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About the Congress

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.

Organizers

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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.

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The European LandownersOrganization (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.

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The Congress in numbers

The Congress in numbers

  • 4|Four editions of the European Congress of Agribusiness Managers
  • 2|Two-day event
  • 532|Five hundred and thirty-two participants from eight EU countries
  • 77|Seventy-seven presenters from eight EU countries
  • 312|Three hundred and twelve MSME enterprises participated in the event
  • 26|Twenty-six representatives of agricultural industry organisations participating

1st European Congress of Agribusiness Managers

18-19 November 2014r.,
Rubens & Monet Łysomice k. Torunia

2nd European Congress of Agribusiness Managers

15-16 November 2015r.,
Pałac Romantyczny, Turzno k. Torunia

3rd European Congress of Agribusiness Managers

19-20 October 2016r.,
Słoneczny Młyn Hotel in Bydgoszcz

4th European Congress of Agribusiness Managers

07-08 November 2017r.,
City Hotel in Bydgoszcz

Honorary Patronage

minister rolnictwa

marszałek województwa kuj-pom

wojewoda ewa mes

Media Patrons

Programme

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

Discussion

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

Discussion

19:00 CELEBRATORY DINNER
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

Discussion

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

Discussion

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

13:15 LUNCH

Strategic sponsors

Exhibitors

Contact

Please contact us!

Organiser:

The Employers- Lessors and Farm
Owners Association

ul. Hetmańska 38
85-039 Bydgoszcz
phone +48 52 322 48 72
mobile  +48 510 190 966

Contact Person:

Łukasz Gapa
telephone 48 52 322 48 72
mobile +48 570 894 894
l.gapa@pracodawcyrolni.pl
Hetmańska 38 room 611
85-039 Bydgoszcz