Frug I Com, GS1 and IFPS

Second European congress held on SS Rotterdam

On the 1st and 2nd of December, Frug I Com will once again join forces with GS1 and IFPS in organising a second European congress on the SS Rotterdam. In this program, a number of keynote speakers from across the world will address important issues for all parties involved in the fresh produce industry such as the Internet of Things, big data, communication between computers and, of course, information standards. In short, is the industry ready for Horticulture 4.0? And most importantly: are you?

1st of December: Strategy formulation forum
Now that digitalisation rapidly changes agricultural production processes, the chain and the market in general, it is essential for any entrepreneur to strategize on technological development.

A forum will be held on the first of December, which will consists of a series of presentations designed to provide entrepreneurs and managers from the agricultural sector a comprehensive overview of the developments in both individual companies and the fresh produce industry in general as a result of growing technological possibilities.

The program will start with Entrepreneur 4.0: Data driven enterprises! by R. Huirne from the Dutch Rabobank. He will address the significance of data for the company of tomorrow today. This will be followed by a fascinating insight into the development of cultivation technology in Cultivation 4.0: the Next Generation of Growers! by M. Prins from the Dutch company Priva. Another fascinating lecture on technology, Technology 4.0: the Sky is the Limit!, will be given by professor S. Sukkarieh from the University of Sydney and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics.

2nd of December: Roundtable knowledge exchange
The second day will include a number of presentations and workshops that will specifically address the interface between information, ICT and the fresh produce industry. Workshops will be given on innovation in Information & Logistics, Food Safety, Market & Consumer, Finance and Cultivation.
Emphasis on information exchange

During the Forum and Round table sessions, particular attention will once again be given to information-exchange and standards. For example, the use of EPCIS in both the supply chain and retailer will be highlighted in both Connected Transport 4.0 and Datasharing 4.0. J. Wozniak of the International Trade Centre in Switzerland will guide you through the development of BlueID als a global farm number in agriculture. Considerable attention will also be given to the use of standards on labels regarding various legislations. GS1 in Europe will provide an update on the new manual for consumer labels. G. Rowe from GS1 Global will take the floor in a best practise session on the most notable applications in the agrifood sector. Finally, attention wll be paid to the increasing focus on standards in geo-information for the benefit of precision agriculture. Last but not least, the Speed Learning sessions will give you the opportunity to learn about GS1 and IFPS standards for cultivation, trade and retail.

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