AGENDA DAY 3
第三日

 

FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2024
2024年9月6日 周五

LOGISTICS & TRADE
物流与贸易

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AFC

10:30-11:30
China’s changing distribution landscape
Fresh fruit distribution is evolving rapidly in China. Port decentralisation is a key priority to cut congestion and boost efficiency. New routes to market are developing as demand grows from second- and third-tier cities. Industry experts discuss new cold chain investments and the changing distribution landscape. What are the learnings for other markets in Asia? 

• Justin Chan, VX Cold Chain (China)
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Rahul Bagde, Zespri International (China)
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Ivan Marambio, Frutas de Chile (Chile)

12:00-13:00
New sourcing opportunities: Egypt and Morocco
Egypt and Morocco are fast-growing fresh produce suppliers with much to offer markets in Asia. Egypt has already made inroads into the region, but price is not its only advantage - it has unique and premium products to offer. Morocco is also leveraging its quality reputation and capacity to supply products year-round to boost its presence in Asia. In this session, expert speakers take a deep dive into Egypt and Morocco’s diverse fresh produce offerings, spotlighting new sourcing opportunities for buyers in Asia.

• Andriy Yarmak, Food and Agriculture Organization Investment Centre (Italy)
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El Mehdi El Alami, Morocco Foodex (Morocco)
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Hajer Magdy, Food and Agriculture Organization (Egypt)
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Hesham El-Neggar, Daltex (Egypt)
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El Honsali Idriss, Morocco Foodex (Morocco)

13:30-14:30
Future of the intra-Asia trade in focus
Asia’s tropical fruit trade continues to boom, fuelled by China and North Asia’s ever-increasing appetite for key products such as durian, dragon fruit and longan. Meanwhile, China is expanding its already dominant role as a supplier to South-East Asia, driven by better quality and varietal diversification. What will the future of the intra-Asia trade look like? Where are the big growth opportunities? And what are the implications for global suppliers? 

• Wayne Prowse, Fresh Intelligence (Australia)

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11:30-12:00
Building the fresh produce supply chain of the future
A look at how greater collaboration between logistics service providers and shipping lines can benefit everyone in the supply chain – resulting in less waste, more secure monitoring, better margins for growers, and higher returns for all stakeholders.

• Steve Alaerts, Foodcareplus (Belgium)

12:00-12:30
Chinese-language session: Logistics & Trade

13:00-13:30
Packaging extends reach
Post-harvest technology that can preserve and extend the shelf-life of products is opening up new commercial opportunities for the fresh produce business. This session looks at some of the latest advances.

• Ivo Tunchel, StePac (Brazil) 

13:30-14:00
Ports offer new routes to market
New port investments are set to facilitate the fresh produce trade into Asia. This session spotlights some exciting recent initiatives. 

14:30-15:00
Technology lends a helping hand
How are advances in technology for cold chain logistics helping to maximise shelf-life and improve operational efficiencies? Case studies look at a range of innovative solutions, from real-time monitoring to modified atmosphere technologies. 

• Karl McDermott, DeltaTrak (US)

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