2019 Event Details

53rd EPIC Conference to be held at Celtic Manor

3rd and 4th November 2019

Introducing the 2019 Event

Our theme for this year is: “Delivering Progress through Innovation and Efficiency – the appliance of science!”

Each year, your Organising Committee attempt to present you with an interesting, thought provoking and forward thinking Conference presented by varied and experienced speakers. This year is no exception and the list of speakers can be found elsewhere on our website.

Previous conferences have addressed important areas of public perception of our industry, sustainability, and the threats and opportunities that Brexit and competing on the World stage presents us with.

How to Improve the Efficiency of Production

This year we are hoping to take forward these themes and explore how to improve the efficiency of production. We will be looking at how this can be achieved through the appliance of technology and innovation to enable our industry to compete in the current challenging times we find ourselves. Never has it been more important to be competitive and efficient. To make use of technology in these goals whilst maintaining consumer confidence in everything we are doing may be the key to our success.

There are many ways in which this aim can be achieved including a combination of:

  • Upskilling, encouraging and retaining a motivated workforce;
  • The collection, use and interpretation of Big Data and the technology to deliver, collect, record, interpret this data in a way that improves performance and success;
  • The role of technology – what is possible, needed and affordable;
  • The public perception of any such technology we introduce;
  • Practical research to help shape and inform decision making;
  • Attracting and maintaining new entrants into our industry

If we can achieve these transitions and goals we should be more able to compete on the domestic and global stage, embrace the idea of sustainable intensification and meet changing and challenging consumer habits. In striving to do this by making use of new technologies we must understand how and if consumers will readily accept “the appliance of science” or if they want cheap, safe food simply produced in the most extensive low tech way possible. Would this be realistic or achievable? We must not underestimate these challenges but using a platform like EPIC is a perfect way to meet and discuss the options, pitfalls and opportunities.

Our website will detail the range of speakers already committed to help you consider these topics, and conference will offer you the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from all areas of the poultry industry.

EPIC Young Poultry Person Initiative

The EPIC Organising Committee and previous delegates are very keen to encourage more young people and new entrants from our industry to participate in our annual conference. Young people are the lifeblood and the future of our industry and consequently we have decided to introduce an EPIC Young Poultry Person Initiative, alongside the Young Person of the Year Award and our successful Young Guns session during conference. The aim is to help those under 40 who may not be able to afford the cost to attend the conference. This initiative is only made possible by the generous and enthusiastic support of our conference sponsors who are adding financial contributions to this scheme. Applications are encouraged from young people working on poultry farms, in poultry companies or in full time academia.

The online application form can be found here.

Closing the Conference

To round off our Conference in style we are very pleased to announce that our guest speaker at the closing banquet will be the inspirational international explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE. Named as the “Worlds Greatest Living Explorer” by the Guinness Book of Records, Sir Ranulph is the first person to reach both North and South Poles by foot, has climbed Everest at the ripe old age of 63 and has raised millions of pounds for charity along the way. His insights should send delegates home with some powerful messages on achieving our goals!

We very much hope that you join us this year and help us to Deliver Progress through Innovation and Efficiency!

Stephen 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: info@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

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

T: 01344 746957
E: vetenquiries@boehringer-ingelheim.com
W: boehringer-ingelheim.co.uk

Ellesfield Avenue, Bracknell, Berkshire. RG12 8YS

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

Calor Gas Limited

T: 0800 626 626
E: salessupport@calor.co.uk
W: calor.co.uk

Athena House, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick CV34 6RL

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


T:+44 1359 27 30 41

E:thomas.welham@forfarmers.euW: 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

International Water Solutions Ltd

T: +44 (0) 333 000 1111
E: terri@iwatergroup.com
W: iwatergroup.com

IWS House, 1a Bates Industrial Estate, Church Road, Romford, Essex RM3 0HU

Fancom BV

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

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

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


T: 01787 377305
E: biosecurity@lanxess.com
W: virkon.com

Windham Road, Chilton Industrial Estate, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2XD

Marel Stork Poultry Processing B.V

T: +31 (0)485 586111
E: info.poultry@marel.com
W: marel.com/poultry-processing

P.O. Box 118, Boxmeer 5830 AC, Netherlands

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

National Farmers Union

T: 024 7685 8620
E: nfu@nfu.org.uk
W: nfuonline.com

Agriculture House, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2TZ

NFU Mutual

T: 01985 851263 M: 07747 763100
E: lindsay_bray@nfumutual.co.uk
W: www.nfumutual.co.uk

Manor Barn, Manor Farm. Tytherington. Warminster. BA12 7AD

Noble Foods

T: 01442 820657
W: noblefoods.co.uk

Witney Road, Standlake, Witney, Oxon, OX29 7RB

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