The way businesses tackle volatile market conditions will be up for debate at a major industry conference later this month.

Vion UK chairman Peter Barr will be among the speakers and is expected to outline how Grampian Foods will fit into the Dutch company’s business structure in the wake of its acquisition in June. Barr will be among several industry leaders speaking at the English Farming and Food Partnerships (EFFP) conference, ‘Rising to the global Food Challenge: the business response’, in London on 28 October, an event media-partnered by The Grocer. Speakers at the event will include The Co-operative Group chief executive Peter Marks, Compass Group MD Ian El-Mokadem, government chief scientific officer John Beddington and EFFP CEO Siôn Roberts.

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