TOWARDS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Challenges and opportunities for the European Agri-food Sector


TOWARDS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Challenges and opportunities for the European Agri-food Sector

Paris, 22nd of October 2008

TOWARDS project, co-financed by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme, started in 2007 with the aim of supporting regional producer oriented agri-food networks and associations in their migration towards an innovative, client & market oriented network/association model. During this period the consortium of the project, which includes institutions from Spain, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Greece, has worked together on achieving this goal involving for this purpose 36 associations and networks representative of this sector in Europe.

In the framework of this project, The Instituto Andaluz de Tecnologia (Andalusian Institute of Technology), as European TOWARDS project coordinator, arranges on 22nd of October in Paris an International Conference within the framework of the Global Food Market place 2008.

IAT arranges an International Conference with the purpose of presenting the results obtained so far in the project and analysing the main challenges and opportunities currently faced by companies in this sector. The Global Food Marketplace 2008-SIAL has been chosen to hold this Conference.

The Conference, which will count with the presence of the European Commission, will also gather the key agents of this sector in Europe together: associations, cooperatives, Public Administration, Universities and other professionals of the sector.

The Union of Fruit and Vegetables Processors in Bulgaria is one of the innovative networks in TOWARDS project and will present its best practices supporting innovation during the international conference.

Date and venue: 22nd of October 2008
Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center (Paris) – Room 501

For further information and registrations please contact
Eva Perez/Charo Camacho (International Programmes Department)
Tlf: 954 46 74 12