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24-26 April 2019
Perpignan - France

The international business gathering of the fruit & vegetable sector taking place in France!

Superfruits in the spotlight: persimmon, pomegranate, kiwi and blueberry!

Prescheduled B2B meetings with 120 international buyers The organic sector at the heart of the event Harvest forecasts exclusive preview Fruits and vegetables Transport and logistics Process and packaging
Prescheduled B2B meetings with 120 international buyers The organic sector at the heart of the event Harvest forecasts exclusive preview
     
Fruits and vegetables Transport and logistics Process and packaging
Prescheduled B2B meetings with 120 international buyers The organic sector at the heart of the event
   
Harvest forecasts exclusive preview Fruits and vegetables
Transport and logistics Process and packaging
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Conferences / Animations

Medfel 2019 conferences programme

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 10am-11:30am - Agora TV
Fel Innov’ Challenge

The FEL INNOV’ Challenge was created by medFEL and aims to place innovation at the heart of the fruit and vegetable sector and promote the convergence of innovative solutions and demand. This is a pitch competition where candidates have 3 minutes each, stopwatch in hand, to demonstrate the benefits of their solution based on three major themes:

  • Product innovation: product, packaging, variety...
  • Innovation in logistics solutions and marketing: transport, packaging, storage, traceability, logistics...
  • New sustainable practices *: organisation, brand, waste, CSR....

Debate moderated by: Guillaume MOLLARET, journalist

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 11:30am - Agora TV
Official opening + Fel Innov' Challenge Awards ceremony+ Student Competition Awards Ceremony

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 2:30pm - Agora TV
Africa, the new Eldorado for agriculture?

Agriculture is booming throughout the African continent, both North and South of the Sahara. Countries like Morocco are investing heavily in Africa's agricultural future, whilst the European Union set up a task force for rural Africa in 2018. How can countries on both sides of the Mediterranean join this process? What significance and role do the production and trade in fresh fruit and vegetables have?

Debate moderated by: Michel Bru, Publication Director - La Niouz'Agri ; Olivier Masbou, Publication Director - Le Blog-notes

With the participation of: Jean-Christophe Debar, director of the Farm foundation ; Ludovic Emanuely, Chairman of Croissance PEACE and the NGO MNSSF, Cristina Miranda Gozalvez, Directorate-General for Agriculture of the European Commission.

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 3:30pm - Agora TV
Apricot harvest forecasts

Debate moderated by: Eric Hostalnou, responsible for coordinating Europech' harvest forecasts

With the participation of: Bruno Darnaud PDO peaches and apricots (France), Santiago Vasquez cooperativas agroalimentarias (Spain), Tomas Bosi CSO Ferrara (Italy), Laura Stocchi CSO (Italy), Vangelis Karaindros (Greece)

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 4:30pm - Agora TV
The new European regulation may make way for different interpretations between organisations in charge of organic farming

How can we maintain the coherence necessary to meet market and consumer expectations? We will focus on greenhouse heating issues...and crop rotations

Debate moderated by: Patrick Marcotte, Project Manager Fel Interbio Occitanie

With the participation of: The chairman of Bio Loire Océan: Gérard Bernier ; An organic market gardener from CERAFEL: Georges Guézénoc ; An INAO executive: Olivier Nasles ; An industry member from Occitania: Bertrand Feraut Univert

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 5:30pm - Agora TV
What is the signifance of ‘super fruits’ for the industry?

Persimmon, pomegranates and blueberries have joined kiwis in the array of fashionable fruits popular with consumers because of their nutritional health benefits. Are these ‘super fruits’, which are part of food diversification, popular with industry members?

Debate moderated by: Michel Bru, Publication Director - La Niouz'Agri 

With the participation of: Jean-Luc Angles, Anecoop France, Adeline Gachein, Director of the National Interprofessional Bureau of Kiwi, Maxime Lafranceschina, MOF Primeur in Seyssinet near Grenoble,Côme Lapierre, Syndicat des producteurs de myrtilles de France 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 10am - Agora TV
Choosing fruits for the future

Pressure from society over the use of pesticides, climate change and changes in consumption patterns are all factors that must be taken into account when considering the creation of new varieties that will define the fruits of the future for orchards and consumers.

Debate moderated by: Michel Bru, Publication Director - La Niouz'Agri 

With the participation of: François Laurens, co-facilitator of Gis Fruits and the fruit group of INRA's Biology and Plant Improvement (BAP) department, Jean-Marc Audergon, co-animateur du groupe fruit du département Biologie et Amélioration des Plantes (BAP) de l’Inra, Didier Crabos, Director of Cofruid'Oc and President of Pink® Lady Europe 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 11am - Agora TV
Peach/nectarine harvest forecasts

Debate moderated by: Eric Hostalnou, responsible for coordinating Europech' harvest forecasts

With the participation of: Bruno Darnaud and Raphael Martinez PDO peaches and apricots (France)

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 12pm - Agora TV
How can products being converted to organic be promoted to distributors and consumers?

It takes three years to obtain organic agriculture certification. Economically, this is a difficult period with many challenges to be met: ensuring market opportunities, securing future production, supporting producers who already comply with organic production methods during the switch-over period.

