FPJ Conference

The great and good of Northern Ireland’s fresh produce industry will be gathering in Belfast, at the Merchant Hotel on 8 March, to discuss the issues it’s facing collaboratively.

Tesco’s Cliff Kells, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute and Queen’s University Belfast’s Glyn Roberts, DARD’s Elaine Chapman, Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association’s Glyn Roberts, Mash Direct’s Tracy Hamilton, P McCann and Sons’ Kevin McCann, Growing Direct’s Carol Ford, Wilson’s Country’s Lewis Cunningham, Gilfresh’s Thomas Gilpin and Glens of Antrim Potatoes’ David Morrow, as well as the NFU’s Sarah Dawson and QV Foods’ Simon Martin will all be taking the stage for 15 minutes to point their point of view across. There will also be two open debates when questions from the audience will be taken and a full and interactive discussion will take place.

Subjects discussed will range from weather and climate change to redistributing the power within the fresh produce supply chain, as well as Northern Ireland’s trade relations with mainland GB and the Republic of Ireland. To see the full schedule and to register for only £50, please go to