Wednesday 8th – Thursday 9th May

RIMINI EXPO CENTER – ITALY
1st floor – Sala Neri

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Table and space provided directly adjacent to the Tropical Cocktail area
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Half-a- page colour advert in Tropical Fruit Yearbook distributed at the Congress
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TROPICAL FRUIT CONGRESS

The Tropical Fruit Congress is the first event in Europe dedicated to exotic fruit.
Two days of activities are scheduled to delve into and examine current market trends, consumption, trade, but also scientific developments, technology and methods of selling products that are increasingly in demand in global markets.
The significant growth in global demand for avocados and mangoes will be analysed and examined in depth with the world’s leading players in the field.

MANGO & AVOCADO

With a world production of 40 million tonnes, Mango is considered to be one of the “5 top tropical fruits” together with Bananas, Coconut, Plantains and Pineapple. Global mango production is concentrated mainly in India, China, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Nigeria, Brazil, Peru, Australia, South Africa and Malaysia. The world’s main importers, instead, are the USA and the EU.
In recent years, avocado consumption has grown considerably in the European and world markets. According to WAO data (World Avocado Organization), more than 350,000 tonnes of avocado were consumed in Europe in 2015. In 2016, consumption increased by 10% and, for 2017, it is expected to increase by more than 15%.

PROGRAM

The tropical fruit congress offers several events. Every conference will be focused on the production, promotion and distribution of exotic fruit.
In particular, the constantly growing demand for mangoes and avocados will be discussed and examined. Two workshops have been scheduled. Here below the full detailed program:

Thursday 10 May2:30PM - 6:00PM
MARKETING and QUALITY
Coordinated by Prof. Roberto Della Casa – Agroter / Alma Mater University of Bologna
01 2:30pm – 3:00pm Participant registration
02 3:00pm – 3:10pm RENZO PIRACCINI – Macfrut Chairman
Welcome Speech
03 3:10pm – 3:30pm ELISA MACCHI – Director of CSO (Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli)
The mango and avocado markets in Italy, France and Germany
04 3:30pm – 3:50pm CARLOS CRISOSTO – Researcher at UC Davis – California
Quality management along the mango and avocado supply chains
05 3:50pm – 4:10pm XAVIER EQUIHUA – CEO of World Avocado Organization
Avocado marketing campaigns in Europe
06 4:10pm – 4:30pm LEONARDO ORTEGA – Director of Research National Mango Board
Mango promotion in the USA
07 4:30pm – 4:45pm Coffee break sponsored by Cold Energy
08 4:45pm – 6:00pm WORKSHOP: HOW TO SELL MANGOES AND AVOCADOS – Comparing experiences with international top producers and retailers

RAFFAELE SPREAFICO – Managing Director of Spreafico
LUCA GARLETTI – Ceo of Mac Garlet
ULRICH SPIECKERMANN – Ceo of Eurogroup
ADRIELLE DANKIER – Commercial Director of Nature’s Pride

09 6:00pm Tropical Happy Hour sponsored by Reyes Gutiérrez
Friday 11 May10:00AM - 1:30PM
PRODUCTION, TECHNOLOGIES AND PACKAGING
Coordinated by Pierre Escodo – Eurofresh Distribution
01 10:00am – 10:20am DANIEL JOSÉ BUSTAMANTE CANNY – President of PROHASS – Peru
Avocado production in Peru and South America
02 10:20am – 10:40am ENRIQUE COLILLES – TROPS General Manager- Spain
Avocado and mango production in Europe
03 10:40am – 11:00am EMILIANO ESCOBEDO – CEO of HASS AVOCADO BOARD – California
Positioning Hass Avocado in the U.S. Market
04 11:00am – 11:30am Coffee Break
05 11:30am – 1:00pm WORKSHOP: HOW TO PRESERVE THE QUALITY ALONG THE SUPPLY CHAIN
– Comparing experiences with top importers, retailers e producers
NORMAN VAN DER GAAG – Sales Manager of Aweta Group
ARRIE DE KOCK – Senior Resercher at Experico
JETTA VAN DEN BERG – President of Savid – Quinta Pasadena
ALESSANDRO TURATTI – President of Turatti North America
ADRIANA SENIOR MOJICA – President of CCI Colombia
06 1:00pm Tropical Cocktail sponsored by Decco

