Press release: BFREPA Conference 2019 & AGM

BFREPA Conference 2019 & AGM. 15 October.

‘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

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 https://www.bfrepa.co.uk/tickets/

The BFREPA Annual General Meeting will take place on the morning of Conference at 09.30am.

To download copies of the Agenda and accompanying papers please go to the Members Only area of the BFREPA 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. Copies of the Agenda and papers have been posted to all BFREPA members together with a yellow voting card. Please bring your yellow voting cards with you to the AGM.