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Conference programme – Thursday 8 August

 

Interpretation foreseen in English, Dutch, French, Italian, and German

Print version of the full programme here.

  • 8:00                   Pick-up attendees from Hotel Eburon in Tongeren and Hotel Malpertuus in Riemst

08:15 – 09:00 – Registration

09:00 – 10:30 – Session 1

  • 9:00 – 9:15          Welcome and official opening – Wim De Vos (Depute Head of section on General Policy of the Cabinet of Belgian Federal Minister for Agriculture Denis Ducarme), Philippe Appeltans (Chairperson of the Working Party F&V COPA-COGECA) and Luc Vanoirbeek (Secretary General of the Association of Belgian Horticultural Cooperatives – VBT)
  • 9:15 – 10:30        Apple forecast and market outlook 2019 (Fresh, organic, and industry) – Philippe Binard (WAPA), Helwig Schwartau (AMI), Fritz Prem (Europäische Bioobst Forum), and Jan Hermans (AIJN)

10:30 – 11:00 – Networking break

11:00 – 12:45 – Session 2

  • 11:00 – 11:30       Pear forecast and market outlook 2019 – Helene Deruwe (WAPA) and Helwig Schwartau (AMI)
  • 11:30 – 12:45       Round table on market developmenst for apple and pear in Europe and Southern Hemisphere

Apple: Gerard Dichgans (VOG Consortium Italy), Kris Jans (BelOrta Belgium), Dominik Wozniak (Rajpol Trade Poland),Daniel Sauvaitre (ANPP France) and Didier Groven (Enzafruit New Zealand)

Pear: Luca Granata (Opera Italy), Filip Lowette (BFV Belgium), Leonard Kampschöer (Fruitmasters The Netherlands) and Nicholas Dicey (Hortgro South Africa)

12:45 – 14:30 – Networking lunch

14:30 – 16:30 – Session 3

  • 14:30 – 14:40        Preview Prognosfruit 2020
  • 14:40 – 15:00        Apples and Pears in Belgium – Luc Vanoirbeek (Association of Belgian Horticultural Cooperatives – VBT)
  • 15:00 – 15:20        Precision Farming and Drones. Revolution in fruit growing? – Prof. Dr. Ir. Dany Bylemans (Pcfruit)
  • 15:20 – 15:40        Innovation in production within the scope of new varieties – Nicolas Stevens (Better3Fruit)
  • 15:40 – 16:00        Taste of apple and pear will make the difference. How we can translate subjective taste in objective figures and models – Ir. Ann Schenk (Flanders Centre of Postharvest Technology – VCBT)
  • 16:00 – 16:20        Evolution in demands of the retail to the production sector of apples and pears – Stephan Weist (REWE)
  • 16:20 – 16:30        Closing remarks – Rita Demaré (Chairperson of the Association of Belgian Horticultural Cooperatives – VBT)

 

16:45     Transfer to Hotel Eburon in Tongeren and Hotel Malpertuus in Riemst

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