BMPA Conference 2019
Tickets are strictly limited and only available to BMPA members
This year’s BMPA annual conference will be slightly different from previous years. We have never before been in the situation of not knowing what will be happening next in our politics, our trading conditions and our regulatory environment.
Whatever happens over the next few weeks, one thing is certain: we’ll all be asking the question “What next?”. What next for our relationship with Europe? What next for tariffs and trade? What next for standards? The list goes on.
We have deliberately kept the conference agenda and speaker line-up open this year. So, whether it’s trade deals or traceability that we need to be talking about on 5 June, we’ll have the right experts on hand to answer the industry’s most pressing questions.
Conference 2019 is your chance to get together with meat industry colleagues over lunch and drinks, find out first-hand what they have to say, and ask “What Next?”
- Registrations open at 9.30am
- Pre-conference refreshments
- Panel discussions and presentations from industry experts
- Formal lunch
- Drinks and and an opportunity to network
- Conference finishes at 4pm
Lars was previously the Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s agricultural department (DG Agri) and is now a partner in Trade Up, an international trade consultancy. Lars is an expert in international trade and trade negotiations and has recently led work with an expert team on the framework for a future EU-UK Trade Agreement Post-Brexit with particular focus on agriculture and food. He will be talking about what sort of relationship the UK can have with the EU and what compromises we will have to make to facilitate trade.
Bill is Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Administration at the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). He is a strong advocate of lowering tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade and will be offering his frank un-varnished reality check on what we can expect from a future trade arrangement with the US.
Jason has been CEO of the Food Standards Agency through some of the most challenging episodes in the department’s history including preparations for Brexit and a number of food safety scandals in the meat sector which precipitated a series of regulatory reforms.