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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 2015

Video of Medfel 2015

TV podium sponsorised by:

Saint Charles ExportPlénetude Informatique

 

Medfel 2015 conferences programme

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 11:00am-12:30pm
Official opening

 

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 2:00-2:45pm
Mediterranean wholesale markets

What are the role and place of wholesale markets within the distribution of fruit and vegetables in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Current overview and outlook.

  • Jean-Jacques Bolzan, Chair of the French Federation of Wholesale Markets (FMGF) and Deputy Mayor of Toulouse, with responsibility for Commerce
  • Gilles Foxonet, Chair of the Perpignan Méditerranée Market , Mayor of Baixas and Vice-Chair of the Urban Community with responsibility for Agriculture and subject to confirmation
  • Manuel Estrada, President of the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)
  • Mr. Vilanova, Market of Barcelona
  • Led by Olivier Masbou, Associate journalist, SOCOPAG press agency

 

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 3:00-3:45pm
Opening session: Political and economic transitions in the Mediterranean: what are the prospects for the agrifood sector?
  • Xavier Beulin, Chair of FNSEA (France's national federation of farmers' unions)
  • Louis Guigou, IPEMED General Delegate
  • Laeïth Ben Becher, President of the labor union of the farmers of Tunisia
  • Jean-Louis Rastoin, Director of the channel UNESCO of Montpellier SupAgro
  • Led by Michel Bru, Editor-in-chief at "Paysan du Midi" journal and Olivier Masbou, Associate journalist, SOCOPAG press agency

 

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 4:00-4:45pm
Melon planting forecasts for Morocco / Spain / France in collaboration with APREL (French Association for Vegetable Research & Experimentation in Provence) and AIM (Melon Joint Trade Association)
  • Bernard Borredon and Bernard Chiron, Co-chairs of AIM
  • Bernard Miozzo (AIM)
  • Isabelle Jusserand (INTERFEL)
  • Catherine Taussig (APREL)
  • Led by Olivier Masbou, Associate journalist, SOCOPAG press agency
  • Download the planting forecast

 

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 5:00-6:00pm
Fruit and vegetable quality regaining consumer confidence

The majority of people in Europe do not eat their 5-a-day and consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables has been falling for several decades. In light of this finding, how can we win back customers and regain their confidence.

  • André Feldhof, FRESHFEL (European fresh f&v chain forum) Communication and Trade Policy Adviser
  • Chantal Sorli, Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Delegate of AFNOR (French Standards Agency)
  • Marion Delanchy, Agricultural engineer, Gastronomy Communications Officer at "Les mots de la faim" creative cooking agency and personal blogger on the website communication agroalimentaire.com
  • Professor Daniel Mainguy from the University of Montpellier and Director of the CDCM (Centre for Consumer and Market Law)
  • Malo Depince, Senior Lecturer at the University of Montpellier and Assistant Director of "Dynamics of Law" joint research unit (UMR)
  • Led by Jean-Louis Busquet, independent journalist

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 11:30am-12:15pm
Impact of the Russian embargo on the apple market

The closure of the Russian market to a wide range of agricultural products, including apples, has destabilised the European market and led operators to reorganise their sales networks and seek new outlets.

  • Daniel Sauvaitre, Chair of the French National Apple and Pear Association (ANPP, France)
  • Jean-Louis Bounie (Perlim)
  • Eric Gausch (Comimpex)
  • Led by Olivier Masbou, Associate journalist, SOCOPAG press agency

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 12:30-1:15pm
European apricot harvest forecast
  • Vincent Faugier and Sabine Alary, Co-chairs of SIPMM Abricots (Joint Industry Apricot First-Stage Marketing Working Group)
  • Elisa Macchi, Director of CSO Ferrara (Italy)
  • Javier Basols, Chair of the Agrifood Cooperatives' Stone Fruits Group (Spain)
  • A representative of Greek producers
  • Led by: Eric Hostalnou, Manager of Fruit and Vegetable Division, Roussillon Chamber of Agriculture
  • Download the planting forecast

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 2:00-2:45pm
Removing obstacles in order to conquer new apple markets

In many countries, (frequently unjustified) non-tariff barriers have emerged following the dismantling of customs tariffs.

