Hardy nursery stock conference speakers to focus on securing sector's future

"Securing the Future" is the theme of the HTA Contact conference to be held on 12-14 January at the Hilton Hotel in Bromsgrove.

The hardy nursery stock event will feature speeches from plantsman Roy Lancaster, Tyrrells Crisps' David Milner, blind land speed record holder Steve Cunningham and ex-governor of HM Prison Barlinnie Robbie Glenn.

Doug Reade (Wyevale Nurseries), David Denny (HTA), Geoff Caesar (Bransford Webbs) and Jonathan Savage (Scotsdale) will all speak on consumer attitudes.

There will be technical talks from Chris Bowman (John Woods), Ian Thornhill (Hortec), Mike Berry (Mechanical Botanical), Jason Pole (Horticultural Development Company) and consultants John Adlam, David Talbot and Susie Holmes. There will also be talks on plants and people and trips to Hawkesmill and Hozelock. HW is media partner for the event.

- See www.the-hta.org.uk


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