Conference Looks At Future Of Animal Health

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Conference looks at future of animal health
8th November 2017

By Karen Pickwick

More than 100 NOAH conference delegates debated the future of animals health in the UK as Brexit negotiations continue.

The event – chaired by NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard and opened by NOAH chair Gaynor Hillier – examined progress from Government, industry response so far and sentiment across the sector ahead of NOAH’s next Brexit Barometer report.

A series of key-note speeches set the scene for the day, providing insight into the current regulatory and political context, and a panel explored what organisations and stakeholders across the animal health industry have in common, how the industry is working together and how members can do more in the future to achieve common aims.

This was followed by a session focusing on opportunities for innovation, trade, food production and animal health and welfare and what needed to be done to ensure these could be capitalised upon.

The conference closed with an interactive session testing sentiment on the six key opportunity areas outlined in NOAH’s Brexit Barometer. Feedback and insight from this session will be revealed in NOAH’s second Brexit Barometer report – due out later this year.

NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard said: “While there are undoubtedly opportunities which are within our industry’s grasp as the Brexit process unfolds, it is clear that the only way to capitalise on these is through collaboration across the industry and continued close dialogue with Government. It is encouraging to see that there are already many areas of convergence and ways in which organisations and stakeholders across our sector are working together and we look forward to continuing to support our members throughout the Brexit process to help deliver a successful outcome for our industry.”