January 31, 2020
Inter Expo Center - Sofia, Vitosha hall
IntelFresh – the Bulgarian fresh produce forum, will gather top fruit and vegetable growers with the largest retail chains, Bulgarian and foreign wholesalers, processors, technology and service providers for third consecutive year.
Every visit to a retail chain store is a special and inspiring moment for the InteliFresh team. We more and more often recognize the presence on the shelves of InteliFresh participants - offering high-quality fresh produce, packaged according to the latest market standards. This means InteliFresh is fulfilling its mission – to show Bulgarian producers the path towards increasing sales and profit growth. To create an environment for business dialogue, sustainable partnerships and entrepreneurial satisfaction for all market players – from the farm to the fork.
InteliFresh 2020 will provide its visitors with market insights, fresh ideas for the production side and an ever-growing supply of excellent quality F&V.
InteliFresh 2020 - All the key players will be there. And you?
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08:45 h: Registration and coffee
09:40 h: Official opening. Greetings from Mr. Arie Veldhuizen - Agricultural counsellor at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
09:50 h: „Challenges facing Bulgarian F&V sector” – a panel discussion with Angelos Georgiou (Nielsen), Gabriela Baranska (Aron), Ivaylo Pehlivanov (Diva Agro), Hristo Kumchev (Agroproduct Group) and Michele Santorelli (Kuminiano Fruit/Santorelli). Panel moderator – Nikolay Valkanov (CEO, InteliAgro)
10:35 h: „Profitable market niches in Europe” - Piet Schotel (Fruit Consultancy Europe, the Netherlands)
10:55 h: „The new fruit varieties trending on the market“ – Claudio Tiselli and Stefano Conti (Salvi Vivai, Italy)
11:15 h: "Packaging of the future: One step closer to consumers and retailers” – Zvezdelina Lacheva (DS Smith Bulgaria)
11:40-13:00 h: b2b meetings
Business lunch 13.00 – 14.00 h
14:10 h: „Economics of greenhouse production – the business behind the models“, Cindy van Rijswick (Rabobank, the Netherlands)
14:35 h: „New vegetable varieties that conquer the market“, Kamil Toth (Rijk Zwaan, the Netherlands)
15:00 h: „Technologies helping melon and potato producers" - NIK Electronics
15:10 h: „Opportunities for cherry and plum production for processing industry“ – Michele Santorelli (Kuminiano Fruit/Santorelli)
15:20 h: „New hazelnut orchards project in Bulgaria“ – Michele Santorelli (Kuminiano Fruit/Santorelli)
15:30 – 17:00 h: b2b meetings
Nikolay Valkanov - analyst and director of InteliAgro - organization supporting sustainable and competitive agriculture. Head of "Economical Analysis in Agriculture" project at the Institute for Market Economics (2012-214). Author of several research on the CAP effects in Bulgaria, Dairy cattle in Bulgaria, perspectives in front of the fruit and vegetable production in the country, etc. Mr. Valkanov has more than 150 publications on agriculture at different media. European science graduate at the Sofia university "St. Kliment Ohridski".
Senior researcher, Rabobank
Cindy van Rijswick is a senior research specialist within the 80-strong global Rabobank Research Food & Agribusiness team, where she focuses on the international fresh fruit and vegetable sectors. She has published numerous reports and has spoken at different international fresh produce events on various topics covering the complete supply chain from grower to consumer. Topics include greenhouse horticulture, consumer trends, and berry trends. Her research and analyses are key deliverables for Rabobank customers and prospects, both in the corporate and rural domains. Before joining Rabobank in 2001, Cindy worked for Wageningen Economic Research and the European Parliament as a research analyst in the food and agribusiness sector.
CEO, Kuminiano Fruit
CEO of Kuminiano Fruit (Santorelli Group) - the largest Bulgarian cherry processor. The company is European leader and one of the first players in the World in the business of cherries for industrial consumption: from confectionery to canning sectors.
Founded in 1995 in Bulgaria by Pietro Santorelli, self-made man with over 50 years’ experience in the food business, the company is owned and managed by his three sons.
Today Kuminiano Fruit, ELITE company of London Stock Exchange Group, is selling his products in more than 28 countries providing jobs to 190 employees.
Sales Manager, DS Smith Bulgaria
Zvezdelina Lacheva - Sales manager at DS Smith Bulgaria, Packaging Division. She has more than 16 years of experience at the company.
DS Smith Bulgaria - part of DS Smith Group, is the largest producer of corrugated cardboard packaging in Bulgaria, having the only PackRight® center for tailor-made corrugated cardboard packaging solutions in the country.
DS Smith Bulgaria team constantly researches the whole supply chain of packaged products in order to deliver the most successful solutions that help sales growth, reduce costs and manage risks for the clients.
DS Smith product portfolio includes all kinds of transport and consumer packaging, product and promotion displays, individual packages - with size and materials suitable from the cashier zone to the pallet packaging, and a lot more.
We provide the next level packaging in the changing global environment!
Retail account manager at Rijk Zwaan, Hungary
Tóth Kamill is an account manager at Rijk Zwaan in Budapest, Hungary. He works as a retail account manager, lettuce and hydroponic lettuce crop specialist. He also has worked as a farm manager at Consimtix Agri S.A.R.L. Agadir (Morocco) and has been an assistant lecturer at Slovak University of Agriculture.
Retailer Services Group Account Manager, Nielsen
Angelos has 19 years’ experience with manufacturers and agencies in Greece, the United Kingdom, and Bulgaria. He joined Nielsen in 2012, initially based in the U.K. where he was managing the relationship with some of the country’s biggest food clients. Angelos relocated to Bulgaria in November 2014 and he is currently leading Nielsen’s Retailer Services department. This is the team that works closely with the biggest retailers in the Bulgarian market and helps them use the data to make the right business decisions.
InteliFresh is organized by InteliAgro Bulgaria
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