With its six stages, Global Berry Congress programme encompasses market updates, strategic insight, new products, supply chain innovation and analysis of the big topics affecting the berry category.

Global Berry Congress brings you an unrivalled line-up of top industry professionals, all coming
together to share their knowledge and experience.

To propose a conference topic for GBC2019 or to take part as a speaker or expert panelist please contact:  Mike Knowles – michael@fruitnet.com

MONDAY 25 MARCH 2019

17:00–20:00 GLOBAL BERRY CONGRESS EXPO OPENS

                    DELEGATE CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION FOLLOWED BY WELCOME RECEPTION

TUESDAY 26 MARCH 2019

08:00–09:00 GLOBAL BERRY CONGRESS EXPO OPENS

         DELEGATE CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION

09:20–18:00 PARALLEL SESSIONS RUNNING ACROSS GLOBAL BERRY CONGRESS STAGES

full programme to be announced soon

13:00–14:00
Networking Lunch

14:00–14:50
EMERGING MARKETS

15:00–15:40
PRODUCT FOCUS: RASPBERRIES

15:40–16:00
HEALTHIER BERRY SUPPLY CHAINS
• TOM COEN, OCTINION (BE)

16:00–16:50
PRODUCT FOCUS: BLUEBERRIES
• HANS LIEKENS, FALL CREEK FARM AND NURSERY (ES)

17:00-17:30
FINAL THOUGHTS

GBC HEADLINE HUB

The biggest berry trends and the freshest industry analysis 

09:00–09:20
WELCOME TO GBC 2019

09:20–09:50
BERRY MARKET TRENDS
• Cindy van Rijswick, Rabobank (NL)

10:00–10:50
RETAIL TRENDS
• SABINA WYANT, TESCO (UK)

11:00–11:50
marketing berries’health benefits - KEyNOTE PRESENTATION:
• DALE PINNOCK, tHE MEDICINAL CHEF (UK)

12:00–12:40
PRODUCT FOCUS: STRaWBERRIES
•RUTIKA GHODEKAR, MINTEC (UK)

12:40-13:00
PRODUCT FOCUS: BLACKBERRIES

GBC FRESH IDEAS

Fresh insight and inspiration from across the global berry business

SESSIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

GBC FRESH TALKS

Interviews with some of the world’s leading berry industry players

SESSIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

GBC CREATIVE LAB

A chance to explore crucial areas of the berry business in greater depth

11.00–12.00
BREXIT BRIEFING
• FRESH4CAST

15:00–16:00
HEALTH CLAIMS: A BERRY MARKETER,S GUIDE

GBC LAUNCHPAD

Latest innovations from right along the berry supply chain

SESSIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

GBC BUSINESS LOUNGE

Meet the Expert: Learn from the berry trade's brightest minds

SESSIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

18:00–20:00 NETWORKING drinks SPONSORED BY FALLCREEK

Wednesday 27 March 2019

08:00 – 16:00 GBC DELEGATE TOURS

Exclusive tours for Global Berry Congress delegates

The final day of the Global Berry Congress concludes with a series of bespoke tours to various locations around Rotterdam.

Tour details to be announced soon

* You will be asked to sign up for the tour upon completing your registration for the conference. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
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