Fruitnet Forum South-East Europe brings you leading industry experts who will offer information and insight, highlighting international trends, identifying areas where demand is increasing and offering fresh ideas that might boost sales at home and abroad.
To propose a conference topic or to take part in Fruitnet Forum 2019 as a speaker or expert panelist please contact: Mike Knowles – email@example.com
We are preparing a brand new programme for 2019 edition but in the meantime take a look at the last conference programme.
Wednesday 21 November 2018
08:30–09:00 DELEGATE CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION
09:00–09:15 welcome to fruitnet forum south-east europe
09:15–10:30 THE future of fresh
As consumers place new demands on retailers to improve their offer and present it through new and more innovative channels, the fresh produce business is under increasing pressure to deliver greater value in areas such as convenience, organics, variety and taste. Fruitnet Forum South-East Europe begins by analysing the latest retail market trends and export data for South-East Europe.
Francisco Borrás, Anecoop (Spain)
Wayne Prowse, Fresh Intelligence Consulting (Australia)
10:30–11:15 NETWORKING BREAK
11:15–12:00 fresh ideas for success
Starting our second session of the day, we will look more closely at some of the key ways in which suppliers and marketers can boost demand for their products and provide customers and consumers with a better overall experience.
12:00–12:30 category focus: cherries
The first half of our conference closes with a look at the international fresh cherry business, followed by an in-depth interview with one of the category's leading players.
12:30–13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH
13:30–14:15 MODERN METHODS FOR MODERN MARKETS
The first afternoon session of Fruitnet Forum South-East Europe takes a closer look at how fruit and vegetable producers in south-east Europe are meeting the increasingly demanding requirements of customers in retail, wholesale and foodservice.
Marko Begenišič, Popovo Polje (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Gojko Zagorac, Verda Vivo (Serbia)
14:15–14:45 NETWORKING BREAK
14:45–15:30 FRUITNET FORUM TECHNICAL TOOLKIT
Leading industry service providers explain how they are helping to strengthen different links in the fresh produce supply chain.
Ben Horsbrugh, GlobalGAP (Germany)
Lidija Djerić, Popovic Popovic & Partners (Serbia)
15:30–16:00 THE FINAL WORD
Fruitnet Forum South-East Europe concludes with a panel discussion involving leading players from the international fresh produce business, who will offer their own concluding remarks on topics discussed during the course of the day.
Nemanja Ćurguz, Total Produce (UK)
Julka Toskić, Agrobrand (Serbia)
Hugo Vermeulen, Cool Fresh International (Netherlands)
Neven Kurtovic, Greenyard (Belgium)
Thursday 22 November 2018
8.30 Departure from Hyatt regency hotel
9.30-10.45 visit to Al Dahra Rudnap
Al Dahra is of the biggest producer of apples in Serbia with an annual production of about 8000 tons on 116 ha of cultivating land. Al Dahra Rudnap currently operates an apple orchard comprising of 500,000 apple trees, spread over 130 hectares of land in Serbia with an annual production capacity of 10,000 metric tons. The company has a modern ULO cold storage with DCA technology as well as various packaging solutions to meet clients’ requirements.
Apple assortment: Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Idared, Red Jonaprince
Al Dahra also has a 2-year-old, 2,5 ha large blueberry orchard with Spartan and Aurora varieties.
11.00-12.30 visit to Atos Fructum
ATOS orchard spreads across around 180 ha of highly nourishing soil, on the southern slope of mountain Fruska Gora, where it receives plenty of sunshine. It contains the highest amount of oxygen in this part of Europe and favourable winds keep the fruits healthy and protected and the need for chemical protection at a minimum. Mineral water from a nearby spring is distributed with a modern irrigation system. These ideal conditions result in a recognizable taste and top-quality fresh apples. ULO cooling facility, capacity 7.450 t, keeps the apples fresh for a long time without any chemical treatment.
Apple assortment: Red delicious, Fuji, Breburn, Granny Smith, Gala, Red Jonaprince, Decosta
16.00 Arrival at Hyatt regency hotel