Rome Conference 2017
Official languages for the plenary sessions  and the WUWM Meetings are English, Spanish, French, Italian Chinese and Polish

Wednesday 17/05/2017
09:00 - 22:00Delegate Registration (Lobby of Hotel Universo Rome)
12:00 - 13:30WUWM Board of Directors Lunch
14:00 - 18:00WUWM Board of Directors Meeting (Olga Room, Hotel Universo Rome) [More Info]
18:45Bus transfer to the Welcome Cocktail
19:00 - 20:30Congress Welcome Cocktail with buffet dinner (Palazzo Fiano) [More Info]
Thursday 18/05/2017
14:00 - 18:00Partners Programme (Half day): Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Baths of Diocletian and Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli:
Delegates must be registered and received their badge before going to the FAO
08:00Congress registration (Lobby of Hotel Universo Roma)
Plenary sessions will take place at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Headquarters
08:00 - 08:45Bus transfer to Headquarters of FAO in Rome (located in the Viale delle Terme di Caracalla)
09:00 - 09:30Opening Ceremony (FAO Green Room 1st floor Building A)
10:00 - 11:30Session 1: Wholesale Markets: Towards Nutritious Food for All [More Info]
Speaker 1: Roberta Sonnino, Professor of environmental policy and planning Director of Research Centre for Urban and Regional Food Systems- SURF, Cardiff University, UK
Speaker 2: Anna Lartey, Director, Nutrition and Food System Division, FAO, Italy
Panelist: Andre Young, Chairman, National Agricultural Marketing Council and Senior Manager Operations and Marketing, , Durban Fresh Produce Market, South Africa
Panelist: Donald Hyslop, Chair of trustees, Borough Market, London
Panelist: Andrea Segrè, Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences University “Alma Mater Studiorum” Bologna, Italy
12:00 - 12:15MOU Signing Ceremony between CAWA and Italmercati (Italian wholesale market network)
12:30 - 13:30Lunch (Self-service restaurant located on the 8th floor of Building B)
14:00 - 16:00Session 2: Organics on the Wholesale Market [More Info]
Chairperson: Stéphane Layani, Chairman, SEMMARIS, France
Speaker 1: Hans Martin Dreyer, Director, Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP), FAO, Italy
Speker 2: Ilenio Bastoni, Chairman, APO Fruit, Italy
Panelist: Josep Tejedo Fernández, Managing Director, Mercabarna, Barcelona, Spain
Panelist: Mark Maskiell, CEO, Melbourne Market Authority, Australia
16:00 - 18:00Session 3: Wholesale and Retail States from the cold chain and transhipment logistic market [More Info]
Chairperson: Fabio Massimo Pallottini, Managing Director CAR and Chairman ITALMERCATI, Italy
Speaker 1: Zengjun Ma, Chairman , China National Agri Wholesale Market Assn (CAWA), China
Speaker 2: Rosa Rolle, enior Enterprise Development Officer, FAO, Food system and Nutrition Division ESN, Italy
Panelist: Gustavo Alberto França Fonseca, Centrais de Abastecimento de Minas Gerais S/A and ABRACEN President (Brazilian Association of Wholesale Markets), Brazil
Panelist: Gérald Cavalier, CEO, French Cold Chain Association and Technical Center CEMAFROID, France
18:00Delegates transfer to Hotel
18:00Free Evening
Friday 19/05/2017
09:00 - 16:45Partners Programme (full day): A tour between the hidden churches of the city centre and the alleyways of the Jewish Ghetto
Breakfast at hotel
08:00 - 09:00Bus transfer to the wholesale market of Rome: Centro Agroalimentare Roma (C.A.R.) Only for delegates
09:00 - 11:00Technical tour of the market
11:00 - 11:45Bus transfer to Hotel Universo Rome
12:00 - 13:00WUWM Regional Meetings [More Info]
13:00 - 14:00Lunch buffet Hotel Universo
14:00 - 15:30WUWM Membership Meeting with elections (Annamaria room Hotel Universo Roma) [More Info]
15:30 - 16:00Conclusions and Closing Ceremony
18:45Bus transfer to the closing dinner
19:00Closing dinner and WUWM 2017 Market Awards at Palazzo Barberini in Rome [More Info]
Saturday 20/05/2017
10:00 - 14:00Visit to Testaccio Retail Market - LYLM event