THEALE, UK: Next week the nursery stock sector will come together to start the new year on a high with Contact 2015 – ‘Growing Opportunities’. The eventful two day conference, which will be held at JCB World Headquarters in Uttoxeter, will include current industry discussions and workshops, as well as a gala dinner and a special tour of the JCB factory and facilities.
If you haven’t already booked your spot at the conference there is now only a few days left to take advantage of the Advanced Booking Rate, which ends at Midday on Wednesday 7 January.
The Contact Conference takes place on 14 and 15 January 2015 so make sure you don’t miss out! Day one benefits from a talk by Guy Moreton of More People who will explore how you can develop a people plan to meet your business’ long and short term goals.
Sarah Mayne of ADAS also delivers a fascinating message about a number of pest and disease control options that can be used as part of an integrated crop management strategy.
The day will end with a business dinner with speaker Tim Briercliffe of AIPH, who will give an enlightening presentation on why the cities of the futures must have plants centre stage, examples of how it is done and what growers need to do to make this happen.
Highlights of day two include a behind the scenes tour of the JCB factory and JCB story to see the making of the machines and the history behind the global company, as well as an afternoon of inspirational workshops looking at the future of three key aspects within the industry. Delegates have the opportunity to attend two of the four workshops on offer which include: Making Horticulture Attractive, Sustainable Solutions, Understanding the Value of Research and Using Market trends to Develop Plant Promotions.
The event will finish with a compelling motivational speaker, Monty Halls, who is a Broadcaster, Ocean Adventurer, former Royal Marine and leadership specialist. Monty will provide a dynamic, thought-provoking and light hearted look at the extraordinary things people and teams will do when pressure is applied. Monty’s experience covers over two decades of leading teams in some of the most remote environments on earth, presenting wildlife and adventure documentaries, and working with blue-chip companies both in the UK and overseas.
Time is fast running out to book for this industry event and there are only a few places remaining!