IFOAM meets business

IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2020

Bringing the organic industry together!

08 Dec
— 09 Dec
Online
08 Dec
— 09 Dec
Online

IFOAM Organics Europe continues its series of ‘IFOAM Organics Europe meets business’ events with this third edition, in a time during which recent EU initiatives can create new opportunities for businesses.

This successful platform for exchange between players from the whole (organic) supply chain – including processors, traders, retailers, and certifiers – brings together IFOAM Organics Europe’s members and their members, as well as companies involved in or interested in organic (e.g. retailers that have an organic range, or processors that are contemplating as to whether to start working with organic products).

The focus on policy-related issues is again at the center of this edition of IFOAM Organics Europe meets business, as the following topics will be addressed: the new organic regulation, the state of play of the organic market, the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on the organic sector, as well as how organic is part of the solution to achieve more sustainable food systems, especially in the context of the Farm to Fork Strategy (topics are subject to change).

Save the date: 8-9 December 2020 to be sure to attend the third edition of IFOAM Organics Europe meets business!

Due to Covid-19, the event will take place online in two morning sessions on 8-9 December respectively.

Consult the programme and register to the event. Stay tuned for more!

Consult the topics addressed during previous editions of IFOAM Organics Europe 2018 and 2019.

Programme

08 Dec
10:00
13:00
Political Day
Today’s moderator: Eduardo Cuoco, IFOAM Organics Europe director

10:00 - 10:15 : Introductory session - IFOAM Organics Europe & its Interest Group of Organic Processors (IGOP)
• Speaker: Eduardo Cuoco, IFOAM Organics Europe director

10:15 - 11:00 : The Farm to Fork & EU biodiversity strategies - Organic as part of the solution to achieve more sustainable food systems
• Introduction & moderation by Silvia Schmidt, IFOAM Organics Europe Food Policy Officer
• Speakers: Alexander Beck, IFOAM Organics Europe IGOP member, AöL & Charles Pernin, IFOAM Organics Europe IGOP member, Synabio

11:30 - 12:15 : State of play of the organic production and market
• Introduction & moderation by Sarah Compson, IGOP chair, Soil Association
• Speakers: Lukas Nossol, IFOAM Organics Europe Board member, Dennree & Kurt Sannen, chair of IFOAM Organics Europe’s Farmers Group, Bolhuis

12:15 - 13:00 : The impact of Brexit on the organic sector
• Speakers: Lee Holdstock, Soil Association & Thomas Parry-Jones, Head of Agriculture, UK mission to the EU
09 Dec
10:00
13:00
Technical Day
Today’s moderator: Sarah Compson, IGOP chair, Soil Association

10:00 - 11:00 : New Organic Regulation
• Speakers: Emanuele Busacca, IFOAM Organics Europe regulation manager & Johanna Stumpner, IFOAM Organics Europe IGOP member, AöL & Michel Reynaud, IFOAM Organics Europe board member, Ecocert

11:30 - 12:30 : Discussion tables on specific issues regarding the new organic regulation
• Table 1 on International trade & control and certification : Emanuele Busacca, IFOAM Organics Europe regulation manager & Michel Reynaud, IFOAM Organics Europe board member, Ecocert
• Table 2 on Food & labelling rules : Alexander Beck, IFOAM Organics Europe IGOP member, AöL & Roberto Pinton, IFOAM Organics Europe board member, Assobio

12:30 - 12:50 : Quick update on the pesticide residues project
• Speaker: Marian Blom, IFOAM Organics Europe board member, Bionext

12:50 - 13:00 : Wrap up & final remarks
• Speaker: Eduardo Cuoco, IFOAM Organics Europe director

Information and contact

Contact events@organicseurope.bio for more information

 
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