2019 EDITION

TROPICAL OVERVIEW
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.
PINEAPPLE DAY
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.
FRUIT RETAIL HANDLING WORKSHOP
This workshop is intended for shippers and wholesale, retail, and produce managers who are involved in handling and ripening tropical fruits. This 3-hour technical workshop 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 to the costumer.

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
Participants’ registration
02 3:00pm RENZO PIRACCINI – Macfrut Chairman
Welcome Speech
03 3:10pm CSO (Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli)

Monitoring Centre on Tropical Fruit Consumption

04 3:30pm

CALIMAN AGRICOLA

Focus on Papaya

05 3:50pm

DON LIMON

Focus on Lime

06 4:10pm

ODILO DUARTE

Focus on Passion Fruit

07 4:30pm Coffee Break
08 5:30pm WORKSHOP: Status of the tropical sector
Taking stock of the situation with international top buyers and retailers
EUROGROUP
BATTAGLIO
FMI – FRUIT MARKET INTERNATIONAL
COOP ITALIA
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

INTRODUCTION
Program outline and global trend

02 10:10am

S&W FINE FOODS INTERNATIONAL
Asia, the largest farms in the world

03 10:25am

UPALA
Costa Rica, the digital farming

04 10:40am

DOLE
The secret beyond the global brand

05 10:55am Q&A Session
06 11:10am Coffee Break
07 11:30am WORKSHOP: IN SEARCH OF A NEW VALUE OF GROWTH – Comparing experiences with international top players

KANTAR
ROBINSON FRESH
DAL BELLO
EUROBANAN

08 12:20pm

WORKSHOP: FRESH CUT & SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONSComparing experiences with international top players of the field

NICE FRUIT
TROPICAL FOOD MACHINERY
BIOCONSERVACION

09 1:30pm

Tropical Cocktail

Friday 10th of May10:00AM – 1.00PM

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: Tropical Fruit Retail Handling
Coordinated by Dr. Carlos Crisosto – Postharvest Professor at UC Davis – California

01 10:00am

Participants’ Registration

02 10:30am

CARLOS CRISOSTO

Welcome, Losses examples and Where is the information?

03 10:45am

CARLOS CRISOSTO

Environmental conditions to protect the fruit

04 11:00am

JEFF BRECHT

Temperature management in the cold chain: Protecting limes, papaya, pineapples and passion fruit

05 11:30am

DENNIS KIHLSTADIUS

Ripening Avocados: The California Experience

06 12:00pm

JEFF BRECHT

Ripening Mangos

07 12:20pm

CARLOS CRISOSTO

New Technologies Protecting Fruit and Supporting Ripening

ZIEHL-ABEGG – Paz Garcia
IT’S FRESH! – Justin Creasy
COLD ENERGY – Massimiliano Castagna
AWETA – Jose Gomez
INTERKO – Chris Maat

08 1:00pm

Final Q&A and comments

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 CASAUniversity of Bologna - Professor - Italy
JOSEPH HENRY SHAW ROBERTSKantar - Consumer Insight Director - UK
MASSIMILIANO CASTAGNACold Energy - Sales Manager - Italy
LUCA BATTAGLIOBattaglio - Chairman - Italy
CHRIS MAATInterko - Managing Partner - Netherlands
JOSE GOMEZAWETA AMERICAS – Sales Manager – USA
PAZ GARCIAZIEHL-ABEGG - Branch Manager - Spain
ELISA MACCHICentro Servizi Ortofrutticoli - General Manager - Italy
GUSTAVO LORARobinson Fresh - Category Manager - USA
KHIM TAN CHOOIS&W Fine Foods - General Manager - Singapore
JOAN RAMON PUJOLNice Fruit - Managing Director Sales And Marketing - Spain
ANDREAS SCHINDLERDon Limon - Ceo - Germany
JUSTIN CREASYIT'S FRESH! – Technical Sales Director – UK
DENNIS KIHLSTADIUSPRODUCE TECHNICAL SERVICE - CEO - USA
ODILO DUARTEInternational consultant in agribusiness and fruit crops specialist - Peru
CARLOS CRISOSTOUniversity of UC Davis, California - Post Harvest Professor - USA
ROLANDO HACHESRobinson Fresh - Category Manager - Netherlands
JENS GABRIELEUROGROUP – Managing Director for overseas procurement – Germany
ALESSANDRO DAL BELLODAL BELLO – Senior Vice President – Italy
CESAR BOENTEUPALA AGRICOLA - Director for Europe - Costa Rica
Ramón ReyEurobanan - Director - Spain
PIERRE ESCODOEurofresh Distribution - Editor - Spain
JEFFREY BRECHTUniversity of Florida, Gainesville - Professor in post-harvest physiology and horticulture - USA
PETER BOUMANFMI - Fruit Market International - Manager - Netherlands
GEORGINA CALIMANAzevedo Caliman Agricola - Commercial Director - Brazil
GINO ANSALDIBIOCONSERVACIÒN – Global Post Harvest Manager – Chile
STEFANO CONCARITROPICAL FOOD MACHINERY - Engineer - Italy

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