Shropshire, whose firm has a reported turnover of over £80m, is one of many well-known speakers attending the conference, which is due to take place in Oxford University's examination halls from 4-6 January 2011.
Shropshire is joined by another famous name in the fresh produce industry - chairman of Fresca Group, Chris Mack - who will give a talk entitled "high-tech horticulture sets the tone for the future."
Other speakers include the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Ciolos, Caroline Spelman, Secretary of State for Defra, and Christine Tacon, the 2011 OFC Chairman and managing director of Co-operative Farms.
Tacon said: "The 2013 CAP reform plans will already be well formed in Brussels so Oxford will be a great opportunity to hear first hand from Dacian Ciolos what the policy changes might be and how they might affect UK farmers."
For more information on the conference visit www.ofc.org.uk/