more high profile speakers for 2019’s major pig industry event, Pigs Tomorrow, which takes place near Leicester in May

Two industry heavyweights have been added to the list of speakers for the International Outlook Conference on Day One of Pigs Tomorrow.

The event will take place just a few weeks after our scheduled departure from the EU and Tulip’s Andrew Saunders (pictured below) and leading global meat analyst Richard Brown will be aiming to shed some light on the pig sector’s outlook in this unprecedented period of upheaval in the UK’s history.

Andrew Saunders, Tulip’s agriculture director

Andrew Saunders, Tulip’s agriculture director

Mr Saunders, Tulip’s agriculture director and managing director of Dalehead Foods, will deliver the perspective from one of the UK’s major pork processors, outlining the immediate challenges of Britain’s new status and analysing the long-term opportunities.

Mr Saunders is well-placed to address these headline issues, with responsibility for BQP’s pig production business covering 500 farms in East Anglia, South West and the Midlands, covering all aspects from grain supply to the abattoir through to customers.

He is also a member of the Danish Crown Pig Supply Group and chairs the British Meat Processors Association pig meat committee.

Richard Brown, a director of Gira

Richard Brown, a director of Gira

Mr Brown (pictured above), a director of Gira, the international food research and consultancy firm, since 1991, has vast knowledge of the global meat sector and the current trends and tensions within the marketplace.

Working across a wide range of projects in the meat sector around the world, he will deliver valuable insight into where the major opportunities lie in this global market and the pitfalls the industry needs to be wary of.

Pig World publisher Simon Lewis said: “We are delighted to be able to present speakers of this calibre to inform and entertain delegates at Pigs Tomorrow. More speakers for the International Outlook Conference and the Innovation Conference on Day Two will be announced in the run up to the event.”

Pigs Tomorrow will also feature an exhibition of industry stands and plenty of networking, plus a gala dinner on the first night featuring entertainment and a high- profile guest speaker, who will be announced in the coming weeks.

The speaker line-up (so far) for the International Outlook Conference
Richard Brown, director, Gira;
Tom Hind, chief strategy officer, AHDB;
Jack Keane, general manager, PIC Russia;
Jurgen Preugscha, a Canadian pig, grain and cattle farmer; and
Andrew Saunders, agriculture director, Tulip

More information:
Pigs Tomorrow will take place at the Jurys Inn hotel, near Hinckley, in Leicestershire, on Tuesday and Wednesday May 14 and 15. You can find more information and register your interest on the conference website www.pigstomorrow.com

DAY ONE, the International Outlook Conference, will be open to invited guests from all over the world. Levy payers can buy a ticket if they want to, or register their interest on the website. We will then share this with sponsors who wish to invite levy payers. Non-levy payers should contact Martin Goult (contact details below).

DAY TWO, the Innovation Conference, will be free of charge to all levy payers, courtesy of AHDB. For non-levy payers, tickets will be available to purchase for anyone who has not been invited.

For more information on attending, contact Elle Duchossoy

For information on sponsoring or exhibiting at Pigs Tomorrow, contact Martin Goult

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