Rural Powerhouse Week 2020

Join the CLA for Rural Powerhouse Week, a digital event showcasing the strength and versatility of the rural economy.

Taking place between the 23 – 26 November 2020, each day of the Rural Powerhouse Week will explore a different issue affecting CLA members through a programme of videos, blogs, webinars, podcasts and workshops.

2021 is set to be an extraordinarily turbulent year. The UK will leave the jurisdiction of the European Union, with huge uncertainty as to its future trading arrangements with countries around the world. The transition away from direct payments will begin in earnest. The economy will struggle to restart in the face of Covid-19 and the threat of climate change will reemerge as the dominant global issue of our time.

Now is the time to explore how the rural economy can become more dynamic and productive, and how landowners can play an even greater role in answering the key challenges facing the country.

Rural Powerhouse Week will allow members to make sense of it all, with exclusive insights from senior industry and government figures and analysis from CLA experts.

Headline speakers

George Eustice, Secretary of State for Defra

23 November - In Conversation With...George Eustice, Secretary of State for Defra

Greg Hands, Minister of State for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade

   24 November - In Conversation with... Greg Hands, Minister of State for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade

Dieter Helm, Chairman of the Natural Capital Committee

  25 November - In Conversation with... Professor Dieter Helm

Webinar agenda

23 November

A future without BPS

10am - In Conversation With... George Eustice, Secretary of State for Defra

3pm - Preparing your business for a future without BPS

24 November

Deal or No Deal: risks and Rewards of International Trade

1pm - In Conversation with... Greg Hands, Minister of State for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade

25 November

Climate Change: the Road to Net Zero

10am - In Conversation with... Professor Dieter Helm

2pm - Live from Holkham: Creating a Low Carbon Estate

26 November

Navigating the Planning System

10am - Best laid plans: navigating the planning system

2pm - Top Tips for Planning Success

If you have any questions or issues with registering please contact events@cla.org.uk.