Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
3 November 2016
Thursday 3 November 2016.
At the event’s fantastic new home at the Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife.
Why you should be there
Invaluable chance to hear expert insights on key challenges facing the industry
All the latest news, views and advice - from research to marketing
Opportunity to catch up with suppliers, customers and colleagues - and to make valuable new contacts
Conference, workshops and traditional dinner, all in one fast-moving day - the dedicated event for Britain’s seed potato and supply chain industries
The Seed Industry Event focuses on the issues that matter for those involved in seed potatoes and right down the supply chain.
There's also the traditional global perspective, helping you to plot your route ahead in the context of what both the GB industry and key overseas customers and competitors are doing.
So, whether you breed or grow seed or are involved in its agronomy, handling, merchanting or export, AHDB Potatoes Seed Industry Event 2016, is not to be missed.
Make the most of your visit! This year, the event is on a Thursday, making it convenient to attend for business, conduct other industry meetings and to extend into the weekend for those wanting to make the most of their trip.
The Seed Industry Event: a day well worth investing to ensure you and your business stay ahead of the curve on the opportunities and challenges to come.
The fast-moving, compact, one-day format culminates in the ever-popular Seed Industry Dinner. So after a packed day with keynote sessions and practical workshops, you can look forward to relaxing in the evening, renewing acquaintances and making valuable new contacts.
The Seed Industry Event will offer a packed programme of high-level, strategic and technical expertise, discussion and learning.
Keynotes and plenaries
Registration and coffee: 0900hrs
Programme commences: 1000hrs
Overview of seed supply chain: protecting our future
Tony Bambridge, Managing Director, B&C Farming
Improving the seed supply chain for potato retail
James Truscott, Managing Director, Branston Ltd
Brexit: implications for the industry
Peter Hardwick, Head of Exports, AHDB
Brexit Panel: Extended Q&A and discussion on this hot topic
Cedric Porter, Managing Editor, World Potato Markets
Insight into consumer markets
Rebecca Gladman, Consumer Insight Analyst, AHDB
Markets, prices, costs and opportunities
Victor Phaff, Secretary of N-W Europe Potato Group (NEPG), and Director, Phaff Marketing
Challenges in developed and developing markets – a first-hand look
Rufus Pilgrim, Commercial Director, R S Cockerills (and AHDB Potatoes Nuffield Scholar)
Afternoon Panel and Q&A
Afternoon's speakers and workshop leaders
Chairman's Summary and Close
Programme closes: 1730hrs
Drinks Reception: 1900hrs
Awards Ceremony and Dinner: 1945hrs
Workshop 1: Tackling Blackleg: Special extended workshops examining research, best practice and next steps
Prof. Gerry Saddler, Dep. Head, SASA
Prof. Ian Toth, Controlling Weeds, Pests and Diseases Research Theme Leader, James Hutton Institute
Workshop 2: Storage: Storage control and optimisation – a bespoke session for delegates
Adrian Cunnington, Head of Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research
Workshop 3: Sponsored Workshop: Minimising costs and improving efficiency of potato handling – the latest technologies
Nick Woodcock, Sales Manager, Tong Engineering
Head of Exports, AHDB
Peter Hardwick is Head of International Market Development for the (AHDB) and heads up the team that manages international trade...
Managing Director, B&C Farming
Following a Nuffield Scholarship studying potato production and marketing we began expanding a potato enterprise in 1988...
Secretary of N-W Europe Potato Group (NEPG), and Director, Phaff Marketing
Since many years Victor Phaff is the elected Secretary of the NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers)...
Commercial Director, R S Cockerills (and AHDB Potatoes Nuffield Scholar)
Rufus is the Commercial Director, responsible for the fresh potato division of R S Cockerill in York...
Managing Director, Branston Ltd
James Truscott joined Branston as Sales & Marketing Director in 2013 and took over as MD in May 2015.
Managing Editor, World Potato Markets
Cedric Porter publishes World Potato Markets, a weekly briefing on world potato...
Controlling Weeds, Pests and Diseases Research Theme Leader, James Hutton Institute
After completing his PhD and post-doctoral studies on the bacterial potato pathogen Pectobacterium...
