Global Berry Congress 2018 promises more content and a bigger exhibition than ever before. Alongside GBC's acclaimed portfolio of exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services, six stages will focus on feature presentations, panel discussions, expert insights and live interviews.
Further details and full agenda are coming in the following weeks.
To propose a conference topic or to take part as a speaker or expert panelist please contact: Mike Knowles – email@example.com
MONDAY 19 MARCH 2018
17.00–20.00 GLOBAL BERRY CONGRESS EXPO OPENS.
DELEGATE CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION FOLLOWED BY WELCOME RECEPTION
TUESDAY 20 MARCH 2018
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
(Click on each stage name to learn who is speaking)
Analysis of category data and trends in the international berry market
09.00–09.20 WELCOME TO GBC 2018
09.20–09.50GBC 2018 BIG PICTURE
10.00–10.50 CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
15.00–15.50 NEW VARIETIES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPAIN
16.30–16.50 RETAIL STRATEGY
17.00–17.40 CLIMATE & SUSTAINABILITY
A chance to explore a crucial area of the berry business in greater depth
11.00–12.00 a new marketing concept for the digital age
14.00–15.00 how to give consumers what they want?
Hear what some of the industry's major players have to say
Fresh insight and inspiration from across the global berry business
10.00–10.40 UKRAINE'S POTENTIAL
12.00–12.40 NEW SOURCES AND MARKETS
14.00–14.20 LED: LIGHTING ADVANCES
14.30–14.50 SOURCING FOCUS: SERBIA
15.00–15.20 LABOUR ISSUES
15.30–15.50 SOURCING FOCUS: SOUTH AFRICA
DISTRIBUTION and LOGISTICS
16.30–16.50 SOURCING FOCUS: ROMANIA
18.00–20.00 NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 2018
08.00–16.00 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. The detailed schedule for each tour will be sent out soon but in the meantime here is an overview of the places you may be visiting depending on your tour choice.
LBP Rotterdam BV is a Logistics Company celebrating its 25 years anniversary this Year. We are only working with Fresh produce and mainly Exotic Fruits. We offer our principals import handling of air- and sea shipments, customs clearance, phyto- and quality control, cool storage and European distribution.
On top of that we are specialized in berries – packing from bulk in small pack – labeling – re-packing / sorting – packing in shakers – TOP Seal packing - the full package. LBP offers our clients an online stock information system enabling clients worldwide to follow arrivals-, stock- and stock movements 24/7 – real time.
The Port of Antwerp has been an indispensable link in world trade since the Middle Ages. Antwerp, Europe’s most central seaport, is already the biggest port area in the world. The Port of Antwerp offers profound expertise and unrivaled productivity in handling, storage and VAL services for containerized and conventional perishable cargo as well as state-of-the-art equipment for cargo handling and storage.
Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen University & Research works on various berry related projects. They will share their latest findings on the following projects:
- New flavour model for strawberry and overview of possible applications in practice
- The Sustainable Improvement of European Berry Production, Quality and Nutritional Value in a Changing Environment
- The delegates will also be shown the greenhouse with Vanilla, Blackberry and Strawberry trials
Koppert Biological Systems
Koppert Biological Systems is the world leader in the production of sustainable cultivation solutions for food crops and ornamental plants. Koppert to better health of people and the planet providing an integrated system of specialist knowledge and natural, safe solutions that improves crop health, resilience and production. Apart from being shown around the Koppert premises, you will have the opportunity to see the Experience Centre which will take you on an interactive journey through the fascinating world of sustainable cultivation.
Selection of local retail visits.
* 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.