International Green Week Berlin

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From January 16 to 25, 2009, the International Green Week Berlin invites to undertake a culinary voyage around the world. For ten days exhibitors will be presenting over 100,000 specialities from all five continents. About 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries will be exhibiting typical regional products. There will also be opportunities to sample the diversity of foodstuffs from Germany’s regions on the stands of the federal states and at various product markets. Products combine a vast selection of international wine, beer, and spirits specialties. Right in line with consumer trends, the IGW also includes direct agricultural sales and the Bio Markt organic products section in Hall 6.2a. The Netherlands are the partner country at this year’s Green Week. Kyrgyzstan will be meeting trade visitors and the general public for the first time when it makes its debut as an exhibitor. (Picture: Messe Berlin)

As the organiser of the fair’s most outstanding conference programme, the International Green Week Berlin 2009 will be underlining its role as the world’s leading agricultural policy event. More than 400,000 visitors are expected at the fair, of whom some 100,000 experts will be attending the show where a comprehensive programme of conferences awaits them. During the fair more than 300 conferences, seminars and workshops will offer a host of opportunities for exchanging expert views. Under the heading of the International Green Week Forum (FIGW), several high-level events focusing on agriculture and economic polices will be taking place at the start of the fair. On 17 January the 2nd International Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, with Ministers of Agriculture and government delegations from Europe and overseas in attendance, will be inviting participants to exchange views in the ICC Berlin.

Following an initiative by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, on 17 January more than 30 ministers of agriculture will be gathering for the first time to attend the 1st Berlin Summit of Ministers of Agriculture in Charlottenburg Palace. From 15 to 19 January, the focus will be on “ensuring food supplies worldwide – the global challenges confronting politics and business“. Following an initiative by German industry, the International Forum for Food and Agriculture (IFAE) will be taking place for the first time in the ICC Berlin. The main event will be the plenary session on 17 January entitled “Feeding the world in 2020 – innovative solutions using limited resources“.

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