A conference package to suit everyone.
Early Bird rate available until 5pm on Wednesday 31st August 2016
For the Dinner only, when booking ten places, one place is free.
For the Complete delegate package, if booking 5 or more places, 10% discount is applied to Complete delegate tickets.
Delegate booking options:
|Package Type||Early Bird Rate (Excl. VAT)||Standard Rate (Excl. VAT)|
The all-inclusive package booked by the vast majority of attendees.
(Includes conference, workshops, drinks reception, dinner, and accommodation.)
Delegate and dinner
Conference, workshops, drinks reception, and dinner. (Excludes accommodation.)
Includes conference, workshops, and lunch. (Excludes the drinks reception, dinner, and accommodation.)
For those only wishing to attend the dinner and/or for delegates wanting to invite additional colleagues and contacts to the drinks reception and dinner.
(Excludes accommodation, lunch, and all conference/workshop sessions.)
Dinner and accommodation
For those only wishing to attend the dinner and/or for delegates wanting to invite additional colleagues and contacts to the drinks reception and dinner. Including accommodation.
(Excludes lunch, and all conference/workshop sessions.)
A great option for partners of booked delegates wishing to take advantage of the 5* Fairmont St Andrews and its excellent spa and leisure facilities. Includes shared accommodation and breakfast (with someone booked as a complete delegate), drinks reception, and dinner. (Excludes all conference sessions and lunch.)
Prior night accommodation (2 November) or stay an extra night (4 November)
When you follow the "Book Now" link, you will also be offered the opportunity to book accommodation in the event hotel on the night prior (2/11/16) or the night after (4/11/16) on a bed and breakfast basis should you wish to do so.
|N/A||Single Occupancy: £124.17
Double Occupancy: £137.50
This year’s event will be higher-profile than ever.
Get your organisation’s brand in front of an influential industry and media audience. The earlier you begin your sponsorship campaign with us, the more exposure your brand will get!
Sponsorship this year can take a variety of formats to suit your marketing aims and budget and we would be happy to discuss ideas with you.
Please find below details of the packages available
|Headline Sponsor - £3,000 (& VAT)|
|Exhibitor package - £1,000 (& VAT)|
|Workshop sponsor - £1,500 (& VAT)|
|Drinks reception sponsor - £1,000 (& VAT)|
The 5-star Fairmont St Andrews resort encapsulates luxury, elegance and breath-taking surroundings in the ‘Home of Golf’. This special venue has stunning surroundings, a peaceful setting and stunning cliff-top views of St Andrews and the North Sea.
The resort has an array of fabulous facilities including two championship golf courses, The Kittocks and The Torrance, and excellent dining for every palette. The guestrooms are spacious and well-proportioned with thoughtful Scottish touches. The Signature Spa offers a wide range of well-being treatments and there is a spacious swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and relaxation room. Whatever the occasion, Fairmont St Andrews is the perfect location to turn your business event visit into a memorable stay. (Seed Industry Event participants will be able to take advantage of significantly reduced rates for golf and spa treatments)
St Andrews is not on the train line. The nearest station is Leuchars on main line from London, Edinburgh and Aberdeen (20-minutes away from Fairmont St. Andrews). St Andrews may be reached by car, taxi or by bus from Leuchars. More information available from the concierge.
Edinburgh Airport is located approximately 84 km / 52 miles, or about a 60 minute drive from the resort. It is possible to take the scenic route from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews, driving through picturesque and charming fishing villages, but this adds approximately 30 minutes to the journey.
Glasgow Airport is located approximately 119 km / 74 miles or about a 2 hour drive from the resort.
Aberdeen Airport is located approximately 135 km / 84 miles or about a 2.5 hour drive from the resort.
Dundee Airport is located approximately 25 km / 15 miles or about a 25 minute drive from the resort.
For further information, please visit www.fairmont.com/st-andrews-scotland/map/mapanddirections/
AHDB Potatoes have appointed Glasgows to organise the event and host the online registration process.
For more information about AHDB Potatoes and their other events please visit the events section of their website here: http://potatoes.ahdb.org.uk/events.
Please direct all enquiries to Glasgows at the following:Glasgows