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EUPPA Conference 2017

24th of May, The Hotel (Brussels)

Here you will have a unique chance to find out more about our industry, its performance, ambition and understand what makes it so competitive around the world.  

There will be several interesting speakers and panel discussions about the innovation in our sector, responsibility we take up and of course, the future.    

The Conference is also a unique chance for you to get to know different stakeholders and the professionals from our industry who can share several useful and interesting insights with you.


10.30 Registration and welcome coffee

11.00 SESSION I – European Potato Processing: Our vital contribution to the European economy and future aspirations

Welcome and Opening

Kees Meijer, EUPPA President

Introducing the European potato processing sector and its vital contribution to growing productivity in farming and manufacturing, market worth and employment

Europe as driving force for responsible business growth in the world

Jan Huitema, European Parliament

European potato products around the world, competitiveness and future perspectives

Willi Schulz-Greve, European Commission, DG AGRI

The future of Agriculture – precision farming

Dr. ir. Corné Kempenaar, senior research scientist, Wageningen Plant Research

The future of (processed) potato products in a balanced diet in the light of the latest literature

Prof. dr. ir. John Van Camp, Head of the laboratory, Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University

13.00  Lunch

13.30 SESSION II – Achieving productivity growth, sustainably and responsibly, through innovation: EUPPA members’ success stories

  • Anne Schlewitt, Agrarfrost;
  • Jolanda Soons-Dings, Lamb Weston / Meijer;
  • Joeri Pergoot, Mydibel;
  • Annick Heynderickx, Agristo;
  • Lucile Celisse, McCain;
  • Nicola Pizzoli, Pizzoli;
  • Wojciech Kiedrowicz, FarmFrites Poland

15.30 SESSION III – Panel discussion – lessons for future

Closing remarks and EUPPA next steps



Boulevard de Waterloo 38

Registration is now closed.
Please contact EUPPA secretariat