Programme

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Congress day I – Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Speaker/topic

Time

Day languages: English - German (interpretation provided)
Registration and welcome coffee

12:00

Welcome & Introduction

13:00

Gertraud Grabmann - President, Bio Austria
Jan Plagge - President, IFOAM EU
Opening Plenary: Fair Play and Fair Pay for a more sustainable European agricultural and food system

13:30

Keynote: Fabio Brescacin - CEO, NaturaSi
Tomáš Ignác Fénix - Vice - President, The European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA)
Gertraud Grabmann - President, Bio Austria
Oliver Sitar - Deputy Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Sophie Tack - Board Member, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Moderator: Eric Gall - Deputy Director and Policy Manager, IFOAM EU
Coffee Break

15:00

Plenary: Organic on every table - The Future of food and farming, a transformative approach for the next Common Agricultural Policy

15:30

Herbert Dorfmann - Member of the European Parliament
Tassos Haniotis - Director for Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis in Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Pekka Pesonen - Secretary General, Copa Cogeca
Jan Plagge - President, IFOAM EU
Josef Plank - Secretary General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism
Moderator: Thomas Fertl - Board Member, IFOAM EU/Head of Agricultural Policy and International Affairs, Bio Austria
Closing statement

16:45

Jiri Lehejcek - Vice President, IFOAM EU
Networking dinner

19:00

Garden Palace Schonborn - Laudongasse 15 -19, 1080, Vienna

 

Congress day II – Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Speaker/topic

Time

Day language: English only
Welcome Coffee

09:00

Opening Speech

09:30

Thomas Snellmann - RECO circle
Plenary: The Organic Regulation - The new production rules for plants and livestock: Needs of the sector

10:00

Keynote: Christian R. Vogl - Professor, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Marian Blom - Vice President, IFOAM EU
Sarah Compson - International Development Manager, Soil Association
Karl Plsek - Deputy Head of Division of Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection
Nicolas Verlet - Head of Unit Organics, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Moderator: Emanuele Busacca - Regulation Manager, IFOAM EU
Coffee break

11:00

Parallel sessions

11:30

1) The new Common Agricultural Policy proposal – New Delivery Model, policy architecture and organic farming

Introduction: Tassos Haniotis - Director for Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis in Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Faustine Bas-Defossez, Joint head of the Agriculture and Land Use Programme, IEEP
Laurent Moinet - Farmer’s Interest Group, IFOAM EU
Moderator: Nicolas de la Vega - Policy Officer for Agriculture and CAP, IFOAM EU
2)Improving competitiveness in the organic production chain: a focus on true cost accounting

Introduction: Gianluca Brunori - Professor, University of Pisa
Adrian De Groot Ruiz - Executive Director, True Price
Inka Sachse - Project Manager Supplier Development, Soil&More Impacts
Moderator: Silvia Schmidt - Food Policy Officer, IFOAM EU
Lunch

13:00

Reporting from the workshops

15:00

Concluding plenary - The role of Organic in Future Economies: Up scaling vs. new economic approaches

15:30

Catia Bastioli - CEO, Novamont
Johannes Gutmann – Sonnentor, Entrepreneur
Helene Timoshkin - Economist, Asterès
Sebastien Treyer - Director of Programmes, IDDRI
Moderator: Eduardo Cuoco - Director, IFOAM EU
Closing statement

16:50

Jan Plagge - President, IFOAM EU
End of the congress

17:00

Excursion - Thursday, 27 September 2018

Activity

Time

Departure from Vienna

07:30

The excursion will lead you to organic hot spots in Lower Austria
Arrival at Vienna International Airport

16:30

Arrival at Vienna City Center

17.00

Please note that the number of participants is limited. Excursion requires specific registration and is not included in the congress fee.

 

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