UK Onion & Carrot Conference Speakers Announced

by Julie Foyster

Planning is well advanced for the forthcoming UK Onion & Carrot Conference to be held on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th November 2015 at the KingsGate Conference Centre, Peterborough.

This is a well-established meeting point, conference and trade show for all those involved in production or allied to these significant industries from home and abroad. An additional highlight is the dinner on Wednesday, 4th November, which will return to the Holiday Inn Peterborough West.

The keynote speaker on the Onion Day will be John Shropshire, Chairman G’s Fresh Ltd, who will give an overview of his family business. Mary Ruth McDonald from the University of Ontario will talk about the challenges of onion production in Canada. Nick Gale, MD of MyFresh will present on the future for the processing sector. Topics for carrot growers include Dr Kristen Brandt of Newcastle University talking about her work on the health attributes of carrots.

Two informative days with time to visit an extensive trade show will be a must for all involved in these two fresh produce sectors. Extended break and lunch times will allow for discussion and networking time.

This event is kindly being sponsored by Bayer CropScience and Elsoms Seeds/Bejo Zaden.

Application forms for the trade exhibition are currently being circulated. There is a limited amount of space and thus bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

Full programmes for each day will be placed on the website www.onionandcarrotconference.co.uk when confirmed.

Further information is available from Julie Foyster at British Onions, BGA House, Nottingham Road, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0WB, or phone 01507 353788 or email: Julie.foyster@britishgrowers.org