CIRCLING THE WORLD

Conference Overview

The 29th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference will focus on improving the interaction of circular economies and agriculture in sustainably overcoming the challenges that food production currently poses.

The Conference is being held in Norfolk, UK from 7th July to 9th July 2020 and aims to:

  • Look into key trends that are going to characterise agriculture and food production over the next 20 years;
  • Consider what is already happening in meeting sustainability goals using examples drawn from across the Commonwealth;
  • Develop an understanding of circular economies within agriculture and how it can be applied in developed and developing countries;
  • Enhance a better understanding how agricultural associations and show societies, working jointly and separately, can make an impact.

The Royal Agricultural Society Royal Norfolk

Next Generation and CEO Conference Sessions

The Next Generation and CEO Conferences begin on Sunday 5th July 2020 and conclude on Monday 6th. Delegates attending the Next Gen Conference must be 40 years of age or younger. For more information, check out the Next Generation page here.

The CEO conference is also an opportunity for CEOs and those in similar positions to meet and share their experiences with one another, with the aim of identifying the direction of agricultural associations and what CEOs can be doing to benefit from the future.

There will be an opportunity for Next Gen and CEO delegates to merge, allowing new opinions and different perspectives to be understood, how can we all work together regardless of our job title. This shared session was greatly received in Edmonton 2018, and

Delegates are also eligible to attend the Next Gen and CEO dinners respectively these being held on Sunday 5th July.

Sunday 5 July
Monday 6 July

Sunday 5 July

TIME
NEXT GENERATION SESSION
CEO SESSION
09:00
The Next Generation
UEA
This is Your Captain
UEA
10:30
Coffee/Tea Break
UEA
11:00
Connecting the Commonwealth
UEA
Breaking the Sound Barrier
UEA
12:00
Travel to Next Generation Farm Visit
TBC
Cloud Formation
UEA
13:00
Lunch
TBC
Lunch
UEA
14:00
Next Generation Farm Visit
TBC
Innovative Ideas
UEA
14:45
Next Generation Farm Visit
TBC
IQ or EQ
UEA
15:30
Next Generation Farm Visit
TBC
Tea/Coffee Break
UEA
16:00
Travel to Dinner Venue
TBC
Balancing the Act
UEA
17:30
Next Generation Evening Session
TBC
18:30
Next Generation Evening BBQ
TBC
CEO Dinner
Dunston Hall - La Fontaine Suite

Monday 6 July

TIME
NEXT GENERATION SESSION
CEO SESSION
09:00
A Circular Economy, Sustainable for Agricultural Societies
UEA
The New Era for Agricultural Show Societies
UEA
10:30
Coffee/Tea Break
UEA
11:00
Empower and Action
UEA
Shaping the Future of RASC (Session 1)
UEA
12:30
Buffet Lunch
UEA
13:30
Joint Session NG & CEO
UEA
15:00
Coffee/Tea Break
UEA
15:30
Review of the RASC Caribbean Mission & Conclusion
UEA
Shaping the Future of RASC (Session 2)
UEA
18:30
Main Conference Opening Reception
Norwich Cathedral

Next Generation Delegates 2018

Main Conference

There is an opening evening reception on Monday 6th July 2020 with the main conference beginning on Tuesday 7th July for three days. This will include key speakers, plenary and concurrent breakout sessions for all delegates. As part of this, delegates will also visit the thriving 25,000 acre Holkham Hall Estate for the afternoon of Wednesday 8th July 2020. The Estate not only has historic agricultural significance but has also been at the forefront of modern farming and conservation practices. There will be private guided tours of Holkham Hall, and access to the Walled Garden and Field to Fork Exhibition, as well as a tour of the farm.

Thursday 9th July is the final day of the Conference, there will be a concluding session considering what delegates will have looked at, and how we can engage with society as a whole, promoting a sustainable circular lifestyle.

There will also be a Gala Dinner held at the award-winning Norfolk Showground Arena, Norfolk’s Premier indoor arena! Fine food, drink and company will be offered, to celebrate the work of RASC and delegates in promoting agriculture and sustainability throughout their societies.

 

Tuesday 7 July
Wednesday 8 July
Thursday 9 July

Tuesday 7 July

TIME
MAIN CONFERENCE
09:00
Conference Opening
UEA
10:00
Coffee/Tea Break
10:30
The concept of Circular Economy
UEA
12;30
Buffet Lunch
14:00
Environment - Political, Environmental, Economic, Societal Influences on Circular Economy
UEA
15:30
Coffee/Tea Break
16:00
Sustainable Land Management
UEA

Wednesday 8 July

TIME
MAIN CONFERENCE
09:00
Exploring Circular Economy & Technology
UEA
9:45
Agri-Tech Business Pitches
UEA
11:00
Agribusiness Networking
12:30
Departure for Holkham Estate
UEA
14:00
Holkham Hall Estate Visit
Holkham
17:00
Evening Reception
Lady Elizabeth Wing - Holkham Hall

Thursday 9 July

TIME
MAIN CONFERENCE
09:00
RASC AGM
UEA
09:45
Coffee/Tea Break
TBC
10:15
Education, Engaging with the Next Generation
UEA
11:00
Connecting with the Commonwealth
UEA
12:15
Buffet Lunch
14:00
Joining the Dots
UEA
15:30
Conference Group Photograph
UEA
15:45
Concluding Remarks
UEA
19:00
Gala Dinner
Norfolk Showground Arena

Holkham Estate

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