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BMPA Conference 2019 - Brexit. What Next?

BMPA Conference 2019

Conference Speakers

Lars Hoelgaard

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 Westman

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 Feeney

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.

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In his latest article BMPA’s Trade Policy Adviser, Peter Hardwick explores how the so-called ‘Swiss model’ of trade with the EU manages to forge a relationship that brings most of the benefits of EU membership without many of the down sides.
Read it here: https://bit.ly/3H6TUbR

“The Government leaves agricultural producers exposed to risk, some might go as far as to characterise this as playing fast and loose with agricultural in the UK"

Notable to hear the exasperation from the International Trade Committee on Govt. response to NZ trade deal criticism

Tech heavyweights, Gates, Bezos and Ma fund methane-reducing feed supplement.
Not just a boost to the global methane challenge, but a significant message that the solution for healthy, sustainable protein across the globe can and should include livestock.
https://bbc.in/3iWPxYS