7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Networking Area

REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Plenary Hall

PLENARY SESSION I

WELCOME & OPENING

Martin Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo, President of Peru (Peru)
Guy Callebaut, Chairman GLOBALG.A.P., Board Member of VBT (Belgium)
Kristian Moeller, CEO, GLOBALG.A.P. (Germany)

OFFICIAL OPENING ADDRESS

FUTURE UNRAVELLED

Moderator:
Adam Shaw, Journalist, Reporter, Presenter, BBC; CNBC (United Kingdom)

Panelists:
Nora Ottink, Partner, McKinsey & Company (The Netherlands)
Wu Jinhong, Chairman of Jinhaolai and of China Ants Alliance (China)

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Our global conference begins with our future. Innovative farmers and agricultural students share their dreams of a better world and inspire the audience with their fresh ideas and strong commitment. They are keen to do the right thing and to again put agriculture and responsible farming in the center of the transformation of the food sector.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Networking Area

NETWORKING BREAK

Sponsored by Silver Sponsors

Enjoy a warm or cold beverage in the networking area and check out the exhibitors

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Plenary Hall

PLENARY SESSION II

RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION MADE SIMPLE – BEATING COMPLEXITY TO CREATE NEW MARKETS

Board Liaison:
Alessandro Dalpiaz, General Director, Assomela Società Cooperativa, GLOBALG.A.P. Board Member (Italy)

Moderator:
Adam Shaw, Journalist, Reporter, Presenter, BBC; CNBC (United Kingdom)

Panelists:
Hugo Hays, Global Director Compliance and Food Safety, Fyffes (Costa Rica)
Jesus Madrazo, Crop Science Head of Agricultural Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer AG (Germany)
By Video Message: Adrian Greet, Director General, SAI – Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (Switzerland)

 

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Every year new labels and standards appear. New consumer trends emerge and call for further differentiation and specialization. Regulatory frameworks add more restrictions, yet the toolbox of crop and animal protection products available to farmers is shrinking. The complexity to grow more and more responsible food is becoming seemingly unmanageable. In addition, from a producer point of view, market prices do not reflect this increased complexity. Panelists at this session will address root causes of this growing complexity and offer and discuss approaches that may lead to simplification.

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Networking Area

NETWORKING LUNCH

sponsored by Gold Sponsors

Enjoy a buffet lunch served in the networking area.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1

Plenary Hall

1A – GETTING READY FOR FSMA

Board Liaison:
Jim Jefcoate, Senior Director – Fresh Manufacturing, IPL/ Asda/ Walmart, GLOBALG.A.P. Board Vice-Chairman (UK)

Moderator:
Roberta Anderson, Executive Vice President, GLOBALG.A.P. North America Inc. (USA)

Panelists:
Ricardo Adonis, FDF, Executive Secretary Food Safety Committee ASOEX (Chile)
Samir Assar, Director, Division of Produce Safety, Food and Drug Administration (USA)
Donna Lynn Browne, Director of Food Safety & Social Responsibility, Naturipe Farms LLC (USA)

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Fruit and vegetable producers that want to sell their produce to the US market are beginning to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce rules, both within the US and outside. GLOBALG.A.P. has developed a special FSMA Produce Safety Rule Add-on for its GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standards that enables GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers to demonstrate that their food safety measures and practices are in line with FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements. Panelists in this session will explain major requirements and share first-hand experience about using the GLOBALG.A.P. solution

Breakout Room 1

1B – STOP FOOD FRAUD

Moderator:
Ignacio Antequera, Senior Manager / Team Leader Technical Key Accounts, GLOBALG.A.P. (Germany)

Panelists:
Javier Cilla, Director, Food Experts, S. L. (Spain)
Miguel Angel Jativa, President & CEO, Gesvatec Systems LLC, (USA)
Aintzane Esturo, Technical Manager – PMP, SGF International e.v. (Germany)
Sergio José Riera, Quality- Food Safety & Compliance Corporate Director, Arcos Dorados S.A. (Argentina)

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While the spread of HACCP and Good Agricultural Practices (G.A.P.) is beginning to reduce the occurrence of food safety threats, retailer analyses of food authenticity have revealed that the level of food fraud is still very high. The primary production sector is not exempt from food fraud. This session will address initial experiences with food vulnerability assessments and discuss possible solutions to introduce effective measures to stop food fraud originating from primary production.

Breakout Room 2

1C – AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Moderator:
Prof. Dr. Horst Lang, Head of QA, Environment and Workers Health and Safety, GLOBUS SB Warenhaus Holding GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

Panelists:
Liliana Maria Aragón Caballero, Dean, Agronomy Faculty, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (Peru)

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A large number of innovations in agriculture are a product of academic research and development carried out by young minds aiming to develop efficient, sustainable and ecological farming solutions. To support these developments, we continued the Young Academics Program. Watch the winning presentation and meet our panelists, consisting of young Peruvian farmers and academics, who will discuss agricultural education today and how it can best prepare young farmers for a sustainable future.

