Uruguay’s renowned sea resort Punta del Este will be hosting next December the 2010 Eurofruit Congress Southern Hemisphere. This is the first time the annual conference and exhibition event for the region’s fresh produce industry comes to Uruguay.
An estimated 300 delegates will be discussing over current issues affecting the region’s fruit and vegetable export markets. The program considers the latest trends influencing the key areas of the region’s fresh produce business, including logistics, costs and competitiveness, product opportunities, new markets and trade agreements.
Ole Shack Petersen of Damco International A/S and Hans van Es of the Dutch Produce Association are among the high-profile organisations that will be speaking at Eurofruit Congress Southern Hemisphere. Mr Petersen will be sharing his expertise on how to manage challenges in the cool chain while Mr Van Es will present on how market access changes will implicate Southern Hemisphere countries.
Eurofruit Congress Southern Hemisphere will provide a very good opportunity to show firsthand the potential of Uruguay’s fresh fruit industry, says Horacio Ozer Ami, chairman of Eurofruit Congress Southern Hemisphere supporters Upefruy.
The international community will also have the chance to really appreciate Uruguay’s logistical advantages and see the many important investments which have been made during the last few years at the Port of Montevideo and at the international airport in the capital.
Some of the companies that have confirmed attendance include Gamorel, Damco and SAVE, together with other industry players such as Caputto, Milagro, San Miguel, SevenSeas Group, Lantao, Sensitech, Uproa, Fruit Logistica and NYKCool.