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Events 2020

Asiafruit Congress ON Now online!

17 November 2020

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Asiafruit Business Forum Now online!

Online Hall Forum
18-20 November 2020

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Cool Logistics Asia Now online!

Online Hall Forum
18-20 November 2020

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Smart Horticulture Asia Now online!

Online Hall Forum
18-20 November 2020

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Events 2020

Asiafruit Business Forum

Cool Logistics Asia

Smart Horticulture Asia

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

The Supplier

11:00 - 11:30 Feeding the future
A look at how varietal development is shaping the fresh produce sector of tomorrow.

11:30 - 12:00 Closing the loop
As the sustainable packaging equation becomes more complex, could compostable solutions provide the answer?

12:00 - 12:30 What's in the box?
Innovative shelf-life extension technologies are opening up trade opportunities for international suppliers wanting to target Asia.

12:30 - 13:00 Grading goes mobile
A look at how mobile technology is being used to assess fruit quality from the palm of the hand.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

The Consumer

11:00 - 11:30 The power of influence
From sports stars to medical experts, marketers are turning to influencers and brand ambassadors to communicate the health properties of their offerings.

11:30 – 12:00 Going live
A look at the reach of livestreaming as a marketing tool.

12:00 – 12:30 Brand builder
Why a brand assessment should be at the top of your priority list.

12:30 – 13:00 Sustainable outlook
Learn how fresh produce companies are tuning into consumers’ sustainability conscience.

Friday, 20 November 2020

11:00 - 13:00 Asiafruit Business Forum presents Global Women Fresh

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Transport capacity in focus

15:00 - 15:05 Introduction
Alex von Stempel, Director, Freshwater Logistics (UK)
Alan Robertson, Director, Webster Robertson (UK)

15:05 - 15:25 Supply and demand of transport capacity
Jonathan Beard, Partner, Infrastructure Advisory - Strategy & Transactions, Ernst & Young (Hong Kong)

15:25 - 15:30 Q&A

15:30 - 15:55 Capacity is king: an ocean carrier perspective
Bharadwaj Bhuyan, Senior Manager, Global Refrigerated & Special Cargo Management, Ocean Network Express (Singapore)

15:55 - 16:00 Q&A

Transport capacity and logistics risk

16:10 - 16:15 Introduction
Alex von Stempel, Director, Freshwater Logistics (UK)
Andy Connell, Director, A-Bar-c Services (South Africa)

16:15 - 16:35 Deepsea produce shipping and near-shoring
Jack Fleming, Founder and CEO, Chill-Chain (UK)

16:35 - 16:40 Q&A

16:40 - 17:05 Debating logistics risk and costs
Mitchell Brooke, Logistics Development Manager, Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa (South Africa)
Oliver Huesmann, CEO, Fruit Consulting (Spain)
Rahul Bagde, Head of Supply Chain, Zespri (China)

17:05 - 17:10 Q&A

17:10 - 17:30 A port perspective
Ingrid Vanstreels, Key Account Manager, Shippers & Forwarders, Antwerp Port Authority (Belgium)

17:30 - 17:35 Q&A

Thursday, 19 November 2020

New opportunities and perishable logistics solutions

15:00 - 15:05 Introduction
Alex von Stempel, Director, Freshwater Logistics (UK)
Alan Robertson, Director, Webster Robertson (UK)

15:05 - 15:15 The global interdependence of food supply chains
Matteo Iagatti, Senior Specialist, F&A supply chains, Rabobank (Netherlands)

15:15 - 15:20 Q&A

15:20 - 15:30 Latin America: fresh produce logistical capacity, flexibility and resilience
Ole Schack Petersen, CCO, LCL (Denmark)

15:30 - 15:35 Q&A

New opportunities and food logistics solutions

16:00 - 16:05 Introduction
Alex von Stempel, Director, Freshwater Logistics (UK)
Alan Robertson, Director, Webster Robertson (UK)

16:05 - 16:15 Similarities and differences between fresh produce and seafood markets
Thue Barfod, Global Head of Seafood, Maersk (Hong Kong)

16:15 - 16:20 Q&A

16:20 - 16:30 The re-alignment of perishable supply chains – a US perspective
Theodore Prince, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-founder, Tiger Cool Express (USA)

16:30 - 16:35 Q&A

16:35 - 16:45 Replenishment and retail logistics
Barry Shalley, Founder, Reterms (Singapore)

