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FRUIT LOGISTICA shifts the date and adapts concept

FRUIT LOGISTICA shifts the date and adapts concept
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FRUIT LOGISTICA SPECIAL EDITION will take place from 18 to 20 May 2021

 

Berlin, 12 October 2020 – FRUIT LOGISTICA will take place in 2021 as a Special Edition and is rescheduling to 18 to 20 May 2021 to host its trade show in Berlin. With the headline “Meet onsite. Connect online” the adapted concept focuses on business meetings and turn-key exhibition packages to maximize exhibitors’ flexibility and business opportunities.

“Covid-19 confronts us with challenges none of us can eliminate. So we’ve asked ourselves what do our clients need and what are the factors that we can control for them,” explains Madlen Miserius, Senior Product Manager at FRUIT LOGISTICA. “Our approach is to enable our customers to better manage their risks and further increase their business opportunities. This is the guiding principle of FRUIT LOGISTICA SPECIAL EDITION 2021 in Berlin.”

With the event to be held in May it is more likely that a higher number of buyers from many parts of the world will be able to attend – further increasing business opportunities at FRUIT LOGISTICA SPECIAL EDITION 2021. Digital elements, including meeting functions and broadcasting of the conference program, provide additional solutions to participate and engage. The adapted concept based on turn-key exhibition packages fundamentally reduces investment and lead time for exhibitors. They can choose a package for three pre-defined stand sizes. Packages include the stand space, stand construction and robust internet access.

“With our adapted concept, we want to enable the global fresh fruit and vegetable industry to meet and reconnect in Berlin in 2021 in a safe environment,” Miserius comments. “While FRUIT LOGISTICA SPECIAL EDITION 2021 builds on a clearly reduced total space, it offers the opportunity for a maximum number of registered companies to showcase products onsite. The new format lowers the investment of our customers, allows time for decisions and also reduces the number of staff needed to be on their booth in Berlin. In other words, we provide a simple way to participate and give the industry much needed opportunities to meet buyers face-to-face.”

The FRUIT LOGISTICA team has already informed all exhibitors, and its global network of representatives covering over 150 countries is already getting in touch directly with the exhibitors. Information regarding the participation packages and further details will be available by 23 October 2020.

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First annual Grape Quality Summit held online on October 9th, 2020

First annual Grape Quality Summit held online on October 9th, 2020

Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, announced the launch of the first ever virtual Grape Quality Summit. The 2-hour event will be held on Friday October 9th and feature keynote speakers from across the grape industry ahead of the ‘20-’21 Southern Hemisphere grape harvest.

Speakers will include Dr. Juan Pablo Zoffoli, professor of Postharvest physiology and technology at Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Patricio Mendoza, National Quality Manager for Vancouver, CA-based Oppy, and Mario Cervantes, Senior Business Development Manager at Hazel Technologies, Inc. 

The keynote speeches will highlight the latest research on fresh table grape post-harvest quality, including maintaining stem quality, preventing stem dehydration, and ensuring optimum quality during long-distance ocean freight transit.

Juan Pablo Zoffoli said: “Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, innovation in the table grape category regarding post-harvest management is needed now more than ever before. I look forward to sharing the findings of our research with esteemed colleagues.”

Patricio Mendoza, North America Quality Manager at Oppy, said: “As a grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world, Oppy has placed the utmost priority on embracing new technology to provide the highest quality, premium table grapes to retailers and consumers. Sharing knowledge within the industry on the latest research and development will help us collectively grow the grape category together.”

Mario Cervantes, senior business development manager at Hazel Technologies, said: “Hazel Tech has dedicated extensive research efforts to understand the most urgent post-harvest management problems in the fresh table grape category and deliver cutting-edge solutions. We are excited to share our findings with our industry partners at the Grape Quality Summit.” 

The Grape Quality Summit is a free event. Registration is open to the general industry until October 9th or until capacity is reached. Content will be available in both English and Spanish.

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New date for Global Cherry Summit: April 22nd 2021

New date for Global Cherry Summit: April 22nd 2021

The 3rd edition of the Global Cherry Summit, which was originally scheduled for September 24th 2020 has a new date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021, at the Hotel Sun Monticello Conference Center in San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile.

