Potatoes Next Generation Alumni Conference

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Hotel Majestic

Harrogate

HG1 2HU

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What is the future of the potato industry?

An afternoon of talks and discussion on leadership, change and innovation. The focus of this event will be on these long term themes, and how they can help us meet the challenges we face, rather than the specific detail of those challenges in the short term.

Conference aims

Provide a platform for those who will lead our industry in the future to discuss the future of our sector, by:

  1. Building and maintaining networks
  2. Providing discussion points
  3. Inspiring fresh thinking
  4. Creating long-term action points for the organisations and individuals involved in the meeting

Invitation list

Past participants of the AHDB Potatoes Next Generation Programme, and those that sponsored them to take part in the scheme.

Indicative Agenda

12:00: Meet for lunch

12:30: Reflections on a successful career – past Potato Industry Award winner or similar

A look back at an inspirational career, changes made and opportunities taken. A look forward at the future.

1:00: Response on behalf of the Next Generation – TBC

A past participant of the Next Generation programme responds to this vision of the future

1:15: Talk 1 – Sir John Jones

Highly regarded speaker on change, collaboration and vision. https://sirjohnjones.com/

1:45: Break out session – in groups consider the long-term challenges facing our industry

In groups, consider the future of our industry, frame questions/discussion points for the panel

2:15: Coffee and continuation of break out discussions

2:30: Panel discussion – tackling our challenges and building a successful industry

Panel to include speakers to this point, plus AHDB Board members or other industry figures

3:30: Key note leadership speaker – Sir John Jones

4:15: Q&A

4:30: Close

In the evening

Attendees are invited to join AHDB staff and speakers for an informal dinner at the Majestic Hotel. Meet for drinks in the hotel bar at 7pm

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