10 reasons not to miss FPJ Live

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10 reasons not to miss FPJ Live

The 2016 UK Fruit & Vegetable Congress is just two weeks away - here's why you should secure your place

10 reasons not to miss FPJ Live

The Belfry is hosting the 2016 congress

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There are just over two weeks to go to the 2016 UK Fruit & Vegetable Congress, and there’s still time to secure your place.

Here’s 10 reasons why you won’t want to miss the fresh produce conference event of the year:

Hear exclusive new research

Delegates will hear details of a brand new report from the NFU, be shown exclusive England Marketing consumer research, and learn from the IGD about what supermarkets can do to help boost sales of healthy products.

Top bosses take to the podium

Many of the biggest fresh produce operators in the business will be taking the stand to speak at the UK Fruit & Vegetable Congress, including bosses and senior managers from Poupart, Total Produce, Reynolds, Branston and Worldwide Fruit.

Put your view to leading trade bodies

Major industry bodies including the NFU, AHDB and Soil Association also have senior figures taking part, giving you the chance to put your comments and questions to the people representing the views of the trade.

Get involved in the debate

The 2016 UK Fruit & Vegetable Congress is taking interactivity to a new level, with delegates invited to post questions and comments, take part in opinion polls and give their feedback throughout the event via a free mobile application.

Great networking opportunities

As well as regular networking breaks throughout the course of the conference, delegates are invited to attend a complimentary beer-and-burger style get-together at The Belfry on the evening before the conference. With leading suppliers, growers, caterers and retailers in attendance, there is no better place to meet and talk business than the UK Fruit & Vegetable Congress.

Help grow fresh produce sales

The theme of the 2016 UK Fruit & Vegetable Congress is building consumption and sales for the future. The conference offers a unique opportunity to take part in helping the industry to come up with ideas and strategies to grow for the long term.

Walk in Sam Torrance’s footsteps

Delegates have the exclusive opportunity to take part in a special fresh produce golf tournament on 20 April, playing 18 holes on the iconic Brabazon course where Sam Torrance sunk his famous putt to win the 1985 Ryder Cup for Europe.

Presentation of the UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards Lifetime Achievement Award

FPJ readers voted Clive Goatham, director of AC Goatham & Son, to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural UK Fruit & Vegetable Awards. Goatham will be receiving his award on stage at this year’s conference.

Amazing value for money

The UK Fruit & Vegetable Congress represents superb value compared to other major farm industry events, all of which cost significantly more and do not feature fresh produce throughout the programme.

Beautiful venue

This year’s UK Fruit & Vegetable Congress moves to the charming surroundings of The Belfry Hotel & Resort near Birmingham, where a dedicated conference facility provides the perfect location to listen, participate and network during the event.

To register your place, visit www.fpjconferences.com.

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