3RD ANNUAL AGROTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
The Agrotechnology Committee of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce successfully organized the 3rd Annual Agrotechnology Conference: ‘Greek Agriculture 2014-2020; Agricultural Production – Manufacturing – Markets’, on June 20, 2014 at the Perrotis College of the American Farm School.
The event focused on challenges faced by traditional crop farmers (e.g. vegetables, cotton, arboriculture), the manufacturing processes that add maximum value to related primary sector products, and the optimal ways to reach end consumers in domestic and foreign markets, with an emphasis on international market trends. Furthermore the event highlighted the crucial supporting role of financial tools like contractual farming, credit insurance and EU subsidies, as well as the need to keep abreast of technological changes.
The event was addressed by the Minister of Agricultural Development, Mr. Georgios Karasmanis, as a keynote speaker, and was attended by several hundred participants from the primary and secondary sectors, representatives of distribution channels, businesspeople, academics, scientists and students.
Simos Anastasopoulos, President, American – Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Panos Kanellis, President, American Farm School
Antonis Vezyroglou, Owner and Manager, Antonis Vezyroglou & Co.
Demetris Vakamis, Agriculturist
Thomas Kyriakopoulos, Producer
Ioannis Tsinoulis, Agriculturist – Cotton Grower
Nikolaos Karagiorgos, President & managing Director, N. Karagiorgou Bros
Christos Mourtziopoulos, Director Quality Assurance, Barba Stathis SA
Thomas Liolios, CFO, Venus Growers
Iraklis Christodoulakis, Market Manager of Fresh and Frozen Vegetables, AB Vasilopoulos
Demetris Karavasilis, Managing Director, DK Consultants
Georgios Karasmanis, Minister, Ministry of Rural Development and Food
Ioannis Batsis, President and Managing Director, Geothermiki SA
- July 20, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm