Food transformation Industry


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17 June 2020




Online / Zoom




The agri-food outlook of the CEE region Dominique SIGROS, Head of International Desk for Central & Eastern Europe in Austria, CREDIT AGRICOLE Group International Business Solutions Jakub OLIPRA, Macroeconomic Analysis Department CREDIT AGRICOLE Bank Polska Round table : What strategy for the food industry for the future ? Marko MARIĆ, Executive Director Western Europe & Overseas, PODRAVKA Food Processing Industry Inc. Maxime BRIVOIS, General Manager ALEEGO RT Mary KENNY, Regional Initiative Delivery Manager on Agriculture Trade and Market Integration, FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION of the UN Christophe RABATEL, CEO CARREFOUR Polska


Central and Eastern Europe represents today a very important agricultural basin. But, the exit from a planned and collective economy has greatly disrupted production and agricultural sector. For 30 years these are still reinventing themselves, responding to opportunities rather than a strategy. We note, however, a successful Czech Rep in organic farming, Poland which is a major producer of apples, Serbia champion in red fruits, Croatia well placed in Mediterranean products (fish and fruit) or Romania, the leading producer of corn. On the other hand, if today large French agri-food groups are already present in the area, the food processing has developed unevenly. Tomorrow, the logistical challenges, the rise of sustainable agriculture and the European guidelines (Green New Deal), will offer new perspectives, driven by chains that will be increasingly shortened and will favour local agri-food transformation, especially for regional products. We are therefore inviting you to a round table dealing with main trends in agri-food processing in the region, including professionals from the sector, representatives of large retailers, farmers and producers, to understand the dynamics of this sector and recognise how the location of the food transformation is: • a question of food security for Europe in terms of product availability • a facilitator of consumer access to processed products • a premise for sustainable development • a source of economic stability • a vector of quality and development of labelled products See you on June 17th, from 9:00 to 10:30 (CET) in the presence of our speakers: • Retailers • Food processing industry • Input suppliers • Institutions • Funding companies