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First detailed program of the Budapest congress

08/04/2024 - Sophie Colvine - 2024 WPTC congress
The provisional program of the 15th World Processing Tomato Congress which will take place in Budapest on 9-12 June 2024 has been released.
 
 
 

Monday 10 June - Morning

CONGRESS & SYMPOSUM JOINT OPENING CEREMONY 

THE FUTURE OF FOOD          
Moderator: Jason Fritsch, WPTC President             
  • Emerging Trends in Agriculture, Ryan Avery (Bayer Vegetable Seeds)
  • Reimagining our food systems: accelerating transformation to better sustain our planet and its people, Magdalena Psuja (TetraPak) 
  • Artificial Intelligence: imagine the future, science and innovations, Willem Jan Knibbe (Wageningen Data Competence Center)
  • Roundtable discussion with all speakers       

Monday 10 June - Afternoon

WHERE ARE WE NOW?         
Moderation: Alistair Blake, AMITOM President 
  • The global processing tomato industry in 2024, Alistair Blake (AMITOM president)
  • Global comparison of costs of production, Martin Stilwell (HIT)
  • Ensuring environmental and social sustainability, Antonio Casana (Tomato Europe)
  • Roundtable: How to ensure fair competition in the processed tomato markets? with the speakers and:
    • Zhu Chenhui (COFCO)
    • Armando Gandolfi (Gandolfi)
    • Manuel Goncalves (SUGAL)
    • Mike Montna (CTGA) 

Tuesday 11 June - Morning

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE?
Moderator: Nick Kastle, WPTC Vice President 
  • Global market trends & consumer preferences, Anastasija Nadezdina (Euromonitor)
  • Roundtable: How do we position ourselves to remain relevant or seize opportunity? with all speakers and:
    • Norito Ebata (Kagome, Japan)- 
    • Diodato Ferraioli (La Doria, Italy) 
    • Francesco Mutti (Mutti, Italy) 
    • Endre Nagy (Univer, Hungary) 
    • Guo Shunjie (Cofco, China) 

Tuesday 11 June - Afternoon

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN THE TOMATO PROCESSING INDUSTRY
Moderator: Manuel Vazquez, WPTC Vice President            
  • Gene Editing and GMO, Allen Van Deynze (UC Davis)  
  • The era of zero-steam tomato plants, Mario Gozzi (CFT)
  • What is the next innovation for tomato processing?, Chris Rufer (Morning Star)
  • Roundtable discussion with the speakers 
ISHS JOINT POSTER SESSION 

Wednesday 12 June - Morning 

AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Moderation: Roger Scriven, WPTC past-President 
  • Climate change and future of growing tomatoes, Davide Cammarano (Aarhus University)
  • Tomato Breeding for future challenges: climate, technology, sustainability, Steven Schroeder (BASF/Nunhems)
  • Safeguarding the global seed supply, Paulo Abreu (HeinzSeed)
  • Key research from the symposium, Matthew Stewart (APTRC)
  • Roundtable discussion with the speakers and:
    • Don Cameron (CTGA)
    • Manuel Vazquez (CONESA)
    • Chris Taylor (Kagome Australia) 
CONGRESS & SYMPOSIUM JOINT CLOSING CEREMONY

Note: This provisional program is subject to changes as additional speakers are confirmed and presentation titles are finalised.


Register today at https://15thworldtomatocongress.com/

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