International Banana Forum

The XIV International Banana Forum 2017, organized by the Ecuadorian Banana Exporters Association, AEBE, will be held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, October 2-5 at the Hilton Colón Hotel, constituting the most important technical and commercial program of The banana production chain. In one place it will be possible to conduct business, train, entertain and learn about the latest developments in the sector.

Commercial, gastronomic, cultural and tourist exhibition

In a 3,972-square-meter area of the Hilton Colon Hotel in Guayaquil, the commercial, gastronomic, cultural and tourist show of the fourteenth edition of the International Banana Forum will be held, with 82 stands of large companies and public and private sector brands Related to the production chain.

The commercial area includes the big companies cartoneras, shipping companies, exporters, technological that will present their novelties. And for the first time, a special area called "Harvesting Ecuador", a vision for culture, tourism and gastronomy that revolves around the fruit, has been destined to approach the attendees to a different perspective, that reconsiders the banana as A multifunctional activity that, in addition to providing food, treasures cultural, landscape, heritage values.

AEBE, continues to lead the organization of the International Banana Forum, which for 14 years takes place in Guayaquil - Ecuador.

Reports and inscriptions: www.foroaebe.com, telephones: 593 42683200.

Schedule

October 2

Time Event
09:00
17:00
Registration.
19:00
20:00
Inauguration and Banana Chain 2017 awards.
20:00
23:00
Welcome cocktail.

October 3

Time Event
08:30
11:00
Registration.
09:30
10:00
Business Matchmaking 2017 Inauguration.
10:00
11:00
PRO ECUADOR Conference.
11:00
12:00
Master Lecture: The Foreign Trade of the European Union with Latin America.
Exhibitor: Chief Negotiating Team of the European Union.
12:00
13:00
Master Lecture: The new regulatory changes in the European Union for Production, Import and Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables.
Exhibitor: Director-General for Health and Food Safety of the European Union (SANCO).
15:00
16:00
Master Lecture: Corporación Financiera Nacional.
16:30
18:00

Panel: Why the European Union will continue to be an attractive market for Ecuadorian production.

Panelists:
Econ. Mónica Maldonado, Directora Ejecutiva, Cámara Ecuatoriana de Industriales y Procesadores Atuneros, CEIPA.
Ing. Alejandro Martínez, Presidente Ejecutivo de Expoflores.
Abog. Caterina Costa de García, Presidenta de la Federación Nacional de Cámaras de Industrias.
Econ. José Antonio Campusano, Presidente Ejecutivo Cámara Nacional de Acuacultura.
Abog. Rafael Trujillo Bejarano, Presidente Cámara Nacional de Pesquería.
Abog. Eduardo Ledesma, Director Ejecutivo, AEBE.
Moderator: Abog. Claudia Uribe, Jefe de la Oficina de América Latina y el Caribe del Centro de Comercio Internacional – ITC Ginebra, Suiza. (COLOMBIA)

October 4

Time Event
10:00
11:00

Master Lecture: Hormonal behavior of banana cultivation under different climatic conditions.
Expositor: Ing. Noel Molina, Ingeniero Agrónomo, Especialista en Fitotecnia (COSTA RICA)

11:00
12:00
Master Lecture: Status del Fusarium Raza 4 - Status Global, Dr. Miguel Angel Ditta. (BRASIL).
12:00
13:00
Panel: The sustainability of a banana plantation from the social, technological and administrative point of view.
Panelists:
Ahmed Valencia - Soprisa
Adolfo Guaillas – Frutela
Víctor Angulo – Marplantis Orgánicos
Grecia Logroño – Sosa Corp.
Moderator: Ing. Xavier Cardenas, Gerente AGROSOFT (ECUADOR)
15:00
15:30
Master Lecture: New technological applications of shipping companies.
Expositor: Sr. Carlos José Vergara (ECUADOR)
15:30
16:30
Master Lecture: How the shipping companies will face major global changes.
16:30
17:30
Master Lecture: Analysis and Prospects of World Banana Production.
17:30
18:30
Master Lecture: RAS Standard 2017. Key Concepts and Importance for Sustainable Agriculture.
Expositor: Sr. Hugo Alvarez Vargas - CERES (COSTA RICA)

October 5

Time Event
10:00
11:00
Panel: New alternatives of integral management of Black Sigatoka.
Panelists
Ing. Douglas Marín, PHD. (Costa Rica).
Ing. Tarsicio Mosquera, Truist Fruit (ECUADOR).
Moderator: Ing. Héctor Calle Ruilova – SIGAT (ECUADOR).
11:00
11:30
Conference PH management in soils and water in banana plantations.
Expositor: Ing. José Oñate, Mgs. (ECUADOR).
11:30
12:00
Conferencia: Insect Control with Predators and Regulation of Insects with Entomo-Pathogens.
Expositor: Ing. César Herrera, AGROGÉNESIS (ECUADOR).
12:00
13:00
Master Lecture: The Advantages of Trade Agreements for Development.
Exhibitor: Abog. Claudia Uribe, Jefe de la Oficina de América Latina y el Caribe del Centro de Comercio Internacional – ITC Ginebra, Suiza.
15:00
16:00
Master Lecture: Competitiveness in bananas.
16:00
18:00
Panel: The challenges of banana marketing in the markets.
18:00
19:00
Closing

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