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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!”

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.”

General Programme

Wednesday – 9 August 2017

All day: Individual arrival
Optional from 17:00 – 19:00 visit to the fruit centre
*For WAPA members only: WAPA interim meeting from 15:00 – 17:30.

19:30 – Gathering at the Hotel
19:30-20:00 – Bus to evening reception
20:00 – Reception by mayor and president of the Lleida Provincial Council at the Castle of Lleida
21:00 – Free evening programme

Conference day – 10 August 2017

Conference day at La Llotja, Convention Centre. Precise programme still to follow.

9:00 -10:40 – Session 1

  • 9:00-9:20- Welcome
  • 9:20-9:30- Official opening
  • 9:30-9:50 – Apple forecast
  • 9:50-10:20 – Apple market outlook
  • 10:20-10:30 – Organic apple trends
  • 10:30-10:40 – Global juice outlook

10:40-11:15 – Networking break

11:15-13:15 – Session 2

  • 11:15-11:35 – Pear forecast
  • 11:35-12:00 – Pear market outlook
  • 12:00-12:45 – European market developments for apples and pears
  • 12:45-13:00- Apples and pears in Spain
  • 13:00-13:15 – Preview Prognosfruit 2018

13:15-15:00 – Networking Lunch

15:00-17:15 – Session 3

  • 15:00-16:00 – Retail trends
  • 16:00-16:45 – Apples and pears around the world
  • 16:45-17:00 – Processing innovation in Catalunya
  • 17:00-17:15 – Technical visit preview and closing remarks
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Gala dinner – Thursday 10 August 2017

20:00 – Evening programme: Gala-Dinner
20:00 – Bus departures from the hotel
20:30– Reception and galadiner at the Raimat Cellars
23:30-00:30 – Bus shuttles back to the hotel

Technical visit (optional) – Friday 11 August

There are three options for a technical visit.
  1. the fruit centre on Wednesday the 9th August from 17:00h to 19:00h
  2. the fruit centre on Friday the 11th August morning from 9:30h to 11:30h or 17:00h to 19:00h
  3. the plantation of la Rasa – the largest European apple and pear plantation on Friday the 11th August from 9:00h to 21:00h
More information can be found here.

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