Agenda


Kiwifruit industry explores models for the Made in China trademark
Two weeks ago, a forum that was jointly organized by the Chinese fruit distribution society and iFresh, the People's Government in Meixian county (Shaanxi province), expressed their support for the development of the kiwifruit industry China in 2016 and successfully called the wholesale kiwifruit market.....

Peru: World Potato Congress in tandem with ALAP congress
The World Potato Congress (WPC) has announced that the dates for the 10th World Potato Congress, to be held in the beautiful historic city of Cusco, Peru, have been finalized. The event will take place from May 27 - 31.Consultation between WPC and the Peruvian Host Committee is ongoing and we are confident.....


Amsterdam Produce Show
Attendee and exhibitor information
How to get to the venueWestergasfabriek is centrally located and easily accessible by both car and public transport. Complimentary Shuttle busesThere will be two free shuttle bus services:Wednesday 2 November Westergasfabriek – Central Station08.30 – 21.00Return trips from Westergasfabriek (Bus Stop 21.....

November 8 to 10
Industry experts booked for almond conference
Almond growers are heading to Melbourne this November for the 17th Australian Almond Conference. The program’s line-up of speakers includes Rabobank (USA) food and agribusiness research and advisory senior vice president and senior analyst, Vernon Crowder; Netafim (Israel) research and development department.....


Grand opening Chinese fresh produce show
China FVF opens in Beijing
Beijing is currently the scene of the 8th China FVF fresh produce show. The show opened yesterday, October 30th, and will be on until the afternoon of Tuesday November the 1st. Sign at the entrance that shows the most prominent regions of China's fruit exportsEntrance to the exhibition near the Beijing.....

Amsterdam Produce Show full line up announced
The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference (APS) will be a hotbed for knowledge sharing and transfer for the international produce industry. The full main stage seminar programme line up has now been announced.APS MAIN STAGE SEMINAR PROGRAMME:10.20 Increasing consumption for the good of the nationThe Ministry.....

At 3rd EU Fresh Info Forum
Game changers in Fresh Produce
Information (technology) is changing the game in Fresh Produce. Speakers at the 3rd EU Fresh Info Forum will show how this influences not only Food Security Standards, but is also an Uber for Pallets and Smart Return Logistics. Impact of Information (Technology)The world is rapidly changing. In each industry.....


November 16 and 17
New packaging and innovation at fair for asparagus and berry
On 16 and 17 November 2016, the 21st European Asparagus and Strawberry Trade Fair (expoSE) and the 6th Exhibition for agricultural direct selling (expoDirekt) will attract over 6,000 visitors from all over the world.During Europe’s leading trade fair in this sector, over 400 international exhibitors.....

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Schoeller Allibert attending ALL4PACK with 2016 bestsellers
Schoeller Allibert, a Reusable Transit Packaging (RTP) leader in Europe, will attend the ALL4PACK exhibition, in Paris, on November 14th-17th, 2016. Ludo Gielen, Chief Innovation Officer, explains why Schoeller Allibert is so attached to this fair in the following interview.You have been in RTP for decades......


KIKU® Sports Academy launched at start of new season
The new sales season has already started, KIKU Northern Hemisphere expects a crop of around 25,000 tons in Europe and the USA.“Some areas are still harvesting,” explains Jürgen Braun, CEO of KIKU Apples. “Some like Washington State have been extremely early. Our US Partner CMI rocked at the recent PMA with.....

Pop-Up Careers Fair connects industry with emerging leaders
Holland is home to some of the most advanced horti- and agri-food educational establishments anywhere in the world and at the APS, the industry will be provided with an opportunity to interact and engage with students and professors from the institutions that are expertly preparing the next generation of.....

Amsterdam Produce Show
Software solutions provider targets European expansion
Food industry software solutions specialist, Affinitus, the company behind the innovative Freshware system, is aiming to increase its exposure across continental Europe with a presence at the inaugural Amsterdam Produce Show.Following success in countries including France, the Netherlands and Spain, as well.....

Can foodservice concepts save the supermarket?
The German retail sector is currently undergoing a fundamental cultural shift. The Internet giant Amazon is getting ready to launch its fresh produce delivery services. Discounters are also upscaling with more sophisticated shop designs and wider selections of goods.How can conventional supermarkets deal.....

Farmers called on to stand proud on Open Farm Sunday 2017
‘Open your gates for next year’s Open Farm Sunday on 11th June and proudly show the public all that you achieve and the breadth of goods and services you deliver.’ That’s the message to farmers from LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), as registrations for Open Farm Sunday 2017 open on 1st November.As.....

Wednesday November 2 from 18.30 - 20.30pm
Cocktail reception to kick off Amsterdam Produce Show
The APS 2016 will kick off in true style on Wednesday November 2 from 18.30 - 20.30 with an opening Cocktail Reception at the Transformatorhuis at the iconic Westergasfabriek. It will be a must-attend networking event, not only in the Dutch produce calendar, but also in the diary of the global produce.....


