SAOS Conference 2017 Presentations

SAOS Conference 2017 was focussed on Brexit and Co-op Priorities for the Next Five Years.

We heard fascinating insights from Tom Hind, Chief Strategy Officer at AHDB on ‘Brexit Implications for Agriculture and Trade, and then from James Withers, Chief Executive of Scotland Food and Drink, on ‘Opportunities for Scotland’s Food and Drink Industry’. Their presentations are below.

Tom Hind’s Presentation

James Withers’ Presentation

We also heard from one of our panel session members, Trevor Lockhart, Chief Executive of Fane Valley, on ‘Motivating Staff Through a Time of Change’.

Trevor Lockhart’s Presentation

Morning Forum sessions

One of the morning forums was run by SAOS’ Head of Co-op Development Team, Jim Booth who looked at ‘Validating the benefits of┬áCo-op Membership’ along with Mark McBrearty of NFU Mutual.

Jim Booth’s Presentation

Mark McBrearty’s Presentation

The other morning forum was hosted by Alan Stevenson, SAOS’ Supply Chain Development Director, together with Ian Watson of Farm Stock Scotland Ltd, and Stephen Cameron of Scottish Shellfish.

Ian Watson’s Presentation

Stephen Cameron’s Presentation