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Food, Climate and Meat Industry Drivers Under Spotlight

11 December 2007

UK - Making Sense of Uncertainty is the title of the Meat and Livestock Commission's 2008 Outlook Conference and Defra minister Lord Rooker will deliver the keynote speech.

Other key speakers will include 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 will include a question and discussion session, chaired by MLC Chief Executive Richard Lowe and delegates will be welcomed by MLC Chairman Peter Barr.

Market forcasts

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 that the Outlook conference will explore the drivers shaping the meat 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," he added

The 2008 conference will be held at One Great George Street, London on Tuesday 29 January. It comprised a morning conference and two afternoon sessions focusing in detail on the pig sector and the cattle and sheep sectors.

A booking form for the event can be downloaded from www.mlc.org.uk or by contacting Nicolette Weale at nicolette_weale@mlc.org.uk, Tel 01908 844268.

The conference fee is £190 plus VAT.

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