6 MAY 2022
RIMINI EXPO CENTER – ITALY

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TROPICAL FRUIT CONGRESS

At the Tropical Fruit Congress, now in its third edition, the spotlight will be on avocados.
The conference will delve into market, consumption and trade trends, as well as technologies and sales strategies, with the participation of experts, buyers and international producers.
The 2022 Tropical Fruit Congress will also include a thematic exhibition area, workshops and networking.
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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 avocados will be discussed and examined. Two workshops have been scheduled. Here below the full detailed program:

Friday 6 May10 AM - 3 PM
01 10:00 am RENZO PIRACCINI – Macfrut
02 10:05 am THOMAS DRAHORAD – NCX Drahorad
03 10:15 am DARIA LODI – CSO – CENTRO SERVIZI ORTOFRUTTICOLI (ITALY)
04 10:30 am MATTIA MENNI – SPREAFICO (ITALY)
05 10:45 am BENJAMIN TITO – Horticultural Crops Directorate (KENYA)
06 11:00 am PAZ GARCIA – ZIEHL-ABEGG (GERMANY)
07 11:15 am JOSE’ CHINJAMBA – AIPEX (ANGOLA)
11:30 am Coffee break sponsored by DOLE
08 11:50am JORGE RESTREPO – CORPOHASS (COLOMBIA)
09 12:05 am ANDREA PASSANISI – SICILIA AVOCADO (ITALY)
10 12:20 am THERESE BRUWER – WESTFALIA (SOUTH AFRICA)
11 12:35 am ERNST WOLTERING – WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY & RESEARCH (NETHERLANDS)
01:00 pm Business Lunch sponsored by COSTA RICA
12 02:00 pm ALESSANDRO PASI – AWETA (ITALY)
13 02:30 Pm ALDO PESCE – AMENDUNI (ITALY)

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:

RENZO PIRACCINIPresident of MacFrut and expert of fruit and vegetable industry
THOMAS DRAHORADCEO of NCX Drahorad
PAZ GARCIAHead of ZIEHL-ABEGG’s Food Market Segment

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ERNST WOLTERINGSr scientist at Wageningen Food / Prof. at Wageningen University

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DARIA LODIConsumption F&V market analyst, CSO Italy

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JORGE RESTREPOExecutive Director of Corpohass

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ALESSANDRO PASISales Manager at Aweta Sistemi

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MATTIA MENNIMarketing Manager - Spreafico

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ANDREA PASSANISIFounder of Sicilia Avocado

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ALDO PESCEExport Sales Manager at Amenduni

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BENJAMIN TITODirector of Horticultural Crops Directorate
THERESE BRUWERHorticultural scientist at the Westfalia Fruit International research team

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JOSE’ CHINJAMBAMember of the board of Directors and Legal Department of AIPEX

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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
Via the A14 Bologna-Bari-Taranto highway.
Exit: Rimini Sud (7 km.) – Rimini Nord (6 km).
BY TRAIN
Rimini Train Station is well connected to the main national and international cities.
Rimini Expo Centre 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
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
From Rimini train station, bus no. 9
From Rimini Sud (Miramare), bus no. 10
From Rimini Nord (Torre Pedrera), bus no. 5
TAXI
Tel +39 0541/50020
taxi@rimini.com
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HOSPITALITY
Our trusted travel agency in charge of handling hospitality and other touristic services is Viaggi Manuzzi S.r.l.
CONTACTS:
Tel: +39 059 7863839
E-mail: hospitality@macfrut.com