Monday, 4. February 2013
BioFach Congress 2013, February 13 - 16, in Nuremberg

Please join us at our exciting presentations.

 

We would like to invite you to participate at the following sessions at BioFach Congress:

14.02.2013 10:00 - 10:45 Budapest Room
Professionalizing smallholders
Smallholder groups are certified using Internal Control Systems. Administration and inspection need to be professionalized for future acceptance by regulators and markets.
Gerald A. Herrmann, Organic Services GmbH, Germany
Dr. Bernhard Schulz, CERES   Certification of Environmental Standards GmbH, Germany
Frank Gerriets, Organic Services GmbH, Germany
Ute Eisenlohr, Institut für Marktökologie, IMO, Switzerland
Katherine DiMatteo, Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates, United States


14.02.2013 12:00 - 12:45 Prag Room (in German)
Biogas und Ökolandbau - die perfekte Kombination
Biogas aus der Fruchtfolge und faserreichen Abfällen sind eine sinnvolle Ergänzung für den Ökolandbau
Gerald A. Herrmann, Organic Services GmbH, Deutschland
Walter Danner, Snow Leopard Projects GmbH, Deutschland
Jan Plagge, Bioland e.V., Deutschland


14.02.2013 13:00 - 13:45 Budapest Room
Fish Forum: Organic seafood consumption from the retailers perspective
Discussion with retail experts.
Presenter
Udo Censkowsky, Organic Services GmbH, Germany


14.02.2013 14:00 - 14:45 Oslo Room
A better world with green banks?
Can alternative/ green banks offer a different financial and economical model for the global crisis?
Gerald A. Herrmann, Organic Services GmbH, Germany
Peter Blom, Triodos Bank NV   Niederlande, The Netherlands
Thomas Jorberg, GLS Bank, Germany
Ugo Biggeri, Banca Etica Scpa, Italy
Manuela Marques, DEG   Deutsche Investitions  und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany


14.02.2013 15:00 - 15:45 Hongkong Room
Green - the new favourite colour in China!
Organic landscape in China and how European organic suppliers can seize their market opportunities
Mei Gräfe, Intergate Außenhandelsberatung & services, Germany
Gerald A. Herrmann, Organic Services GmbH, Germany
Fabrizio Piva, Consorzio il Biologico Soc. Coop. (CCPB), Italy

 
15.02.2013 10:00 - 10:45 Istanbul Room
Organic in the sustainability trap?
Challenges and opportunities for the organic movement considering results and strategies from SusCon conference
Gerald A. Herrmann, Organic Services GmbH, Germany
Gunnar Rundgren, Grolink, Sweden
Markus Arbenz, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
Dr. Susanne Padel, The Organic Research Centre, United Kingdom


15.02.2013 10:00 - 11:30 Prag Room
Fish Forum: Organic aquaculture rules – in the conflict between feasibility and credibility
Revision of EU production rules for organic aquaculture. Expert hearing with organic aquaculture practitioners, traders, certification bodies and authorities. Coordinated by: Udo Censkowsky, Organic Services GmbH
Andrzej Szeremeta, IFOAM EU Group, Brussels

15.02.2013 11:00 - 11:45 Kopenhagen Room
Supply chain integrity
Tightening of certification procedures seems to be the easiest way of ensuring integrity. But, integrity needs more than certification. It needs to involve all stakeholders along the chain of custody.
Gerald A. Herrmann, Organic Services GmbH, Germany
Frank Gerriets, Organic Services GmbH, Germany
Paolo Carnemolla, Federbio   Federazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica e Biodinamica, Italy
David Gould, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)


15.02.2013 12:00 - 12:45 Kopenhagen Room
An online database of who's certified for what. Really!
A global database with real time data about all organic operators – IFOAM and partners share their ambitious plans. Here’s how it can work.
Presenter
David Gould, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
Beate Huber, FiBL   Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
Frank Gerriets, Organic Services GmbH, Germany


15.02.2013 13:00  - 14:30 Oslo Room 
Fair Forum: What shall be the future of Fair Trade?
Facing the challenges of sustainability and taking into account the original aims of Fair Trade movements: Stakeholders from the organic and fair trade will explore the future of Fair Trade.
Presenter
Gerald A. Herrmann, Organic Services GmbH, Germany

Steffen Reese, Naturland e.V., Germany
Laurent Lefebvre, Ecocert S.A., France
Robin Roth, GEPA   The Fair Trade Company, Germany
Julie Stoll, PFCE  Plate Forme pour le Commerce Equitable, France
Jenny Collins, Soil Association Ltd., United Kingdom

 

16.02.2013 12:00 - 14:00 Offices at Mezzanine Level (NCC Ost)
Introduction to the Ecert Grower Group Module
Discussion with
Frank Gerriets, Organic Services GmbH, Germany
Dr. Bernhard Schulz, CERES, Germany
Gerald A. Herrmann, Organic Services GmbH, Germany

 

You can find the complete programme here.


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