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Future direction of potatoes will be under discussion
2:32pm Monday 28th October 2013 in Farming
MORE than 6,000 people from all sectors of the potato industry will descend on Harrogate next month.
The Potato Council stages BP2013 at the Yorkshire Event Centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Wednesday and Thursday, November 27 and 28.
The British potato industry delivers farm gate sales worth £731m a year and consumer sales worth £5.7bn.
The event, which is held every two years, is sponsored by Branston and Grimme and features updates on trade changes, equipment, innovations, ideas and a strong line up of speakers.
Exhibitors include 200 of Europe’s leading manufacturers and machinery suppliers.
For young professionals BP2013 is the opportunity to meet industry members and to explore the vast range of careers available.
Graeme Beattie, managing director of Branston, said: “Having sponsored the event for a number of years now, we still see this as the most important in the UK potato industry.
“Our continued involvement gives us a great platform to interact with our suppliers and customers from across the UK.
“Much has changed since the last event and there have been some enormous challenges thrown at the industry. So this will be a unique opportunity for discussion on the future direction for UK potatoes.”
Barry Baker, Grimme UKs sales director, said: “BP2013 is an excellent opportunity for growers and farm managers to see and discuss kit requirements first hand.”
To view the speaker programme, exhibitor list and to register for free tickets go to potato.org.uk/bp2013.
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