Programme

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Congress day I – Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Speaker/topic

Time

Lunch

12:30

Welcome

13:30

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

13:45

Keynote Address: tbc
Paolo De Castro - Member of the European Parliament (tbc)
Toomas Kevvai - Deputy Secretary General for Food Safety, Research and Development, Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia
Pekka Pesonen - Secretary General, Copa - Cogeca
Jeremy Wates - Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau
Jan Plagge - President, Bioland; Board Member, IFOAM EU
Moderator: Eduardo Cuoco - Director, IFOAM EU
Concluding statement

15:30

Phil Hogan - Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission (tbc)
Coffee Break

15:45

Parallel Workshops

16:30

1) Organic on every table

Franck Bardet - Biocoop (tbc)
2) Inspire-Improve-Deliver

(tbc)
3) Fair play - Fair pay

Hans Ramseier - Head of Quality Assurance, Bio-Suisse
Concluding address - The Blue Economy: 10 years – 100 innovations – 100 million jobs

17:30

Gunter Pauli - Entrepreneur & author
End of day one

18:00

Departure to Congres dinner

18:45

Networking dinner

20:00

Welcome from Tarmo Tamm - Estonian Minister of Rural Affairs

Congress day II – Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Speaker/topic

Time

Welcome Coffee

09:00

Panel discussion - Organic Regulation

09:30

Keynote Address: Nicolas Lampkin - Director, Organic Research Center
Martin Häusling - Member of the European Parliament
Elena Panichi - Deputy Head of Organics Unit, Agriculture & Rural Development, European Commission
Thomas Fertl - Head of Department Agricultural Policy and International Affairs, Bio Austria; Board Member, IFOAM EU (tbc)
Moderator: Markus Arbenz - Executive Director, IFOAM
Coffee break

11:00

Parallel Workshops

11:30

1) Organic on every table

(tbc)
2) Inspire-Improve-Deliver

Patrick Koumarianos - City of Paris (tbc)
Claudio Serafini - Coordinator, Organic Cities Network
3) Fair play - Fair pay

Katrin Noorkõiv – Executive Director, Liivimaa Lihaveis
Lunch

13:00

Conclusions from workshops

14:30

Raffaele Zanoli – Professor, Marche Polytechnic University Ancona
Panel discussion - Re-thinking organic farming in the transition towards a sustainable food system

15:00

Emile Frison - Independent Consultant, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems
Ursula Hudson - President, Slow Food Germany
Sergi Corbalan - Executive Director, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Bernhard Johannes Kahl - Food Quality & Health Association
Anne Luik - Professor Emeritus, Estonian University of Life Sciences
Moderator: Eric Gall - Policy Manager/Deputy Director, IFOAM EU
Conclusions

16:40

Gunnar Rundgren - Author and Senior Consultant, Grolink; Former IFOAM President
End of the congress

17:00

Excursion - 7 September 2017

Starting 08:00 - Ending 17:30
Beekeepers farm - Taali Mesila, Aili and Tõnis Taal
Sheep farm - Rehekivi talu, Tiina and Hugo Vaino
Ice cream factory - La Muu, Rasmus Rask

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