Although there is still a huge amount of uncertainty surrounding the future of the UK’s relationship with the EU, "the more we know, the better prepared we are".
"Forewarned is forearmed," is the message from the organisers of Grain Market Outlook Conference 2018.
The event - which is run by the Agriculture Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) - takes place in the DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms, London on October 16, 2018.
According to AHDB cereals and oilseeds sector strategic director Martin Grantley-Smith, "UK agriculture must look at supply chains to help us thrive on the world stage".
This year's conference will pay special attention to the role that supply chains can play in linking "world-class" UK agriculture.
Here are the top six reasons to attend this year's event:
- In-depth, thorough insight into grain and oilseed markets;
- A chance to receive first-hand insight into the workings of the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE);
- Bespoke UK focus on the markets by AHDB market specialists;
- Emphasis will be placed on how supply chains can provide UK agriculture with a path to the world stage;
- Closing the conference will be a panel session on the future of the cereals and oilseeds sector;
- It is an opportunity to network with the grain supply chain in the heart of London.
The conference will provide all those in attendance with the chance to see a panel of experts leading discussions on maximising the role of the supply chain.
Dr. Seth Meyer, who runs the United States Department for Agriculture (USDA) World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), will give a rigorous global market update and first-hand insight into the workings of the reports.
“It’s important to understand the bigger picture to see how the UK fits in," said Amandeep Kaur-Purewal, senior analyst at AHDB.
“There are big changes ahead, but really we’ve needed to do this work for a long time. Brexit gave us the impetus we needed,” said Grantley-Smith.
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