1 Feb

BioFach Congress 2008

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Organic Services GmbH, Mildred Steidle, is working as a consultant for NürnbergMesse GmbH in order to organize the BioFach Congress with about 120 events, presentations, panel discussions, company proceedings and a lot more. Around 33.000 professionals visit the congress every year. The BioFach Congress is worldwide the biggest event with proceedings on topics regarding trade of organic products and the organic food industry.
 

Events of Organic Services GmbH or participation of Organic Services GmbH

Wednesday, 20.02.2008
- e-Cert User Summit

Thursday, 21.02.2008
- The LOHAS lifestyle and its potential for the organic food and natural body care market
- e-Cert - Facilitation of data management for inspection, certification and accreditaiton purposes (3MB)

Friday, 22.02.2008
- Software solutions for quality management and traceability (1MB)
- Top organics, quality from field to shop
- Capital acquisition while preserving independence
- Why not India?
- BioFish Forum: Organic and sustainable seafood - challenges of a growing sector

Saturday, 23.02.2008
- Symposium Organic Africa: Reaching the full potential of organic in Africa
- Marketing organic and regional values: mayimizing the potential of regional organic products

      

Wednesday, 20.02.: 08:30-17.00; room Stockholm, English
e-Cert User Summit (closed session, please ask for invitation)

Many organisations and companies who use e-Cert developed specific tools or specific procedures in e-Cert to streamline their organisation. It is very valuable for all e-Cert users or interested companies currently evaluating e-Cert to exchange their experiences as well as to learn from each other.

2nd e-Cert User Summit programme
2nd e-Cert User Summit registration form

Intact will draw a coupon for a free of charge consultant day of one of the e-Cert experts. Please see the price draw rules here

Visit e-Cert at booth 170e in hall 1

      

Thursday, 21.02.: 2.00-3.30 p.m.; room Shanghai, English
The LOHAS lifestyle and its potential for the organic food and natural body care market

The "Zukunftsinstitut" (Future Institute) provides an insight into the LOHAS lifestyle and consumer culture and presents recommendations for effective targeting of LOHAS consumers.
Dr. Eike Wenzel, Zukunftsinstitut, chief editor and author of the study: "LOHAS, how the green lifestyle is capturing the markets" (Zukunftsinstitut 02/2007)
Followed by a top panel discussion - chaired by Gerald A. Herrmann
Mega-trend LOHAS and its impact on marketing of organic food and natural body care: "Green company policy compared to green-washing and disinformation"
Panellists:
Dr. Eike Wenzel, Zukunftsinstitut and chief editor of the LOHAS study
Katharina Halhege, Wala Heilmittel GmbH (Dr. Hauschka Kosmetik) Director Marketing and Sales, Germany
George Siemon, CEO and a founding farmer of Organic Valley, USA, (invited)
Philopp Wyss, Coop Switzerland, Director Coop Category Management Fresh Products/Restaurants

      

Thursday 21.02.: 4.00-5.00 Uhr; Raum Krakau, English
e-Cert - Facilitation of data management for inspection, certification and accreditation

Gerald A. Herrmann, Organic Services
Frank Gerriets, Organic Services
Thomas Graf, Intact Consult Lebensmittelsicherheit
Robert Simmons, Sustainable Business Services

In an one hour presentation the speaker will introduce e-Cert the multifunctional software for use in inspection, certification and accreditation management. Core functionality and latest web developments will be shown.

Visit e-Cert at booth 170e in hall 1

Please find the presentation here (3MB)

    

Friday 22.02.: 11.00-12.00 Uhr; Raum Krakau, Deutsch
Software solutions for quality management and traceability

Franz Rauch, Intact Consult Lebensmittelsicherheit GmbH, Lebring (Austria)
Frank Gerriets, Organic Services GmbH, Munich (Germany)

Please visit Intact at the booth 170e in hall 1

      

Friday, 22.02.: 12.00-1.30 p.m.; room St. Petersburg, English
Top organics, quality from field to shop

Premium products for the specialist trade, experts and representatives of all levels of the trade discuss the possibilities of quality profiling of the specialist trade in the collaboration between producers, farmers`associations, manufacturers and the trade.

Chaired by Dirk Vollertsen, Bioland
Panellists:
Michael Krieger, Riedenburger Brauhaus
Sina Nagl, Barnhouse
Jan Plagge, Bioland Beratung
Frank Gerriets, Organic Services
Andreas Hatzl, Bioland farmer and supplier to the specialist trade
Volker Kraus, Bohlsener Mühle, BNN board


Friday, 22.02.: 12.00-1.30 a.m.; room Prag, German
Capital Acquisition while Preserving Independence

Presentation of financing models for growing organic companies - without becomming dependent on banks and the interests of suppliers of capital (with case studies)

Chaired by Gerald A. Herrmann, Organic Services
Panellists:
Gernot Meyer, specialist in business financing
Ernst Lauppe, lawyer, entrepreneur
Bill Wolf, Wolf, DieMatteo + Associates

      

Friday, 22.02.: 2.00-3.00 p.m.; room St. Petersburg, English
Why not India?

India`s agriculture offers a rich diversity of products for international markets.

There is a developing economy and domestic market as well as an emerging highly educated middle class. Learn from Indian entrepreneurs and representatives about the increasing opportunities.

Chaired by Gerald A. Herrmann
Panellists:
Sanjay Bansal, Ambootia Tea Estate
Raj Seelam, Sresta Food Processing and shops
Mukesh Gupta, Morarka Organic
Ramesh Harve, Organic Services & Solutions India

    

Friday, 22.02.: 4.00-6.00 p.m.; room Istanbul, English
BioFish Forum: Organic and sustainable seafood - challenges of a growing sector

A discussion panel on current market trends, conflictive topics like EU standard setting or wild fishery certification schemes and last but not least vurrent bottlenecks in organic production.

Presenter: Udo Censkowsky, Organic Services
Panellists:
Dr. Peter Dill, Deutsche See GmbH
Richard Bates, EU-Commission Directorate Gerald for Fisheries
Nicolas Guichoux, Marine Stewardship Council
Mathias Ismail, Overseas Seafood Operations
Stefan Bergleiter, Naturland Association

      Saturday, 23.02.: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; room Shanghai, English
Symposium Organic Africa: Reaching the full potential of organic in Africa

10.00-10.15 a.m.: cultural event
10.15-10.20 a.m.: Welcome by Gerald A. Herrmann, President of IFOAM, Germany
10.20-10.40 a.m.: Introduction Gunnar Rundgren, Grolink AB, Sweden
10:40-12.50 a.m.: Panel: Reaching the full potential of organic in Africa

Panellists:
Janet Nukwaya, Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry, Uganda
Fatou Gaye Sarr, Minister of Rural Development, Senegal
Alexander Müller, Deputy Director, FAO, Italy
Friedrich von Kirchbach, Directro of Product and Market Development, ITC, Switzerland
Moses Muwanga, Coordinator, NOGAMU, Uganda

      Saturday, 23.02.: 2-3 p.m.; room Riga, English
Marketing organic and regional values: maximizing the potential of regional organic products

Gerald A. Herrmann, IFOAM
Angela B. Caudle, IFOAM
Sally Bagenal, T-shed, UK (invited)
Rudolf Bühler, Bäuerliche Erzeugergemeinschaft Schwäbisch Hall (BESH)

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