Climate protection, sustainability, the transformation of food systems – Green Week congresses debate topical industry issues.
Climate protection, a sustainable lifestyle, the transformation of global food systems – the specialist programme of supporting congress events at the International Green Week will debate the most important issues currently concerning the food, farming and horticultural industries.
Kicking off the new year, from 20 to 29 January 2023 the International Green Week is extending an invitation to the largest meeting of the industry in Germany. Altogether, more than 300 symposiums, seminars, congresses and professional discussion forums will be taking place at the Green Week. Accompanying them will be numerous networking events aimed at furthering dialogue within the industry.
The following is a list of some of the highlights of the congress programme at the International Green Week 2023.
15th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture
18 to 21 January 2023, CityCube Berlin and other venues
Under the heading ’Transforming food systems: a global response to multiple crises’, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Cem Özdemir is inviting around 2,000 experts to the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) in Berlin. The GFFA is the leading international conference on major issues concerning the world’s farming and food industries. The high point of this political gathering will be the world’s largest informal conference of agriculture ministers on 21 January 2023. Some 70 agriculture ministers from around the world will issue a joint policy communiqué.
For more information: www.gffa-berlin.de/en/
Future Forum for Rural Development: Land.Kann.Klima
25 and 26 January 2023, CityCube Berlin
The Future Forum for Rural Development is the largest national forum on issues concerning rural development in Germany. This is being organised by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) at the International Green Week. This year’s slogan is ’Land.Kann.Klima.’ Taking part in around 30 specialist forums, some 1,200 representatives of politics, local government, institutions, associations, science and society will discuss a wide range of aspects concerning climate protection in rural areas.
For more information: www.zukunftsforum-laendliche-entwicklung.de/
Fuels of the Future – 20th International Congress on Sustainable Mobility
23 and 24 January 2023, CityCube Berlin
The International Congress on Fuels of the Future is the leading event for the German, European and international biofuel industry and an important forum for discussing the development of sustainable mobility. Over a period of two days at the Green Week, around 600 experts representing raw material collection and processing, the biofuel, mineral oil and automotive industries, the chemical industry, the transport and logistics industry, certification systems as well as politics, science and research will come together. For more information: www.fuels-of-the-future.com/en
GAA Conference: Technology is key – eastern Europe and central Asia as contributors to global food security
20 January 2023, CityCube Berlin and hub27
In recent years eastern Europe and central Asia have shown they can contribute to global food security. In order to exploit the potential for future production, implementing modern farming technologies is required. On 20 January 2023, together with agriculture ministers from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine, the German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) will discuss eastern Europe and central Asia’s contribution to global food security. For more information: www.german-agribusiness-alliance.de/
24 and 25 January 2023, Farm Experience (Hall 3.2)
At the fifth edition of the IGW Startup Days, selected food and farming startups will present innovative products and services. This is where young entrepreneurs will be gathering in order to convince a panel of judges with their ideas. For the first time the startups will deliver their pitches on the stage of the Farm Experience, making them accessible to experts and visitors alike. For more information: www.gruenewoche.de/en/events/startup-days/
Future Workshop for the Food and Farming Industries 2023
25 January 2023, CityCube Berlin
Be it for business talks, a job vacancy or positive meetings with interesting people – the ’Lower Saxony Evening’ is a firm fixture on the calendar of the International Green Week. On 25 January 2023 around 1,600 guests invited by Marketinggesellschaft der niedersächsischen Land- und Ernährungswirtschaft e. V. will attend the Future Workshop. For more information: www.zukunftswerkstatt-agribusiness.de
Regional Star Award
26 January 2023, Marshall Haus
In 2023 the trade magazine Le¬bensmittel Praxis and the Green Week will present the Regional Star industry award. Honours will go to the concepts for marketing regional products that are most convincing in terms of their sustainability, i.e. are ecological, socially responsible and offer business potential. The prize is awarded in the categories Cooperation, Innovation, Presentation and Organisation. The presentation will take place on 26 January at the Green Week. For more details on the event and on how to register: www.lebensmittelpraxis.de/regional-star
An industry gathering with something special
Be it the reception for forestry owners or for visitors to the Floral Hall – the International Green Week is an important forum for the food, farming and horticultural industries. Evening receptions by the federal states are also a firm fixture on the Green Week calendar. One of this year’s high points will be an evening hosted by BayWa on 20 January 2023. This year, this international company is celebrating its one-hundredth anniversary and will be kicking off its anniversary year events at the International Green Week.
Programme of stage events augments the specialist forums
For trade visitors, taking a look inside the halls will be worthwhile, as the programme of stage events features numerous lectures and discussions on the latest topics concerning food, farming and horticulture. At the Farm Experience, the Forum Moderne Landwirtschaft will be holding numerous lectures on biodiversity and its preservation, animal welfare, climate protection and food security. Taking as its slogan ‘What will the future taste like?’, the Federation of the German Food and Drink Industries will provide a fascinating insight into the food industry.
Additional information on the programme of events at the Green Week can be found here.