Wednesday, 15 May 2019
10:00 - 18:00Delegate Registration (Lobby of Metropol Palace Hotel)
13:30 - 14:30WUWM Board of Directors Lunch (Metropol Hotel restaurant)
15:00 - 18:00WUWM Board of Directors Meeting (Lavender room, Metropol Hotel)
19:30 - 19:45Sightseeing bus tour of Belgrade and transfer to Welcome Cocktail (buses will wait in front of Metropol Hotel and Mercure Hotel)
20:00 - 21:30Conference Welcome Cocktail - The Old Palace, City Government [More Info]
Thursday, 16 May 2019
10:00 - 15:30Partners Programme: Royal Palace, Saint Sava Church, lunch at famous Belgrade restaurant
06:30 - 08:10Breakfast at the Metropol Palace Hotel/Mercure Hotel
08:15 - 09:00Transfer for delegates from Mercure Hotel to Metropol Hotel (conference venue)
Disruptions and Challenges in the Fresh Food Market Supply Chain [More Info]
09:00 - 09:30Opening Ceremony at Hotel Metropol (ball room Ivo Andric) Welcome speech from Director of Belgrade City Markets Mr Bojan Bajagic, and WUWM Chairman
09:30 - 10:30Introductory Session
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Keynote Speaker: J. Philip Gottwals, Agricultural Economist, CEO ACDS LLC, Instructor University of Maryland, USA
Presentation: Emerging challenges in urban food supply: the role of wholesale and retail markets [More Info]
Speaker: Joaquín Pérez Martín, Fulbright- SPURS Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Presentation: Consumers’ views on fresh food value as a challenge for the supply chain [More Info]
Speaker: Branislav Vlahović, Professor, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break (hotel terrace/hall in front of ball room Ivo Andric
11:00 - 13:00Session 1: The Effects of Current Agriculture Policies on Modern Food Markets [More Info]
Presentation: The effects of contemporary agri-food and trade policy on vertical coordination in the agri-food chains in Serbia and the Balkan countries [More Info]
Speaker: Prof. Vlade Zarić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture
Diagnosis of the Wholesale Market system in Latin America and the Caribbean and FAO cooperative actions in the Region [More Info]
Speaker: Dr Altivo Almeida Cunha, FAO’s consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean on Wholesale Markets
Presentation: Revisiting the Serbian agricultural policy and its evolving relations to the food markets [More Info]
Speaker: Vuk Radojević, Provincial Secretary for Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry, Republic of Serbia
Panel: Adding value to the Producers, the Traders and the Consumers (presentations and discussions) [More Info]
Moderator: Fabio Massimo Pallottini, Managing Director CAR and Chairman ITALMERCATI, Italy
Eastern Market USA: Strengthening regional food systems as global systems contract [More Info]
Panellist: Dan Carmody, President Eastern Market Corporation
Developing new market channels and added value products: some new paradigms [More Info]
Panellist: Konstantinos Rotsios, Academic Dean, American Farm School of Thessaloniki, Greece
Producers’ markets: MERCASA’s experience and prospects in Spanish Wholesale Markets Network [More Info]
Panellist: Silvia Llerena, Director of Business Development of MERCASA, Spain
The added value of certified and controlled products in the fresh produce supply chain [More Info]
Panellist: Savo Duvnjak, Executive Director, Business Association of Serbian Markets
13:00 - 14:00Buffet Lunch Metropol Hotel dining room
14:00 - 15:30Session 2: Wholesale and Retail Markets Modernisation and Renovation Experiences [More Info]
Presentation: Conceptualizing, designing and building the new generation markets: experiences from Latin America [More Info]
Speaker: Roberto Alonso Gordón, Co-Founder and CEO of the Platform for support to retail markets DREAMING MARKETS.
Presentation: How to improve the operation of the markets and encourage them to further development (the Palilula market experience) [More Info]
Speaker: Bojan Bajagic, Director of JKP, " Gradske pijace" Belgrade
Panel: Renovation challenges and lessons learned (presentations and discussion) [More Info]
Moderator: Mr Jean-Paul Auguste, President, Groupe Geraud, France
Rungis Wholesale International Market (Paris) [More Info]
Panellist: Benoît JUSTER, Executive Director, SEMMARIS, Paris, France
MERCABARNA, Barcelona [More Info]
Panellist: Pablo Vilanova, Director of Strategy, MERCABARNA, Barcelona, Spain
Borough Market (London) [More Info]
Panellist: Darren Henaghan, Managing Director, Borough Market
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break (hotel terrace/hall in front of ball room Ivo Andric)
16:00 - 17:30Session 3: Disruptive Technologies Potential Impact on Food Market Strategies [More Info]
Presentation: The Digital Revolution, Reality or Fiction? [More Info]
Speaker: Josep Tejedo, Managing Director, MERCABARNA, Barcelona, Spain
Presentation: New technologies’ practical applications in the fresh food supply chain: the case of raspberry market [More Info]
Speaker: Bojana Kuveljic, Deputy Director and Logistics Manager at AWT International
Panel: New Technologies, new Materials, new Connections for Markets (presentations and discussion) [More Info]
Moderator: Dr Donald J. Darnall, Executive Director of the Maryland Food Center Authority (the “MFCA”) USA and WUWM Honorary Chairman
From traditional supply chains to digital supply networks: the impact of blockchain technology [More Info]
Panellist: Ioannis Nanos, Business & ICT Consultant, Ext. Lecturer at University of Macedonia and Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, former CEO of the Central Market of Thessaloniki.
Panellist: Wu Mengqiu, Shanghai Vegetable Group, China
Panellist: Dr J S Yadav, Managing Director COSAMB, India [More Info]
Dr J. S Yadav, Managing Director, National Council of State Agricultural Marketing Boards of India, New Delhi
New packaging and marketing channels of the fresh food [More Info]
Panellist: Nikica Marinkovic, Box System LLC, Serbia
17:30 - 18:00Free Time to Network (coffee/tea in front of the ball room Ivo Andric)
20:00Bus transfer for delegates to the Night Market
20:15 - 22:00'Love Your Local Market' International Celebration Event at Belgrade Night Market (open-air festival in the central city Skadarlija market, promotion of LYLM campaign with fireworks and concert) Delegates will be able to try local specialities at affordable prices.
Friday, 17 May 2019
10:00 - 15:30Partner's Programme: Nikola Tesla museum, Ethnographic museum, stroll down the Knez Mihailova Street, lunch
06:30 - 07:00Breakfast at hotels
07:00Bus transfer to the technical visits (from Metropol and Mercure hotel)
07:20 - 08:20Technical visit Palilula market [More Info]
08:30 - 09:30Technical visit - Zemun Market [More Info]
10:00 - 11:00Technical visit to Wholesale Market ' Veletrznica' [More Info]
11:00 - 12:30Lunch at Wholesale market ' Veletrznica' with traditional Serbian food made by domestic sellers
13:30 - 14:30WUWM Regional Meetings (rooms Plato, Aristotel & Lavander at Metropol Hotel)
14:30 - 17:00WUWM Membership Meeting with Board of Directors elections and announcement of FAO-WUWM collaboration and Global Alliance to Promote Fruit and Vegetable Consumption "5 a Day" (AIAM5) (ball room Ivo Andric)
17:00 - 17:30Closing Ceremony at Hotel Metropol (ball room Ivo Andric) Concluding speech from Mr Stephane Layani, WUWM Vice-Chairman
17:30 - 19:10Free Time
19:15Bus transfer to the Gala dinner from Metropol and Mercure hotels
19:30 - 22:00Gala Dinner at restaurant ' Kalemegdanska Terasa' [More Info]