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Program of the San Juan virtual congress

07/03/2022 - Sophie Colvine - 2020 WPTC congress
The 14th World Processing Tomato Congress & 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato which were due to be held in San Juan (Argentina) in March 2020 will take place online from 21 March to 1 April 2022 with a full program covering varied topics.

Although attendees will be unable to meet in person, a full program has been developped to address the major issues affecting the global tomato processing sector, from production and consumption, current market trends, technological developments in the field and the factory and how they relate and shape the future of our industry.

Congress program
 
Monday 21 March (2 pm to 6 pm UTC)
* Opening ceremony - Welcome to San Juan 

* The industry from 2020 to 2050: current situation and future challenges           
  • Why San Juan?  The industry in Argentina and in San Juan (Martin Gomez Sabatie, San Juan Government)
  • The global production and consumption in 2022 (Mike Montna, Jason Fritsch & Manuel Vazquez, WPTC & François-Xavier Branthôme, Tomato News)
  • Climatic change and its effects on Europe, USA and Latin America (Fernando Santibanez Quezada)
  • Food security: vulnerability of food supplies (Jorge Culasso, Arcor) 

Tuesday 22 March (2 pm to 6 pm UTC)
* Innovations in the farm 
  • Agricultural innovation: A challenge for all (Carlos Parera, INTA)
  • Breeding for changing conditions & new diseases (Massimiliano Beretta, ISI Sementi)
  • Coping with water scarcity (Don Cameron, Terranova Ranch)
  • Geographic information system for crop management (Julián Chambouleyron, Gisworking)
  • The use of aerial imagery for precision irrigation (Javier Garrido, Morning Star) 

Wednesday 23 March (2 pm to 6 pm UTC)
* Innovations in the factory & traceability
  • Update and Innovations in the tomato processing industry (Marco Dalla Rossa)
  • The role of packaging in sustainability (Juan Pablo Cabrera, Arcor)
  • Scientific Traceability - Tangible Opportunities for the Processing Tomato Industry (Sandon Adams, Oritain)
  • Breadcrumbs (Roberto Vavala, Goglio)
  • Traceability initiatives (Gabriel Amura, SENASA)                                               

Thursday 24 March (2 pm to 6 pm UTC)
* Consumption Revival by Health Promotion
  • Advances in research on the health benefits of tomatoes – benefits of nutrigenomics (Jean-François Landrier, INSERM)
  • Consumers' food choice and healthfulness perception. The impact of Front-of-package nutrition labelling systems on tomato products (Montana Camara, UCM)
  • EFSA health claim for tomato products, project overview, findings, relevance, future (Luca Sandei, SSICA)
  • Development of foods with function claims based on the health benefits of tomato-derived nutrients (Kazutaka Yoshida, Kagome) 
* Motivational speaker 

Friday 25 March (2 pm to 6 pm UTC)
* Innovation & new trends 
  • Innovation – New & Future Diet and connecting that with trends (Juan Pablo Pittaluga, Tetra Pak)
  • Tomate 2000 as integration model (Guillermo San Martin, Tomate 2000)
  • What is happening? What can we expect? (Martin Stilwell, Tomato News)  
* Congress closing ceremony

Monday 28 March to Friday 1st April:
* ISHS Symposium sessions: see here 

(This program is still subject to small changes)

Congress times:
UTC TIME 2pm to 6 pm UTC
SAN JUAN 11 am to 3 pm
PARIS* 3 pm to 7 pm
SAN FRANCISCO 7 am to 11 am
BEIJING 10 pm to 2 am
TOKYO 11 pm to 3 am
ISTANBUL 5 pm to 9 pm
MELBOURNE 1 am to 5 am
 

You can still register to attend all the congress and symposium session at www.worldtomatocongress.com.
 

CONGRESS SPONSORS & ORGANIZERS
 
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