2021 Virtual Event Details

This special event is FREE and will be held online
17th of November 2021 (1:45pm – 4:00pm).
Epic Virtual Conference

Introducing the 2021 FREE Virtual Event

Wednesday 17th of November 2021 (1:45pm – 4:00pm)
Following the postponement of this years conference at Celtic Manor the EPIC organising committee have decided to hold a one off virtual hybrid event to take its place.

The virtual conference will take place over two hours on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th November, starting at 1.45pm. The format will be a mixture of pre recorded presentations followed by a live Q and A studio session at the offices of the NFU and chaired by Minette Batters the NFU president.

The theme for 2021 is “The Role of Poultry in Future Planetary Health”.

The event is FREE and you can register for your FREE 2021 virtual ticket here.
2021 Speakers
The virtual event will have the following line up of speakers. You can also read their full bios here, and see the virtual events running order here.
  1. Minette Batters, president of the NFU, hosts the 2021 Virtual Conference.
  2. Professor Frédéric Leroy will be joining the conference from Brussels to discuss the future of meat and egg consumption across the world, with a focus on how animal products are likely to be put under increasing scrutiny from both governments and NGOs in the years ahead as climate change targets draw closer.
  3. Andrew Joret, chairman of the British Egg Industry Council and technical consultant to the UK’s biggest egg business Noble Foods, will be discussing the impact of this on UK egg sector, while NFU president Minette Batters will discuss the wider implications for British agriculture.
  4. James Hook, chairman of PD Hook, which operates a large independent breeding and hatchery business supplying day-old broiler chicks, will also address the virtual conference and following a year of unprecedented disruption, the panel will take part in a live Q&A with delegates joining the conference from all over the country.

We have also invited and are hoping that a member of parliament will participate in the conference and a further announcement will be made in due course when this is confirmed.

2021 Sponsors

EPIC is extremely grateful for the very generous support of our major sponsors (please see below for a full list), their on-going support ensures the conference is free to all in the poultry industry.

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 the full 54th EPIC event was postponed, and will now be held 30th and 31st of October 2022 at Celtic Manor. Full details and bookings will be revealed here around May 2022.


EPIC is most grateful for the continuing generous support of our major sponsors.

If you want your company to be a conference sponsor in 2022 GET IN TOUCH TODAY!