7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Networking Area

REGISTRATION DESK OPEN

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3

Plenary Hall

3A – STOP RESIDUE EXCEEDANCE

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

Moderator:
Dr. Benito Orihuel Iranzo, CEO, Citrosol (Spain)

Panelists:
Mari Carmen Morales, Quality and Systems Manager, Anecoop (Spain)
Dr. Klaus Kunz, Global Head of Policy and Compliance, Bayer AG (Germany)
Ernesto Pinedo, Regulatory Affairs Lead LAN for Crop Protection, Syngenta (Peru)
Kris de Smet, Business Unit Manager Europe, Koppert (Spain)
Prof. Francisco Javier Gutierrez Mañero, Trichodex (Spain)

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices have successfully been introduced as an integral part of GLOBALG.A.P. to reduce the use of chemical crop protection products. However, legal requirements to limit the maximum residue levels of pesticides have not fully been harmonized and the agricultural sector has not been successful in completely avoiding occasional incidences of exceedances. With the introduction of consumer labels, retailers and brand owners as well as GLOBALG.A.P. are acquiring more accountability with respect to exceedances.

A number of Residue Monitory Systems (RMS) have been operating successfully in many markets. The panelists of this session will discuss current challenges and opportunities to stop residue exceedance in the light of new on-site testing kits, the initial introduction of zero residue programs, the harmonization efforts among RMS, and the ability of sharing residue testing data in a responsible way.

 

Breakout Room 2

3B – LESS AUDITORS ON SITE

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

Moderator:
Jochen Baumgarten, Vice President / Chief Technology Officer, GLOBALG.A.P. (Germany)

Panelists:
Knut Jørstad,CEO, Farmforce AS (Germany)

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Using digitalization to support risk-based auditing

Breakout Room 3

3C – GO FOR SMALL

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

Panelists:
Karim Dostmohamed, CEO, Frigoken Limited (Kenya)
Pilar Kuriyama Roca, Program Manager, Control Union (Peru)
Morag Webb, Policy Adviser, COLEACP (Belgium)
Lucila Quintana, President of Conveagro (Convención Nacional del Agro Peruano) (Peru)

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Group certification is the leading model for introducing quality assurance and reducing cost of certification for small scale farmers. In many countries small farmers have to deal with a number of challenges and require appropriate practical solutions. The panelists will discuss solutions such as contract farming, participative certification models, and intelligent IT solutions.

 

Breakout Room 1

3D – STOP FORCED LABOR

Board Liaison:
Guido Siebenmorgen, Senior Adviser for Sustainability, GLOBALG.A.P. Board Member, REWE Group (Germany)

Moderator:
Nolan Quiros, Expert Social Standards, GLOBALG.A.P. (Costa Rica)

Panelists:
Retha Louw, CEO,  SIZA, The Sustainability Initiative of SA NPC (South Africa)
Anna Stancher, System Program Manager, Amfori (Belgium)
Donna Lynn Browne, Director of Food Safety & Social Responsibility, Naturipe Farms LLC (USA)
Teresa Torres, International Labour Organization Andean Office (Peru)

 

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All over the world, several million workers are considered to be working in forced labor conditions across all industries including child labor. Members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have adopted a strategy to stop forced labor. GLOBALG.A.P. is contributing to that objective by developing solutions for the primary production sector. With the rapid expansion of the adoption of GRASP, the industry is able to collect data to better assess risks and to develop strategies to rid its supply chains of forced and child labor.

The panelists will explain the current state of the industry, share best practices, and discuss with the audience how the efforts can be increased.

10 a.m. – 11 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 a.m. – 12 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 4

Breakout Room 1

4A – FDA RECOGNITION FOR CERTIFICATION BODIES

Moderator:
Rebecca Anderson, Technical Key Account Manager, GLOBALG.A.P. North America Inc. (USA)

Panelists:
Reinaldo Balbino Figueiredo, Senior Program Director Product/Process/Services Accreditation Programs, American National Standards Institute (USA)
Samir Assar, Director, Division of Produce Safety, Food and Drug Administration (USA)

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published rules for conformity assessment bodies to conduct formal FDA assessments. Accordingly, CBs may apply for recognition to FDA approved Accreditation Bodies (ABs). The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is one of the two first FDA-approved bodies. This session will lay out the requirements and procedures for CBs and share experiences of participants in the process.

