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Do you fancy a subsidised trip to a European pig congress in Spain?

30th Jan 2023 / By Andrea Vickers

NPA members have a unique opportunity to attend an important European pig congress in Spain, Europe's biggest pig producers, at a subsidised rate. 

If you would like the opportunity to meet and learn about other European pig producers, then signing up to European Pig Producers (EPP) could be for you.

The 2023 Congress is due to be held in Seville, with a visit to an Iberican ham factory. We would love to be able to send representatives this year. It will take place from May 17-20, with a gala dinner on May 19. 

In order to entice new members, the UK branch of the EPP has decided to fully fund the cost of membership for 2023, and are also covering the cost of attending Congress in May. You would only need to cover their flights.

To take advantage of this great opportunity, you need to sign up by February 20.

If you would like more information on joining EPP, please contact Andrea Tranter

What is EPP? 

EPP, for those of you who don’t know, is a networking and socialising organisation across European countries specifically for pig producers - its open to all age groups.

It holds a Congress annually in different countries, usually a three-day event with seminars and tours of businesses related to pig production.The UK has previously sent consignments of members to numerous Congresses - you can attend all the events or just a few. NPA chief executive Lizzie Wilson said: “The many Congresses I have attended have been excellent – a great opportunity to network with like-minded European producers, very informative and good fun. I thoroughly recommend it.”  

EPP is open to all pig producers of all ages and system type, and is very much a networking organisation, representing a chance for producers to visit other European countries to see how their systems and production work.  

UK chair

We are also looking to recruit a branch chairperson. The UK chairperson role would involve attending, either in person or virtually, three board meetings a year, and writing an annual report about the UK industry for an overall EPP report that is issued to all members.

Costs and expenses of attending these meetings would be met by the UK EPP branch.  

As the chair of the UK branch, it would be at your discretion if you wanted to arrange events in this country for members.  

If you would like to sign up to be the UK chair, please contact Andrea.