On September 7th, Pagoda’s meeting for global suppliers convened in Hong Kong. More than 200 people from Zespri in New Zealand, Sun World and AgroFresh in the U.S.A. and other giant farms from more than ten other international fruit-producing countries and regions attended. This year’s suppliers’ meeting was the largest in scope since Pagoda started hosting them 15 years ago. It was also the first time the meeting has taken place in Hong Kong.
Among all the activities that night, the one that attracted the most attention was the ceremony in which Pagoda signed a cooperation agreement with the global in supplying technologies to preserve fruit for AgroFresh. With all the guests present bearing witness, the chairman of Pagoda, Yu Huiyong, and AgroFresh’s CEO, Jordi Ferre, contractually agreed to jointly set up an after-harvest processing centre for fruit in China. Both parties will invest in the project and make an effort to research the difficulties of processing fruit after harvest. Thus, they will be able to reduce the damage done to fruit during transport and storage periods, and they will be able to guarantee the freshness and quality of fruit while increasing its market value.