The Connected Countryside Summit

How rural businesses can harness digital opportunities

19 June 2018 - Cavendish Conference Centre, London

The CLA Connected Countryside Summit 2018 will provide inspiration and practical advice for rural business owners keen to understand how digital connectivity can transform their business.

Find the full programme for the day here. 

Digital connections are transforming the rural economy and those that live and work in the countryside are increasingly able to rely on fast reliable digital connections. Delegates will hear from experts and gain an insight into the role that connectivity plays in rural growth. The summit will showcase how traditional rural businesses can take advantage of the opportunities that this provides. 

Delegates will be able to choose specialist sessions based on their business interests on what promises to be an engaging and highly interactive day.

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Speakers include: 

Margot James MP
Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries

Sarah Callander-Beckett
Owner, Combermere Abbey

Ben Pugh
Managing Director, Farmdrop

Dan Jolly
Co-Founder, Yagro

Libby Bateman
CLA Rural Adviser

Mark Coombs
Manager, Brudenell Estate

Tim Hopkin
Founder, The Land App

Jonathan Fish
Marketing Manager, Chatsworth Estate

Ben Briggs
Editor, Farmers Guardian

Mark Bridgeman
CLA Deputy President


Media information

If you are a member of the media and you are interested in hearing more or attending The CLA Connected Countryside Summit 2018 please contact CLA National Communications Manager Isobel Davidson on 020 7460 7934 or by email at

Partnership opportunities

The CLA Connected Countryside Summit 2018 is a great chance to engage with and influence our audience. If you would like to find out about the opportunities available to partner with us, please contact Lucy Wykes by emailing or by calling 020 7201 9525.



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