British Meat Processors Association
British Meat Processors Association
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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This makes a lot of sense. The danger at the moment is that people's decisions are being driven by headline-grabbing claims flying around in the media and on social media, many of which are either factually incorrect or taken out of context.
We need a balanced, fact-based debate

Starting in 20 minutes at 9:30am. This is an important discussion with the right mix of people at the table to get a balanced view of what's happening.