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Medfel 2018 conferences programme

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Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Canigou Room
FranceAgriMer Presentation of the study: Customer buying patterns in the fruit and vegetable section

Results of the study funded by FranceAgriMer and conducted by the Segments agency. The emergence of new consumer trends and diversification of the fruit and vegetable section have led to a change in the purchase decision process. Based on this premise, FranceAgriMer launched new research on the issue in 2017. The study aims to provide the entire industry with new avenues for meeting buyers’ needs and improving the appeal of the fruit and vegetable section.

 

Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 11:45 am - TV Podium
Official opening

 

Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 11:00 am - 11:45 am - TV Podium
The supply chain for fresh fruit and vegetables: wholesalers as local players

In France, the recently-held food convention highlighted the need for quality, local foodstuffs. A draft bill, currently being debated, plans to increase the share of organic, certified and local products in mass catering to 50% by 2022. How can this outcome be achieved, particularly with fresh fruit and vegetables? What part will wholesalers play? The debate will also provide an opportunity to reveal the results of the latest study into the market for fresh fruit and vegetables in mass catering.

  • With the participation of Christian Berthe, chairman of the UNCGFL; Laurent Grandin, vice-chairman of Interfel; Eric Lepecheur, chairman of Restau’Co and Jean-Jacques Bolzan, chairman of the French Wholesale Market Federation.
  • Debate moderated by Olivier Masbou

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Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - TV Podium
The COM for fruit and vegetables 20 years on: what about the future?

The forthcoming reform of the CAP (known as CAP 2020) will be negotiated within a tight budgetary framework. The COM for fruit and vegetables, which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary, can undoubtedly play a pivotal part in future agricultural policy due to its unique construct. What are its advantages? What are the risks facing the CAP? And the fruit and vegetable industry? How will Brexit affect negotiations and the future CAP?

  • With the participation of Jacques Andrieu, branch director of FranceAgriMer; Jean-Michel Delannoy, chairman of Felcoop; Jean-Louis Moulon, vice-chairman of Areflh, Tomas Garcia Azcarate, consultatnt, and in a live link-up with the European Parliament in Brussels, MEPs Michel Dantin (EPP) and Eric Andrieu (PES).
    Debate moderated by Olivier Masbou and Michel Bru

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Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 3.00 pm - 3.30 pm - TV Podium
Electronic sorting: a pragmatic choice for everyday applications
  • Moderated by Pascal Lalande, deputy sales director France at Maf Roda Agrobotic

 

Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm - TV Podium
Can the organic market be scaled up and stay true to its values?

The organic market is buoyed by very strong growth which requires a commensurate increase in production areas. To transition successfully and adapt to a change in scale, the organic sector is faced with several challenges, particularly its ability to increase yields and productivity, its ability to innovate from a technical and logistic perspective, as well as funding its development. Also, will there be a change in the balance between specialist organic distribution and mainstream supermarkets? How can organic products be made available to a wider audience without core values being sacrificed?

  • With the participation of Bruno De Moura Fernandes, Coface and Dominique Senecal, Biocoop
  • Debate moderated by Patrick Marcotte, Project Manager Interbio Occitanie

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Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - TV Podium
Strategies for achieving zero pesticide residue

The industry provides information about the reduction in plant protection products. To respond to concerns by consumers with regard to health, nutrition and the environment, and create a new fruit and vegetable proposition, corporate collective groups are providing information about the reduction in plant protection products through ‘pesticide residue free’ and ‘pesticide free’.

  • With the participation of Gilles Bertrandias, chairman of the Nouveaux Champs collective group; Daniel Sauvaitre, chairman of the National Apple and Pear Association and Matthieu Lovery, Carrefour.
  • Debate moderated by Michel Bru

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Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm - TV Podium
Multimodal logistics for fruit and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables travel miles and require specific transport conditions. Discover innovative examples of refrigerated logistics chains explained by those who build them via the Port of Barcelona.

  • With the participation of Jordi Torrent, directeur stratégie du Port de Barcelone;Sebastiano Cirnigliaro, responsable Commercial Short sea du Groupe Grimaldi; Ignacio Bueno, directeur commercial de Transitainer; Ricard Gómez, Directeur export zones Afrique et Amérique latine de LeoProex; Miguel De Sanjuan, Sales Manager Spain, de Viia

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Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 9:45 am - 11:15 am - TV Podium
Fel’Innov Challenge: innovation from the packaging to the consumer

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Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 11:30 am - 12:15 pm - TV Podium
Is the blockchain a new tool serving the interests of the industry?

Farming has entered the digital era, particularly with blockchain which is emerging as a real tool for tracking and controlling information. What services can it provide for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry?

  • With Jean-Yves Girard, leader of the IBM blockchain centre in Montpellier ; Hervé Pillaud, farmer and author of the book ‘Agronuméricus’ ; Alain Vialaret, director of Blue Whale
  • Debate moderated by Michel Bru

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Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm - TV Podium
Regulatory and technological changes in pesticide residue analysis

European regulations for pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables are constantly evolving with changes including the definition of residues, metabolites and MRLs. Concurrently with this, the technological solutions now emerging provide ever greater sensitivity and performance in establishing multi-residue screenings for laboratories that invest heavily in R&D in terms of time, money and effort. The leading French firm for contaminant analysis reviews progress and presents the latest generation of equipment and its unprecedented level of performance, producing ever more reliable and relevant analyses.

