John Giles is the current chair of the Food, Drink and Agricultural Group of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has also worked extensively throughout the UK and on assignments in some 60 other countries, including other Continental EU markets, Russia, the FSU and Eastern Europe, Brazil, China, India, New Zealand, Australia, the Middle East, Chile, the Caribbean, East and South Africa, Mexico, the US and Canada. This includes other work in the dairy, meat, fish, horticultural, cereals, soybean, rice and processed foods and drink sectors.
John is a divisional director of Promar International - the agricultural food value chain consulting subsidiary of Genus plc. Educated at the University College of Swansea in the early 1980s, he has been with the company for over 18 years. In this time, he has carried out demand chain analyses, business planning, evaluation and feasibility assignments across a wide range of areas within the agricultural food sector.
John will discuss how demand chains are developing both in the UK and internationally, what drives them now and in the future and what the implications are for UK agricultural and food producers.
Registration is from 18:30; the events starts at 19:00 and finishes at 21:30. This is a category 10 event. If you are a non-EU resident, please call the events team to make a booking.