Preliminary Programme
Throughout the days of the Congress a wide selection of tours will be available for the participants as well as their families. A detailed list and a short description of the tours can be found here

We urge you to book in advance since it is the peak tourist season in Athens.
Friday October 7th 2016

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and welcome coffee 
09:30 - 10:00 Congress opening – Opening addresses
10:00 - 10:30 Keynote Speech by Mr Phil HOGAN, EU Commissioner on Agriculture and Rural Development
  1st Panel Session : The CAP in the South of Europe : experiences, concerns, challenges
10:30 - 11:30 Greece: Mr. Ioannis Koufoudakis, CEO, GAIA EPICHEIREIN SA
Spain: Mr. Angel Villafranca, President of Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias
Italy: Mr. Giorgio Mercuri, President of Fedagri – Confcooperative&Alleanzadelle Cooperative ItalianeAgroalimentare
Portugal: Mr. Manuel Dos Santos Gomes, President of Confagri
France: Μr Pascal VINÉ, Delegate General of Coop de France  
  Moderator: Mr. Vasileios Parolas, General Manager of the Agricultural Cooperative of Thesprotia, Vice-President of COGECA
11:30 - 12:00 Debate
12:00 - 12:30 Coffee break
  2nd Panel Session : Policies and tools for the future CAP
12:30 - 13:30 Quality & Promotion: Mr. Javier Valle, Senior Policy Advisor, COPA-COGECA
Certification:Mr Konstantinos MAVROPOULOS, Director of Agrifood Sector Development, TUV Austria Hellas

Financial tools: Mr. Giannis CHANIOTAKIS, Director of Agricultural Sector Operations Development, Piraeus Bank

Risk Management: Mrs Effie KOKORELI, Head of Agrinsurance&Bancassurance, Interamerican S.A. – Part of ACHMEA
New technologies: Mr. Panagiotis ILIAS, Research and Development manager, NEUROPUBLIC SA
  Moderator : Mrs Elli TSIFOROU, Head of GAIA EPICHEIREIN SA Brussels office
13:30 - 14:00 Debate
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
  3rd Panel Session: Positions and proposals on cooperative entrepreneurship
15:00 - 16:00 Cooperative initiatives in the field of agricultural supplies: Mr Georgios CHATZIGEORGIOU, Economist, Business Εxecutive

Cooperative export strategies :Mr. Charalambos FILADARLIS, Export Support and Development manager, GAIA EPICHEIREIN SA

Developments, priorities, initiatives in the cooperative sector :Mr. Athanasios TSIOTINAS, President of the Agricultural-Livestock Cooperative of Arkadia

Promotion as a tool for entrepreneurial growth:Mr. Christos GIANNAKAKIS, Manager of VENUS Growers Agricultural Cooperative
  Moderator : Mr. Vasileios KAPPAS, Business Development manager, GAIA EPICHEIREIN SA
16:00 – 16:30 Debate


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