Rural Business Conference 2017

Redefining Farming

28 November 2017 - Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster

The CLA’s second Rural Business Conference, titled Redefining Farming, will bring together rural businesses, policy makers and industry influencers at the heart of London.

Held at the QEII Centre in Westminster, this event will examine themes such as the future of land use, new ways of working and building a Brexit-ready farming sector.

                                                     Find the full programme for the day here

CLA Deputy President and Cambridgeshire farmer Tim Breitmeyer said: “Agriculture remains the main enterprise for the majority of land-based rural businesses and it is going through a period of dramatic change.

“This conference is the chance to hear from the people making decisions and to be inspired by some of the best UK farmers and rural business entrepreneurs in England and Wales.”

Members attending will get the chance to network and learn from their peers, see the latest business insight and innovation, and hear the latest updates on Government policy.

There will be a programme of CLA research and reports leading up to the conference. 


Early-bird tickets for CLA members are available at a cost of £65 plus VAT. Non-member tickets are available at a cost of £295 plus VAT. You can order tickets using the following methods:


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Tickets can be booked over the phone by calling 0844 776 6777. Please note that telephone bookings will incur an additional £3.50 charge.

*Limits apply. If you have any queries about buying tickets online, please call 0207 460 7928 or email If you would like to make a group booking please call 020 7201 9525.

Due to capacity there are only a limited number of tickets and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so act now to avoid disappointment.

To see what happened at last year's CLA Rural Business Conference, watch the short video below:

Media information

If you are a member of the media and you are interested in hearing more or attending the CLA Rural Business Conference 2017, please contact CLA National Communications Manager Lisa O'Brien on 020 7460 7934 or by email at

Partnership opportunities

The CLA Rural Business Conference 2017 is an unrivalled chance to engage with and influence our audience. If you would like to find out about the opportunities available to partner with us, please contact Lucy Wykes by emailing or by calling 020 7201 9525.