Global Tomato Congress to offer visions of future

The Global Tomato Congress 2021, which will take place online on 16 March from 10am-4pm CET, will explore the latest innovations in the tomato category with a mix of talks, […]
Mon 01/03/2021

The Global Tomato Congress 2021, which will take place online on 16 March from 10am-4pm CET, will explore the latest innovations in the tomato category with a mix of talks, interviews, and discussion. This makes it the best place to find out what’s happening right now in the world of fresh tomatoes. Leading players from across the fresh tomato business will share their ideas and insight at Global Tomato Congress, which combines exclusive, informative content with the best networking opportunities.

And with more than 800 people from over 50 countries expected to attend this year’s meeting, it is also the only place to network with a large number of people all connected to the category.

Interactive sessions include live chat and Q&A with speakers, so delegates can ask them the questions that matter most to them. They can also enjoy Global Tomato Congress sessions while networking with other attendees, and if they miss any sessions, these are all available on demand to watch later.

This year’s congress will focus on important topics including consumer behaviour, sustainability, advanced breeding, automated production, artificial intelligence, marketing, and packaging. In particular, it will focus on the future, concentrating on the modernisation of fresh tomato supply chains that serve retail, wholesale, and foodservice channels all across the world.

The line-up features several tomato category experts, including Sam Warren of UK retailer Sainsbury’s, Europanel’s consumer insight director Davide Perotto, Jörg Werner and Jan Doldersum of Rijk Zwaan, Anne Williams of Bayer Vegetable Seeds, and Pilar Checa of Syngenta.

Following Perotto’s introduction, which presents the major category developments to watch out for in 2021, Werner and Doldersum will look more closely at retail and consumer market trends in Germany.

Also featured on the programme are some of the trade’s leading commercial players: Henri Lambriex of Dutch supplier RedStar, Jo Lambrecht of Belgian company BelOrta, Raúl Medina of Spanish group Agroponiente, and  Perry Dekkers of Netherlands-based Growers United.