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
CARLOS CRISOSTOProfessor – University of California - Davis
ENRIQUE COLILLESGeneral Manager – Trops – Spain

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NORMAN VAN DER GAAGAweta Group - Sales Manager
ADRIELLE DANKIERCommercial Director of Nature's Pride

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RENZO PIRACCINIMacfrut Chairman
LEONARDO ORTEGADirector of Research – National Mango Board – California

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EMILIANO ESCOBEDOCEO – Hass Avocado Board – California

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ARRIE DE KOCKSenior Researcher - ExperiCo
ADRIANA SENIOR MOJICAPresident of CCI Colombia

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ELISA MACCHIGeneral Manager – Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli – Italy

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PIERRE ESCODOEditor and Commercial Director – Eurofresh Distribution
RAFFAELE SPREAFICOManaging Director – Spreafico

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LUCA GARLETTICEO – Mc Garlet

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ALESSANDRO TURATTIPresident of Turatti North America
XAVIER EQUIHUACEO – World Avocado Organization – WAO
DANIEL JOSÉ BUSTAMANTE CANNYPresident – PROHASS – Peru

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ULRICH SPIECKERMANNCEO - Eurogroup
JETTA VAN DER BERGPresident of Savid – Quinta Pasadena Dominican Republic

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