medFEL medFEL medFEL

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 2016

Video of Medfel 2016

TV podium sponsorised by:

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.
  • Download the presentation

 

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.
  • Download the presentation

 

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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