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LMC Announces Line-up for Red Meat Prospects Conference

12 March 2013

NORTHERN IRELAND - The Livestock and Meat Commission of Northern Ireland has secured an exciting line up of speakers for the second NI Red Meat Prospects Conference which will be held on 20 March 2013 at the Greenmount Campus Co Antrim.

The theme of the conference is ‘’Progress through Partnership’ and delegates will be briefed by a range of speakers that are well placed to provide insight on the importance of building alliances and partnerships in the red meat industry.

To ensure the future success of the industry strong commercial relationships based on negotiation, competition and trust are needed at all levels of the supply chain.

The event will be chaired by the BBC Northern Ireland Agriculture Correspondent Richard Wright who has been an agricultural journalist for almost 30 years and provides important updates to industry through his daily Farmgate reports on Radio Ulster.

Keynote speaker Ms Christine Tacon, the recently appointed Grocery Code Adjudicator, will brief delegates on her role in policing the GRocery Supply Code of Practice.

Her wealth of experience in a variety of roles in the agri-food sector has meant she is in a strong position to comment on how stronger supply chain relationships can benefit the red meat industry moving forward.

The Chief Economist from Danske Bank, Angela McGowan will discuss economic trends that will
contribute to the development of the sector in 2013.

Danske bank is a leading agricultural lender in NI and Angela will provide analysis and commentary on local and global economic developments which impact the demand for NI agricultural products.

The Veterinary Director of UK Export Certification Limited, Andrew Taylor, will discuss the importance of developing access to emerging markets for UK livestock and livestock products.

The UKECP is a UK government/industry partnership which works to establish access to third country markets and Andrew has recently played a key role in the UK gaining access to the Russian beef and lamb market.

To reserve a place at the event, contact LMC before the 15 March by contacting LMC by email on or by phone on 028 9263 3000. Bookings are being taken on a first come first serve basis so register now to avoid disappointment.

Booking for the event is free and will run from 9.30am - 4pm with lunch and refreshments provided.

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