Outstanding times needs outstanding activity


Venue: Poznań Kongres Center, level 1, Room G / www.poznancongresscenter.pl

Entrance from Śniadeckich 25 Str., Gate Nr I

Interpretation: English/French/Polish (simultaneous interpretation)


Monday | 4th October 2021

Registration | 8.00 - 9.30

Opening speeches | 9.30 - 10.00

Moderator: Karol Bujoczek, Chief Editor, Top Agrar

  • Video message of EU Agriculture Commissioner Maciej Gołubiewski, Head of Cabinet of EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
  • Witold Choiński – President of the Polish Meat Association
  • Philippe Borremans – President of UECBV

I THEMATIC SESSIONS | 10.00 - 16.00

SESSION I. Farm 2 Fork / Trade / ASF

10.00 – 10.45 Food For the Future / The Future of EU Food Systems

  • European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety – Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General
  • European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development – Tassos Haniotis, Director / Acting Deputy Director-General
  • European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade – Denis Redonnet, Deputy Director-General, Chief Trade Enforcement Officer

(Scope: The future of EU Food Systems, Farm to Fork Strategy, Code of Conduct, Food Security, Sustainability, Carbon tax, Global trade and challenges)

  • 10.45 – 11.15 Discussion

Coffee break 11.15 - 11.30

11.30 – 12.25 ASF What next?

  • Budimir Plavsic, OIE Regional Representative in Moscow
  • Mirosław Welz, Polish Chief Veterinary Officer
  • The role of the National Reference Laboratory for ASF at PIWet-PIB in Puławy –Anna Szczotka-Bochniarz DVM, PhD, Head of Department of Swine Diseases, National Veterinary Research Institute
  • ASF and sanitary groups, agribusiness networking, producer groups, horizontal and vertical integration – Wojciech Styburski, Master of Economy, PhD student, farmer, practitioner breeder of pigs and cattle, trained animal technician. Karolina Krasicka-Maciorowska, Vestin Agro Consulting, practical aspects of biosecurity implementation

12.25 – 12.45 Discussion


Presentation of the film: Polish beef -fronm farm to fork

Financed by the Beef Promotion Fund.


SESSION II. New Normal - The way forward

13.30 – 14.45

  • Countering prejudice and establishing facts. The role of the European Livestock Voice – Florence Ranson, UECBV Communications consultant, REDComms. Sustainability, climate change and environmental issues in the meat industry – Andrea Bertaglio, journalist specialising in sustainability, climate change and environmental issues
  • New Normal, consumer trends– David Bosshart Retail and Consumer Analyst, President of the Duttweiler Foundation, com;
  • Discussion

Coffee break 14.45-15.00

15.00 – 16.15

  • Meat products and sustainable meat of the future – Anna Olewnik, President of Olewnik Meat Company; Grzegorz Brodziak, Executive director of Goodvalley Company
  • Hybrid packaging for the future – Felix Cheung, scientist, columnist, and discoverer of hybrid packaging technology, Hong Kong
  • Pork, a new perspective within the project "Overcoming Barriers to the Development of the Pig Sector" – Witold Choiński, President of the Polish Meat Association
  • 3G Grading / Building Better Beef Brands – Jean-François Hocquette, French National Institute for Agricultural Research
  • Raport WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM:  Future of Consumption in Fast-Growth Consumer Markets: ASEAN June 2020 – Agnieszka Wierzbicka, Director of the Institute of Animal Genetics and Biotechnology, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Discussion


18.00 "GET TOGETHER-BUFFET" with specific YEMCo area 

Tuesday | 5th October 2021

9.00 – 11.00

All Members are invited to answer the following questionnaire by 1st October 2021 : HERE (see mailing 14681)

Parallel Section Meetings:

  • Livestock Trade Section (LTS) – Interpretation in EN /FR – AGENDA: HERE ( 23047)
  • Meat Industry Section (MIS) – AGENDA: HERE ( 23050)
  • International Trade Section (ITS) – AGENDA: HERE ( 23051)

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00

Joint meeting of the three Sections (Board members and affiliated companies who do not usually attend the meetings of the Sections are invited to attend this meeting)

– AGENDA: HERE (Doc. 23048)

– Interpretation in EN/FR

All meetings can be attended remotely.



Visit to Polagra Fair (guided tour).