On September 15 and 16, Casa Colon will once again host a new edition of Huelva's International Berry Congress.
The president and the manager of Freshuelva, Alberto Garrocho and Rafael Dominguez, will be in charge of the inauguration of the event. The Congress will feature an extensive program that will start with a conference on the consumption of fruits and vegetables by Carlos Rios, a dietitian and nutritionist that created the Realfooding movement.
The ports have a relevant role in this year's congress, as the director of the Huelva Port Authority, Ignacio Alvarez-Ossorio, will speak about 'Ports as strategic allies in the growth of the berry sector.'
The CEO of Agrica AB, Finland, Roger Nyqvist, will make a presentation about 'Trends and opportunities in retail for the berry sector.'
Eduward Velasco de Rodanto from the United Kingdom will speak about 'New emerging markets for the berry sector.'
As usual, the Congress will also hold technical conferences, which this year will be opened by Agusti Soler and Jose Luis Robles, from Bayer. In the afternoon, the program includes speeches by Daniel Mulas, from Sipcam Iberia; Fernando Vazquez, from Naturcode; Jose Yañez, from Brant Europe SL; Miguel Angel Hidalgo, from Planasa; Pedro Sebastiao, from Asfert Global; Juan Manuel Lopez, from Seipasa; Fernando Castilla, from Vellsam, and Cascade, who will present their technology on plastics that favor crops.
This first day will end with technical lectures by Carmen Lorente, from Daymsa; Jose Maria Valverde Hidalgo, from SP Soluciones Agricolas, and Santiago Laserna, from Atlantica Agricola.
The second day of the congress, on September 16, will begin at 9.30 am with the intervention of the director of AEPLA, Carlos Palomar, on 'Environmental sustainability and innovation.'
Then, Antonio Garcia Bermudez will speak about the 'Reconversion of in-soil strawberry cultivation to elevated hydroponics.' The first block of the morning will end with a presentation by Francisco Jose Martinez, Professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at the University of Huelva, about 'The sustainable development objectives of berry companies.'
After a break, Francisco Buillen and Ana Maria Robles, from Proyecta Ingenio, will continue discussing sustainable production in their 'Implementation and certification of systems focused on sustainability' talk.
Then, there will be two presentations that will focus on new technologies and consumption. Enrique Colilles, from Trops, will talk about Agriculture 4.0, followed by a presentation from Nuria Martinez, the director of the '5 a day' association.
The day will end with two technical conferences. Fernando Rodriguez will speak about sustainable developments and a spokesperson from Corteva will talk about biostimulants.