Wednesday 8th – Thursday 9th May

RIMINI EXPO CENTER – ITALY
1st floor – Sala Neri

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SPONSORSHIP

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GOLD SPONSOR


5.000 €
Sponsorship Benefits

Speech during a panel session
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Logo on all event promotional materials before, during and after the event
Two inserts in the delegate bag
One page colour advert in Tropical Fruit Yearbook distributed at the Congress
Table and roll up at the entrance of Tropical Fruit Congress
4 free delegate passes

SILVER SPONSOR


2.000 €
Sponsorship Benefits

Logo on tropicalfruitcongress.com
Logo on all event promotional materials before, during and after the event
One insert in the delegate bag
Half-a- page colour advert in Tropical Fruit Yearbook distributed at the Congress
Table and roll up at the entrance of Tropical Fruit Congress
2 free delegate passes

Exclusive sponsorship of a networking coffee break


2.500 €
Sponsorship Benefits

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Table and space provided directly adjacent to coffee and refreshments during the sponsored break
Statement of thanks directly before sponsored coffee break
2 free delegate passes

Exclusive sponsorship of a networking Tropical Happy Hour


3.000 €
Sponsorship Benefits

Logo on tropicalfruitcongress.com
Table and space provided directly adjacent to the Tropical Happy Hour area
Statement of thanks directly before sponsored Happy Hour
Half-a- page colour advert in Tropical Fruit Yearbook distributed at the Congress
2 free delegate passes

Exclusive sponsorship of a networking Tropical Cocktail


3.000 €
Sponsorship Benefits

Logo on tropicalfruitcongress.com
Table and space provided directly adjacent to the Tropical Cocktail area
Statement of thanks directly before sponsored Cocktail
Half-a- page colour advert in Tropical Fruit Yearbook distributed at the Congress
2 free delegate passes

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 tropical fruits will be analysed and examined in depth with the world’s leading players in the field.

THE 2018 EDITION

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 is an all-round event dedicated to exotic fruits. 3 sessions have been scheduled. Here below the full detailed program:

Wednesday 8th of May2:30PM - 6:00PM
TROPICAL OVERVIEW: The roaring sector
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

CSO (Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli)

Monitoring Centre on Tropical Fruit Consumption

04 3:30pm – 3:50pm

Focus on Passion Fruit

05 3:50pm – 4:10pm

Focus on Lime

06 4:10pm – 4:30pm

Focus on Papaya

07 4:30pm – 4:45pm Coffee break
08 4:45pm – 6:00pm WORKSHOP: Status of the tropical sector
Taking stock of the situation
with international top buyers and retailers
09 6:00pm Tropical Happy Hour
Thursday 9th of May10:00AM - 1:30PM

PINEAPPLE DAY: Sustainable farming beyond imagination
Coordinated by Pierre Escodo – Eurofresh Distribution

01 10:00am – 10:20am

GGF INDONESIA
Asia, the largest farms in the world

02 10:20am – 10:40am

UPALA Costa Rica, the digital farming

03 10:40am – 11:00am

DOLE The secret beyond the global brand

04 11:00am – 11:30am Coffee Break
05 11:20am – 12:00am

WORKSHOP

In search of a new value growth Comparing experiences with international top importers and retailers

06 12:10pm – 13.30pm

WORKSHOP: CONVENIENCE & POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY
Comparing experiences with international top players of the field
• FRESH CUT PINEAPPLES
The revolution in the way of eating fruit
• LOGISTIC
• POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY • Q&A SESSION

07 13:30pm

Tropical Cocktail

Friday 10th of May10:00AM
01 10:00am

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP:
Temperature management & preparation for consumers of tropical fruit
Coordinated by CARLOS CRISOSTO Researcher at UC Davis – California

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

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CONFERENCES
VISITOR
€ 150
MACFRUT EXHIBITOR
€ 90
TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
ALL
€ 100
PACKAGE
VISITOR
€ 200
MACFRUT EXHIBITOR
€ 150

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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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