Press release: BFREPA Conference 2019 & AGM Council Nominations

‘Fit for the Future – British Free Range Eggs, where next?’ is the theme for the 28th British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) conference and exhibition, taking place on 15 October in Birmingham.

BFREPA Chairman James Baxter says, “We have a very exciting line-up of speakers for this year’s conference. Producers can’t afford to miss the important advice and insight that they’ll gain from the one-day event, as we approach a potentially challenging period for our sector.”

Speakers include retailers, analysts, innovators and producers.

John Kirkpatrick, Tesco’s Agricultural Manager (Poultry Eggs and Feed) and a speaker from Kantar Worldpanel will update producers on contracts, markets, and retail trends.

Insect protein specialist James Wright will discuss the opportunities that novel protein sources could offer free range egg producers, and David Speller from Applied Group will discuss the latest innovations and technology available to the laying sector.

A ‘Question Time’ panel session in the afternoon will enable conference attendees to ask questions about the egg supply chain to Rob Hoffman, Buying Manager for eggs at Morrisons, Scottish free range egg producer Karen Cambell from Glenrath Farms, and poultry vet Ian Jones.

Around 50 businesses in the free range egg sector will exhibit their latest products and innovations throughout the day.

The conference is preceded by a sold out BFREPA Gala Dinner and Awards, in association with The Pullet Hatcheries Association, on the evening of 14 October.

Conference tickets are available at

Nominations are being invited from BFREPA producer members for places on the ruling Council for 2020. Deadline for nominations to be received is Thursday 26 September. New Council nominees will be elected and approved at the AGM to take place on the 15 October at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmingham. To view an information letter and download a nominations form log into the Members Only area of the website using your email address. If you need a password, click on ‘Forgot password’ and the website will generate you a new password which will be sent to your email address.”