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Prognosfruit, the Annual Apple & Pear Event

PROGNOSFRUIT 2022 (Belgrade, Serbia, 3-5 August 2022): the final countdown to the event

21/07/2022 ¦ News

 

The Prognosfruit Conference, Europe’s leading annual event for the apple and pear sector, is right around the corner. On 3-5 August 2022, it will gather all the lead representatives of the apples and pears sector from across Europe and beyond. Close to 200 representatives from 20 countries will join for the first time after two years of online meetings. Registrations are still open for sector representatives interested to get the latest updates on the preparations for the upcoming apple and pear season.


Prognosfruit, the leading annual event for the apple and pear sector, will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, from the 3rd to the 5th of August 2022, returning as an in-person event after two successful online editions. The latest details of the logistics details and attractive speaker’s programme are being finalised by the organizers, WAPA and Serbia Does Apples. At the latest count, the number of participants is approaching 200 delegates from more than 20 countries. Registrations will still remain open for a few more days for those deciding to join last-minute. The registration form is available on the Prognosfruit website, along with the link to book your accommodation at the Hyatt Regency in Belgrade.

 

The complete programme of Prognosfruit 2022 is available on the Prognosfruit website. This year, the three-day event during which the apple and pear crop forecast report will be released will see representatives of the sector gather to discuss the Northern Hemisphere situation as well as global perspectives for apples and pears. Philippe Binard, Secretary General of WAPA commented: “Prognosfruit is taking place in a moment of great uncertainties, with mixed production forecast on the various continents of the Northern Hemisphere. The 2021 season is ending with a lot of pressure on the processing and export market and consumption is under pressure. Prognosfruit will be the ideal place to meet, to network, and capture the dynamics for the new season.” This year, Prognosfruit will not only extensively cover the upcoming European apples and pears production and market trends, as usual, but it will also look more in detail at the apples and pears trends in the EU neighbourhood as well as the USA and in China. Simultaneous translation will be provided in Italian French, German, and Serbian.

 

An attractive networking programme is also expecting the delegate. Julka Toskic, Manager of Serbia Does Apples added: “We are pleased to welcome the delegates on the eve of the conference at Belgrade’s Royal Palace. The Gala Dinner will be hosted in the prestigious Belgrade citadel at Kalemegdanska terasa, in the city’s fortress. Finally, delegates will also discover the Serbian apple orchard Atos Fructum, on the southern slope of Fruška Gora, whose facilities are combined with a winery”.

All is therefore set for the 47th edition of Prognosfruit, a testimony of its long tradition as a meeting point not to be missed by those belonging to the apples and pears community. The organizers are looking forward to welcoming the participants to Belgrade on 3rd August 2022.


 

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CONTACT: Mr Philippe BINARD / Mr Gil KAUFMAN – WAPA –  www.wapa-association.org

 

WAPA was founded in August 2001 with the objectives of providing a forum for discussion on matters of interest to the apple and pear business and initiating recommendations to strengthen the sector. The current President of the Association is Dominik Woźniak (Society for Promotion of Dwarf Fruit Orchards/Rajpol - Poland) and the current Vice-President is Jeff Correa (Pear Bureau Northwest - USA). WAPA membership includes the following countries and areas: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Italy, Moldova, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scandinavia, Slovenia, South Africa, Ukraine, the UK and the USA.