Line up for virtual EPIC announced

This year’s EPIC, which will be held as a virtual event, has announced its line up of speakers.    

Professor Frédéric Leroy (pictured) 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 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 UK egg sector, while NFU president Minette Batters will discuss the wider implications for British agriculture.   

James Hook, chairman of PD Hook, 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 a live Q&A will delegates joining the conference from all over the country.   

The virtual conference will take place over two hours on the afternoon of Wednesday 17 November, starting at 1.45. 


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