18 Jun 2024
by John Kelley, Oli Hill

AIC Dinner & Conference 2024: Tickets on sale as headline speakers Henry Dimbleby and Tom Bradshaw announced

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Tickets and tables for the AIC Dinner and Conference 2024 are now on sale, with Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) Members and non-Members able to take advantage of discounted early bird prices for the agri-food supply chain's flagship annual event.

The AIC Dinner & Conference will return on 12-13 November 2024 in Peterborough, with a quality line-up of thought leaders from the worlds of politics, business, academia, and trade discussing this year's Conference theme Capturing "added value" within the agri-food supply chain.

Headline speakers confirmed already include author and businessman Henry Dimbleby MBE, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Tom Bradshaw, and Will Jennings, General Manager at Rabobank.

The Conference will be chaired by broadcaster and journalist Tom Heap. More speakers are set to be announced over the coming weeks.

For more details and to book early bird tickets with a saving of more than 10%, go to the AIC Dinner & Conference 2024 website or click below.

More on this year's event

The Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn West, Peterborough on 13 November 2024, and will be complemented by a black tie dinner - AIC’s Conference Dinner - the night before (12 November).

The Dinner is a special evening open to Members, industry stakeholders, and the trade. It will also be held at the Holiday Inn West in Peterborough, with the evening's guest speaker to be announced soon.


John Kelley, AIC's Chief Operating Officer, said: "We're looking forward to welcoming Members, the wider agricultural industry, politicians, academics and guests back to Peterborough for the AIC Dinner & Conference 2024.

"This annual event is a valuable forum for professionals and businesses in the agri-food industry, providing a major platform to network, learn, and be at the forefront of industry thinking.

"This year's Conference theme - Capturing 'added value' within the agri-food supply chain - is particularly pertinent given the current economic pressure.

"Volatility means the agri-food supply chain also has the challenge of capturing the added value opportunities in an evolving market."

Early bird prices

By booking before 30 September, AIC Members can benefit from discounted early bird Conference tickets at £140 (excluding VAT), with non-Member tickets available for £170 (excluding VAT).

Discounted "Next Generation" Conference tickets are also offered to support delegates in the early stages of their career, priced at £50 (excluding VAT). Businesses can nominate candidates for this ticket by emailing Debbie Walker ([email protected]) with their details.

Tickets to the AIC Dinner are £95 (excluding VAT) and tables of eight can be booked for £680 (excluding VAT). These must be booked in addition to Conference tickets.

For complimentary press tickets, please email [email protected].

Last year's Conference saw record attendance as AIC celebrated 20 years as the UK's leading agri-supply trade association, so book early to guarantee your place and avoid disappointment.

Visit the AIC Dinner and Conference website to book your tickets and find full details, or click below.

For event sponsorship opportunities, please click below to view and download the partner leaflet.


About AIC

As the UK agricultural supply industry's leading trade association, the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) represents businesses in key sectors within the supply chains that feed the nation.

Its Member businesses supply UK farmers and growers with the animal feedfertiliserseedcrop protection productstrusted advice and quality services that are essential to producing food, as well as trading crops and commodities across the globe.

Formed in October 2003 by a merger of three trade associations, today AIC has over 230 Members in the agri-supply trade and represents £17.8 billion* turnover at farmgate.

AIC works on behalf of its Members by lobbying policymakers and stakeholders, delivering information, providing trade assurance schemes, and offering technical support.


AIC Services, which is the professional services arm of AIC manages a range of services, including Assurance Schemes and professional registers recognised by the UK Government as essential tools to underpin feed & food safety alongside fertiliser security.

These schemes and professional registers include:


*According to a 2023 survey of AIC Members.

Press Contact

Oli Hill, Communications Manager, AIC 
+44 (0)1733 385230
[email protected]

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John Kelley

John Kelley

Chief Operating Officer, AIC / Managing Director, AIC Services

John Kelley is Chief Operating Officer, which includes the management of AIC Services, and is based at the AIC Head Office, Peterborough. 

He was part of the original team that brought the associations together to form AIC in 2003.

Previous to this he has worked for major blue chip retailers, a produce supplier group and a consultancy. He also obtained an MBA through the Open Business School and a BSc (Hons) from Nottingham University.

[email protected]
01733 385260

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Oli Hill

Oli Hill

Communications Manager, AIC

As Communications Manager, Oli creates and oversees the content published on AIC's website, emails, Member briefings, print publications, and social media.

A qualified multimedia journalist, he previously spent six years working at Farmers Weekly magazine as a Senior Reporter on the arable team, and latterly as Community Editor. More recently he was Communications Manager at Red Tractor.

[email protected]
01733 385230

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