|Improving Organics: Making it happen – Digital opportunities for organic processors|
|Day I: Tuesday 16 January|
|10:00||Welcome & registration|
A new vision and strategy for organics: How will the new generation contribute to reach the objectives of the organic sector?
The European organic sector’s vision is to have organic on every table and reach 50% land share managed under organic principles by 2030; yet there is a gap between this vision and the current growth. How can we overcome this challenge? This session will bring together the pioneers of organics and newcomers who will share their strategies to achieve the vision.
Introductory speech on IFOAM EU Roadmap & moderation: Eduardo Cuoco - IFOAM EU Director
Laurence Beck - Quality & OEC Director, Wessanen
|14:30||Parallel sessions I|
Organic processing & digitalization
The first round of parallel sessions will showcase practical examples of how processors use digital tools on a daily basis, either to enhance the efficiency of their production, or increase transparency. Technology also helps businesses to take steps toward greater transparency by giving the consumer access to the products’ story throughout the whole supply chain.
Introduction: George Beers - Coordinator, IOF2020 Project
Parallel sessions I
Improving quality of processing through digitalization
Gianni Trioli - Big wine optimisation (IOF2020)
Ensuring traceability and transparency through digitalization
|These sessions are financed by the IOF Project. The IOF project is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Grant Agreement no. 731884|
|Parallel sessions II|
Organic consumers: trends and perspectives
Building a solid consumer base is key for businesses. Organic operators will tell us how they developed a community of engaged consumers. We will hear about the latest trends that are booming in the organic sector as well as how the organic sector intends to develop in the coming years, where and how market players should position themselves.
Parallel sessions II
Reinventing consumer communication
Thomas Snellmann - REKO
Trends and perspectives in the organic sector
Charlotte zum Vörde sive Vörding - Charlysallisfair
|18:00||End of day one|
|Day II: Wednesday 17 January|
The new Organic Regulation: opportunities and challenges for organic processors and traders
This session will focus on the new organic Regulation and what it will bring for trading and processing. We will discuss the novelties brought by the new Regulation (import regime, etc.)
Nicolas Verlet - Head of Unit, Organics, DG AGRI, European Commission
New business models and financial schemes to transform food and farming
This session will open up the discussion to the food system at large. It will reflect on how sustainable economies can be enforced and the role that private schemes as well as the organic sector can play in these regards.
Keynote: Lim Li Ching - IPES Network
Ji Young Moon - Hansalim cooperative – South Korea
Moderation: Ronald Van Marlen - Timeli
Bavo Van den Idsert - Board Member, IFOAM EU /Director, Bionext
|12:30||Walking to Bio-Beurs|
|13:00||Lunch at Bio-Beurs|
|Free time visiting at Bio-Beurs fair|