20,000 visitors expected 27-29 November
Interpom | Primeurs completely sold out with 310 exhibitors
INTERPOM | PRIMEURS, the indoor trade fair for the fresh produce sector in Europe, will take place in the Kortrijk Xpo, Belgium from Sunday 27 until Tuesday 29 November. The trade fair once again recorded significant growth, and has been completely rented out, with 310 exhibitors, weeks before the fair.....

Karlsruhe, Germany 16 – 17 November 2016
Asparagus and soft fruit farmers meet at expoSE and expoDirekt
On 16 and 17 November 2016, the 21st European Asparagus and Strawberry Fair, expoSE, and the sixth Trade Fair for Agricultural Direct Marketing, expoDirekt, will again attract around 6,000 trade visitors from all over the world. Approximately 400 international exhibitors will be present to provide valuable.....


Interpoma 2016: space for ideas at the first Innovation Camp
The future of our planet is a menu based on innovation and research. The challenges of the twenty-first century are called food safety and food security, climate change, scarcity of resources (from land to water) and therefore the fight against waste (of natural resources and food), all with the same common.....


Malmö, Sweden, 16-17 November
Nordic Organic Food Fair Theatre line-up confirmed
With the full seminar programme now confirmed, Nordic Organic Food Fair – taking place in Malmö, Sweden, on 16-17 November – will feature exclusive sessions from Plantagon, Organic Denmark, KRAV, Coop Sweden, Scandinavian Organics, Södertälje Municipality, Too Good To Go, EkoMatCentrum, GRØD, The Swedish.....

Central theme of 3rd EU FRESH INFO Forum & Roundtables
"Information technology changing the game in Fresh Produce"
For the third time in succession, Frug I Com will organize this leading industry event on information management, information-standardization and information technology and development in fresh produce. The event will take place at the SS Rotterdam. Information technology is changing all industries......


iFresh, Shanghai Nov 14th to 16th
“Understanding China’s fresh produce market”
From November 14th to 16th, the iFresh China Fruit and Vegetable Expo, an international exhibition for the fresh produce industry, will be staged in Shanghai. The event is one of the first in China that covers the domestic and international fruit and vegetable industry.The Chinese fresh product market is.....


Ukraine: 5th Fresh Business Expo to be held in late November
The 5th Fresh Business Expo, an international business exhibition for the fresh fruit and vegetable sector, will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 29 November to the 1 DecemberThe fair is a leading trade event for traders, the industry and for fruit and vegetable producers. Some of the areas covered include.....


Paris International Food Exhibition: mixing fresh agricultural products
The Paris International Food Exhibition, also known as the World Food Market Exhibition, was held from October 16 until October 20. The trade fair focuses on food and food processing industries. Many fruit and vegetable cultivators, as well as exporters, were present at the trade fair.Click here for a photo.....


October 30 to November 1st, Beijing, China
China FVF: On- track with China's produce industry
“Our ambition is to facilitate fresh produce trade from and to China. We welcome foreign exporters and buyers, domestic growers and importers to meet each other in Beijing. The exhibition is fully supported by the Chinese AQSIQ, and therefore we can offer some unique opportunities to enter the Chinese fresh.....

Seoul, South Korea, 24-27 October 2016
African Development Bank to co-host Korea-Africa conference
An African Development Bank (AfDB) Group delegation, led by President, Akinwumi Adesina, will attend the 5th KOAFEC Ministerial Conference in Seoul, South Korea, from 24-27 October 2016.The Bank is co-hosting the conference whose theme is: "Transforming Africa's Agriculture through Industrialization and.....

Tuesday 18th July 2017
Asparagus Day planning underway
The biannual Asparagus Growers Association Agronomy Day planning, is now underway. You can officially save the date in your dairies for Tuesday 18th July 2017. The event will be held at Edward Spanton Farms in Kent.The association is in the very early stages of planning this event so not much more can be.....


Amsterdam Produce Show
Exclusive Agro Merchants Group Logistics tour – book now
Ever wanted to delve into the workings of a top-class storage and logistics operator? Intrigued by the ins and outs of handling, packing, storage and distribution on an international level? Then don’t miss out on this action-packed tour of the family-owned Agro Merchants Group.The Agro Merchants Group tour.....

Bid to regain consumer trust
Fukushima apples to be used in World Cocktail Championships
Fukishima's farmers' efforts to regain consumer trust in their produce, and repair their tarnished reputation after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, are finally paying off. Apples grown in the city of Fukushima have been chosen to be used in the annual World Cocktail Championships, which kicks off on Tuesday.....