Global demand for cherries has been soaring over recent years, with total imports in 2018 hitting a record US$3 billion– double what they were just five years before. Global Cherry Summit 2021 will provide what you need to capitalise on this exciting growth, offering eye-opening sessions on the international cherry trade, emerging markets, new commercial opportunities, marketing strategies and logistical developments, as well as ample networking opportunities.

The 2019 edition hosted over 700 participants from the world’s main cherry export and import countries including Chile, China, the US, the UK Australia, Brazil, and New Zealand. There were also more than 60 companies from the industry exhibiting their products and services.

Attendees at the previous two events praised about the quality of the educational sessions, the organisation and the diverse and international crowd, which included exporters, importers, retailers, marketers, and researchers.

 

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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2021: Madlen Miserius invites the fresh fruit and vegetable business to create a new global vision

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2021: Inspire by focusing on change and opportunity
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Berlin, 24 July 2020 – At a time of unprecedented challenge, transition and reinvention, FRUIT LOGISTICA 2021 is focusing on change and opportunity. Madlen Miserius, Senior Product Manager at FRUIT LOGISTICA, invites the fresh fruit and vegetable business to create a new global vision while meeting up in Berlin in February 2021.

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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2021: Inspire by focusing on change and opportunity

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2021: Inspire by focusing on change and opportunity

Berlin, 6 July 2020 – FRUIT LOGISTICA is reaffirming its ambition in a time of unprecedented challenge, transition and reinvention for fresh fruit and vegetable businesses everywhere by focusing its 2021 edition on the many opportunities for all those fresh produce professionals who come together every February in Berlin.

“FRUIT LOGISTICA is the platform to set scene for new opportunities for the global fresh produce business and to prepare the new global scenario”, says Madlen Miserius, Senior Product Manager at FRUIT LOGISTICA.  

“The current situation has brought unprecedented challenges to all of us,” she explains. “Changes already underway have been accelerated by this pandemic. Companies have had to adapt quickly and show great resilience. There is no doubt that 2021 is going to be a year of consolidation. Only those best prepared to face the challenges ahead of us will prosper. At a time of great change, our role at FRUIT LOGISTICA is to help you generate new business, to help you find ways to innovate and to inspire.”

Pressing refresh

As part of its continued commitment to supporting the international fruit and vegetable business, FRUIT LOGISTICA is making available for free a brand new report on the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the fresh produce industry.

“Pressing Refresh”, published by Fruitnet Media International, combines analysis from key players in the fresh produce industry with insight from Fruitnet’s international team of experts. “Pressing Refresh” is now available at fruitlogistica.com. The report covers three key areas: markets, supply and logistics, and underlines the fresh produce industry’s strong determination to overcome the new challenges created by the outbreak.

For example, the report explains how Dutch tomato business RedStar has had to completely rethink staffing arrangements at its greenhouses, while in New Zealand T&G Global is now chartering its own ships to ensure millions of apples destined for Europe arrive without delay.

FRUIT LOGISTICA’s organisers are aware of uncertainties ahead for everyone even though the number of stand registrations for 2021 is already very promising. That’s why they are continuously publishing updates to their Frequently Asked Questions page. This section helps exhibitors answer their most common concerns in the run-up to the 2021 edition of FRUIT LOGISTICA.

Exhibitors who submit their applications by 31 July 2020 can be first in line to get their preferred locations in the floorplan for FRUIT LOGISTICA 2021, says Miserius.

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4th HortEx Vietnam expo on 17-19 March 2021

4th HortEx Vietnam expo on 17-19 March 2021

The 4th edition of HortEx Vietnam will take place from 17-19 March 2021 in the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City. HortEx Vietnam is the first specialised exhibition and conference for horticultural and floricultural production and processing technology in Vietnam. HortEx Vietnam has built up a solid position as the leading exhibition for horticulture and floriculture for Vietnam and neighbouring countries.

HortEx Vietnam was first successfully launched in 2018. Over the past three editions, from 2018-2020, the exhibition attracted a total of 439 companies and welcomed over 13,836 trade visitors from Vietnam and abroad. For the coming years a further growth is expected.

HortEx Vietnam enables participants to meet key decision-makers, strengthen valuable contacts with customers and partners and explore the potential of this huge emerging market.

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European Chestnut Meeting postponed to 2021

Source: eurocastanea.org

 

Given the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid19 health and economic crises, the European chestnut network, EUROCASTANEA, and the Chestnut Interprofessional Union of the South West of France, have decided to postpone the European Meeting from September 2020 to September 2021.
 
