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60 MINUTE UPDATE ON THE HORTICULTURAL SECTOR WITH PROMAR INTERNATIONAL & AHDB

Date Published: 20/06/2020

If you have not already booked your place, it is not too late to do so.

Tuesday 30th June 2020 – 12.30pm

In the latest of the 60 Minute CPD sessions, this time we will hear from John Giles FIAgrM, Divisional Director, Agri Food of Promar International and Hayley Campbell-Gibbons, AHDB Board and Horticulture Sector Chair with an update on the Horticultural Sector.

Topics to be covered will include;

  • How have other countries responded to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What would a US  - UK Future Trade Agreement mean for Horticulture ?
  • What are the current issues facing UK horticulture at the moment   - and maybe slightly longer term
  •  Latest update from AHDB.

Programme

12 noon               Welcome from Rob Gazely PMIAgrM, Strutt & Parker LLP and IAgrM Council Member

12.05pm              Talk from John Giles, Promar International

12.25pm              Update from Hayley Campbell-Gibbons, AHDB

12.45pm              Questions

1pm                      CLOSE

To register, please CLICK HERE

The event is free-of-charge for members.  For non-members there is a nominal charge of £10 + VAT (£12.00).

THE SESSION WILL BE RECORDED.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

JOHN GILES FIAgrM

John Giles is a Divisional Director of Promar International – the agri food value chain consulting subsidiary of Genus plc. He graduated from the University College of Swansea in 1981 with a BSc Econ degree.

John is also the President of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Food, Drink and Agriculture Group (having been the Chair for the previous 12 years) and a past Chair of the UK Institute of Agricultural Management. He still serves on the National Council. He is also the Chair of the annual City Food Lecture held each year in London and organised by the 7 livery companies involved in agriculture, horticulture and food.

John has worked extensively on agri food marketing assignments throughout the UK and in some 60 other countries, including all other Continental EU markets, the US, Russia and Eastern Europe, Brazil, China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, Canada and the Pacific Rim. His clients include government agencies, trade and industry associations and leading UK and international food and drink companies.

He has carried out a wide range of projects for clients in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector covering temperate, tropical and ethnic/exotic produce and has carried out work for growers and exporters in the UK, Chile, South Africa, Italy, France, Poland, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand - typically to look at UK and international market opportunities in the UK and the rest of the EU, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Russia.

As well as his work in the horticultural and related sectors, in his time with Promar, John has also worked on assignments covering products such as meat, dairy, biscuits, snack foods, sandwiches, organic foods, GM free foods, Fair Trade products, canned foods, rice, honey, fruit juices, beer, wine and spirits, confectionery, cheese, ethnic foods, convenience foods, ready meals, food ingredients etc.

He is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Reading, one of the top 10 Agri food academic institutes in the world and a member of the UK Agricultural Economics Society. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.

John has also spoken at a number of leading international agri food conferences and seminars in the UK, Germany, Spain, France, the US, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Poland, Mexico, Russia and Ireland.

HAYLEY CAMPBELL-GIBBONS

At 36, Hayley Campbell-Gibbons is the youngest board member in AHDB's history. She brings 15 years' career experience in rural affairs, including over a decade as Chief Policy Adviser to the National Farmers Union (NFU), where she specialised in horticulture from 2011 onwards.

Hayley has represented farmers' and growers’ interests at UK and EU level, spearheading strategic movements including Catalyst for Change, The Code of Trading Practice for Ornamentals and the NFU’s campaign for a new seasonal agriculture workers scheme. Hayley was a board member of the Gangmaster Licensing Authority (GLA) from 2011-2014.

Hayley has a Masters degree in Rural Policy, co-founded an award winning coffee business in 2005, and has extensive national media experience.

We do hope you will join us for this session.