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The 2019 Tomato News Conference preliminary program

07/02/2019 - Sophie Colvine , François-Xavier Branthôme - Read in French
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
  •   9.00 to 12.45:
Building the Future: Innovation and research in technology
  Pulsed Electric Fields
  High Pressure Processing
  Ohmic heating
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  
We encourage you to register and book your hotel room early.
Sponsorship opportunities: 
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