Countryfile star joins return of Agribusiness Growth Summit

Antony Smith
22 days ago

Countryfile star joins return of Agribusiness Growth Summit

Countryfile star, farmer, and entrepreneur Adam Henson will be headlining the country’s leading conference for agribusinesses when it returns to Yorkshire later this year.

Following the success of the inaugural conference in 2023, the Agribusiness Growth Summit organised by Red Stag Media, returns on October 24 this year and is once again bringing together business leaders from across the UK agricultural sector.

The summit explores how businesses linked to agriculture can continue to drive growth while still providing innovative solutions and systems to the under-pressure farming sector.

Featuring panel debates, expert presentations, interviews and a range of educational sessions, the Agribusiness Growth Summit was a huge success last year, with delegates describing the event as “fascinating and brilliant”.

Once again, Farmers Weekly is the media partner for the event and will be kicking off the summit with a “state of the nation” overview of the farming sector.

This year, it is being held at the Pavilions of Harrogate – the home of the Great Yorkshire Show – and Adam Henson will be delivering the keynote address, describing his farming and business journey and discussing how he has delivered growth across his range of enterprises.

He says: “We are constantly told this industry must diversify to survive. This conference will offer advice and guidance helping us all to understand how agribusinesses can succeed in a challenging climate.

“Farmers need support from innovative agribusinesses across the UK and beyond but it’s difficult to know how best we can all work together.

“I’m looking forward to sharing my own business experiences but, more importantly, hearing from a diverse range of business leaders on how they have driven growth and successfully partnered with farmers on that journey.”

The Agribusiness Growth Summit is organised by East Yorkshire-based agricultural PR and marketing agency Red Stag Media and features a range of sessions with top business leaders alongside sales, marketing, PR and finance experts.

The summit will also be exploring international PR & marketing, effective growth strategies and will also include a “Meet The Buyers” session allowing businesses to understand how they can best work with dealers, merchants and buying groups.

This year the hugely popular farmers panel will also make a return, enabling businesses to hear directly from their customers and ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask.

Managing Director of Red Stag Media, Nick Glaves, said: “Agribusinesses are fundamental to the success of the farming sector in the UK and, as a result, the nation’s food security.

“We created this summit as there weren’t really any events dedicated to agribusiness leaders where they can share insights and experiences and learn about new strategies for creating business growth.

“The Agribusiness Growth Summit has changed that, and we were absolutely blown away by the support we received last year and the feedback on the value of event to agribusinesses. The goal of the summit is to help hundreds of agribusinesses to thrive and grow and, most importantly, ensure that farmers around the UK can benefit from their innovative products and services.”

Farmers Weekly editor Andrew Meredith adds: “Farmers Weekly is pleased to participate with the Agribusiness Growth Summit for the second year. When farming’s partners succeed, farmers succeed, and this conference is a great way to bring people together to make that happen.”

One attendee said about last year’s event: “The Summit was fascinating and brilliant. It’s a joy to have something new like this for the industry, bringing business leaders and marketers together to look at the future and how we must evolve. It was a real light bulb moment.”

Secure your place and register for the Agribusiness Growth Summit today.


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