Seminar programme

Lead Knowledge Exchange Partner

The provisional programme is shown below.

Please revisit this page nearer the show for confirmed timings, subjects and speakers.

Day 1 – Wednesday 22nd November


Understanding the needs of your consumer:

A view of consumer trends and the retail landscape


Sharpening our technical edge with lessons from Global producers:

A global view from other major potato producing regions


The future depends on soil health:

A panel discussion on the state and direction of British soil health


Maximising the opportunity for British seed in a changing global market:

A panel discussion on British seed’s strengths and opportunities


Influencing the influencers:

Promoting the health benefits of the potato


The Big Brexit Opportunity:

A panel debate on the challenges and opportunities for the British potato industry and how you can adapt to them

Day 2 – Thursday 23rd November


Are we realising our potential?

The ‘Next Generation’ panel debate on the future of our industry and how we can thrive in a rapidly changing world


Who’s researching and who’s innovating:

Where your next big idea could come from


Bringing innovation to the field via the SPot Farm programme:

Lessons from AHDB’s SPot Farm Programme and how to implement change at your business


Decision support tools for a progressive potato business:

Getting value for your levy by accessing your business support tool-box

The unique showcase for the whole of the potato industry