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2013 Annual Conference

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Past Event – 5th and 6th February 2013

The 2013 NFAN Conference & Trade Exhibition took place at Drayton Manor, Staffordshire and was attended by more than 150 delegates and 50 Trade Suppliers.

Two days of information sharing and networking

The Annual Conference in 2013 included Pre Conference tours to two farm parks (the brand new National Forest Adventure Farm and in contrast the long established Hatton Farm Village), a networking dinner and the Annual Conference itself.

 The Programme

9.00 am Welcome and Introduction from NFAN Chairman – Matthew Heast
9.30 am Keynote presentation from Hugh Robertson MP, Minister of Tourism and Richard Benyon, DEFRA Minister
10.00 am Prize Presentations: NFAN Awards 2013
10.30 am What Makes Education a Winner – Barleylands Education Team
11.00 am Break for Coffee and opportunity to visit Trade Exhibition
11.30 am How Good Food Can Enhance your Reputation and your Bottom Line! – Sally Jackson, Pink Pig
11.50 am Countryside Tourism – The Global Perspective – James Beresford, Chief Executive of Visit England
12.10 pm NFAN AGM
12.30 pm Networking Lunch and opportunity to visit the Trade Exhibition
2.00 pm How to Maximise your Return from a Halloween Event – Stuart Beare, Tulleys Farm
2.20 pm Top Ten Tips for Staff Recruitment – Steve Holland
2.40 pm Afternoon tea and an opportunity to visit the Trade Exhibition
3.10 pm The Announcement: Farm Attraction of the Year 2013
3.20 pm The Debate – Ask The Experts
3.40 pm Refreshments and close.

The Event in Pictures


An introduction from NFAN Chairman Matt Heast

Delegates on the day

Just Inspire's Steve Holland presenting

Question Time: Ask the experts panel

Take to the floor - NFAN Trade Exhibiton

A wide variety of Trade Suppliers...

...and more

A great day for building business

and driving sales.

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