Welfare regulations affecting the production of meat across the EU are set to be highlighted at a meeting of future leaders within the international meat industry.
Eblex, the UK levy body for beef and lamb, is set to host a meeting of the Young European Meat Committee (YEMCO) in London this May.
The conference is designed to focus on a wide range of industry issues, but will include a key address by Andrea Gavinelli, head of the Animal Welfare Unit of the European Commission.
Dr Phil Hadley, Eblex southern senior regional manager, said: “The YEMCO conferences provide an ideal forum for young executives and managers from European companies involved in the meat and livestock industry to exchange ideas and experiences.
“As such, younger managers from meat processing and trading businesses from throughout the UK would benefit from attending the meeting and exchanging views with their peers in other European countries on issues that affect the industry.”