The Employers - Lessors and Farm Owners Association together with the European Landowners’ Organization from Brussels are organisers of the European Congress of Agribusiness Managers. The Congress is a two-day event with a European dimension, aimed at agribusiness managers and intended to provide them with an annual update on the trends abundant in the agricultural area, bringing innovative solutions and growth options into focus. Each edition is an opportunity for a mutual exchange of experience and transfer of knowledge from scientific circles to the agribusiness environment. The programme of this year’s Congress has been developed in collaboration with our partner. It covers the current issues and problems of importance to agriculture.
The Employers-Lessors and Farm Owners Association in Bydgoszcz has been representing the interests of agribusiness for over 20 years now. It is an organisation of rural entrepreneurs and agribusiness companies. The association is member of the Federation of the Unions of Agricultural Employers - Tenant Farmers and Land Owners in Poland which represents 14 regional organisations.
The objects of the Employers-Lessors and Farm Owners Association is to: effectively represent the interests of agricultural producers and the agri & food industry, disseminate innovation and transfer knowledge, strengthen the ties between partners and promote cooperation.
The European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) is a unique federation of national and regional associations from the 28 EU Member States and beyond, which represents the interests of landowners, land managers and rural entrepreneurs at the European level.
Independent and non-profit making, the ELO is the only organisation able to represent the broadly defined interests of various stakeholders in the agricultural sector. The ELO promotes a prosperous countryside through stable property rights, supporting private landowners and farm managers to guarantee profitable rural business and sustainable land use in order to ensure food security and environmental protection.
The Congress in numbers
18-19 November 2014r.,
Rubens & Monet Łysomice k. Torunia
15-16 November 2015r.,
Pałac Romantyczny, Turzno k. Torunia
19-20 October 2016r.,
Słoneczny Młyn Hotel in Bydgoszcz
07-08 November 2017r.,
City Hotel in Bydgoszcz
|09:30 - 10:00||REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS|
|10:00 - 10:30||OPENING REMARKS
Roman Wiatrowski, President of the Employers’ Association for Tenants and Farmers
Emmanuelle Mikosz, European Landowners’ Organisation
|10:30 - 12:00||SESSION I – PLANT PRODUCTION: NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
Financing Polish agriculture – Mateusz Twaróg, Director of the Department of Small and Medium Enterprises and Agribusiness at Crédit Agricole Bank Polska S.A.
Market for rapeseed and protein plants in Poland – Juliusz Młodecki, President of the National Association of Producers of Rapeseed and Protein Plants
The sugar beet sector: conditions and prospects – Krzysztof Nykiel, President of the National Sugar Beet Growers Association
The role of the grain union: solving the problems of the grain industry in Poland – Tadeusz Solarski, Vice-President of the Polish Association of Cereal Producers
Managing weather risk while running a farm – Bernard Mycielski, Deputy Director of Conocordia Polska TUW, the agricultural insurance agency for the liquidation of agricultural losses Discussion
|12:00 - 12:30||COFFEE BREAK|
|12:30 - 14:30||SESSION II – CLIMATE CHANGE AND CHALLENGES FOR AGRICULTURE
Economic of the EU in the interest of agriculture, and the impact of the closed economy – Andrzej Grzyb, Member of the European Parliament
Reiski Multi Salon – Robert Reiski, President of Reiski Auto Sp. z o.o.
The latest satellite mission by Sentinel 2 and the future of precision farming in Poland - prof. dr hab. Katarzyna Dąbrowska-Zielińska, Head of the Remote Sensing Center at the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography
Climatic threats for agriculture in Poland and adaptation methods – dr hab. Jerzy Kozyra, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation in Puławy
Economic consequences of climate change for the food sector - prof. dr hab. Andrzej Kowalski, Director of the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Food Economy
Impact of climate change on the protection of plants against diseases and pests, with examples of selected agricultural crops– dr hab. Jacek Piszczek, Professor of the Institute of Plant Protection of the State Research Institute
|14:30 - 15:30||LUNCH BREAK|
|15:30 - 17:30||SESSION III - DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL OF THE AGRIBUSINESS SECTOR
Financing of the agri sector in BGŻ BNP Paribas Bank– Wojciech Tram, Expert on Agro Bank matters at BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A.
Role and tasks of the National Center of Agricultural Support – representative from the National Center of Agriculture Support
The impact of the development of large-scale farms on the agri-food sector in Poland – Leszek Dereziński, President of the Management Board of the Federation of Employers’ Association – Tenants and Farmers
New challenges for agriculture: actions taken by the National Council of Chambers of Agriculture – Mirosław Borowski, Vice-President of the Board of the National Council of Agricultural Chambers
Advisory support for farms and the agri sector – Jacek Węsierski, Director of the Agricultural Advisory Center in Browinów
The current situation of the agri–food sector in Poland and global challenges – Krzysztof Ardanowski, Member of the Polish Parliament
European Parliament action to support the competitiveness of the agribusiness sector– dr Czesław Siekierski, Member of the European Parliament, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
|8:00 - 9:00||Breakfast|
|9:00 - 11:00||SESSION IV – GOOD EUROPEAN PRACTICES IN THE FIELD OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD PRODUCTION
Presentation of Emplnno & the NICHE project– Małgorzata Kruk, Department of International Cooperation of the Marshal Office of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship
Support for innovation in agriculture and food development– Brian Mc Dermott, FoodOvation Centre at North West Regional College
The development of food enterprises – Lucian Cuibus, Association for the Support of Small-Scale Farming
Innovation in production processes and support in improving existing products– Andre Veskioja, Bio-Competence Centre of Healthy Dairy Products
Production of dried organic beef– Lauri Bobrovski, SirLoin OÜ
|11:00 - 11:30||COFFEE BREAK|
|11:30 - 13:00||SESSION V – PERSPECTIVES FOR THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR POST 2017
Perspectives for the agri-food sector - Emmanuelle Mikosz, European Landowners' Organisation
Agricultural industry development prospects from a French perspective – Jean-Louis Buer, Agricultural Advisor to the French Embassy in Poland
Cooperation between science and industry – representative from the National Contract Point of the European Union Research programs
Innovation communities– Prof. Krzysztof Klincewicz, Director of EIT Food CLC North-East Warsaw
Polish and British producers: new reality after Brexit– representative of G’s Growers Limited
|13:00 - 13:15||SUMMARY OF THE PROCEEDINGS
Roman Wiatrowski, President of the Management Board of Employers’ Association for Tenants and Farmers
Emmanuelle Mikosz, European Landowners' Organisation
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