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Francesc Torres Rosell – Afrucat

“We are very pleased to host the congress Prognosfruit once more in Catalonia. We hope that producers, technicians, managers and associates consider our programme interesting and all of you will come to enjoy our city and our heritage. Welcome to the land of fruit.”

Philippe Binard – WAPA

“Prognosfruit is a well established event on the agenda of the European apple and pear production. We are very pleased Prognosfruit is returning to Lleida, where a previous edition took place more than 20 years ago. The registration is now open on this website!”

Conference programme – Thursday 10 August

9:00 -10:45 – Session 1

  • 9:00-9:30- Welcome and official opening by Philippe Appeltans (Copa-Cogeca) and Francesc Torres (Afrucat)
  • 9:30-10:45 – Apple forecast and market outlook. Fresh, organic and juice with participation of Philippe Binard (WAPA), Helwig Schwartau (AMI), Fritz Prem (Europäisches Bioobst-Forum) and Franz Ennser (Austria Juice).

10:45-11:15 – Networking break

11:15-13:30 – Session 2

  • 11:15-12:00 – Pear forecast and market out look with the participation of Philippe Binard (WAPA) and Helwig Schwartau (AMI)
  • 12:00-13:00 – Round table on European market outlook for apples and pears
  • 13:00-13:20 – Apples and pears in Spain with Manel Simon (Afrucat)
  • 13:20-13:30 – Preview Prognosfruit 2018

13:30-15:00 – Networking Lunch

15:00-17:30 – Session 3

  • 15:00-16:00 – Global versus local trends: Retail and food service perspectives, with participation of Afrucat, ASEDA, REWE, Pomona Group and others.
  • 16:00-16:45 – Apples and pears around the world with the participation of Philippe Binard (WAPA), Helwig Schwartau (AMI), Todd Fryhover (Washington Apple Commission), Kevin Moffitt (USA Pears) and Nick Dicey (South African Apple and Pear Producers’ Association)
  • 16:45-17:15 – Spanish apples and pears and business diversification with Maria Sorribes (Indulleida)
  • 17:15-17:30 – Closing remarks by Philippe Appeltans (Copa-Cogeca) and Francesc Torres (Afrucat)