RURAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2019

Unlocking Tomorrow's Markets 

28 November 2019 - The QEII Centre, Westminster

Landowners are always looking for different ways to grow their businesses. New markets will develop not only as a result of Brexit but because of changing consumer preferences and the public’s shifting expectations of the countryside. 

The 2019 CLA Rural Business Conference will give you the opportunity to learn how to exploit these future markets. Join us to hear from landowners who have successfully identified and exploited markets both local and international.

Taking place at the QEII Centre in London on Thursday 28 November, early bird member tickets are now on sale.

If you have any questions or need any assistance booking, please call Tahirih McLaren-Brown on 020 7460 7928 or email claconference@cla.org.uk.

 

Expanding your market

 
   

Dai Miles
Managing Director, Calon Wen Dairy

Jeff Grant
New Zealand Embassy

   

Dai Miles will tell you how the cooperative has secured a new contract to sell its products into the gulf state of Qatar.

In recent years New Zealand has sought to expand its own markets to new countries such as China. Jeff will set out for us how this has happened and what lessons the UK can learn from this process.

   

What next?

Care farming

 
   

Professor Andrew Fearne
Consumer trends expert

Julia and Joe Evans
Whitbourne Estate and Longlands Care Farm

   

A renowned expert in consumer trends, Professor Fearne will set out what we can expect consumers to prioritise in the coming years and what rural businesses will need to do to be prepared.

Julia and Joe are a mother and son team who run Longlands Care Farm and Whitbourne Estate. They will share how they have integrated a care farm into their business and their plans for expansion.

   

Getting the environment to pay you

 
 

Professor David Hill
Environment Bank

 
   

The introduction of biodiversity net gain will present opportunity for landowners to generate an income from environmental delivery. Professor Hill will tell you more about the opportunity and what you need to do to maximise it.

 
   


Click here to book your tickets

If you have any questions or need any assistance booking, please call Tahirih McLaren-Brown on 020 7460 7928 or email claconference@cla.org.uk.

Click the video below to hear member testimonials from Rural Business Conference 2018.

To view information on past conferences including videos and publications, click here.