International Onion Congress in Zeeland

On Monday October 19 the Dutch Onion Comittee of Fresh Produce Centre will host an international onion congress. The congress will be officially opened by Jo-Annes de Bat, Provincial Executive of the States of Zeeland by revealing the new international orientated identity of the Dutch onion.

What: International Onion Congress:

When: Monday October 19th 2015, 16:00 pm

Where: Van der Valk Hotel in Middelburg

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Programme Monday 19th October

Congress open for invitees from Dutch and International onion related businesses

16.15 - 16.30 Welcome at Van der Valk Hotel Middelburg located in the agricultural focussed Province of Zeeland.
16.30 Opening by Dutch Onion Committee and Province of Zeeland. Disclosure and launch of new international focused onion campaign from Holland.
17.00 – 17.30 Presentation of facts & figures of European Onion Market by Dr. Hans-Christoph Behr, Agricultural Market Information Company (AMI), Bonn, Germany. AMI is the leading firm for agricultural market information in Germany. AMI observes and analyses the markets for commodities of agriculture and provides accurate and objective information for all parties participating in the onion market.

17.30 – 18.00 Presentation of onion Marketing & Strategy in the United States by Wayne Minninger, Executive Vice President of National Onion Association, USA. The National Onion Association is the official organization representing growers, shippers, brokers, and commercial representatives of the U.S. onion industry.

18.00 – 18.30 Presentation on worldwide logistics of onions and cool supply chain management by Thomas Eskesen. Maersk Line Maersk Line is at the forefront in the field of reefer cargo with innovative products and features.
18.30 – 19.00 Panel Discussion - Questions
19.00 – 21.00 Drinks and buffet dinner

Informal meeting between Dutch onionsector and international delegates Euronion.

On Tuesday 20th October the invitation-only Euronion meeting is held. In the evening the delegates will be hosted by the Province of Zeeland. After a fieldtrip on wednesday 21th October the private meeting is closed.