IoD Kent County Show Breakfast

The Future of Farming - Kent County Show 2022

Sponsored by Locate in Kent

We are delighted for the return of our flagship breakfast event supporting the Kent County Agricultural Society at their annual Kent County Show. Tickets will also include entry to the show for the day.

The IoD has the honour of hosting the launch breakfast, as we have done for many years. This is the business day of the show.

With the announcement of Julian Barnes as new Chair of KCAS, his vision is to ensure Agriculture is at the heart of the show, with farming at the forefront, so this year  it will have a very different feel.

The topic for this year’s breakfast is the Future of Farming, we have a fantastic line up of speakers, followed by an interactive question and answer session.

A full English breakfast will be served to you within the members area, with VIP parking available. After breakfast we will have three short presentations from speakers, who then will join the panel for the Q&A Session. 


Alexandra Renison

Derek Murphy

In May 2015 I was elected to Dover District Council representing Walmer Ward.

In May 2017 I was also elected to represent Deal & Walmer at Kent County Council. I was successful again in May 2019 & May 2021 and was re elected to DDC & KCC. As well as representing Walmer & Deal. I am currently a Cabinet Member on both councils, responsible for Social Housing, Dover Port Health Authority, Skills & Education at DDC and Economic Development at KCC.

Nick Ottewell

LJ Betts Ltd - The farm today is focused on the production of wholehead and babyleaf salads, whilst also growing a range of combinable crops.
Our primary production is for the catering and retail markets. The business is dedicated to continuing its success in producing high quality products for our customers.

Paul Knights


Growing Kent & Medway

Our mission at Growing Kent & Medway is to invest in innovative ideas to help the food and drink industry in our region continue to thrive. We support horticultural and plant-based businesses of any size; whether you simply have an idea for a new product, or run a large multinational company.

Locate in Kent

Locate in Kent is the official inward investment agency for Kent and Medway. Providing free, confidential and impartial business support and strategic solutions to help businesses grow or move to the county. Locate in Kent has helped thousands of companies – from independent start-ups to multinationals organisations – realise their ambitions in the county, and have so far helped create and retain over 70,000 jobs county-wide.

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