Event Date/Time: Oct 15, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 17, 2008
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In 2008 GLOBALGAP returns to Europe for its 9th Conference. Good Agricultural Practices are becoming more and more widely adopted with consumers demand for healthy safe and sustainably produced food driving their expansion.

An ever increasing number of producers in more than 80 countries are choosing GLOBALGAP certification to fulfil this demand. The conference programme offers the opportunity to share in the latest developments in Good Agricultural Practices from the leading experts and practitic joining the conference from around the world.

As well as hearing about how GLOBALGAP is supporting these trends participants can provide feedback on hot topics, learn about new product scopes and take part in sessions designed to share best practice. The conference will provide an unrivalled networking opportunity for professionals involved in primary food production, marketing and regulation.
Wednesday, 15 October 2008

11:00 – Registration

13:00 – 16:00 Round Table Sessions - Your Chance to Give Feedback from the Implementation of
GLOBALGAP Version 3.0
(Each session á 30 mins. Sessions are repeated once)

13:00 Session Block I

Round Table 1: Integrated Pest Management / Integrated Crop Management

Round Table 2: Managing Microbial Risks in Fruit and Vegetables

Round Table 3: GLOBALGAP Livestock Issues (Poultry, Dairy, Cattle, Feed)

Round Table 4: GLOBALGAP Aquaculture Issues (Shrimp, Pangasius, Tilapia, Salmon)

14:00 Coffee Break

15:00 Session Block II

Round Table 5: Group Certification – Organizing Small Farms

Round Table 6: Operational Health and Safety and Social Risk Assessment

Round Table 7: Auditor Competence and Training

Round Table 8: Role and Application of the GLOBALGAP Field Passport

17:00 Benchmarked Schemes and National Technical Working Group Meeting

20:00 Member Dinner
Thursday, 16 October 2008

8:00 – Registration

9:00 Welcome: GLOBALGAP Latest Developments and Strategies

9:30 - Success Factors for the Global Implementation of Good Agricultural Practices

10:00 One Hour Coffee Break – Networking

11:00 Turning an Industry to Integrated Pest Management - The Story of Almeria, Spain

11:30 Continuous Improvement: Learn About the Main Issues Discussed to be Revised for the Next Version
12:00 Lunch– Networking

13:30 Parallel Sessions I:

Room A - Managing Food Safety Risks in Produce

Room B - Towards Sustainable Shrimp Production

Room C - Animal Welfare in GLOBALGAP

Room D - The GLOBALGAP Approach Towards Social Aspects on Farms: GRASP

14:30 One Hour Coffee Break – Networking

15:30 Parallel Sessions II:

Room A - “Think Global – Act Local”: National Implementation of the GLOBALGAP Standard

Room B – The GLOBALGAP Integrity Programme – Global Reliability

Room C - Total Quality from Tree to Bottle – GLOBALGAP as input to Fruit Juice


Room D - Side Event: Certification of Sustainable Biomass Production

16:30 Coffee Break – Networking

17:30 Parallel Sessions III:

Room A - GLOBALGAP Crop Protection Working Group: Latest developments in Tackling Crop

Protection Issues

Room B - Pangasius and Tilapia – New Aquaculture Sub-Scopes in GLOBALGAP

Room C - Assurance from Farm to Fork - Linking GLOBALGAP to the Post-Farm Gate

Room D - Side Event: Certification of Green House Gas Emission in Biofuel

18:30 Cocktail Reception

19:30 Conference Dinner
Friday, 17 October 2008

8:00 – Registration

9:00 GlobalG.A.P. Trends from Industry Leaders` Point of view

* On-Farm Food Safety Standards for the US Market
* GLOBALGAP and EDEKA Private Label in Fresh Produce
* Supplying GLOBALGAP into Food Processing

10:30 One Hour Coffee Break – Networking

11:30 Focus on Smallholders: Lessons Learnt in Group Certification

* Building Groups Fit for Certification
* Understanding Smallholder Issues and their Impact on the Revision
* GLOBALGAP Award 2008 for Smallholder Implementation

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Stakeholder Dialogue and Participation – GLOBALGAP Working in Public Private Partnerships and with Civil Society

* An NGO Perspective on GLOBALGAP
* Role of the Public Sector

15:00 One Hour Coffee Break – Networking

16:00 GLOBALGAP Academy – Building and Managing Knowledge on Good Agricultural Practice

17:00 End of Event
for registration and further information: http://www.avantel.de/globalgap2008


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Additional Information

For registration and further information: http://www.avantel.de/globalgap2008