Unlocking Tomorrow's Markets 

28 November 2019 - The QEII Centre, Westminster

The CLA Rural Business Conference 2019 marked the CLA's fourth sold-out successful annual event. Over 500 landowners and rural businesses attended to hear experts discuss new markets in a post-Brexit future. Delegates heard from inspirational rural business leaders who shared their experience of changing consumer preferences and the public’s shifting expectations of the countryside. 

Announced by CLA Deputy President Mark Tufnell in his closing remarks, the CLA has designed a tool to help businesses recognise their full potential, whether through diversification, expansion or another method. Based loosely on a ‘Whole Estate Plan’, but suitable for all CLA members, the CLA 'Rural Asset Management Plan' reviews and analyses all the economic, environmental and social assets of a business together to make plans for the future. Learn more here.

You can watch videos of the rural entrepreneurs that spoke at CLA Rural Business Conference 2019 below or you can visit our YouTube channel to view all CLA videos. 



On the day of the event, we interviewed three speakers to capture their insight into 'Markets of the Future'.



Here are some of the photographs from the day - click on any of the images below to see the full gallery (more to be uploaded in the coming days!)


In partnership with Strutt & Parker, the CLA produced a series of podcasts released in the run-up to Rural Business Conference 2019. Listen in to the conversation by clicking the play button below and bookmark this page to find out when the next one has been released.


To see the full programme of speakers click here or the image below.