Events

Our events management team is a professional service delivering over 1,000 events annually.

The focus of our event programme is to deliver practical outputs from research, development and knowledge exchange to underpin change on farm, drive new business, generate consumer demand and enable the UK agriculture and horticulture industry to complete with the best in the world. 

To do this, we offer a wide range of events including exhibitions, conferences, international trade shows and interactive, on-farm meetings across the UK and overseas.

Each event aims to provide access to leading experts, prominent speakers and high-profile networking opportunities, presenting the latest developments from export, research, marketing, consumer and technical developments.

For a full list of our sector-specific events, please visit our sector events pages:

Beef and lamb events Cereals and oilseeds events Dairy events Horticulture events Pork events Potatoes events

Upcoming AHDB events

DairyLeader

This year’s DairyLeader forum will focus on the ‘One Team, One Goal’ mantra.

Taking place in Edinburgh on November 7-8, this invite-only event enables you to connect and network with the most progressive and successful British dairy farmers. The two-day conference promises to be both a relaxing and comfortable event but also inspiring and thought-provoking.

We're lining up some exciting speakers to challenge and inspire you around our DairyLeader themes of Leadership, Growth and Resilience.

To find out more and register, click here.

Global Britain: Exploring Agricultural Export Opportunities

Join us as we present the global export outlook for UK Agriculture in light of Brexit.

What impact the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will have on any and every industry is dominating the national discourse.

The emotive conversations from 2016’s referendum on membership in the EU has been replaced by a real sense of urgency for UK companies to strategise for what life might look like post-Brexit.

It is a far-reaching issue – covering exchange rates, imports and exports, access to markets and customs regulations – which will be felt across the breadth of the agricultural industry.

This export conference will aim to provide clarity on the key issues with key-note speakers from industry and government followed by bespoke seminars for crops and livestock businesses.

The questions we will address:

  • Where are the international opportunities and how do we turn them into commercial reality?
  • How does the Brexit deal affect my export plans?
  • What is the government's ambition for agricultural export?

It is intended to provide exporters and importers with the knowledge to prepare for different Brexit outcomes, in the medium and longer term.

Full list of speakers to be announced soon.

Reserve your place today


Grain Market Outlook Conference 2018

This years’ AHDB Grain Market Outlook Conference is on 16 October 2018 at the DeVere Grand Connaught  Rooms, London.  Registration opens at 9am and Paul Temple, our Cereals & Oilseeds Board Chairman will give his opening address at 9.30 am.

The focus for this years’ programme is the question: Are supply chains the link to world-class UK agriculture?

A panel of experts will lead discussions on if and how supply chains could strengthen UK agriculture.  Dr Seth Meyer, who runs the United States Department for Agriculture (USDA) World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), will give a rigorous global market update and first hand insight into the workings of the reports.

This is the only conference for the whole of the grain supply chain.

For more information about the Grain Market Outlook Conference programme and to register, visit /grainmarketoutlook


AHDB Supply Chain Conference – The Business of Communication

Now in its second year, the Supply Chain Conference will be held on 14 November 2018 at Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester. 

A packed programme of industry experts will look at what is happening it the world food market place, its relevance to UK producers, business management and the economics behind it, plus the skills and knowledge you will need to add value, diversify or further integrate with your supply chains.

Speakers include:

  • Dr David Hughes, international speaker on global food and drink industry
  • Paul Harris, CEO at Real Success
  • Euryn Jones, Regional Agriculture Bank Manager with HSBC 

For more information on the programme and to book your place please visit our registration page


AHDB Agronomists' Induction Event

The AHDB Agronomists’ Induction event provides new agronomists with information on how to access and interpret independent technical data and utilise AHDB services to support their careers within the arable and horticultural sectors.

Formerly the Agronomists' Intake Day, the free-to-attend event has been run in conjunction with the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and the Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC) since it was introduced in 2014.

During the two-day event, new intake agronomists hear about and discuss solutions to agronomic challenges through a series of presentations and interactive workshops facilitated by AHDB and industry experts.

The 2018 Agronomists’ Induction event takes place on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 October in Peterborough.

To access the programme or for information on how to register, visit the dedicated event web page cereals.ahdb.org.uk/aginduct


AHDB Agronomists’ Conference

The AHDB Agronomists’ Conference has broadened its scope to turn research into practical agronomy for the whole rotation.

The 2018 conference, which takes place on 4 to 5 December, retains traditional topics on cereals, oilseeds and potato production but has expanded to include papers on field vegetables, peas and beans.

The conference has also moved to a new location, in Kettering, to accommodate a radical new approach to maximise interaction between speakers and delegates.

Each day features six expert-led workshops and panel-led debates on a wide range of topics, from crop protection to crop storage.

A networking dinner, which takes place at a nearby venue on the first day, also provides an excellent opportunity for people to interact.

To access the programme or for information about how to register, visit the dedicated event web page cereals.ahdb.org.uk/agconf