NFU23: NFU Conference – Feeding a Changing World

10 January 2023

21 – 22 February 2023

ICC, Birmingham

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Save the date NFU Conference 21-22 Feb

The biggest event in the farming calendar – NFU Conference – returns to the ICC in Birmingham on 21-22 February. 

You can hear from leaders in the political, farming and business spheres at this year's event, with a jam-packed agenda which will look ahead to feeding a changing world.

What's on the programme?

Day one: Tuesday 21 February

Opening address
Minette Batters, NFU President

Political keynote
The Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP, Minister of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Delivering growth in a changing world
Tony Danker, Director-General, CBI


Political keynote
The Rt Hon Sir Keir Starmer MP, Leader of HM Official Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party

Food security in a changing world
Prof. Tim Benton, Research Director, Emerging Risks; Director, Environment and Society Programme, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House


Commodity sessions

  • Question Time: Dairy in a changing world
  • Livestock - Markets and margins, where might 2023 take us
  • Linking policy to crop health opportunities
  • Securing the future of the UK Horticulture and Potatoes industry: a strategy for stability, investment and growth
  • Strengthening business resilience in the poultry sector
  • Sugar Beet- What can Gene Editing do for us?

Including ‘Meurig Raymond’ awards and after dinner speaker

Day two: Wednesday 22 February

Building business resilience
Ash Amirahmadi OBE, Managing Director, Arla Foods UK
Assad Malic, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, Greene King

Political keynote
The Rt Hon Thérèse Coffey MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Subject to change)


Sector resilience plans
Introduced by Tom Bradshaw, Deputy President, National Farmers’ Union

Climate-friendly farming
Member case studies

Closing address
Minette Batters, NFU President


Annual General Meeting

Conference registration has now closed, however you can still watch our main plenary sessions via online web streaming on the day. More information on how to join will be available shortly. 

Event details
Start Date
21 February 2023 at 10:15
End Date
22 February 2023 at 14:00

ICC, Birmingham