  • With the participation of Fanny Collet - head of the Phytocontrol Toulouse Agency and Gladys Dupont - head of the Phytocontrol Nîmes Agency.

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Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm - TV Podium
European harvest forecasts for apricots
  • With the participation in particular of Vincent Faugier, vice-chairman of the French apricot and peaches appellation and co-chairman of SIPMM Abricots; Sabine Alary, co-chair of SIPMM Abricots; Elisa Macchi, executive at the CSO in Ferrara (Italy); Javier Basols, chairman of the stone fruit group at Cooperativas Agro-Alimentarias (Spain); and a representative of Greek producers.
  • Moderated by Eric Hostalnou, head of the fruit and vegetable department at the Roussillon chamber of agriculture.

Download the European harvest forecasts for apricots

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Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm - TV Podium
Garlic-onion-shallot: origin and quality logos, and collective brands for promoting French origin

Garlic, onions and shallots are highlighted at Medfel 2018. Grown nationwide, they display many origin and quality logos or occasionally even collective brands in a bid to showcase their production regions and techniques. The debate provides an overview.

  • With the participation of Christiane Pieters, chair of Aniail; Pierre Gelebart (national department for traditional shallots) and Thierry Gastou, director of Origine Cevennes.
  • Debate moderated by Olivier Masbou

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Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm - TV Podium
The introduction of organic products in mass catering channels: responding to French demand

According to the latest Agence Bio/CSA Research barometer, 78% of the French want to see more organic products in their company cafeteria and as many as 89% want to see a similar trend in their children’s canteens. A bill introducing a mandatory 50% share for organic, certified and local products in mass catering is currently being examined and should speed up the response to these expectations. This poses a significant challenge and implies the organisation of producer groups and the development of processing tools and distribution or connecting platforms between suppliers and buyers.

  • With the participation of Florent Guhl, director of Agence Bio, Gilles Chapuis of Acade et Bio, and Laurent GRANDIN of Interfel
  • Debate moderated by Patrick Marcotte

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Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - TV Podium
National potato crop forecasts and potato sowing forecasts in North-West Europe

A few days before the start of the new potato season, Medfel will unveil early trends for 2018. For ware potatoes, the debate will provide an opportunity to release sowing forecasts for the 5 producer countries of North-West Europe: Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  • With the participation of Alain Dequeker, secretary general of the UNPT and André Minguy, chairman of the early potato department.
  • Debate moderated by Olivier Masbou

 

Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm - TV Podium
Planting forecasts for melons in Morocco, Spain and France
  • With Bernard Borredon and Bernard Chiron co-chairmen of AIM, Bernard Miozzo (AIM) and Catherine Taussig (APREL)
  • Debate moderated by Michel Bru

Download the planting forecasts for melons

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Thursday April 26th 2018 - 9:45 am - 11:15 am - TV Podium
Fel’Innov Challenge: innovation from the field to the calibration facilities

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Thursday April 26th 2018 - 11:30 am - 12:15 pm - TV Podium
Peaches-Nectarines: 2017 European Campaign Report and French harvest forecasts for 2018
  • With Bruno Darnaud, French Peach and Nectarine Appellation (France), and Javier Basols, chairman of the stone fruit group at Cooperativas Agro-Alimentarias (Spain).
  • Moderated by Eric Hostalnou, head of the fruit and vegetable department at the Roussillon chamber of agriculture.

Download the European harvest forecasts

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Simultaneous Events Programme Medfel 2018

Monday April 23rd 2018 - 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
FranceAgriMer specialist fruit and vegetable committee meeting

Canigou Room

 

Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FranceAgriMer - Presentation of the study: Customer buying patterns in the fruit and vegetable section

Canigou Room

 

Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Interfel board

Carlit Room

 

Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saint Charles quality issues meeting

Canigou Room

 

Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 5:45 pm
Bioleg Roussillon press conference

VIP PRESS AREA

 

Tuesday April 24th 2018 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
French Peach and Nectarine AGM

Canigou Room

 

Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
FCD meeting

Canigou Room

 

 

Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Press conference : Lancement de l'association FeL PARTENARIAT et de sa nouvelle stratégie de communication

FeL PARTENARIAT Stand B35



 

Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 11:00-11.45 am
French Peach and Nectarine press conference

VIP PRESS AREA

 

Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 11:30 am – 12 :30pm
Press conference «Wholesalers as major players in the F&V sector – Changes in the trade and new trends»

GIE MARCHES DE GROS Stand B36

Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lunch Saint Charles pavilion

Saint Charles Pavilion

 

Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Launch meeting for summer campaigns by INTERFEL

Canigou Room

 

Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting for the future organisation of European peach and nectarine crop forecasts

Carlit Room

 

Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
GEFEL AGM

Carlit Room

 

Wednesday April 25th 2018 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Evening opening

Medfel

 

Thursday April 26th 2018 - 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
AIMelon marketing meeting

Canigou Room

 

Thursday April 26th 2018 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
French Peach and Nectarine Appellation AGM

Canigou Room

 

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