Debate moderated by: Patrick Marcotte, Project Manager Fel Interbio Occitanie

With the participation of: Marc Duret, Relationship Manager with SMEs and the agricultural world ; Gérald Townsend, Picard Sustainable Development Manager; A Biocoop executive: Orion Porta, MD Biocoop France

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 2pm - Agora TV
Melon harvest forecasts

Melon planting forecasts. This debate will provide an opportunity to take stock of Charentais melon plantings in Morocco, Spain and France. We will review the winter campaign (West Indies, etc...). For the first time, we will provide an estimate for Senegal.

Debate moderated by: Olivier Masbou, Publication Director - Le Blog-notes

With the participation of: Catherine Taussig, APREL

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 3pm - Agora TV
Fruit & vegetables aiming for High Environmental Value (HVE)

Aware that this is a progressive initiative, and comes in response to growing consumer demand for products made to more environmentally-friendly farming standards, the fruit and vegetable sector is taking its first steps towards level 3 environmental certification.

Debate moderated by: Michel Bru, Publication Director - La Niouz'Agri 

With the participation of: Marc de Nale, director of Demain la terre, Jérome Bissières, Director of Unicoque and the National Association of Hazelnut Producers, Leyla Ramade, Head of the Unicoque Producers Competitiveness Cluster, Laurent Brault - Business Development Officer for independent winegrowers in France - Project Manager for the Association for the Development of High Environmental Value 

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 4pm - Agora TV
Logistics: What is the impact on the Mediterranean of the new silk roads? What about fruit and vegetables?

China has launched a huge investment plan (3,000 billion dollars) to develop its trade relations. This is the so-called "New Silk Roads" project. While most of the activity is devoted to manufactured products, fresh products are also included. What will be the impact of these new trade routes on trade in the Mediterranean and on the distribution of fresh produce, including fruit and vegetables?

Debate moderated by:Michel Bru, Publication Director - La Niouz'Agri ; Olivier Masbou, Publication Director - Le Blog-notes

With the participation of: Jean Marc Chaumet, IDELE ; Olivier Carmes, director of the Port of Sète ; Xavier Wanderpepen, SNCF Logistics ; Eric Guasch, chairman of the France Russia Food Industry Association, Jordi Torrent, Strategy Director of the Port of Barcelona.

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 5pm - Agora TV
Early potato harvest forecasts

For the third time, medFEL is including expectations for the potato harvest in its programme. This debate will provide an opportunity to take a preliminary look at the French new potato harvest and reveal the first trends in sowing ware potatoes in north-western Europe (Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom and France).

Debate moderated by: Olivier Masbou, Publication Director - Le Blog-notes

With the participation of: André Minguy, chairman of the new potato committee of the national potato marketing board CNIPT ; Alain Dequeker, secretary general of the UNPT

 

Friday 26 April 2019 - 10am-12pm - Agora TV
HR round table discussion 

medFEL brings together training and human resources professionals around a round table to present solutions: the impact of the reform of vocational training, apprenticeship for all levels of training: a win-win alternative for companies and young people, employer groups: pooling skills needs, the financial support mechanisms for HR offered by the Region.

Simultaneous Events Programme Medfel 2019

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 9:30am-1:00pm
International commission

Organized by: INTERFEL

Room CANIGOU

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Executive committee

Organized by: OCCITANIA FRUIT & VEGETABLE FED.

Room CARLIT

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 2:30pm-4:30pm
Saint-Charles quality schemes

Organized by: SAINT-CHARLES

Room CANIGOU

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 3:00pm-4:30pm
Presentation of the results of research into French confidence in fresh fruit and vegetables (FranceAgriMer/Interfel)

Organized by: INTERFEL

Room CARLIT

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019 - 5:00pm-6:30pm
Peach & apricot group

Organized by: AREFLH

Room CARLIT

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 9:30am-10:30am
AOP peach & apricot meeting

Organized by: RNM

Room CANIGOU

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 10:00am-12:30pm
F&V group and production procedures / marketing

Organized by: FCD

Room CARLIT

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 10:30am-12:30pm
Changes in the apricot market (Interfel / Ctifl)

Organized by: INTERFEL / CTIFL

Room CANIGOU

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
Presentation, challenges and opportunities of the World Congress " International Horticultural Congress 2022, Angers-France

Organized by: COMITE DE PILOTAGE IHC2022

Room CANIGOU

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 2:30pm-4:30pm
2019 summer campaign launch meeting (Interfel)

Organized by: INTERFEL

Room CARLIT

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 4:30pm-5:30pm
Origins of citrus fruits and French research into citrus fruits / From genetic origins to varietal creation

Organized by: INRA - CIRAD

Room CARLIT

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 5:00pm-6:30pm
Press conference

Organized by: ORIGINE CEVENNES CO-OPERATIVE

Room CANIGOU

 

Thursday 25 April 2019 - 5:30pm-6:30pm
Characterisation of orchard trees using drone imagery and laser scanner: recent phenotyping developments and possible applications for practitioners

Organized by: INRA - MONTPELLIER SUPAGRO

Room CARLIT

 

Friday 26 April 2019 - 9:30am-1:00pm
A preview of the Regional Occitania INTERFEL Committee

Organized by: INTERFEL

Room CANIGOU

 

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