A month before the third edition of Interpoma China, to be held in Shanghai from 15 to 17 April, the program for the International Congress “China and the Apple in the World” has now been finalized with contributions from Italy, Switzerland, China and New Zealand
The third edition of Interpoma China, to be held in Shanghai on 15th-17th April 2019, is fast approaching and the program has now been finalized for the traditional International Congress “The Apple in the World”, a successful format that Fiera Bolzano has decided to export to China. Coordinated by expert Kurt Werth, the 2019 edition of “China and the Apple in the World” will provide an overview of production, distribution and marketing in the apple sector, giving both the international perspective – with contributors from Italy, Switzerland and New Zealand – and the Chinese view with university professors and researchers from China.
From 9.30 am to 12.45 on the first day, Monday, 15th April, Kurt Werth – a consultant and expert in apple breeding from South Tyrol, Italy – will give an overview of apple production in Russia and Asia; Cheng Cungang – Research Institute of Pomology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, National Apple Breeding Center – will then focus on the development of the apple sector in China; Roger Harker – Professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand – will talk about the color, size, taste and price of apples; finally, Matteo Bartolini – CIA (Confederation of Italian Farmers) – will address the subject of organic farming, particularly the innovations in the European Union.
On Tuesday 16th April the session will be opened by Claudio Sedivy of Wildbiene and Partner, Switzerland, with a speech on the importance of bees and the pollination process for apples; he will be followed by Kurt Werth, who will explain how the introduction of chemical thinning can reduce manual work; new requirements and development trends in the protection of apple trees in China will be the focus of the presentation by Zhou Zongshan of the Plant Protection Center, Research Institute of Pomology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The second day will conclude with Cherry Li, agronomist at the Chinese company Netafim, who will talk about the applications of fertigation technology in apple orchards.
The final day, Wednesday, 17th April, will open with the theme of varietal innovation, presided by Walter Guerra of the Laimburg Research Centre in South Tyrol, Italy; Cong Peihua, Director of the Apple Breeding Department of the Chinese National Apple Industry Technology System, will present the progress made in breeding in China, while Alberto Dorigoni of the Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy will speak about modern farming apple cultivation systems. The Congress will close with consultant Stefan Nicolodi, who will speak on the topic of nurseries.
Interpoma China 2019 will thus run from 15th to 17th April: it has this year changed location and will be held in Shanghai with Fresh Logistics Asia, Asia’s first event focused on the logistics of fresh and super-fresh produce, organized by Messe München Shanghai. The official partner of Interpoma China is WAPA, the World Apple and Pear Association, which has since 2001 represented the major producing countries for apples and pears throughout the world.
After the first two editions held in the Weihai Exhibition Centre, Fiera Bolzano brings the apple world back to China, with a change of location and dates: Interpoma China 2019 will be held in April at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.
Bolzano, 28 January 2019 - The Chinese market is getting more and more attractive for the apple sector: China is the first producer in the world, with 44 million tons, and has an ever-increasing need to innovate the methods of cultivation and move towards a more sustainable development of the supply chain.
For this reason, Fiera Bolzano is once again organizing Interpoma China this year, an event full of opportunities for all those working in the sector and who want to approach the Chinese apple market in a professional way. The 2019 edition will be held from 15 to 17 April 2019 in Shanghai, the beating heart of the Chinese economy, as part of Fresh Logistics Asia organized by Messe München Shanghai.
These days the exhibitors' campaign is in full swing, with confirmations from Italian, European and Chinese companies emerging: "We believe that Interpoma China represents a flagship in the sector. We have chosen to collaborate with Messe München Shanghai to be able to reach an even more professional and international audience," says Thomas Mur, CEO of Fiera Bolzano Exhibition Center.
The Chinese trade show, like Interpoma in Bolzano, will be accompanied on all three days by the international congress "The Apple in the World", coordinated by the renowned apple expert Kurt Werth. Speakers from Italy, Europe, New Zealand and China will speak at the three sessions on topics related to production in Asia, new varieties and characteristics of the fruit, innovations in the field of sustainability in agriculture and topics concerning cultivation techniques, as well as case histories of success in China.