The Tropical Fruit Congress is the first event in Europe dedicated to exotic fruit.
Three 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.
First session fully dedicated to the exotic sector in its entirety, with important data, market trends and special focuses on emerging products such as lime, papaya and passion fruit.
A unique appointment with the masters of pineapple covering all the aspects revolving around this particular fruit’s supply chain, step by step from production to distribution and technologies.
RETAIL HANDLING WORKSHOP
This workshop is intended for professionals involved in handling and ripening tropical fruits. It has the objective to provide post-harvest biology and technology information to reduce avocado, lime, papaya, passion fruit, pineapple and mango losses at the receiving end and delivering ready-to-eat, delicious fruits and fruit-vegetables to the customer.
TROPICAL OVERVIEW: The roaring sector
Coordinated by Prof. Roberto Della Casa – Agroter / Alma Mater University of Bologna
2:30pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 3:10pm
RENZO PIRACCINI – Macfrut Chairman
3:10pm – 3:30pm
CSO(Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli)
Monitoring Centre on Tropical Fruit Consumption
3:30pm – 3:50pm
Focus on Passion Fruit
3:50pm – 4:10pm
Focus on Lime
4:10pm – 4:30pm
Focus on Papaya
4:30pm – 4:45pm
4:45pm – 6:00pm
WORKSHOP: Status of the tropical sector Taking stock of the situation
with international top buyers and retailers
Tropical Happy Hour
Thursday 9th of May10:00AM - 1:30PM
PINEAPPLE DAY: Sustainable farming beyond imagination
Coordinated by Pierre Escodo – Eurofresh Distribution
10:00am – 10:20am
Asia, the largest farms in the world
10:20am – 10:40am
UPALA Costa Rica, the digital farming
10:40am – 11:00am
DOLE The secret beyond the global brand
11:00am – 11:30am
11:20am – 12:00am
In search of a new value growth Comparing experiences with international top importers and retailers
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
• POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY • Q&A SESSION
Friday 10th of May10:00AM
TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: Temperature management & preparation for consumers of tropical fruit Coordinated by CARLOS CRISOSTO Researcher at UC Davis – California
Welcome & Where is the information?
Chilling Injury and other tropical fruit losses
Temperature management: storage, transportation, retail, home for avocados, mangos, papaya, limes and pineapples
How to use equipment to measure environmental conditions & control ripening (Firmness, SSC, dry matter, temperature, relative humidity, etc.)
Questions and Discussion
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 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
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).
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