2017 Event Details

51st EPIC Conference to be held at Celtic Manor

29th – 30th October 2017

Introduction for 2017 Event

Brexit – standing on our own two feet!

In 2016 EPIC celebrated its 50th birthday with a stunning array of speakers with a resounding response from our delegates of the “best ever”.

Those of you who were able to be with us were treated to a trip down memory lane from some of the elder statesmen of our industry and were then given a glimpse of the future from our “young guns” speakers. We were also privileged and enriched by the attendance of many of the previous winners of the prestigious BPC/BOCMPAULS Person of the Year award over the last 50 years. Old acquaintances were renewed and new friendships formed confirming the staying power of our industry, but the desire to move forward.

For those of you who were unable to attend, our website remains an excellent resource to see what you missed in both the written word and pictures. Indeed to improve your experience of our conference even more as we move into our next half century you will notice that the website has been completely reviewed and upgraded.

An EPIC History of the Poultry Industry

2016 also saw the launch by EPIC of a unique publication charting the development of our industry over the last 50 years, recognising the events and people that have shaped and influenced our sector. The hard copy of this book was made available to delegates attending the 2016 conference and was enthusiastically welcome by all present. It is hoped that this will be an evolving resource for all those involved or interested in the history of our industry and a major project has been to make this book available on our website here. Please take time to read this and immerse yourself in the history. However, as we are a forward thinking industry we encourage all of you to identify any omissions or even errors and update us on topics to be included. Our aim is that this resource will evolve, expand and adapt as we do. Your contributions will be gratefully received and acted on.

The 2017 Conference

In celebrating the developments that have occurred in our industry we were conscious of the worries and opportunities that the referendum decision last June and the subsequent Brexit discussions and negotiation present us with. Perhaps understandably our chosen theme for the 2017 conference will centre around Brexit and “Standing on our own two feet”.

Our chief aim is to explore what Brexit may mean for our industry and how we will then compete with the rest of Europe and globally, but also within UK, depending on how EU law settles into a future domestic agenda. Last years conference demonstrated the strengths of our industry and its ability to cope with change. The challenges and indeed potential opportunities Brexit presents us with must be at the forefront of our thinking and planning for the next decade.

We already have some high profile and entertaining speakers confirmed for 2017 and as the year progresses the website will keep you updated on developments into what we think will be a fitting follow up to our most successful conference in 2016.

We return again to Celtic Manor as one of the few UK venues able to stage such a high profile event. So sign up to secure your place at the most important get together of our industry this year and hear how we may cope with one of the most important chapters in our development.

We look forward to welcoming you again to Celtic Manor.

Steve Lister
Chairman, Organising Committee, Egg and Poultry Industry Conference

Latest Updates


If you want your company to be a conference sponsor this year GET IN TOUCH TODAY!

PD Hook (Hatcheries) Ltd

T: 01993 850261
E: Stephen_Povey@pdhook.co.uk
W: pdhook.co.uk

Cote, Bampton, Oxfordshire OX18 2EG


A division of AB Agri Ltd
T: 01733 422233
W: abn.co.uk

64 Innovation Way, Peterborough Business Park, Lynchwood, Peterborough PE2 6FL

Alltech UK Ltd

T: 01780 764512
E: ukreception@alltech.com
W: alltech.com/uk

Alltech House, Ryhall Road, Stamford, Lincs PE9 1TZ

Anpario plc

T: 01909 537380
E: sales@anpario.com
W: anpario.com

Manton Wood Enterprise Park, Worksop, Nottinghanshire S80 2RS

Aviagen Ltd

T: 0131 333 1056
E: infoworldwide@aviagen.com
W: aviagen.com

Newbridge, Midlothian, Edinburgh EH28 8SZ


T: +353 (0) 69 85926
E: info@bhsl.com
W: bhsl.com

Kantoher Business Park, Killeedy, Ballagh, County Limerick, Ireland

British Egg Industry Council

T: 0207 608 3760
E: info@britisheggindustrycouncil.com
W: britegg.co.uk

Second Floor, 89 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HR

British Poultry Council

T: 0203 544 1675
E: info@britishpoultry.org.uk
W: britishpoultry.org.uk

British Poultry Council, Europoint House, 5-11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ

Ceva Animal Health Ltd

T: 01494 781 510
E: cevauk@ceva.com
W: ceva.co.uk

Unit 3 Anglo Office Park, White Lion Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 9FB

Cobb Europe Ltd

T: 01206 835835
E: info@cobb-europe.com
W: cobb-vantress.com

The Oaks, Apex 12, Old Ipswich Road, Colchester, Essex CO7 7QR

Elanco Animal Health

T: 0044 1256 353131
E: lacyai@lilly.com
W: elanco.com

Lilly House, Priestley Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9NL

Fancom BV

T: +31 77 3069600
E: fancom@fancom.com
W: fancom.com

P.O. Box 7131, NL-5980 AC Panningen, The Netherlands


T: 01379 742007
W: forfarmers.co.uk

Tucks Mill, Burston, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4TJ

Hipra UK & Ireland Ltd

T: 07854 127685
E: james.walton@hipra.com
W: hipra.com

BioCity, Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham NG1 1GF

JF McKenna Ltd

T: 02837 524800
E: info@jfmckenna.com
W: jfmckenna.com

66 Cathedral Road, Armagh BT61 8AE

Kemin Animal Health & Nutrition – GB

T: 01704 537702
W: kemin.com

Tudor House, Hampton Road, Southport, Merseyside PR8 6QD

Lewis Business Media

Editor: Chloe Ryan | 01473 834487 chloe@lewisbusinessmedia.co.uk
Sales Director: Martin Goult | 01825 983124 martin@lewisbusinessmedia.co.uk
W: poultrynews.co.uk

Suite A, Arun House, Office Village, River Way, Uckfield TN22 1SL

Merial Animal Health Ltd

T: 01279 775858
E: Gavin.Kelly@Merial.com

W: uk.merial.com

Sandringham House, Harlow Business Park, Harlow, Essex CM19 5TG

Moy Park Ltd

T: 02887 722300
E: enquiries@moypark.com
W: moypark.com

Killyman Road, Dungannon, Tyrone BT71 6LN

MSD Animal Health

T: +44(0)1908 665050
E: poultry.uk@intervet.com
W: msd-animal-health.co.uk

Walton Manor, Walton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 7AJ

Premier Nutrition

T: 01543 473468
E: info@premiernutrition.co.uk
W: premiernutrition.co.uk

Brereton Business Park, The Levels, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1RD

Trouw Nutrition GB

T: 01335 341102
E: antony.taylor@trouwnutrition.com
W: trouwnutrition.co.uk

Blenheim House, Blenheim Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1HA

Zoetis UK Ltd

T: 07976 240703
E: James.porritt@zoetis.com
W: zoetis.co.uk

Walton Oaks, Dorking Road, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7NS