AGENDA DAY 2
第二日

 

THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2024
2024年9月5日 周四

TECH & INNOVATION
科技与创新

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AFC

10:30-11:30
What’s next in varietal innovation?
New varieties are reshaping several fresh produce categories - be it through higher yields, climate tolerance or consumer attributes such as better colour, taste and size. A panel of leading breeders and marketers discusses the future of new varieties. How will breakthroughs in breeding accelerate development? What opportunities does Asia present for IP varieties, both in terms of production and consumption? And how are these varieties best marketed to consumers?

• Akshat Medakker, KeyGene (India)
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David Marguleas, Sun World International (US)
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Mohammed Abbas, Fresh Del Monte (US)
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Fiachra Moloney, Bloom Fresh (UK)


12:30-13:30
Artificial intelligence: shaping the industry’s future
Artificial intelligence is making waves across a multitude of industries, and fresh produce is no exception. In this session, we look at where machines and technology can take the fresh fruit and vegetable business next. From yield forecasting and advanced grading systems that help to limit food waste, through smart robotics that can reduce the need for workers, to demand analytics to support targeted consumer marketing.

• Yoav Yichie, Aerobotics (Australia)
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Paul Slupecki, Tomra Fresh Food (Australia)
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John Gray, Angus Soft Fruits (UK)

14:00-14:30
Presentation of ASIA FRUIT AWARDS 2024
Winners announced: meet the winners of Asia’s premier annual awards for the fresh produce business. Presented by Asia Fruit Logistica and Asiafruit Magazine. 

15:00-16:00
Sustainable solutions: adapting to a challenging climate
Climate change is forcing the horticulture industry to adapt as never before. We look at the impact and implications for the global fresh produce business. How can the industry work together to find scalable solutions and chart a path to a sustainable future? 

 

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11:30-12:00
Sensory research underpins varietal success
A look at the critical role of sensory research as a tool to identify winning varieties through the different stages of breeding programmes. How does it work? What are the key factors to consider? And what are the benefits?

• Carlo Magni, Forward Insight (New Zealand)

12:00-12:30
Chinese-language session: Tech & Innovation

13:00-14:00
High-tech farming: new solutions for Asia
Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) offers several advantages for producers across Asia, boosting yields, lowering water usage and enabling consistent supply of residue-free products for consumers. Case studies explore the opportunities and challenges for CEA in Asia, from vertical farms to greenhouse systems.

• Tom Stenzel, Controlled Environment Agriculture Alliance (US)

14:30-15:15
Protecting your IP in Asia
Legal experts host a special workshop on licensing of plant variety rights in Asia. How is the legal landscape changing to facilitate enforcement? What are the keys to protecting your brand?

• Andrew Sim, Baker McKenzie (Hong Kong)
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Alanna Rennie, Bloom Fresh (UK)

15:30-16:00
Commercialising premium apples and pears
Commercialisation specialist Prevar and its global partner AIGN manage and protect the intellectual property of an extensive portfolio of apples and pears around the world. Together they share their experiences and guidelines for maximising value creation in the global marketplace.

• Tony Martin, Prevar (New Zealand)

 

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Asia Fruit Logistica exhibitors present the newest products, technologies and solutions.