To maintain the a connexion between the players in the sector, EUROCASTANEA has decided:

  • to organize a webinar with commercial operators and producers’ representatives on October 8, 2020 to discuss about the harvest and the market prospects for the 2020/21 season
  • and, if the sanitary conditions allow it, to organize a seminar in Bordeaux on December 2 and 3 during the Vinitech / Sifel trade fair on one or more important technical themes.

 
It was also decided that in 2022, the European Chestnut meeting will take place in  Italy, and in 2023, they will be organised for the first time in Austria.
 
The European chestnut production reaches more than 150 000 tonnes. Several thousands of producers support mountain regions in economic and social decline, and a wide range of healthy and natural products.

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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2021: Creating new perspectives for the global fresh produce business

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2021: Creating new perspectives for the global fresh produce business

                                                                                                                                                                                           Press release

 

Berlin, 19 May 2020 – Enabling the international fresh produce industry to build new business opportunities remains at the heart of FRUIT LOGISTICA, the world’s single most-important meeting point for fresh produce buyers and suppliers all across the world. As the world comes to terms with the coronavirus crisis, the annual event will offer its exhibitors and trade visitors the ideal platform in which to cultivate that growth.

“We are already receiving enquiries from new companies and from the various conversations with our customers we know that the interest is high to participate again.” says Madlen Miserius, Senior Product Manager at FRUIT LOGISTICA. “FRUIT LOGISTICA will be the best place for a new start. Our goal is to help reconnect the global fresh fruit and vegetable industry.”

FRUIT LOGISTICA’s return in February 2021 will come at a crucial time for the sector. As markets begin to recover from the shockwaves caused by Covid-19, the event will certainly come at a moment when demand is higher than ever for new products, services and technologies that can lift sales and make supply chains even more efficient and resilient.

As ever, FRUIT LOGISTICA is the optimal platform to present ideas and solutions for the future of the trade, to learn about the trends that are changing the business, and to find new ways to shape the business together.

More than 3,300 exhibitors from over 90 countries participated in 2020, connecting with more than 72,000 trade visitors from 135 countries.

Now more than ever, taking part in FRUIT LOGISTICA is by far the most effective way of boosting your business and bringing your innovation to the attention of a global audience. The closing date for receipt of applications for exhibitors is 31 July 2020. The stand registration forms are available https://www.fruitlogistica.de/en/Exhibitors/Registration/.

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IBO Summit moved back to 2021

New IBO president Peter McPherson said the next International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit will take place in China.

The International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) 2020 Summit, which was set to take place in Trujillo, Peru between 10-12 August this year, has officially been rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will now be held in the same location between 22-25 August 2021.

“The decision to reschedule was made with careful consideration and following consultations with stakeholders and industry partners,” said Roberto Vargas, president of the Peruvian Blueberry Growers’ Association (ProArandanos). “We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and say that the Peruvian blueberry industry greatly looks forward to welcoming the global industry in 2021.”

“The IBO’s number-one priority is ensuring the public safety of the community,” said Peter McPherson, chairman of the IBO. “We understand the inconvenience this may cause, but we hope that global industry participants can put aside that week next year to attend the IBO Summit, where the opportunity to gain industry knowledge, see the latest innovations and network with berry experts is second to none.”

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International Blueberry Organization Summit Rescheduled to 2021

The International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) 2020 Summit, which was set to take place in Trujillo, Peru between August 10 and 12, 2020, has officially been rescheduled in light of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The event will now be held in the same location between August 22 and 25, 2021.

The IBO Summit brings the global blueberry industry together under one roof to address common challenges and identify new opportunities. It has become the most important event on the blueberry industry’s calendar.

[The decision to reschedule was made with careful consideration and following consultations with stakeholders and industry partners,” said Roberto Vargas, president of the Peruvian Blueberry Growers’ Association (ProArandanos). “We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and say that the Peruvian blueberry industry greatly looks forward to welcoming the global industry in 2021”.

 “The IBO’s number-one priority is ensuring the public safety of the community,” said Peter McPherson, chairman of the IBO. “We understand the inconvenience this may cause, but we hope that global industry participants can put aside that week next year to attend the IBO Summit, where the opportunity to gain industry knowledge, see the latest innovations and network with berry experts is second to none.”

All registrations, booths and sponsorships will be automatically valid for the rescheduled IBO Summit in 2021.