Defra minister Lord Rooker will deliver the keynote speech at
the Meat and Livestock Commission's highly regarded Outlook Conference.
Entitled "Making Sense of Uncertainty", the 2008 conference
will be held at One Great George Street, London on Tuesday 29 January
comprising a morning conference and two afternoon sessions focusing
in detail on the pig sector and the cattle and sheep sectors.
Key speakers at the event are Mike Coupe, Trading Director at
J Sainsbury, Tara Garnett, Coordinator of the Food Climate Research
Network and John Nalivka, the leading US industry consultant.
The conference, which will include a question and discussion session,
will be chaired by MLC Chief Executive Richard Lowe and delegates
will be welcomed by MLC Chairman Peter Barr.
The afternoon parallel sessions, at which MLC will present its
latest market forecasts, will be chaired by Richard Ali, Chief
Executive of the English Beef and Lamb Executive and Stewart Houston,
Chairman of the British Pig Executive.
Head of Policy at MLC Stephen Rossides said: "The Outlook
conference is forward looking, exploring the drivers shaping our
industry in the longer term. We aim to encourage participants to
think about how they can respond to challenges and seize potential
opportunities in an uncertain world. With a line-up of stimulating
speakers, Outlook '08 promises to be a classic."
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