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Greece: The program of the “1st International Green Vegetables & Asparagus Congress”
09.03.2016 11:16

For the second consecutive year FROUTONEA magazine organizes an international congress for fresh produce in order to inform Greek and European professionals about the new technological and growing trends.

This year’s highlight is Green Vegetables and Asparagus and as you can see below many fruitful and exciting speeches are going to be presented.


08:15 - 08:45 Registrations
08:45 - 09:00 Conference Opening - Greetings from sponsors and organizers
09:00 - 09:15 SESSION 1

Welcome to the green garden of Greece
A detailed presentation of the image of the Greek industry of green vegetables. Which products have won in the race of development and which remain stationary.

•    Constantinos Akoumianakis (Greece)
Professor and Chairman at the Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens

09:15 - 10:15 SESSION 2

Quality in green vegetables
The quality of the vegetables is a combination of several factors such as fertilization, pesticide use, and the way of cultivation. Learn from the best how to secure each year a consistent quality in your production.

•    Katerina Partheniou (Greece)
Sales Agronomist & Granular Product Manager of Haifa Southeast Europe S.A.
•    Anastasios Siomos (Greece)
Professor of Horticulture at the Department of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
•    Evangelos Drimtzias (Greece)
President of the DKG Group of companies & initiatives working principally in Balkan and Southeast Mediterranean markets
•    George Galousis (Greece)
Technical Consultant at the Department of Agricultural Science, Bayer Hellas
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45 SESSION 3

What do consumers demand from green vegetables?

How do buyers want to consume their products? Which are today’s trends in Europe? Which are the alternative outlets for producers and exporters? Time for answers.

•    Hans-Christoph Behr (Germany)
Head of Department Horticulture, Organic Agriculture and Consumer Research of Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH
•    Giancarlo Colelli (Italy)
Professor at the Department of Science Agriculture, Food, & Environment (SAFE), University of Foggia
11:45 - 12:15 Questions and Discussion
12:15 - 12:45 Break
12:45 - 13:45 SESSION 4

The product reaches to the consumer. From theory to practice.
Pioneer producing and distributing companies from Belgium, Italy and Greece, reveal the secret recipe that offered them the opportunity to play a leading role in their countries. What is the role of packaging in this successful course?

•    Raf De Blaiser (Belgium)
Quality manager of LAVA cvba
•    Gianluca Boccagna (Italy)
Produce Manager of Ortomad s.r.l.
•    Ioannis Nakas (Greece)
Director of the Agricultural Department of Barba Stathis S.A. & Greenfood S.A.
•    Spyridon Roumeliotis (Greece)
Agronomist - Product Group Manager of PREPAC
13:45 - 14:15 Questions and Discussion
14:15 - 16:30 Lunch Break

16:30 - 18:45 SESSION 5

Asparagus in Europe today
It is now asparagus a product with a future? Which European countries it is the locomotive in this culture and which have a complementary role? Is the cultivation in Greece at crossroads? It may view the product to boost asparagus?

•    Vasileios Tsampardoukas (Greece)
Sales Agronomist and Product Manager of Balkan, Haifa Southeast Europe S.A.
•    Ioannis Tsakiris (Greece)
Sales Manager, Daios Plastics S.A.
•    Hans-Christoph Behr (Germany)
•    NOVACERT (Greece)
18:45 - 19:00 Questions and discussion
19:00 - 20:00 End - Cocktails and culinary delights with asparagus


11:00 - 12:00 Conclusions of the Congress
12:00 - 16:00

Technical tours

The participants on this tour will visit modern orchards and packing houses of green vegetables.
The conference will be presented and coordinated by Christos D. Katsanos, an awarded Brand Strategist/Total Greenhouse & Farm Management Consultant.


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