EUROPEA BIANNUAL MEETING IN ROTTERDAM
May 20th 2016

Europea Netherland

From 22 to 25 of May Rotterdam will be the venue of the biannual meeting of EUROPEA – International.

Under the title “Food and the City”, Europea Netherland has organised the conference in which 82 registered participants coming from 19 different European countries associated to the net will be welcome. On Tuesday 24th other 70 extra guests from the Netherlands will join to the seminar.

An assorted and interesting programme is planned to be developed in two intense days full of activities such as:

  • General Assembly o EUROPEA
  • Visits to innovative companies in Rotterdam
  • Visit to the Markthal Rotterdam
  • Conferences:
    • Mr. Ton Stok Presidente of Europea Netherland. Welcome speech
    • Mr. Olaf van Kooten will be the introducer of speakers Food Cluster Rotterdam
    • Mrs Sharon Janmaat, project manager City Council of Rotterdam
    • Mr. Tjerk Gorter, director Qanbridge
    • Mr. Frans-peter Dechering – General manager EMEA at Priva
  • Network lunch, prepared by students and Chef Mr. Pepijn Schmeink of the students of Albeda College with sustainable produced products from the region
  • Workshops by the professors:
    • Dr. Koen Dittrich. Biobased and Circular Economy
    • Dr. Ester Nederhof. Healthy and Sustainable Food and Western Disease
    • Dr. Frank de Jong. Responsive Education, Stoas, Wageningen, Vilentum Universities
    • Dr. PJ Beers. New Business models, InHolland University

Some participants will enjoy an extra day program visiting:

  • Horticultural innovations
  • Robotics in horticulture
  • New varieties, trends in pot plants
  • Circle Economy – vegetables
  • Boat tour Boskoop – Tree nurseries
  • Gouda Cheese Farm