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Preliminary program and speakers
The outline program of the first Tomato News Conference is as follows:
Thursday 16 May
- 9.00 to 9.30: Registration
- 9.30 to 12.30 pm:
Adapting to a changing world
Where are we? Where are we going?
Towards a recovery in the Eastern Mediterranean?
Future impacts of water availability in California
A new deal in China?
Roundtable: Strategies for a new market
- 12.30 to 2.00 pm: lunch
- 2.00 to 5.00 pm:
Emerging production areas
Roundtable: Marketing tomato products in a modern market
- 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm: wine reception
Friday 17 May
Building the Future: Innovation and research in technology
Pulsed Electric Fields
High Pressure Processing
Roundtable: Building the Future: Innovation and research in breeding
Innovations in processing tomato breeding
CRISPR technology and regulatory issues
- 12.45 to 1.00 pm: Closing remarks
- 1.00 to 2.30: Buffet lunch
Confirmed speakers include:
Massimiliano Beretta (ISI Sementi), Mathilde Causse (INRA), Tarek El Kattan (Paste and Juice), Maria Nomikos (D. Nomikos), David Page (INRA), Martin Stilwell (HIT), Roger Scriven (Morning Star), Gwen Young (The Tomato Foundation)
This program will be updated regularly as the organisation of the event progresses and speakers are confirmed.
If you would like to propose a topic or a speaker for the conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to register and book your hotel room early.