Leading event for the international berry industry brings large number of expert speakers to Rotterdam in the Netherlands on 28 November 2023

New concepts in retail store design, the latest advances in vertical farming, new investment in sustainable packaging, and the development of alternative markets are among the central themes of this year’s Global Berry Congress.

Click here to register for Global Berry Congress 2023

The world’s leading event for the berry industry returns to the WTC-Beurs in Rotterdam on 28 November with another top-level lineup of expert speakers and highly relevant topics.

The agenda covers the latest trends and challenges that will shape the fresh berry category in the next 12 months, as well as game-changing innovations that will help the business to grow.

Among this year’s Global Berry Congress programme highlights are:

  • Marion Regan of UK supplier Hugh Lowe Farms on the state of the berry industry
  • Robbrecht den Engelse of Dutch consultancy Buro Loods on the future of retail store design
  • David Meszaros of Smartkas on the potential impact of vertical farming on berries
  • Cindy van Rijswick of Rabobank on the state of the fresh berry business
  • Colin Fain of Agronometrics on the road ahead for blueberries
  • Ambrish Karvat of Yupaa and John Hey of Fruitnet on exciting opportunities in Asia
  • Salih Hodzhov of WB Chambers on his journey from seasonal picker to operational director
  • Shannon Boase of CKF reveals how sustainable packaging has helped Costco in North America
  • Mike Parr of Seafrigo Group and Natasha Solano-Vesela, Hellman Worldwide Logistics, consider the potential to improve berry supply chains
  • Vital technological breakthroughs in yield forecasting, shelf-life extension, and demand prediction
  • A panel discussion on how Egypt and Morocco can shake up the berry category
  • An exploration of new opportunities for suppliers in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova
  • Variety developers and breeders on the latest new product developments

To register for Global Berry Congress, visit fruitnet.com/berrycongress and click on Tickets.

Updates to the original story above…

24 October Dani Geng of Joy Wing Mau can no longer speak at this year’s event.
27 October Xavier Ripoll’s place on the programme will now be taken by his colleague Mike Parr.