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Conferences / Animations 2016

Video of Medfel 2016

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Plénetude Informatique

 

Medfel 2016 conferences programme

Tuesday 26 April 2016 - 11:00am-12:30pm
Official opening

 

Tuesday 26 April 2016 - 3:00-3:45pm
Opening session: the Mediterranean as a bridge between Europe and Africa
  • Jean-Louis Guigou, President of IPEMED (Institute of Economic Forecasting for the Greater Mediterranean)
  • Siaka Kone, Director of the Graduate School of Agronomy in Côte d’Ivoire
  • Hassan Benabderrazik, economist and former general secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture in Morocco.
  • Led by Michel Bru, Editor-in-chief at "Paysan du Midi" journal and Olivier Masbou, Associate journalist, SOCOPAG press agency

 

Tuesday 26 April 2016 - 4:00-4:45pm
What customers want from their lettuces

Presenting the results of a survey by CTIFL (French technical joint-trade centre for fruit and vegetables)

 

Tuesday 26 April 2016 - 4:50-6:00pm
Winter lettuce campaign assessment and production forecast
  • Frédéric Chiron, Réseau des Nouvelles du Marché (Market News Network)
  • Marie-José Etienne, Languedoc-Roussillon F&V Federation
  • Pierre Battle and Eric Testud, French Winter Vegetables Association.
  • Led by Michel Bru, Editor-in-chief at "Paysan du Midi" journal

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 10:30-11:15am
New fruit and vegetable sea routes in the Mediterranean
  • Yasmine Seghirate-El Guerrab, Communications Manager CIHEAM (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies)
  • Jordi Torrent Pujol, Strategy director at the Port of Barcelona Spain
  • Marc Chevalier, Regional public institution director at the Port of Sète France
  • Georges Oberle, Sales development manager at the Port of Marseille France
  • Hassan Abkari, Director of the Port of Tanger Med Morocco
  • Jérôme Strauss, CEO of CLTM-Port-Vendres (Comptoir Languedocien de Transit et de Manutention)
  • Led by Michel Bru, Editor-in-chief at "Paysan du Midi" journal

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 11:30am-12:15pm
The development of mass distribution in Africa: what opportunities for the fresh produce trade?
  • Jean-Michel Huet, Partner at BearingPoint
  • a representative from Ipsos market research
  • Bertrand Guely, Vice-president of Compagnie Fruitière
  • Florence De Bigault, Director ACRICAP IPSOS
  • Led by Olivier Masbou, Associate journalist, SOCOPAG press agency

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 12:30-1:15pm
Microbiological control plan for F&V and derivatives, and prevention of health risks
  • Led by Jean-Philippe Laval, Phytocontrol Director (South West France and Spanish branches)
  • and by Marie Gallard, Commercial Technico Coordinator and Key Account Manager PHYTOCONTROL

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 2:00-2:45pm
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)
  • Catherine Taussig (APREL)
  • Led by Olivier Masbou, Associate journalist, SOCOPAG press agency

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 3:00-3:45pm
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.
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Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 4:00-4:45pm
Survey of organic fruit and vegetable consumption. Market trends and the buying behaviour of regular customers
  • Dragana Miladinovic and Isabelle Jusserand, INTERFEL (France's interprofessional organisation for fresh produce)
  • Led by Patrick Marcotte, F&V Project Coordinator at Sud et Bio, an organic organisation in Languedoc Roussillon.

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 5:00-5:45pm
Water and climate change: a challenge for the Mediterranean
  • Louis Albertini, Emeritus Professor at the Universities of ENS Agronomique de Toulouse and INP Toulouse
  • Ramiro Martinez, General coordinator at MENBO (Mediterranean Network of Basin Organisations) - IME (Mediterranean Water Institute)
  • Jean-François Blanchet, Managing director of Groupe Bas Rhône Languedoc
  • Moulay Driss Hasnaoui, Head of Water Resources Division and representative of Morocco’s Minister Delegate in charge of Water
  • Led by Michel Bru, Editor-in-chief at "Paysan du Midi" journal

 

