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Onion and Carrot Conference

Onion and Carrot Conference

, 9:00 - 20:00 - Get Directions

Event Details

Join us at the Onion and Carrot Conference 2019

The Biannual UK Onion and Carrot Conference is taking place on Wednesday 20th November 2019 at the Cambridge Corn exchange.

The iconic venue will host the well-established conference and trade show catering for all those involved in production or allied to these significant industries from home and abroad.

The Celebratory Conference Dinner will also be held on the evening of the 20th November at the Corn Exchange.

At the evening Conference Dinner, John Bentley, former English International Rugby Player, will entertain guests following a drinks reception and three course meal with wine.

The event is being sponsored by Bayer.

Registration and Exhibitors

  1. 09:00-10:00 @ Guildhall Tea/Coffee/Juices/Water and Danish Pastries
  2. 10:00 Depart for Corn Exchange
  3. 10:15-10:30 @ Corn Exchange Introduction from BOPA Chairman and Sponsors
  4. 10:30-11:00 @ Corn Exchange Financing the Fresh Produce Industry, HSBC
  5. 11:00-11:30 @ Corn Exchange Future of Food 2040 with Alan Graham, NFU

Technical Sesssions - Chair of Joint Session: Elsoms Representative

  1. 11:30-11:50 @ Corn Exchange TBC with Wageningen University - Kindly funded by AHDB
  2. 11:50-12:10 @ Corn Exchange AHDB Herbicide future and SCEPTRE Plus overview - Alternative weed control methods - Root wave electric weeding
  3. 12:10-13:40 @ Guildhall Lunch

Split Session

  1. 13:40-14:30 @ Corn Exchange ONIONS SESSION
  2. 13:40-14:30 @ Guildhall Council Chamber CARROTS SESSION Bayer's Jack Hill will be presenting on Best practice use of 'Emerger' (aclonifen)
  3. 14:40-15:00 Rural Urban Divide with Anna Jones, Just Farmers
  4. 15:00-15:20 Veg Power with Dan Parker
  5. 15:20-15:40 @ Guildhall Break

Markets of the Future

  1. 15:40-16:30 @ Corn Exchange A View from Wholesale with Mark Tate, George Perry - Retail Trends with Joe Shaw Roberts, Kantar - Panel Discussion
  2. 16:30-16:40 @ Corn Exchange Closing remarks from BCGA Chairman
  3. 16:40-17:30 @ Guildhall Post Conference Drinks - Onion Bhajis & Beer

Evening Dinner and Drinks

  1. @ Corn Exchange Pre-Dinner Drinks
  2. 19:00-20:00 @ Corn Exchange Dinner
  3. 20:00, Corn Exchange After Dinner Speaker - John Bentley, former English International and Lions Rugby Player

Meet Our After Dinner Speaker

John Bentley

Topic: John Bentley is an English former dual-code international rugby union and rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s. Nicknamed ‘Bentos’, he played club rugby union as a wing for Otley, Sale, Newcastle and Rotherham. Internationally he won 4 caps for England and toured with the British and Irish Lions in 1997, winning 2 test caps.

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