Landscape for meat exports post-EU referendum in spotlight


Post-Referendum priorities will be in focus at the 12th Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Meat Export Conference.

The event, which is free for AHDB Beef & Lamb and AHDB Pork stakeholders, will take place in Warwick, and will examine developments in international markets and innovation for growth.

During his closing address at the conference on June 29, AHDB chairman Peter Kendall will outline key industry opportunities and challenges following the referendum, the result of which could have major implications for the UK meat trade.

The conference will also include an update on developments in China by Karen Morgan, Agriculture Councillor at the British Embassy in Beijing, and a presentation on managing the complexity of market access by Dr Phil Hadley, AHDB Beef & Lamb head of global supply chain development.

Marek Schejbal, from the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce, will outline export opportunities in Poland, while Kevin Mimura will present on Nippon Ham in Europe and the market in Japan.

Delegates will hear an update on the French market and will also have the opportunity to network and participate in a question and answer session.

Jean-Pierre Garnier, AHDB Beef & Lamb export manager, said: “Our annual meat export conference will bring together key industry players to discuss the opportunities and challenges as we move forwards in the post-referendum climate.”

Further details can be found on the export conference webpage.