Next week’s Global Tomato Congress in The Hague takes delegates on a taste journey, thanks to a packed agenda, the cooking of Belgian chef Bart Sablon and a selection of unique tours

Global Tomato Congress, which takes place at the Fokker Terminal in The Hague on 14-15 May, is set to take delegates on a taste journey over two days.

The event includes a conference day packed with research and insights into the tomato business, including live cooking from celebrated Belgian chef Bart Sablon, followed by a half-day of tours, to Tomatoworld, Wageningen Research and Koppert Cress.


Robotic harvesting in action at Tomatoworld

As a leading field lab, Tomatoworld is committed to advancing innovation, research and education within the horticulture sector, facilitating cutting-edge research and knowledge-sharing.

Delegates will get a tour of the Data-Driven Growing field lab, where various tomato varieties are cultivated using sensors and cameras based on the Plant Empowerment concept.

Wageningen University & Research says its research facilities are unlike any in the world, with greenhouses for research into sustainable crop protection, experimental energy-saving greenhouses, and measurement set-ups for research into greenhouse materials and early signalling of crop stress. Its Bleiswijk location also has lab facilities for tastings by panels and quality measurements.

Finally, delving into a separate vegetable category, Koppert Cress will welcome delegates on “a journey where horticulture meets gastronomy”. The aim, the company says, is to “satisfy enthusiasts with the wonders that nature has to offer. We tell you about the why of horticulture and show you how different we are.”

Register here.