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The World Citrus Organisation will be at Fruit Attraction 2022!
The WCO is inviting the citrus community to its events at Fruit Attraction 2022.
On the 4 October, the WCO Conference at Fruit Attraction is open to members and non-members to discuss pertinent issues for the sector. This includes positioning citrus in the current trading and retail environment, communicating citrus, presentation of the WCO Strategy for 2022-2024 and the launch of a new Citrus Statistical Book with the latest citrus sector market data. The WCO is also holding a WCO Networking Event on the 5 October at Fruit Attraction for members and non-members to discuss the latest sector and market developments in an informal setting.
Download the programme for all information about the WCO Conference and Networking Event on 4-5 October here.
If you would like to attend the WCO Conference and/or WCO Networking Event, please complete the online registration form available here by 29 September COB.
WCO Conference, 4 October 2022
The WCO Conference will take place on Tuesday 4 October 2022 in Room A10.13 at IFEMA, Fruit Attraction at 08:30-10:30 CET in Madrid.
Location: Room A10.13 at IFEMA, Fruit Attraction
Time: 08:30-10:30 CET
Access: All those with a pass (visitor or exhibitor) will be able to enter IFEMA to access the meeting room.
Agenda: The WCO Conference will proceed as follows:
8:30-8:35 Welcome (WCO Co-Chairs)
8:35-8:45 About WCO (WCO Secretariat)
8:45-9:00 Presentation of WCO Strategy 2022-2024 (WCO Secretariat & WCO Co-Chairs)
9:00-9:30 Launch of CIRAD Citrus Statistical Book (CIRAD)
9:30-10:00 Positioning citrus in the current trading & retail environment (Anders Lind, Coop Trading Denmark)
10:00-10:30 Communicating citrus (Oscar Mozún, Tactics)
10:30-10:35 Close (WCO Secretariat)
WCO Networking Event, 5 October 2022
The WCO Networking Event will take place on Wednesday 5 October at the Limón de España stand at IFEMA, Fruit Attraction at 18:00-19:00 CET in Madrid.
Location: Limón de España stand (hosted by Ailimpo), Stand 7E09, Hall 7.
Time: 18:00-19:00 CET
WCO Annual General Meeting 2022
On 1 June 2022 World Citrus Organisation (WCO) members gathered for the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). During the online AGM the WCO Secretariat presented the consolidation of the production and export forecasts for the forthcoming Southern Hemisphere citrus season 2022. This preliminary forecast is collected from member industry associations in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, South Africa, and Uruguay.
Along with citrus market development updates, the meeting also saw the re-election of WCO’s current co-chairs for a second mandate. Both South Africa and Spain, represented by the Citrus Growers’ Association and Ailimpo, were re-elected to head the organisation for another two years. More information about the WCO AGM 2022 is available here.
WCO networking meeting at Fruit Logistica 2022
During Fruit Logistica 2022, the global fresh produce trade show in Berlin, WCO members present at the fair met for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in an informal networking meeting.
The networking meeting was a long-awaited opportunity for WCO members to catch up and discuss the latest sector and market developments. WCO members were hosted by WCO member San Miguel.
Global Citrus Congress 2021
On 16-17 November 2021 the World Citrus Organisation and CIRAD joined forces with Fruitnet Media International to organise the second edition of the Global Citrus Congress (GCC), a virtual event bringing together leading players from the global citrus industry to identify and assess common challenges and opportunities for the citrus sector.
The GCC took place in a new 24 hour format online with free access for all delegates. Following the success of its first edition in 2020 with over 1200 delegates from over 60 countries, the GCC explored the main citrus global trends of production, trade and consumption through a lively combination of talks, interviews and panel discussions. In addition, delegates were able to interact with each other through the Congress’ platform, as well as attend sessions tailored to European, American & Asian markets on specific timezones.