Associated events

Associated events

As the pivotal event in the potato industry calendar, BP2019 brings together all the key players in one place. So it makes sense for a growing number of other potato-focused gatherings to be held at the same time and place.

Here’s some of the third-party events we already know about for 2019.
(As these are separately organised independent events, please direct any queries to the listed contact rather than BP2019 in the first instance).

Awards dinner
BP2019 NPIA Awards Dinner

What: National Potato Industry Awards
Champagne reception and dinner, celebrity speaker (Kevin Keegan) and awards ceremony recognising excellence in growing, agronomy, innovation, machinery and marketing.
Where: Harrogate Convention Centre, central Harrogate.
When: pm Wednesday 20th November (first night of BP2019).
Who: Staged by Warners Group Publications plc – publishers of Potato Review magazine. For information about award nominations or to purchase tickets for the night see: Or contact Juliet Loiselle, tel: 07786 336606  email:

Open meetings  (in addition to official seminar programme that you can view here)
BP2019 Knowledge Transfer Network Open Meetings

What: Knowledge Transfer Network open meeting
Covering the funding landscape relevant to UK potato industry innovation and competitiveness – more details to follow.
Where: Main seminar room, BP2019.
When: 12.45-13.45 Thursday 21st November (day 2 of BP2019).
Who: Innovate UK - Knowledge Transfer Network. See: Or contact Chris Danks, Knowledge Transfer Manager AgriFood, email:

BP2019 National Farmers Union open meeting

What: National Farmers Union open meeting
Navigating the political landscape post-Brexit
Where: Main seminar room, BP2019.
When: 12.15-13.15 Wednesday 20th November (day 1 of BP2019).
Who: National Farmers Union. See:  Or contact Rupert Weaver, email:

BP2019 Nematicide Stewardship Programme open meeting

What: Nematicide Stewardship Programme open meeting 
Successful stewardship: The route to meeting market expectations
Where: Main seminar room, BP2019.
When: 9.00-9.45 Wednesday 20th November (day 1 of BP2019).
Who: Nematicide Stewardship Programme. See:  Or c/o Pinstone Communications, email:

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