The Global Perspective

Never have the fortunes of the UK and EU pig producer been more tied-in to the ups and downs of the global marketplace than they are today.

For the UK, this is only going to become more pronounced as we leave the EU and seek new trading partners, bringing threats and opportunities in equal measure.

That is why we are very pleased to announce a top quality field of speakers from across the world to open up ‘Pigs 2022 – the Opportunities’, a two-day event in June organised by Pig World and AHDB Pork.

The first day in Solihull will be dedicated to the International Outlook Conference.

Chair for the day will be AHDB strategy director Mick Sloyan. He said: “Wherever, you look there is so much uncertainty surrounding the global market.

“In the short-term and medium-term, while the EU market appears stable for now, what happens in places like China and the US will have a profound impact on the EU pig sector.

“And looking ahead to Brexit, but also the wider global trading situation, there are many questions to be answered. How will Brexit affect the EU pork trade? What sort of new exporting opportunities will open up for the UK? How will we cope with the threat of lower standards?

“We are absolutely delighted to have secured such a high quality international field to discuss exactly these sorts of issues at Pigs 2022 – the Opportunities.

“And there are more to come – watch out for further announcements!”

Simon Lewis, Pig World’s Associate Publisher, said: “We are delighted to be working with AHDB Pork to put on Pigs 2022, a conference that will look ahead to the big issues facing the pig sector over the next five years.”

Building on what is already a very successful conference, we are particularly excited to be adding in an international dimension, with some very high profile speakers on both days.”

AHDB strategy director Mick Sloyan said: “The pig sector is constantly facing fresh challenges and this conference is all about bringing together some of the top people in the industry, from the UK and across the globe, to come up with fresh thinking to address them.

Fostering innovation is a major priority for AHDB Pork – and this will be one of the main focuses at Pigs 2022.


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