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International Prune Association IPA Conference

October 27 - October 31

SUNDAY, 27 October 2019

08:00

Day tour to Table Mountain and Cape Point

17:00

Meeting of members of the Executive Committee

Lagoon Beach Hotel

20:00

Welcoming function

MONDAY, 28 October 2019

09:30

Welcome / Coffee

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10:00

General Assembly of IPA

10:30

Congress Opening Speeches

IPA MEMBER COUNTRY REPORTS

11:00

Argentina Australia Chile

TEA/COFFEE

France
Italy
South Africa USA

12:00

World Prune Trends

Secretary General of IPA

LUNCH

14:00

The Organisation of the Agricultural Industries in South Africa

Christo van der Rheede, Agri SA

14:30

How is the Fruit Industry organised?

Anton Rabe, Hortgro

15:00

TEA/COFFEE

15:30

Climate Change in South Africa and the impact on Agriculture and Water – a focus on Stone Fruit (Prunes)

Dr Peter Johnston UCT

16:30

Congress adjourns

EVENING FREE

Day 3

TUESDAY, 29 October 2019

09:00

Welcome / Coffee

09:30

Macro Economics and the Market potential in Southern Africa. Which are the limiting factors?

Dr Roelof Botha

10:30

Prune Health Research Report

Donn Zea

11:00

TEA / COFFEE

11:30

Breeding superior Prune Cultivars

To be finalised

12:00

Developing a Marketing Program for Dried Fruit (including prunes) in the local South African market

Henniel Smit, Limbik Marketing Advisors

12:30

LUNCH

14:00

The multi-dimensional nature of the Plastic Pollution challenge: Key issues, plastic consumption in the fruit industry and exploring collaborative solutions across value chains

Lorren de Kock, WWF

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Day 4

WEDNESDAY, 30 October 2019

07:30

Depart from Hotel on technical tour (a) VisitDriedFruitPackingPlant (b) Visitorchards

Pioneer Foods, Worcester Breede River Valley

LUNCH

Bosjes

17:30

Executive Committee meeting

Hotel

19:00

Busses depart for Closing Dinner

De Grendel

Day 5

THURSDAY, 31 October 2019

After an early breakfast at the Congress hotel, a shuttle will leave for the airport on the Safari Experience which will end back the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Sunday, 3 November 2019 at 17:00

Created in AGEN (France) in January 1990, the International Prune Association (IPA) is the international prune industrys trade entity that represents the interests of prune growers and packers across the globe.

Since its creation, the Association has been at the forefront of stimulating the consumption of prunes, facilitating the exchange of information and generating an integrated platform for its members and key stakeholders in matters related to research and promotion of prunes.

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October 27
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October 31
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