AIC Agribusiness Conference
16 November 2022

Holiday Inn Peterborough - West (PE3 6SG)

The AIC’s Agribusiness Conference returns to an in-person format for 2022 and provides the agri-supply industry with a day of insight, networking, and influencing opportunities. Attracting industry business leaders and stakeholders, the conference will focus on the key issues facing the agri-supply industry around the theme of ‘Managing disruptive shocks in the agri-food supply chain’. Speakers from the business, scientific, and political communities will prompt thought and debate throughout the day.

15 November 2022, Pre Conference supper - Orton Hall (PE2 7DN)


Pre-conference Supper

As well as returning the main conference to an in-person event, we are happy to once again provide members with the opportunity to join us for our Pre-conference Supper on the evening of 15 November at Orton Hall.

Tickets can be purchased alongside your conference tickets for an additional £55 excl. VAT.

Orton Hall

Orton Hall,
The Village, 
Orton Longueville, 
Peterborough, PE2 7DN


Tickets are available using the Book Now link. If you are an AIC Member you will need to be logged in to the site to see the Member prices.

  Early Bird* Standard
AIC Member £130 excl. VAT £145 excl. VAT
Non-Member £150 excl. VAT £175 excl. VAT
(online only)
  £75 excl. VAT


* Early Bird tickets available before 1 October 2022


AIC Agribusiness Conference - Location

This year's conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Peterborough – West hotel.

It is a modern hotel set in landscaped gardens with a popular banqueting hall, free parking and a leisure club and is only 5 minutes by car from Peterborough city centre.

Holiday Inn Peterborough – West
Thorpe Wood
Peterborough, PE3 6SG 

John Kelley
Chief Operating Officer, AIC 
Managing Director, AIC Services

This year’s Agribusiness will focus on the impact of “Disruptive shocks” on the UK Agri-food supply chain and how the industry can thrive and manage in the current environment. The conference will take place on the 16 November “in person” at the Holiday Inn West, Peterborough and will be chaired by Anna Hill of BBC Farming Today, TV and radio presenter.

The ambition for the UK economy is to achieve a productive and sustainable UK agri-food supply chain, however this is under increasing threats following a range of global disruptive shocks. These include the impact on global trade following the invasion of Ukraine from Russia, post Covid recovery, changes in trade deals, new UK farm policy, the impact of climate change as well as labour availability to name but a few!

All of these global shocks have already had significant impacts on the agri-food supply chain and the continuing impacts in the coming months and years will be debated at Agribusiness 2022. Will the global trading environment become more stable or less stable? What are the latest impacts of climate change and Government farm policy? Will trade deals provide new opportunities or threats for the UK economy?

Agribusiness has again attracted some high calibre speakers in this area that will shape some of these key areas. From the latest policy initiatives from the Secretary of State for Agriculture as well as the opposition Shadow Secretary of State, we will gain a picture of the latest insights in this area. Other speakers are also currently being invited to Agribusiness 2022 and these will be added to the programme of speakers shortly. 

Speakers include 


More speakers to be announced