SPEAKERS

The program of speakers, workshops and discussions feature a special lineup of experts from around the globe.
It includes university teachers, researchers, CEOs and marketing managers of the most important exotic fruit organizations. Here’s the speakers:

ROBERTO DELLA CASAProfessor – Alma Mater University of Bologna
RENZO PIRACCINIMacfrut Chairman
ELISA MACCHIGeneral Manager – Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli – Italy
XAVIER EQUIHUACEO – World Avocado Organization – WAO
CARLOS CRISOSTOProfessor – University of California - Davis
LEONARDO ORTEGADirector of Research – National Mango Board – California
PIERRE ESCODOEditor and Commercial Director – Eurofresh Distribution
DANIEL JOSÉ BUSTAMANTE CANNYPresident – PROHASS – Peru
ENRIQUE COLILLESGeneral Manager – Trops – Spain
EMILIANO ESCOBEDOCEO – Hass Avocado Board – California
RAFFAELE SPREAFICOManaging Director – Spreafico
ULRICH SPIECKERMANNCEO - Eurogroup
NORMAN VAN DER GAAGAweta Group - Sales Manager
ARRIE DE KOCKSenior Researcher - ExperiCo
LUCA GARLETTICEO – Mc Garlet
JETTA VAN DER BERGPresident of Savid – Quinta Pasadena Dominican Republic
ADRIELLE DANKIERCommercial Director of Nature's Pride
ADRIANA SENIOR MOJICAPresident of CCI Colombia
ALESSANDRO TURATTIPresident of Turatti North America

The last tickets for the event can be purchased on Thursday, May 10th at 02:30 pm at the entrance of the Tropical Fruit Congress (Hall South – Sala Neri 1), until reaching the maximum number of seats available.

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HOW TO GET THERE

The Expo Centre is easy to reach, no matter where you come from.
ADDRESS: Rimini Expo Centre – Via Emilia, 155 – 47921 Rimini – Italy
Hall Sud – Via Emilia, 155
Hall Est – Via Costantino il Grande
BY CAR
The address of the exhibition areas is Via Emilia 155, Rimini, Italy. The centre can be reached via the A14 Bologna-Bari-Taranto highway, which in turn is connected to the major European highways.
Exit: Rimini Sud (7 km.) – Rimini Nord (6 km).
BY TRAIN
Rimini is well connected to the main national and international destinations (Rimini train station -> Quartiere Fieristico: bus no. 9).
The area is served by an internal train station on the Milan-Bari route:
during events, direct trains to the fair trade are scheduled.
BY PLANE
Bologna Airport / BLQ (2)
Distance from Rimini Expo Centre ca.120 Km (A14 highway)
www.bologna-airport.it
A free shuttle service from and towards the fair trade will be provided.Milan airport
Milano Linate / LIN (3)
Distance from Rimini Expo Centre ca. 350 km (A14 highway)
Milan Malpensa / MXP(4)
Distance from Rimini Expo Centre ca. 400 km (A14 highway)
www.sea-aeroportimilano.it
Roma Fiumicino Airport/ FCO (5)
Distance from the exhibition area ca. 360 Km.
www.adr.it
Falconara Airport (Ancona) / AOI (6)
Distance from Rimini Expo Centre ca. 90 km (A14 highway)
www.ancona-airport.com
Venice Airport / VCE (7)
Distance from Rimini Expo Centre ca. 269 km
www.veniceairport.it
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, TAXI
Public buses
• From Rimini train station, bus no. 9
• From Rimini Sud (Miramare), bus no. 10
• From Rimini Nord (Torre Pedrera), bus no. 5

FREE SHUTTLE BUS: BOOK NOW

Valid from 9th to 11th May 2018
from/to bologna airport
to/from rimini expo centre (south entrance)
reservation required

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