Hamburger Hafen und Logistik:
Metrans, an Intermodal subsidiary, celebrates 25 years of success
Metrans, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen and Logistik (HHLA) started operations in Prague 25 years ago. In those 25 years Metrans has become the market leader for container transport between the seaports on the North Sea coast, the Adriatic, and Central and Eastern Europe. Loyal customers and long-standing.....

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
NIAB bulb onion variety trials
British Onions are working with AHDB Horticulture and NIAB to organise an open day for all involved in onions. The day will provide an exchange of agronomy and marketing information for onion growers.Bruce Napier (Vegetable Specialist, NIAB) will provide a summary of results from the onion variety trials.....

Wednesday 25th January 2017
Running order announced for UK brassica & leafy salad event
The UK Brassica & Leafy Salad Conference & Trade Exhibition would like to introduce to you their running order for the day. They have a fantastic line up of speakers including Justin Urquhart Stewart, with most of you knowing him as the guy in the red braces. Conference and dinner tickets will be.....

GS1 Germany and FrischeSeminar explain more in Cologne on 25 October 2016
Efficient logistics of fruit and vegetables saves money
Speed is especially important when dealing with perishable fruit and vegetables. Efficient logistics are key in this process. This is why the seminar "Saving money through the right labels" deals with logistic processes in the fruit sector and how they can be organized efficiently and become more.....


Belgrade, Serbia: 29-30 November 2016
Forum has an eye on South-East Europe
The first in a new series of discussion and networking events designed to promote interest, investment and innovation in new and emerging areas of the fresh produce business, has been announced by Fruitnet Media International.Taking place in Belgrade, Serbia, on 29-30 November 2016, Fruitnet Forum South-East.....


Mexico: Organic banana grower to double production
Coliman Organics is currently the largest producer of organic bananas in Mexico, focused on production, development and marketing in the state of Colima. Coliman Organics are in addition to being organically certified, also FairTrade certified and were recently certified by Rainforest Alliance.Coliman’s.....


20-25 November 2016, Cairns
AU: "Now is the era for tropical and temperate horticulture"
The International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture 2016 (ISTTH2016), will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, from 20-25 November 2016. ISTTH 2016 is a series of international symposia, presented on behalf of the International Society for Horticultural.....

Spain: Murcia preparing for second Stonefruit Congress
Following the success of the first edition of the Stonefruit Congress of the Region of Murcia, held last March, which has already become a key event for the stonefruit sector, the company Agromarketing and the Scientific Committee, which organised it, have already announced a second edition.The more than 600.....

16-18 November – Allée Bleue
Interpera 2016 addresses main pear issues
“The pear industry has unlimited potential and is ripe for a revolution,” Amit Dhingra recently blogged on the Good Fruit Grower website.He makes a convincing argument that the pear industry in essence has a perception problem and needs to get the proper attention.“If the industry could address the main.....


Potato industry event discusses Brexit and Blackleg
AHDB Potatoes will use this year’s Seed Industry Event on 3 November to review the industry’s current approach to controlling blackleg. The biennial conference, held this year in St Andrews, will also provide growers with an insight into the potential impact of Brexit, and scope out the potato market, both.....

At National Fruit Show 2016, 19-20 Oct
Software solutions provider showcases real-time tech innovations
Affinitus, the company behind the innovative Freshware and Agrilogik software systems, will be appearing at this year’s National Fruit Show to highlight how its real-time technology is helping suppliers improve profitability, efficiencies and traceability.The company will be on hand at the event, which takes.....


Photo Report Fruit Attraction
Last week the 8th edition of Fruit Attraction took place. Over the years the exhibition has turned into an international event. There were many things to discover at the stands: from special exotics to new packaging. This year 1,238 companies participated, this is an increase of 20% compared to last year and.....


Photo report - Network reception at embassy during Fruit Attraction
As part of the Fruit Attraction trade fair, the Embassy of Madrid organised a network reception. More than 100 Dutch and Spanish entrepreneurs were present. During his welcoming speech, the ambassador of Bonzel indicated the enormous potential for collaboration between the two countries, which are.....

Kenya: Delegates to discuss ag at forum
Delegates from 54 African countries will converge in Nairobi from today, Tuesday 11 Oct., through to Thursday to discuss agriculture and climate change. Kenya is hosting the second Africa Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Alliance, which is organized under the theme “From Agreement to Action: Implementing.....

USDA prepares for Hurricane Matthew
The USDA reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses that could potentially be affected by Hurricane Matthew, that USDA has several programs that provide assistance before, during and after disasters. USDA staff in the regional, State and county offices along the East Coast are ready to.....

AU: Herb ‘trailblazer’ Jan Vydra is a winner
Victoria's Jan Vydra received the Rabobank Emerging Leader Award at a ceremony in Sydney last night.Mr Vydra is the executive director of Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs, which he has grown from 2000 to 180,000 bunches a week in sales.Rabobank Australia and New Zealand group managing director, Peter Knoblanche,.....