  • Mr Evain, Deputy Assistant Director of European and international health affairs at the French Ministry of Agriculture's General Directorate for Food (DGAL)
  • Daniel Soares, International Marketing Manager, Interfel (France’s interprofessional organisation)
  • André FELDHOF, FreshFel
  • Led by Michel Bru, Editor-in-chief at "Paysan du Midi" journal

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 3:00-3:45pm
Mediterranean table plums

In Europe, production of plums intended for the fresh fruit market is mainly concentrated in Spain, Italy and France. In an international market dominated by American-Japanese plums, South Africa holds a leading position in the European market to which it exports 60% of its production. Within this international community, what developments are taking place in Europe's table plum orchards?

  • Mr Chaufaille, Vice President of AOP Prune (association of plum producer organisations) along with Italian representatives.
  • Led by Michel Bru, Editor-in-chief at "Paysan du Midi" journal

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 4:00-4:45pm
Is the development of new plant varieties tailored to the specific requirements of both production and the organic market?

Organic producers are seeking varieties that are both adaptable and adapted to their production systems and diverse environments. Current selection programmes provide only a partial response both to customer expectations and to organic production's specific requirements. The round table discussion will bring together sector professionals, researchers, seed house managers and plant breeders.

  • Bertille Gieu Abaret, plant breeder (BOLSTER, Netherlands)
  • Mathieu Conseil, Market gardening committee coordinator at the French Organic Farming Technical Institute (ITAB France)
  • Yann Delmas, Southern France Sales Manager (Enza Zaden)
  • Led by: Patrick Marcotte, F&V Project Coordinator at Sud et Bio, an organic organisation in Languedoc Roussillon

 

Thursday 23 April 2015 - 10:00-10:45am
European Peach/Nectarine harvest forecast
  • Bruno Darnaud, AOP Pêches/Nectarines de France (France)
  • Elisa Macchi, Director of CSO Ferrara (Italy)
  • Manuel Simon, Afrucat (Catalonian Fruit Business Association, Spain)
  • Javier Basols, Chair of the Agro-Food Cooperatives' Stone Fruits Group (Spain)
  • A representative of Greek producers
  • Led by: Eric Hostalnou, Manager of Fruit and Vegetable Division, Roussillon Chamber of Agriculture.
  • Download the planting forecast

 

Medfel 2015 Parallel Events Programme

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 9:00-10:30am
Inauguration of the Perpignan Wholesale Market

 

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 10:00am-1:00pm
French-Italian-Spanish European garlic exchange group

Room Canigou

 

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 11:00am-1:00pm
Information about the reform of the local tax system by the CGI (Confederacy of the wholesale trade and international)

MEETING ROOM 1

 

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 2:00-6:00pm
ANPP (Apples/Pears) board meeting

Meeting room 1

 

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 2:15-3:00pm
Quality plenary meeting

Room Canigou

 

Tuesday 21 April 2015 - 3:15-4:30pm
Quality themed workshops

Meeting room

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 8:30-10:00am
Eco-friendly orchards meeting

LOGE ROOM

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 8:30-10:00am
Joya meeting

MEETING ROOM 1

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 9:00-5:00pm
Arbomed (Mediterranean tree-farming network) partnership meetings

Meeting room 2

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 10:30-11:15am
Reference tables quality: ISO 22000 – IFS – BRC

Regulation of crop protection products and harmonisation of MRLs. Surveillance and control plans in France and Europe. Assessing the toxicological risk for consumers. European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). Regulation of heavy metals, mycotoxins and GMOs. QS classification. Analytical techniques. What analyses have been performed? Presented by Amandine Jean, Commercial Engineer Nîmes and Clémence Crozet, Branch Manager Barcelona, Phytocontrol Laboratory

Podium TV

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 10:00am-1:00pm
Information meeting about the new GLOBALG.A.P. v5 and GLOBALG.A.P. GRASP assessment

Room Canigou

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 9:30-11:00am
Summer campaigns launch meeting of INTERFEL

Meeting room 3

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 2:30-6:00pm
FCD (French Federation of Commerce and Distribution) F&V meeting

Room Canigou

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 3:00-5:00pm
SIPMM Abricots techniques and innovation meetings (Joint Industry Apricot First-Stage Marketing Working Group)

Meeting room 1

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 3:00-6:00pm
GEFEL (fruit and vegetables economic governance body) board meeting

Meeting room 3

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 5:00-5:30pm
PDO Peaches/Apricots press conference, "Strength through unity"

TV podium

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 5:30-6:00pm
Launch of Red Apricots of Roussillon AOC label

TV podium

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015 - 6:00-9:00pm
MedFEL evening event

Main hall

 

Thursday 23 April 2015 - 11:00am-12:30pm
French-Italian-Spanish peach contact group

Room CANIGOU