Trading with the UK Seminar 

Wednesday June 5, 2019: 14.00 – 17.00

Learn more about opportunities to trade with the UK and how to meet regulatory requirements with a tailor-made seminar, held by the Fresh Produce Consortium.

“Exporters need to know what regulatory requirements and customer standards need to be met to access the UK market, and to know when any additional control measures are coming into place,” said Nigel Jenney, Chief Executive Officer of the Fresh Produce Consortium.

“As well as providing advice on getting your products to the UK market now, this seminar is looking at the potential impacts and opportunities for future trading post-Brexit with some useful insights from key speakers.”

Attendees will have the chance to hear how successful exporting countries have identified opportunities to develop and sell their products on the UK market and how they have achieved significant growth in exports of fresh produce to the UK.

The seminar includes contributions from experts from the UK regulatory authority, market analysts, the fresh produce industry and successful exporters. Finish the afternoon networking with attendees and speakers at the exclusive LPS Opening Cocktail Reception, the UK’s produce networking event of the year with 800+ attendees

Programme

14.00 INTRODUCING THE MARKET: OPPORTUNITIES TO TRADE WITH THE UK

 Nigel Jenney, CEO, Fresh Produce Consortium

14.15 MEETING UK REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: PLANT HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY

Richard McIntosh, Assistant Chief Plant Health Officer, Defra
John Furzer, Head of Imports Delivery, Food Standards Agency

Questions

15.15 Networking Break

15.30 FUTURE TRADING WITH THE UK: ARISING CHALLENGES AND HOW TO RESPOND

Philippe Binard, General Delegate, Freshfel Europe
Natalia Santos-Garcia Bernabe, Policy Advisor Trade and Food Safety, Freshfel Europe

Questions

16.00 EXPORTING TO THE UK: HOW THE NETHERLANDS WILL RESPOND TO THE UPCOMING CHALLENGES & MAINTAIN ITS UK TRADING RELATIONSHIP GOING FORWARD

Gert Mulder, CEO, GroentenFruit Huis

 Questions

16.30 SUMMING UP

Nigel Jenney, CEO, Fresh Produce Consortium