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Chairmen's Conference 2019 - Programme

Thursday 28th November, Broadway House, London

09:30 Coffee and registration
10:00 Chairmen's Conference 2019 opening and welcome - Westminster Suite
Philip Hygate, Chairman – National Association for AONBs
10:10 Designated Landscapes Review - Government Update 
The Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Defra 
10:30 Presentation of NAAONB achievements and ambitions and summary of annual report
Howard Davies, Chief Executive – NAAONB
10:45 The Colchester Declaration - an update on progress and next steps
Chris Woodley-Stewart,  NAAONB Vice-chair and Director North Pennines AONB Partnership
11:00 Question and Answer Session
11:15 Coffee break - Dartmouth Suite
11:30

Keynote Speaker - Maxwell Ayamba, Environmental Journalist

Contested Landscapes: Race and countryside spaces 

12:15 Lunch Dartmouth Suite
13:00 Information for Workshops
13:15 Break into groups (cabaret style) to consider the challenges raised by the speakers this morning, particularly around the questions of diversity and inclusion and how AONBs can further improve collaborative working– Westminster and Dartmouth Suites
14:30 Feedback and discussion in full plenary to make decisive action points to be taken forward – Westminster Suite
14:55 Closing Remarks
Philip Hygate, Chairman – National Association for AONBs
15.00 Close
15:15 NAAONB Annual General Meeting - all welcome