BPOA Conference

The Association’s primary aim is to support the needs of growers, particularly in R&D, marketing and broader sector representation. Our annual conference is the perfect way to meet like-minded members. We aim to provide an event that allows for a better understanding of the challenges faced in the sector and new ways of working towards a brighter and more successful future within the industry.

As a specialist group of the NFU, we work closely with the NFU team and conference centre.

BPOA 2023 conference Wednesday 1st February

The BPOA 2023 conference will be held at the NFU conference centre, Stoneleigh Wednesday 1st February 2023 Technical conference ticket prices: Early bird in-person/virtual (offer ends 06.01.23) – £50+VAT In-person/virtual – £60+VAT (In-person ticket sales close 25.01.23) Dinner tickets for Tuesday 31st January 2023 at the Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa – £40+VAT (ticket sales close…

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BPOA 2023 conference Wednesday 1st February

The BPOA 2023 conference will be held at the NFU conference centre, Stoneleigh Wednesday 1st February 2023 Technical conference ticket prices: Early bird in-person/virtual (offer ends 06.01.23) – £50+VAT In-person/virtual – £60+VAT (In-person ticket sales close 25.01.23) Dinner tickets for Tuesday 31st January 2023 at the Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa – £40+VAT (ticket sales close…

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Conference 2022

Spring conference 2022 3rd February We have taken the decision to make this year’s BPOA Spring conference online only. We feel the risk of spreading COVID is too great at this time and we need to act responsibly to ensure our members and participants are kept safe and our businesses can remain open through this…

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Conference 2021

Spring Conference 2021 – Agenda‘Challenges & Opportunities- finding new solutions for old problems’20th January 10am –4:00pm Welcome & Opening address- James Alcaraz- Chairman BPOATheme 1- New Gardeners- New Markets10:00 A grower’s experience of direct sales Graeme Edwards, Woodlark Nurseries10:20 ‘New gardeners, new gardens- the drive thru’ experience’ Natalie Porter, Happy Plants10:40 Social media marketing plan:…

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Conference 2020

Programme 2020 (Booking)https://www.homegrownplants.org.uk/booking/ Tuesday 14th January, Kingsgate Conference Centre, Peterborough New Concepts in Pot Plant Culture (download) Come and experience the latest developments in growing, technology and marketing from the US and Europe that can be applied to pot plants and much ornamental production 09.30           Coffee and registration 10.00          Introduction to the day                    Chair – James…

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Brian Whipker to open the Spring Conference 2020

Brian will open the conference, in Peterborough, this year with presentations on plant nutrition and growth regulation. He is well known as a speaker as well as a researcher and extension worker in floriculture and below you can read some more about his main focus in his horticultural career. North Carolina State University’s Dr. Brian…

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Spring Conference 2019

Spring Conference 2019 Conference Programme: ‘Optimising your own cutting and seedling propagation’ In the conference programme this year, the BPOA has sought out a stellar selection of acknowledged experts in their various study areas related to propagation. Many growers are working with their own young plant production for a range of seed-raised subjects and there…

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