11 February 2016
John Innes Centre

Norfolk Farming Conference

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2015 Speakers

Guy Smith from the NFU
Guy Smith
NFU Vice President

Conference chairman

Elizabeth Truss
Elizabeth Truss MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Sir Peter Kendall from the AHDB
Sir Peter Kendall
AHDB Chairman

Dr Andrew Clark from the NFU
Dr Andrew Clark
NFU Director of Policy

Susie Emmett from Green Shoots Productions
Susie Emmett
Green Shoots Productions
Belinda Clarke from Agri-Tech East
Belinda Clarke
Agri-Tech East
Jane Freestone from Overbury Farms
Jake Freestone
Overbury Farms


The Norfolk Farming Conference relies upon the generous support of its sponsors. The conference organisers thank them for their continuing support.

  • Birketts
  • Brown & Co
  • Bunn Fertiliser
  • CCA
  • Dingles Motor Group
  • EDGE Apprenticeships in Food & Farming
  • EDP
  • Lovewell Blake
  • Natwest
  • Norfolk County Council


Exhibitor name Location Website
AF Biomass Limited Upstairs
AF Land Services Upstairs
Anglia Farmers Limited Downstairs
Alan Boswell Group Downstairs
Birketts Solicitors Downstairs
Brown & Co Downstairs
Calor Downstairs
Catchment Sensitive Farming Upstairs
Centre for Contemporary Agriculture (CCA) Downstairs
CLA Upstairs
Comm-Tech Voice and Data Limited Downstairs
Dingles Motor Group Limited Downstairs
Eastern Daily Press Downstairs
EDGE Apprenticeships in Food & Farming Downstairs
Frontier Agriculture Limited Downstairs
InTouch Systems Limited Downstairs
John Innes Centre Upstairs
Lovewell Blake Downstairs
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V Upstairs
National Westminster Bank Plc Downstairs
Norfolk County Council Downstairs
Norfolk FWAG Downstairs
Norfolk Young Farmers Upstairs
Openfield Agriculture Limited Downstairs
RABI Upstairs
Sentry Farms Limited Downstairs
ThinkingWISP Upstairs
Weatherquest Downstairs
Yana Upstairs



Directions to the John Innes Centre

ADDRESS Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, UK, NR4 7UH
TEL +44 (0)1603 450 000
FAX +44 (0)1603 450 045

The John Innes Centre (JIC) and Sainsbury Laboratory (SL) are located four miles west of Norwich, on the Norwich Research Park, adjacent to the Institute of Food Research (IFR) and five minutes' walk by footpath from the University of East Anglia (UEA) campus.

By Road

From London / the South - take M11 north, then A11 / A14 northeast to Norwich. At 'Thickthorn' roundabout, take second exit onto A47, take exit off A47 onto B1108 (Norwich). To enter Colney Lane take the right turn at the first set of lights (signposted Norwich Research Park). The main entrance to JIC/SL is the first turn right at the next set of traffic lights.

From Birmingham / Midlands - A47 to Norwich, and take the B1108 exit (Norwich). To enter Colney Lane take the right turn at the first set of lights (signposted Norwich Research Park). The main entrance to JIC / SL is the first turn right at the next set of traffic lights.

By Air

Norwich Airport is linked to major UK provincial centres and internationally to Schipol (Amsterdam). Norwich Airport is north of the city, approximately 20 minutes by taxi from JIC. London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports are linked by Underground rail to central London (journey time approximately 1 hour). Alternatively, a Jetlink bus service operates between London's Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead Airports and Norwich.

By Train

Trains leave hourly from central London (Liverpool Street station) to Norwich (journey time approximately 2 hours). Taxis are available from the station, approximately 15 minutes journey to JIC.