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"Perspectives for FOOD 2030" (17-18 April 2007, Brussels, BE)

20.03.2007
Perspectives for FOOD 2030

WHO?

Janez POTOCNIK, European Commissioner for Science and Research, European Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

Esko AHO, President, Finnish Innovation Fund, Finland (former Prime Minister of Finland)

Prof. Andrzej BABUCHOWSKI, Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU (former Deputy Minister of Agriculture)

Xavier DURIEU, Secretary-General, EuroCommerce

Jean MARTIN, President, Confederation of Food and Drink Industries (CIAA)

Edda MÜLLER, Chair of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (vzbv), Germany

and more high-level speakers representing major stakeholders

WHAT?Conference on “Perspectives for FOOD 2030”
- What will the consumer want on his plate?
- How will the supermarket of the future look?
- Which technologies will emerge?
WHEN?17-18 April 2007 (conference starts at 10:15on 17 April)
WHERE?European Commission, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

In 2030, what will the consumer want on his plate? What will the supermarket of the future look like? Which technologies will emerge? These important questions will be addressed during the conference " Perspectives for Food 2030" on the 17 and 18 April 2007 in Brussels. The Conference will debate policy and industrial development and anticipate research needs by 2030, set against a background of the diverse and increasingly important changes facing the European food industry. Perspectives for Food 2030 comes at the outset of the "Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology" theme of the new Research Framework Programme (FP7), and will provide the opportunity to assess how the food industry and consumer demand may evolve over the next 25 years and to consider what implications this may have for food, agriculture, fisheries and biotechnology research.

The Conference will be divided into four main sessions:

- Trends and Outlook in World Economics, Culture and Food;
- Drivers of Food demand and of the Market Today and Tomorrow;
- New Technologies for Food Production; and
- Future Perceptions of Food.
The conference will bring together major European and worldwide actors from the fields of food technology, retail, consumer science/behaviour, economy, etc. to gather visions of the future; including Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel.

Conference programme

For a complete listing with all speakers and sessions, please see the conference web site at

www.ec.europa.eu/research/conferences/2007/food2030/program_en.htm.

Additional information on this event:

- PRESS POINT - - Speakers will be available for the press during a press point between 13:00 and 14:00 (17 April) at the Charlemagne (see on-site signposting).

- In addition, a limited number of seats will be made available to journalists during the entire conference.

Michael H Wappelhorst | alfa
Further information:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/press.cfm

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