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1-4 December 2014, Wageningen, the Netherlands:

Netherlands: Agro & Food cluster organizes the Agro Food & Technology Week

The Agro & Food cluster of FME together with Wageningen University (WUR) and TNO will organize the Agro Food & Technology Week. This four day event is all about knowledge, collaboration and innovation, through lectures, master classes, pitches, round table discussions, conferences and the Agro Food & Technology award. The Dutch Agro & Food sector is highly positioned internationally.

The world looks towards the Netherlands which developments are taking place and above all, which solutions we have to offer. To maintain and enhance this position in the world collaboration throughout the supply chain is crucial. That is exactly the focus of the Agro Food & Technology Week, which will take place from 1-4 December 2014.

The main themes are: ‘ hygienic design’ , ‘ cooling and heating in an energy efficient way’, ‘ intelligent packaging’ and ‘ customization of food and 3D printing’. These themes will offer participants the ingredients to create innovation opportunities.

The four day programme:

On the 1st and 2nd of December 2014 Wageningen University (WUR) will host 4 different master classes on the basis of the four themes mentioned above.
On the 3rd of December 2014 the entire supply chain will come together at the Agro Food & Technology Conference. The purpose of the conference is to stimulate innovation and to make innovation happen. That is why the supply chain, knowledge institutions, government agencies and financial institutions are present to support companies in this sector. Speakers include Guido Landheer (Ministry of Economic Affairs), Ineke Dezentjé (FME), Elies Lemkes-Straver (ZLTO), Philip den Ouden (FNLI), Theo Bruinsma (Marel) and Arnold Stokking (TNO).

The last day of the Agro Food & Technology Week has the topic “ Dutch food systems, Facilitating food worldwide”. And is mainly used as a farewell reception for Jan Hak as Chair of GMV (the Dutch organization of machine builders for the food sector).

You can find the programme on the website of the Agro Food & Technology Week (In Dutch)

For more information
Agro Food & Technology
Mark Claessens
T: +31 040 - 2972 742
Email: m.claessens@euroforum.nl
www.euroforum.nl


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