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Welcome to Prognosfruit 2022

3-5 August 2022 - Belgrade, Serbia

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Wednesday 3 August 2022: Sightseeing tour & Welcome Reception

19:00 – Royal Palace, Belgrade

Thursday 4 August 2022: Prognosfruit 2022 Conference

Please note that simultaneous translation in Italian, French, German, and Serbian will be available

Hyatt Regency Belgrade

08:30 – 09:00: Welcome & registration

09:00: Conference begins


  • Luc Vanoirbeek, Prognosfruit/COPA COGECA

  • Dominik Wozniak, WAPA

  • Gojko Zagorac, Serbia Does Apples

  • Representative of the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture

  • Representative of USAID

  • Philippe Binard, WAPA


MORNING SESSION: Northern Hemisphere apple and pear forecast

  • Apple outlook
    • Apples forecast 2022/2023: Philippe Binard, WAPA
    • Fresh apples market outlook 2022/2023 : Helwig Schwartau, AMI
    • Specific market perspectives :
      • Organic outlook: Fritz Prem, EBF
      • Processing outlook: Franz Ennser, Austria Juice
      • Cider Market: Milica Jevtic, AICV – European Cider and Fruit Wine Association
    • International aspects:
      • Outlook for USA: Todd Fryhoffer, Washington Apples Commission (Online)
      • Outlook for China: Paul Lu, CFNA (Online)
  • Pear outlook
    • Pear forecast 2022/2023: Philippe Binard, WAPA
    • Fresh pears market outlook: Helwig Schwartau, AMI
    • International aspects:
      • USA outlook: Jeff Correa USA Pears (Online)
  • Panel discussion on apples and pears with lead countries representatives (PL, IT, FR, ES, DE, BE, NL)

14:00-14:30: Online press conference

AFTERNOON SESSION: Global perspective for apples and pears

  • Rising costs and logistics hurdles: where are we heading to? Philippe Binard, Freshfel Europe
  • Apples and pears in the EU neighbourhood
    • Opening remarks: Philippe Binard, WAPA
    • Serbia: Julka Toskic, Serbia Does Apples
    • Perspective for Western Balkan: FAO representative (TBC)
    • Moldova: Iurie Fala, Moldovafruct
    • Ukraine: Oleksanra Manko, Fruit Inform
    • Turkey: Senere Batum, Ozler Tarim
    • Central Asia and Caucasus: Andriy Yarmak, FAO Investment Center
    • India: Tarun Arora, IG International


  • Prognosfruit 2023 announcement
  • Closing remarks Luc Vanoirbeek, COPA COGECA


Thursday 4 August 2022: Gala Dinner

20:00 – Kalemegdanska terasa

Friday 5 August 2022: Technical visit at the apple orchard of the company Atos Fructum, on the southern slope of Fruška Gora

09:00 – Atos Fructum orchard

Participants can be dropped off at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport at 14:00