British Tomato Conference 2017

Date: 7 July 2017

British Tomato Conference 2017

The British Tomato Conference 2017 will take place on 20th and 21st September 2017 at the Chesford Grange Hotel and Conference Centre in Kenilworth, Warwickshire (click here to see the Chesford Grange Hotel on a map). We hope you can join us on our 20th Anniversary and look forward to seeing you there.


Booking Open!

You can click here to book online - reserve your spaces for this year's British Tomato Conference. If you'd prefer to download a PDF booking form, you can find this below.



9:00    Registration, refreshments and view exhibits

9:30    Welcome from morning chairman, Adrian Williams

9:40    Realise plant excellence with enriched biochar
            James MacPhail, Carbon Gold

9:55    A year in retail for Tomatoes 10:25 Communicating British Tomato Week
           Emma Fencott, Kantar Worldpanel

10:45   Refreshments, trade stands and networking
            Nyree Ambarchian and Beccy Churchill, Stand Agency

11:25   Welcome back from morning chairman, Adrian Williams

11:30   Brexit update
Julie MacLeod, AHDB

11:50   The importance of skills – the time is now!
Leigh Morris, National Land Based College

12:15   Your future innovators
Gracie Emeny AHDB Horticulture and students

12:40   Robotics – ‘Vegebot Learning'
Dr Fumiya Iida, Cambridge University

13:05   Lunch, Networking and View Exhibits

14:25   Welcome back from afternoon chairman, Phil Pearson

14:30   Energy Markets – a volatile business
Tim Pratt, FEC Energy

15:00   Update on the AMBER project: developing tools to improve the performance of biopesticides
            Dave Chandler, University of Warwick

15:20   An introduction to SCEPTREplus
Joe Martin, AHDB

15:30   Tomato root mat: The use of biological treatments as a potential for improved control
Dave Kaye, ADAS

15:40   Update on Bumble Bees and on control of Tuta absoluta
Rob Jacobson, Rob Jacobson Consultancy

16:05   Discussion and Chairman’s summary

16:15   Refreshments and depart

You can also download a PDF of the agenda below.


Trade and Sponsorship

For trade stand and sponsorship opportunities please contact the TGA Offices.

2017 British Tomato Conference Booking Form PDF125.86kb

2017 Tomato Conference Agenda369.80kb

< Back

  • News Category:

    There are no tags.

  • News Archives:

    July 2017