Breakout Room 3

1D – WOMEN LEADERSHIP IN AGRICULTURE

Board Liaison:
Freda MolamphyTechnical and Compliance Manager, Spinneys Dubai LLC (UAE)

Panelists:
Giulia Montanaro, International Relations Officer, Assomela (Italy)
Manal Saleh, Managing Director, Bluemoon (Egypt)
Elmé Coetzer-Boersma, Vice President / Chief Standards Officer GLOBALG.A.P. (South Africa)
Ronald Guendel Gonzalez, Global Head Food Chain Relations, Bayer AG (Germany)
Romina Dettmar, Marketing/ Event & Project Coordination, GLOBALG.A.P.; Masters Student, University of Cologne (Germany)

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The statistics clearly show that even if the role of women in agriculture is considered fundamental, the sector still need to empower women  and establish stronger female leadership. The panelists in the session will share the challenges and opportunities to introduce gender flags all along the supply chain. What women need in the agriculture sector is not a strategy of affirmative actions: as their knowledge and expertise are already well-known, they just claim the place in the sector – from production to supermarkets – that they deserve.GLOBALG.A.P. is developing criteria that could be verified during a certification process to indicate the level of women empowerment on certified farms and farmer groups.

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Networking Area

NETWORKING BREAK

Sponsored by Silver Sponsors

Enjoy a warm or cold beverage in the networking area and check out the exhibitors

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2

Breakout Room 1

2A – ZERO RISK PROMISED?

Board Liaison:
Hugh MowatHead of Technical, Morrisons Supermarket PLC (UK)

Panelists:
Cindy JiangSenior Director Global Food and Packaging Safety | Global Supply Chain & Sustainability, McDonald’s Corporation (USA)
D. V. Darshane, Managing Director, FOBÉ Solutions LLC. Atlanta  (USA)
Prof. Dr. Horst Lang, Head of QA, Environment and Workers Health and Safety, GLOBUS SB Warenhaus Holding GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Cynthia Verónica Rojas Tuesta, Integrated Management Systems, Camposol (Peru)

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Food safety experts and scientists know about the non-existence of zero risk in the food sector. However, consumer brands strive to reduce legal and reputational risks towards zero. The panelists will discuss new approaches to risk assessments used in supply chains and how certification standards should adapt to offer effective complementary solutions

Breakout Room 2

2B – ONE HEALTH – ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION

Board Liaison:
Derk Oorburg, Director Quality Assurance, Vion Food (The Netherlands)

Moderator:
Dr. med. vet. Roland Aumueller, Senior Expert Feed & Livestock, GLOBALG.A.P. (Germany)

Panelists:
Bjarne Vest, Business Development Director, Good Valley (Denmark)
Roxane Feller, Secretary General, AnimalhealthEurope (Belgium)

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In September 2016 the United Nations launched their global strategy on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). GLOBALG.A.P. was invited to witness the launch. Countries are developing their national strategies to fight AMR. GLOBALG.A.P. has joined the concept of Private Public Partnership (PPP) solutions in order to engage the private sector addressing one of the world’s largest threats to human health. The session will present first pilot approaches and panelists will discuss possible roles of standards like GLOBALG.A.P.

Plenary Hall

2C – THE POWERHOUSE OF PERU

Board Liaison:
Richard Schouten, Director,Fresh Produce Centre/Groentenfruit Huis (The Netherlands)

Moderator:
Angelo Lazo, Technical Key Account Manager Ecuador, Peru, GLOBALG.A.P. (Peru)

Panelists:
Javier Rosas del Portal, General Director for Research, Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade (Peru)
Ricardo Polis Labarthe, President, Asociación de Gremios Productores Agrarios del Perú (AGAP) (Peru)
Victor Sarabia Molina, Manager of the Agribusiness Department, Promperu (Peru)

 

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Peruvian agriculture has shown tremendous growth over the past years during which exports have risen by double-digit rates. Panelists will discuss challenges and opportunities of Peruvian agriculture to maintain that level of growth and offer insights into new trends, products, and services including Peruvian Superfoods that will keep Peru in a leading position.

Breakout Room 3

2D – UPSCALE EXPERTISE

Moderator:
Manal Saleh, General Manager, Blue Moon Ltd. (Egypt)

Panelists:
Natia Mgeladze, Food Safety Specialist, IFC Food Safety Advisory (Georgia)
Anneke Voss, Team Leader Capacity Building, GLOBALG.A.P. (Germany)
Karim Dostmohamed, CEO, Frigoken Limited (Kenya)

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Developing and upscaling local expertise to encourage farmers to adopt safe and responsible practices and to connect them to national and international markets is becoming the key to a successful transformation. The experiences from a growing number of donor-funded capacity building projects have been used as ingredients for updated classroom and on-farm training concepts developed in cooperation with the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) of the Word Bank Group. Panelists will share latest models to upscale expertise in rural communities and discuss success factors for effective training.

8 p.m.

Huaca Pucllana

Address: cuadra s/n
Calle General Borgoño 8
Miraflores, Lima

CONFERENCE DINNER

with G.A.P. Awards Winner Ceremony on stage.
For information, visit www.globalgap.org/gapawards

The conference dinner must be booked separately and costs 120 euros. Be sure to tick the box on the registration form to join.