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May 2019

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

By Company News

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

There are some exciting sponsorship opportunities available for our upcoming events. If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, please contact Debbie Stacey on admin@britishgrowers.org or 01507 602427.

 

Asparagus Grower Association Biennial Conference :  Tuesday 16 July 2019

National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC), Sand Hutton, YO41 1LZ

Main Conference Sponsorship Package – x 2

–          Company logo on all conference literature with company literature insert in handout

–          Trade stand – 6m x 1.5m, with first choice of location

–          Use of banners on stage and around the venue

–          Delegate tickets (5) and dinner tickets (5)

 

UK Vining Pea Industry Conference :  Tuesday 05 November 2019 

The Kingsgate Centre, Peterborough

Main Conference Sponsorship Package

–          Company logo on all conference literature with company literature insert in handout

–          Trade stand – 6m x 1.5m, with first choice of location

–          Use of banners on stage and around the venue

–          Chairmanship of either morning or afternoon conference session

–          Delegate tickets (5)

 

The Onion and Carrot Conference : Wednesday 20 November 2019

The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Lunch Sponsorship

–          Acknowledgment, logo and link on the conference website.  Plus, acknowledgment in the programme and on the opening slides

–          Up to 3m trade stand space in a location of your choice, giving access to all delegates

–          Participation in the choice of lunch options.

–          2 delegate tickets and 2 conference dinner tickets

Programme Sponsorship

–          Acknowledgment, logo and link on the conference website.

–          Acknowledgment in the conference programme and conference opening slides

–          2 delegate tickets for the conference.

–          Participation in the design of the programme.

Dinner Sponsorship £4,000

–          Acknowledgment, logo and link on the conference website

–          Recognition in the handout and fliers

–          Recognition of sponsorship on the dinner menu

–          Banners/publicity material in the dining area

–          Opportunity for involvement with the Dinner planning

–          Opportunity to brief the after-dinner speaker prior to the event

–          Table of 10 for the evening dinner

Post Conference Drinks Reception Sponsorship £1,500

–          Onion Bhajis and Craft Beer drinks reception

–          Acknowledgment, logo and link on the conference website

–          Recognition of sponsorship on the programme

–          Company banners at the drink’s reception

–          2 conference tickets

–          Opportunity to sample and choose the beers served

Update on the Agriculture Bill

By Industry News

The Agriculture Bills passage through parliament will start to speed up following the decision to postpone the date for the UKs exit from the EU. Following a meeting with Defra staff, Jack reports that we could start to see the Bill continue on its path through the parliamentary process in May. (there has been virtually no progress on the Bill since the Committee stages in November). There are several aspects of the Bill which are of particular interest to the fresh produce industry. The Govt is keen to support increased productivity and discussions are starting to take place on what this might entail. The section on POs is another area where the fresh produce industry will be taking a keen interest. We have started to give some thought to how a replacement scheme might operate so we are on the front foot with our proposals. Work on the Food Strategy is also moving forward. There has been a lot of talk about the role which fresh produce could take in delivering a healthier nation. The Food Strategy is an ideal opportunity to see this message turned into something tangible which lends more support and encouragement to need to increase our daily intake of fruit and veg.

Many new initiatives affecting the sector have been on hold while parliamentary time has been taken up with Brexit. Now that a no deal scenario is looking less likely, the Government machine will be returning to a more ‘business as normal’ pattern of operation. This should mean that the discussions on the detail of the new Agriculture Bill will start to accelerate. Expect busy times ahead.