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Share your view and learn about experiences from all over Europe and beyond at the 11th European Organic Congress! Early bird available until 31 May, 2017

 

Congress day I – Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Speaker/topic

Time

Lunch

12:30

Welcome and opening statement

13:30

Christopher Stopes - President, IFOAM EU
Opening Plenary - Sustainability Now! A European Vision for Sustainability

14:00

Pekka Pesonen - Secretary General, Copa - Cogeca
Jeremy Wates - Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau
Karl Falkenberg - Senior Adviser for Sustainable Development to the President of the European Commission
Christopher Stopes - President, IFOAM EU
Moderator: Eduardo Cuoco - Director, IFOAM EU
Coffee Break

15:45

Parallel Workshops

16:30

Organic on every table
A holistic approach for agriculture & food
Transparent & fair food chains
Concluding address

17:30

Gunter Pauli - Entrepreneur & author of The Blue Economy: 10 years – 100 innovations – 100 million jobs (tbc)
End of day one

18:00

Networking dinner

19:00

Congress day II – Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Speaker/topic

Time

Panel discussion - Organic Regulation

09:00

Elena Panichi - Deputy Head of Organics Unit, Agriculture & Rural Development, European Commission
Martin Häusling - Member of European Parliament
Jan Plagge - President, Bioland; Board Member, IFOAM EU
Coffee break

10:30

Parallel Workshops

11:00

Organic on every table
A holistic approach for agriculture & food
Transparent & fair food chains
Lunch

12:30

Conclusions from workshops

14:00

Panel discussion - Re-thinking organic farming in the transition towards a sustainable food system

14:30

Emile Frison - Independent Consultant, Agriculture, biodiversity and sustainable food systems
Sergi Corbalan - Executive Director, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Bernhard Johannes Kahl - Food Quality & Health Association
Coffee break

15:30

Conclusions

16:45

Christopher Stopes - President, IFOAM EU
Goodbye coffee

17:00

End of the congress

17:30

Excursion - 7 September 2017

Speaker/topic

Time

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