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The 2017 EU Agricultural Outlook conference

2017 EU Agricultural Outlook conference. The future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges which lie ahead.

The EU agricultural outlook conference gathered more than 600 experts in agriculture, providing the opportunity to discuss the future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges which lie ahead.

  • agricultural market
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  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Live streaming available

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2017 Outlook conference agenda
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2017 Outlook Conference speakers
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Programme

  1. 18 Dec 2017,
    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM CET

    Day 1: Session 1 – Opening session
    Moderator: Peter Baader, Senior Expert, Resources, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, EC
    Introduction: Jerzy Plewa, Director-General, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, EC

  2. 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CET

    Coffee break

  3. 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM CET

    Session 2 – Research and innovation
    Moderator: Peter Baader, Senior Expert, Resources, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, EC

    • Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation EC - Deepening synergies between agriculture, the bio-economy and research - See recording
    • Juergen Voegele, Senior Director, Food and Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank - See recording

    Panel discussion

  4. 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

    Lunch break

  5. 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM CET

    Session 3 – Farm resilience
    Moderator: Alan Matthews, Professor Emeritus, Trinity College, Dublin

    Panel discussion

  6. 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM CET

    Coffee break

  7. 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM CET

    Session 4 – Enhancing the performance of EU policy and farming
    Moderator: Charlina Vitcheva, Deputy Director-General, Joint Research Centre, EC
    Panel Discussion

  8. 19 Dec 2017,
    08:00 AM - 09:10 AM CET

    Day 2
    08:00 Registration and welcome coffee
    09:00 Introduction by Rudi Mögele, Deputy Director-General, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, EC

  9. 09:10 AM - 10:10 AM CET

    Session 5 – Climate change and the EU agricultural outlook
    Moderator: Yvon Slingenberg, Director, International and Mainstreaming and Policy Coordination, DG Climate Action, EC

    • Tassos Haniotis, Director, Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, EC - Climate change and EU agriculture adaptation - See recording
    • Eberhard Faust, Executive Research Expert, Munich RE Reinsurance Company - See recording
    • Tassos Haniotis, Director, Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, EC - See recording
    • Robert Johansson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Farm Production and Conservation, & Chief Economist, USDA - See recording
    • Brunella Morandi, Assistant Professor, Arboriculture and Fruit Tree Physiology, University of Bologna - See recording
  10. 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM CET

    Coffee break

  11. 10:40 AM - 11:15 AM CET

    Session 6 – The EU agricultural outlook – agricultural income and labour
    Moderator: Josefine Loriz-Hoffmann, Director, Rural Development, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, EC

  12. 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM CET

    Session 7 – The EU agricultural outlook for specialised crops
    Moderator: John F. Ryan, Director, Public Health, Country Knowledge, Crisis Management, DG Health and Food Safety, EC

    Panel discussion

    • Antonio Martinez, Director, Communication, Interprofessional Spanish Olive Oil - See recording
    • Valtierro Mazzotti, Director-General for Agriculture, Region Emilia Romagna - See recording
    • Rafael del Rey, Director General, Spanish Observatory for the Wine market (OEMV) - See recording
  13. 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM CET

    Lunch break

  14. 01:45 PM - 03:00 PM CET

    Session 8 - The EU agricultural outlook for meat and dairy
    Moderator: Fabien Santini, Adviser, Observatory of agricultural markets, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, EC

    Panel discussion

  15. 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM CET

    Session 9 – The EU agricultural outlook for arable crops and biofuels
    Moderator: Jens Schaps, Director, Markets and Observatories, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, EC

    Panel discussion

    • Bernhard Conzen, President, International Confederation of European Beet Growers (CIBE) - See recording
    • Benjamin Lammert,Secretary, French Federation of Oilseed and Protein Producers (FOP) - See recording
    • Raffaella Mellano, Biodynamic agricultural entrepreneur, Società Agricola Mellano S.S. - See recording
    • Stefan Vogel, Head of Agri Commodity Markets Research, Rabobank - See recording
  16. 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM CET

    Concluding remarks

Practical information

When
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Where
Brussels, Belgium
Who should attend
Registrations for this event are closed.
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish
Organisers
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
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