Virtual EPIC opens for registration

Following the postponement of this years conference at Celtic Manor the EPIC organising committee have decided to hold a one off virtual hybrid event to take its place. 
The virtual conference will take place over two hours on the afternoon of Wednesday 17 November, starting at 1.45pm.  The format will be a mixture of pre recorded presentations followed by a live Q & A studio session at the offices of the NFU and chaired by Minette Batters the NFU president.
Professor Frédéric Leroy will be joining the conference from Brussels to discuss the future of meat and egg consumption across the world, with a focus on how animal products are likely to be put under increasing scrutiny from both governments, plant based food technology companies and NGOs in the years ahead as climate change targets draw closer.  

Andrew Joret, chairman of the British Egg Industry Council and technical consultant to the UK’s biggest egg business Noble Foods, will be discussing the impact of this on the UK egg sector, while NFU president Minette Batters who will chair the conference will facilitate the live discussion on the wider implications for British agriculture.   

James Hook, chairman of PD Hook Hatcheries, which operates a large independent breeding and hatchery business supplying day-old broiler chicks, will also address the virtual conference and following a year of unprecedented disruption, the panel will take part in the live Q&A with delegates joining the conference from all over the country.  

The committee has also invited and are hoping that a member of parliament will participate in the conference and a further announcement will be made in due course when this is confirmed. 

You can register for free tickets via the EPIC website

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