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09.00 - 16.30
MEC Meeting & Event Center - Fiera Bolzano - Room Ortles
  • The Apple in the World: Trends in Eastern Europe and Asia
  • Current Trends in Variety Innovation, the Apple Genome and the Wild Apple Forests in Kazakhstan

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 |
09.00 - 16.30
MEC Meeting & Event Center - Fiera Bolzano - Room Ortles
Congress 01

The Apple in the World: Trends in Eastern Europe and Asia

ChairmanPhilippe Binard – WAPA (World Apple and Pear Association)

09.00-09.30 
Opening of the Congress

09.30-10.10
The “Apple Giant” Poland and the Russian Embargo
Adam Paradowski – Plantpress Sp.zo.o – Krakow (Poland)

10.10-10.50
Apple Production Areas in Eastern Europe, the Balkan States, Near East, Central Asia and Far East: an overview
Jochen Kager – Commercial Director Europe, Africa & Middle East – AgroFresh (Italy) 
Kurt Werth – Consulting – Neumarkt (Italy)

10.50-11.10 Break

11.10-11.50
China: Competitor or Opportunity for the International Apple Market
Yuan Yongbing – Qingdao Agricultural University (China)

11.50-12.30
India: Potential for Apple Imports: a case study
Tarun Arora – IG International Pvt Ltd – Mumbai (India)

12.30-13.00
Opportunities and Trade Barriers for Exports to Asia
Giulia Montanaro – ASSOMELA – Trento (Italy)


Current Trends in Variety Innovation, the Apple Genome and the Wild Apple Forests in Kazakhstan

Chairman: Michael Oberhuber – Laimburg Research Centre

14.30 - 15.10
Today’s New Varieties: Global Trends in Variety Innovation 
Walter Guerra – Laimburg Research Centre– Auer (Italy)

15.10 - 16.00
Apple Genealogy and Systematics 
Riccardo Velasco – CREA Conegliano (Italy)
Biotech approaches towards a new apple breeding
Fabrizio Costa – Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) San Michele (Italy)

16.00 - 16.50
Expedition to the centre of origin of apple: the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan 
Walter Guerra, Markus Bradlwarter, Klaus Platter, Kurt Werth

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