16:45 - 17:00 Panel discussion

Friday, 20 November 2020

Technology and fresh produce e-commerce: the impact on the logistics sector

15:00 - 15:10 Introduction
Alex von Stempel, Director, Freshwater Logistics (UK)
Alan Robertson, Director, Webster Robertson (UK)

15:10 - 15:20 Is the home-delivery market about to explode?
Prof. Alfred Cheung, Owner, JC Food Republic (China)

15:20 - 15:25 Q&A

15:25 - 15:35 Track and trace lessons and progress
Alan Robertson, Director, Webster Robertson (UK)

15:35 - 15:40 Q&A

15:40 - 15:50 Artificial intelligence and cold chain logistics
Kris Kosmala, Partner, Click and Connect (Singapore)

15:50 - 15:55 Q&A

15:55 - 16:05 How to avoid logistics fraud: track and trace
Genevieve Leveille, CEO, Agriledger (UK)

16:05 - 16:30 Panel discussion

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

13:00 - 14:00 City Farming – Part One
Is city farming an answer to supplying locked down cities with fresh vegetables?

State of #HORTITECH in vertical farming
Introduction on the development and use of city farming.
Harrij Schmeitz (Chairman, SHA), Managing Director & Owner, Technology Pull s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)

Vertical farming: a European perspective
Is Vertical farming an alternative for local, green, growing in European cities? What is needed to get there?
Ard van de Kreeke, CEO, Growx (Netherlands)

Urban farming: reshaping the food landscape in a city state
What is the impact of and opportunities for urban farming in cities like Singapore?
Mirjam Boekestijn & Wouter Vos, Co-founders, Urban Farming Partners (Singapore)

Which crop is next?
Which crops are ready for vertical farming? What's next after leafy greens?
Friso Klok, Chain & Area Manager South East Asia, Rijk Zwaan Vietnam (Vietnam)

14:00 - 15:00 City Farming – Part Two
How is the vertical farming business developing?

State of #HORTITECH in city farming: what’s next?
Re-opening of the programme and reflection on part one.
Harrij Schmeitz (Chairman, SHA), Managing Director & Owner, Technology Pull s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)

The city is our farm
There are over 950 vertical farm around the globe. Cloud city farming be catching on as a global farming concept?
Martin Weber, Partner & Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, Infarm (Germany)

From concept to added value business model
Precede was one of the first vertical farms to start up in Asia. It shows that growing is not the only issue but also the market development of the unique products.
Professor Jasper den Besten, Partner, Precede (Singapore)

Panel discussion with speakers
Closing panel discussion and reflections.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

13:00 - 14:00 Autonomous growing
Can autonomous growing secure the right conditions without staff visiting the crop?

State of #HORTITECH in autonomous growing
Introduction on the development and use of autonomous growing.
Harrij Schmeitz (Chairman, SHA), Managing Director & Owner, Technology Pull s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)

Growing in the cloud
Growing in the cloud is a major opportunity for sustainable crop production. But it needs a marriage of plant biology, data science and cutting-edge technology.
Darren Keiller, CEO, Autogrow (New Zealand)

Towards a data-driven smart greenhouse
Autonomous growing starts with crop and climate data. But where do we stand with low- and high-tech greenhouses?
Bram Koppert, General Manager Asia, Priva Horticulture Global (China)

14:00 - 15:00 Robot Harvesting

State of #HORTITECH in robot harvesting
Introduction on the development and use of a robotic harvesting
Harrij Schmeitz (Chairman, SHA), Managing Director & Owner, Technology Pull s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)

Robotics to the next level?
How can the integration of robotics in next-gen growing systems be a success?
Speaker to be confirmed
Denso Agritech Solutions (Japan)

Panel discussion with speakers
Closing panel discussion and reflections.

Friday, 20 November 2020

13:00 - 14:00 Interoperable data driven supply chains

State of #HORTITECH in interoperable data driven supply chains
Introduction on interoperable data driven supply chains.
Harrij Schmeitz (Chairman, SHA), Managing Director & Owner, Technology Pull s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)

Data for gaining consumer trust
How to amplify the producer's story by reimagining the consumer-producer relationship.
Joseph Mark Buhl, Director of Business Development, Co-Founder, Purechex (USA)

Digital Supply Chain is on
A look at how Blockchain, IoT and AI can digitise the agri-food supply chain, providing end-to-end visibility for global fresh produce industry.
Adrian Teo, COO, Dimunto (Singapore)