Conference Location: Nuremberg Conference Center (NCC) Ost , Level 3 Room Shanghai .
NCC is located on the east side of the Nuremberg Messe grounds. For a map of the Messe grounds and NCC Ost, please visit: http://www.nuernbergmesse.de/en/company/exhibition_site/general_plan
Monday 13 February
|08:00 – 09:00||Registration check-in|
|Conference Opening (moderator: Ms. Selma Doyran)|
|09:00 – 09:30||Welcome Addresses
• Mr. Alexander Mueller, Assistant Director-General, FAO
|09:30 – 09:50||Keynote Speech Mr. Harsha Singh, Deputy Director-General WTO|
|09:50 – 10:10||Keynote Speech Mr. Franz Fischler, President, Eco Social Forum Europe|
|10:10 – 10:40||Coffee/Tea Break|
|10 Years Back and 10 Years Forward (moderator: Mr. Ulrich Hoffmann)|
|10:40 – 12:00||- Past (2002): What was the starting point and which were the issues? Mr. David Crucefix, IOAS
- Present (2012): What ITF/GOMA have achieved/ and current situation of market access. Ms. Nadia Scialabba, FAO.
- Future (2022): What will happen? What should happen? Mr. Gunnar Rundgren, publisher of The Organic Standard
|12:00 – 13.00||LUNCH|
|13:00 – 15:00||Developing Countries and the World Organic Market (moderator: Ms. Nadia Scialabba)|
|- “Organic Agriculture: a good option for least developed countries” (video)
- Development of the East African Organic Product Standards, Mr. David Eboku, Uganda Bureau of Standards
- Development of an Organic Guarantee System for the Pacific, Ms. Karen Mapusua, Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community, Samoa
- Government Cooperation in Central America, Ms. Elizabeth Ramirez, Ministry of Agriculture, Costa Rica
- Development of Asian Regional Organic Standard, Ms. Lara Vivas, Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards, Philippines
- Panel: Where are developing countries and smallholders in the organic Trade picture? Can regional cooperation improve their market access? How can national and regional markets in developing countries be developed?
Panelists: Javier Hurtado, Irupana Andean Organic Food S.A (invited); Mr. Mukesh Gupta, India Organic Trade Association (invited); Mr. Moses Muwanga, NOGAMU;
|15:00 – 15:30||Coffee/Tea Break|
|Enhancing Cooperation (moderator: Mr. Andre Leu)|
|15:30 – 17:10||- Public-Private cooperation to facilitate multilateral equivalence: Mr. Markus Arbenz, IFOAM
- Systems of regional cooperation, Mr. Ong Kung Wai, GOMA Steering Committee
- How global organic market access can be accomplished, Ms. Sophia Twarog, UNCTAD
|17:10 – 17:30||- Presentation of draft conference conclusions|
18:00 – 19:30 Conference Reception
Tuesday 14 February
|09:00 – 09:20||Keynote Speech Ms. Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary USDA|
|09:20 – 09:40||Keynote Speech H.E. Ms. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, African Union|
|Enhancing Market Access (moderator: Mr. Ong Kung Wai)|
|09:40 – 10:30||How Dominant Markets work towards mutual recognition
Panelists: Mr. Jean-Francois Hulot, European Commission; Mr. Miles McEvoy, USDA NOP; Mr. Michel Saumur, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Progress with and experiences from mutual recognition agreements? Other tools to enhance market access, in particular for developing countries? How to ensure that third countries are not disadvantaged?
|10:30 – 11:00||Coffee/tea Break|
|11:00 – 11:50||- How Emerging Organic Powers are Shaping Their Global Roles:
Panelists: Mr. Wang Maohua, CNCA; Ms. P.V.S.M. Gouri, APEDA; Mr. Rogèrio Dias, Ministry of Agriculture Brazil
What do you do to promote the development of your domestic market? How do you facilitate import access and avoid creating new barriers? How would you like to see a global system for organic market access?
|Emerging Issues (moderator: Ms. Mildred Steidle, Organic Services)|
|11:50 – 12:50||- Expanding the scope of “organic” (e.g. to fair, carbon neutral, health), is that a good idea and how should it play out? Mr. Bavo van den Idsert (Dutch Association of Organic Producers and Traders)
- Ways (other than standards and certification) of Fulfilling the Goals of Organic Agriculture, Ms. Susanne Padel (Organic Research Centre Elm Farm UK)
- Keeping Up with Ever Increasing Requirements: Can we? Should we?, Mr. Thilak Kariyawasam, Lanka Organic Agriculture Movement, Sri Lanka
|12:50 – 13:00||Introduction of Discussion Groups Mr. Gunnar Rundgren|
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 15:00||Four groups will make recommendations on one topic each 1. What key needs and concerns are yet to be solved by existing harmonization and equivalence initiatives?
2. How shall the organic sector, and organic regulations respond to increased attention to emerging society, market or consumer expectations and its own principles of broader sustainability?
3. What can private sector actors do to facilitate increased equivalence?
4. How to ensure that less developed countries and poor producers are not excluded from growing trade in organic products?
|15:00 – 15:30||Reports from discussion groups|
|15:30 – 16:00||Coffee/tea break|
|Conference Conclusion (moderator: Ms. Sophia Twarog)|
|16:00 – 16:30||- Reflections on Conference Outcomes
Rapporteurs’ reflections: Mr. Matthew Holmes Canada Organic Trade Association and Ms. Laura Montenegro, Argencert.
|16:30 – 17:00||Conference Conclusions and Closing|