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Fruit Forums

Sponsored by the NFU

The Fruit Forums provide an opportunity to discuss and debate key issues, challenges and developments within the fruit industry. 

All are welcome to attend, and the price of attending is included in your ticket cost

basis logoBASIS offered the highest number of points at Fruit Focus 2016, giving members the opportunity to earn a maximum of 6 from the 12 available throughout the day. 1 CPD point was awarded for attending the NFU Forums, Research Tours and Wine Skills Workshops.


2016 Topics

10:00  Tackling the biggest issues post-referendum
Chair: Ali Capper, NFU Horticulture & Potatoes Board Chairman
Speakers: Guy Smith, NFU Vice President & Dr Chris Hartfield, Chief Horticulture Advisor 

11:00  Supply chain & consumer demand that's fit for the future
Speaker: Christine Tacon, Groceries Code Adjudicator
Speaker: Lee Abbey, NFU horticulture advisor 

12:00  Enhancing UK viticulture through world-class science
Speaker: Dr Julien Lecourt 

13:00  Setting up a vineyard
Speaker: Jo Cowderoy, UKVA General Secretary 

Wine Skills Workshops:

Supporting the Fruit Forums, there is also a full programme of 'Vines to Wines' workshops. 

Details can be found on the Vines to Wines page, where demonstrations took place in the Demonstration Arena.  These must be booked in advance as attendance is limited.

See the Vines to Wines page for more information and topics as they become available.