National Fruit Show Seminar Schedule

The schedule of Seminar Speakers for the 80th Anniversary National Fruit Show, covers a range of topics of industry interest.

All presentations will take place in the Whitehead Monckton Business Lounge, located in the Hendry Pavilion.

Programme of Speakers

10.15 – 10.35 Helen Buck, Retail Director, Sainsbury’s – Extending the market place for British fruit – creating demand, educating consumers, working with growers10.35 – 10.55 Carol Ford, Partner, Partners in Produce – If you aren’t talking about your business, who is?

10.55 – 11.15 BREAK

11.15 – 11.45 Janet Goode, Partner & Neil Emery, Associate Solicitor, Whitehead Monckton  – The changing landscape for pensions and employment11.45 – 12.10 Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, Director of Finance & Resources, Hadlow College –Hadlow College and the Fruit Sector – the future in partnership


13.40 – 14.00 Professor John Price, Master of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers –What can we do to improve our children’s diet?14.00 – 14.20 Janine Climie, Director, The Maidstone Studio School – Educating a new generation of horticulturalists – the Maidstone Studio School14.20 – 14.40 Guy Poskitt, Acting NFU Horticulture Board Chairman – Putting growers first – challenges and opportunities for UK Horticulture

14.40 – 15.00 BREAK

15.00 – 15.20 Colette Wallace, Partner, JPro Services – Fire, Theft and Fortune15.20 – 15.40 Renee Pollak, Consultant, Say NO to DRIFT Campaign – Say NO to DRIFT: 99.3% awareness – What Next?15.40 – 16.00 Q and As and close

Speaker Profiles are available to download here.

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