Thursday 28 April 2016 - 10:30-11:15am
What new technologies are available to ensure better environmental protection
  • Jean-Louis Moulon, President of La Morinière (fruit research facility)/IDFel (Fruit and vegetable development initiative)
  • Hugues Decrombecque, Director of La Morinière/IDFel
  • Luciano Trentini, Vice-President of AREFLH (Association of European fruit, vegetable and horticulture producing regions)
  • Led by: Jacques Dasque, General secretary of AREFLH

 

Thursday 28 April 2016 - 11:30am-12:15pm
European Peach/Nectarine harvest forecast
  • Bruno Darnaud, Association of French Peach and Nectarine Producer Organisations (France)
  • Elisa Macchi, Director of CSO Ferrara (Italy)
  • Javier Basols, Chair of the Agro-Food Cooperatives' Stone Fruits Group (Spain)
  • Sara Ruiz CHACON, Afrucat (Catalonian Fruit Business Association, Spain)
  • Nikos Kouliampas, PDO Velvedos (Greece)
  • Led by: Eric Hostalnou, Manager of Fruit and Vegetable Division, Roussillon Chamber of Agriculture.
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Thursday 28 April 2016 - 2:00-4:00pm
Closing session: Pesticides – reopening the dialogue between NGOs and farmers at medFEL?

Organised debate sponsored by Interfel

  • Bruno Dupont, president of Interfel
  • Daniel Sauvaître, president of the French Apple & Pear Association
  • Michel Maietta, associate researcher at Iris (Institute for International and Strategic Affairs)
  • Stéphane Dislaire, Communication Manager at Bayer CropScience and invited environmental and consumer organisations
  • Led by Michel Bru, Editor-in-chief at "Paysan du Midi" journal
  • and Olivier Masbou, Associate journalist, SOCOPAG press agency

 

Medfel 2016 Parallel Events Programme

Tuesday 26 April 2016 - 10:00-11:30am
Meeting of Languedoc-Roussillon/Midi-Pyrénées lettuce producers

Room Canigou

 

Tuesday 26 April 2016 - 11:30am-1:00pm
Meeting of Légumes de France, the French vegetable growers association, on developments in the lettuce sector

Room CANIGOU

 

Tuesday 26 April 2016 - 10:00am-12noon
Lettuce producers’ meeting

Room Canigou

 

Tuesday 26 April 2016 - 2:00-5:30pm
SIPMM meeting

Room CANIGOU

 

Tuesday 26 April 2016 - 2:00-4:00pm
Lettuce producers’ meeting

Room LODGE

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 9:00-12noon
CRENO Group meeting

ROOM LODGE

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 9:00-11:00am
Summer campaigns launch meeting of INTERFEL (France's interprofessional organisation for fresh produce)

Room CANIGOU

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 11:00am-3:00pm
Summer campaigns launch meeting of INTERFEL

Room CANIGOU

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 11:30am-12:30pm
Wholesale markets press conference

Interfel Stand

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 12noon-2:00pm
Lunch - Saint Charles pavilion

St Charles PAVILION

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 2:00-5:00pm
FCD Meeting (French Federation for Trade and Distribution)

ROOM lodge

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 3:30-8:00pm
Meeting of the FR-IT-SP Peaches contact group

Room CANIGOU

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 5:30-6:30pm
Press conference: Association of French Apricot Producer Organisations - PGI Artichoke

Sud de France Stand

 

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 6:00-9:00pm
MedFEL evening event

MAIN HALL

 

Thursday 28 April 2016 - 8:00-11:30am
General assembly of GEFEL (French F&V economic governance body)

Room CANIGOU

 

Thursday 28 April 2016 - 12noon-12:30pm
Press conference: projects and work of the Association of French Peach and Nectarine Producer Organisations

INTERFEL STAND

 

Thursday 28 April 2016 - 12noon-1:00pm
Call for projects RAFU II
  • Aimed at improving mulch film application techniques
  • by ADIVALOR (Farmers, distributors and industrialists for the recycling of agricultural waste)

Room CANIGOU

 

Thursday 28 April 2016 - 2:00-6:00pm
France / Morocco / Sud de France Développement logistics study meeting

Room CANIGOU

 

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