 

Plenary Hall

4B – UNLOCK THE VALUE OF DATA

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

Moderator:
Jochen Baumgarten, Vice President / Chief Technology Officer, GLOBALG.A.P. (Germany)

Panelists:
Drew Zabrocki, CEO/CTO, Centricity (USA)
Jose Luis Molina Zamora, CEO, Hispatec (Spain)
Nico Broersen, Founder and Managing Director, Agriplace (The Netherlands)
Miguel Angel Jativa, President & CEO, Gesvatec Systems LLC (USA)

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Data generated by the agriculture sector is becoming ever more valuable, as it provides a foundation for decision-making when it comes to agricultural business development and global food policy decisions. We will explore how, in a shared economy, shared data can move across a collaborative network and how technologies such as blockchain can enable the secure traceability of certifications and other information in supply chains.

 

Breakout Room 2

4C – NEW MARKETS FOR RESPONSIBLY GROWN FLOWERS

Moderator:
Ben Horsbrugh, Team Leader Key Account & Membership Management, GLOBALG.A.P. (Germany)

Panelists:
Ximena Franco-Villegas, Director, Asocolflores/Florverde (Colombia)

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In 2017 GLOBALG.A.P. introduced its GGN consumer label for certified flowers and ornamentals. In 2018 the first retailers adopted this label for all their European markets. This move created a boost for the market for responsibly grown flowers and was a milestone towards the industry’s 2020 target to transform the sector into a more sustainable and socially responsible industry. The panelists will provide an outlook towards future market developments and identify areas where improvements towards more sustainability might be desirable.

 

Breakout Room 3

4D – NON-GM CHOICE?

Moderator:
Jürgen Pauly, Assortment Manager, Purchase/Sales, Globus SB-Warenhaus Holding GmbH & CO.KG (Germany)

Panelists:
Randi Nordstoga Haldorsen, Food Safety Manager, Global R&D and Technical Department, Marine Harvest Asa (Norway)
Dr. med. vet. Roland Aumueller, Senior Expert Feed & Livestock, GLOBALG.A.P. (Germany)

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The German government developed a Non-GM label (Ohne GenTechnik) in line with EU legislation and licensed this out to the German association VLOG e.V. In 2017/18 German retailers began to introduce a number of products labeled with “Ohne GenTechnik” by VLOG. GLOBALG.A.P. is cooperating with VLOG for the aquaculture, livestock and compound feed manufacturing sector and has published a VLOG recognized add-on. Salmon producers from Norway are among the first GLOBALG.A.P. members to adopt this solution. Panelists will share experiences and discuss opportunities for the Non-GM choice in different markets.

12 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Area

NETWORKING LUNCH

sponsored by Gold Sponsors

Enjoy a buffet lunch in the networking area.

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Plenary Hall

PLENARY SESSION III

SUCCESS STORIES

Creating new markets for responsibly grown food and flowers

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

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

Panelists:
Johann Zueblin, Member of the Board of Directors, PRIME Agri Ltd. (Myanmar)
Riël Malan, Managing Director, Unlimited Group (South Africa)
Kahori Miyake, Executive Officer, CSR & Communication, AEON Co., Ltd. (Japan)

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Supply chain partners, retailers, and producers from different parts of the world will share their extraordinary success stories and provide them as role models for all delegates to copy.

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.

Plenary Hall

PLENARY SESSION IV

TRANSPARENCY UNLIMITED?
The Future of Food Retailing

Board Liaison:
Guy Callebaut, Chairman GLOBALG.A.P., Board Member of VBT (Belgium)

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

Speaker:
Johannes Charles Francois Holtzhausen, CEO, Spinneys (Dubai)
Sabbir Hasan Nasir, CEO of ACI Logistics – Shwapno (Bangladesh)

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Is there a limit to transparency? In an era where integrity and trust are being challenged, where do we draw the line? And is there a limit to the power of certification when it comes to online selling?

C-level speakers will share their innovative success stories to unlock barriers of traditional markets and supply chains.

 

5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Plenary Hall

CLOSING CEREMONY

Guy Callebaut, Chairman GLOBALG.A.P., Board Member of VBT (Belgium)
Kristian Moeller, CEO, GLOBALG.A.P. (Germany)

Gustavo Eduardo Mostajo Ocola, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation (Peru)

5:30 p.m.

END OF CONFERENCE