Starch Europe Conference 2020

28 October 2020 – 17:00 to 18:30

Introduction

This year, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, has also seen the publication of the European Commission’s proposed EU Farm to Fork strategy – a key step in making our food system more sustainable, welcomed by the European starch industry.

Our conference will therefore focus on the importance of including all actors of the chain, and in particular the crucial sectors linking the farm to the fork.

Justifiably ambitious in its objectives and scope, this strategy presents both great opportunities and potential challenges to primary processors like the starch industry, which are central links between the farm and the fork, and therefore key elements when building a more sustainable food system.

Hosted by MEP Asger Christensen (European Parliament, Renew Europe) and moderated by Jacki Davis (Journalist), the event will bring together high-level panelists to discuss both the opportunities and challenges for the starch industry, and what contribution it can bring, in achieving the goals of the EU Green Deal and Farm to Fork Strategy. These will include Marius Vaščega (European Commission, Head of Cabinet Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius), Sabine Juelicher (Director, DG Sante), Friedrich Wacker (Director General, EU-Affairs, International Cooperation, Fisheries; German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture), and Christophe Rupp-Dahlem (Starch Europe President).

The event will take place on the 28 October from 17:00-18:30. Click the button below to register.

In advance of this exciting debate, Starch Europe has recently published its position on the EU Farm to Fork Strategy. If you would like to know more, we invite you click here to access the full paper.

We hope you will join us for this exciting interactive debate.

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Program

17:00 – 17:05
Opening Remarks
(Jacki Davis, Moderator)
17:05 – 17:15
Introduction by our Host 
(Asger Christensen MEP – European Parliament (Renew Europe), Denmark)
17:15 – 17:25
Starch Europe reaction to the Farm to Fork strategy
(Christophe Rupp-Dahlem – Starch Europe President)
17:25 – 18:25
Panel Discussion and Q & A (including Marius Vaščega (European Commission, Head of Cabinet Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius), Sabine Juelicher (Director, DG Sante), Friedrich Wacker (Director General, EU-Affairs, International Cooperation, Fisheries; German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture), and Christophe Rupp-Dahlem (Starch Europe President))
(Moderator: Jacki Davis)
18:25 – 18:30
Conclusions