Global Britain 2019: Livestream

Recap: Global Britain 2019 livestream

Watch our live broadcast of the Global Britain Conference 2019, which took place on Tuesday 22 October in central London.

With news of the UK government asking the EU for an extension to Article 50, along with the prospect of a no-deal exit still on the table, this was an important event for UK agriculture – and one not to be missed.

If you didn't manage to join us through the day, you can watch the full conference by clicking the video above, where you will hear from trade and policy experts, both domestic and international. The full programme can be viewed here.

Viewers and attendees had the chance to ask questions using the interactive Slido app. 

It's not too late to join the conversation - post your views on Twitter using the #globalbritain hashtag.

View the presentations:

Open session

Doug Forsyth, Director General for Trade Policy, Department of Global Affairs Canada

Phil Bicknell, AHDB Market Intelligence Director

John Giles, Promar International, Divisional Director


Joel Haggard, US Meat Export Federation, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific Region

Mary Quicke, Quicke's Dairy, UK

John Masswohl, Canadian Cattlemens Association, Director of Government & International Relations


Triona Davey, SASA, The Scottish Government

David Eudall, AHDB Head of Market Specialists

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Global Britain 2019 speakers

Doug Forsyth - Global Affairs Canada

Doug is the Director General of the Market Access Bureau which is part of the Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch at Global Affairs Canada.

Doug has been part of the trade policy community within the Government of Canada for most of his 25 year career: he began working at Customs on NAFTA implementation issues and then moved to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) to work on tariffs and market access issues, trade negotiations with Chile and Israel, as well as trade disputes at the WTO.  Following a stint at the Privy Council Office working on Intergovernmental Affairs, Doug became an Executive at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in the strategic policy area, finally returning to trade negotiations and disputes in the agriculture sector as Executive Director of the Strategic Trade Policy Division.  Doug left AAFC to return to Global Affairs as DG of Market Access in November 2018. 

Joe Healy - Irish Farmers' Association

Joe is the President of the Irish Farmer's Association and a dairy farmer outside Athenry, Galway. He is a member of the IFA farm business committee and formerly, president of young farmers’ organisation Macra na Feirme and was vice president of Ceja (the European young farmers’ organisation) from 1997 to 1999.

Oliver McEntyre - Barclays Agriculture 

Oliver grew up on a family farm in Lancashire, after 3 years at Myerscough College he spent 10 years managing pig units throughout the north west, then spent 6 years as an independent Farm Business Advisor. In 2006 he joined Barclays as Senior Agricultural Manager for Cumbria and Scotland before being appointed National Agricultural Specialist in 2012. In his current role as Barclays’ National Agricultural Strategy Director, Oliver oversees Barclays’ agricultural strategy and positioning from an industry perspective.

Joel Haggard - U.S. Meat Export Federation

Joel joined USMEF in 1988 as a regional marketing consultant and later became director of the USMEF-Hong Kong office when that office opened in 1989.  Joel Haggard returned to the Asia-Pacific to serve as vice president-Asia Pacific for the U.S. Meat Export Federation in March 1994, stationed in the USMEF-Hong Kong office. Joel oversees market development strategies and programs for U.S. red meat products in the region. 

Before joining USMEF, Joel worked for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service for five years.  During that time, he served as the agricultural trade officer for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, where he supervised all marketing activities involving U.S. agricultural trade with the People's Republic of China. 

John Giles – Promar International

John is a Divisional Director of Promar International – the agri food value chain consulting subsidiary of Genus plc. John is also the President of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Food, Drink and Agriculture Group and a past Chair of the UK Institute of Agricultural Management. John is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Reading and the Royal Agricultural University. John has now worked with Promar extensively throughout the UK and in some 60 other countries on agri food marketing and related assignments.

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