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The International Wheat Industry Congress is one of the main wheat chain events in Brazil. In 2017, close to 550 participants from various countries are expected. These will include wheat producers, representatives from mills, the baking and derivatives industries, government, agribusiness and sector associations.

 

During three days – October 22, 23 and 24, more than a dozen specialists will assess and discuss the challenges facing one of the most important agribusiness chains in Brazil, in a series of talks, debates and round table discussions to be held at the Hotel Royal Palm Plaza, Campinas, in the state of São Paulo. A Business Fair will take place in parallel, with the presentation of new products and cutting edge machinery, equipment, systems and technologies.

 

The XXIV International Wheat Industry Congress represents an excellent opportunity to stay abreast of what is happening in the industry and to ensure competitiveness. Enroll now. You cannot afford to miss this key event.

THE EVENT

THE POWER OF THE MILLS

Focused on excellence in the production of wheat flour and on the health of mankind  and the planet, for 26 years ABITRIGO has been dedicated to restructuring and integrating the entire wheat production chain in Brazil, forging closer links between producers and buyers and disseminating the important health benefits the cereal offers the public.

It is not by chance that our 24th International Wheat Industry Congress, to be held in Campinas, São Paulo from October 22 to 24, has as its central theme The Power of the Mills. Our objective is precisely that of underscoring and reinforcing the importance of the unity of all the links in the production chain, from the field to the transformation industry.

ABITRIGO believes that convergence on all the fronts is essential to enable us to deliver clean, healthy, high value wheat to an ever more demanding consumer. Synergies within the chain drive higher quality, higher production, higher sales and, consequently, higher profitability. It is a path from which there is no return, made even more crucial by the economic and political challenges our country is facing.

The International Wheat Industry Congress is currently the most important event in our sector, bringing together representatives of the food industry, the government, producers and millers for open discussion of the questions which pose a challenge to us all. It is the ideal stage for proposing ways forward for questions related to regulation, finance, growing and healthfulness, among others.

During our encounter, we will address economic and political scenarios and outlooks for the global market and their implications for Brazil, in addition to examining trends and offering tips related to agribusiness in the country, with a focus on wheat. We will receive representatives of the Brazilian government and key international players to discuss commercial interests, with an emphasis on MERCOSUR.

We are aware that one of the restrictions in the business environment is regulation.  Accordingly, regulatory convergence will be one of the themes addressed in the congress in a much needed debate centered on Brazil and the main wheat exporting countries with a view to facilitating the business environment. To do this, we have to advance in phytosanitary questions, in the enhancement of production processes to ensure the delivery of quality products, while guaranteeing sustainability and traceability in production.

For this edition, we have created a special panel: The Power of the Mills in Brazil, which will provide congress goers - millers, agricultural producers, members of the business community and wheat chain scholars  – with an overview of the work done by ABITRIGO. We want to share the high quality content this body is producing with the whole of society. All the participants will learn about the Statistics Project, an unprecedented study developed by FGV Agro, one of the consultancies we have contracted to diagnose, characterize, systematize data and undertake social and economic monitoring of the entire wheat chain aimed at establishing its significance for Brazil.

We will also take advantage of having the entire sector present to launch our new online platform to incentivize the consumption of wheat and its derivatives. It unifies and represents an evolution of the Gluten Contains Information and the Wheat is Health projects, with the objective of underscoring the importance of wheat flour in people's lives. We will talk about the modernization of our association and the deliveries which will enable a broader positioning in terms of knowledge and representation of the wheat chain.

Healthy eating habits are also featured in the program. Fitness coach Marcio Atalla will address the incredible changes in behavior we are seeing in the world and particularly in Brazil, which reflect the public's pursuit of improved quality of life.

We invite you all to visit and take advantage of the Business Fair, in which dozens of machinery, equipment, technology and input providers will be presenting their latest product and service launches for the wheat chain. This represents an excellent opportunity to develop and strengthen relations with suppliers and to negotiate deals in an especially welcoming environment.

We are certain that this will be a special edition, replete with high quality contents and debates and discussions that will help drive the competitiveness of the milling industry.

I wish all participants an excellent congress.

Rubens Barbosa

President

 

 

PROGRAM

 22 October 2017

16:00           Registration

18:00           Workshop - EBio

19:30           Business Fair Opening Cocktail Party

23 October 2017

09:00         Opening

Rubens Barbosa, President, Abitrigo

Marcelo Vosnika, Chairman, Abitrigo Board

Blairo Maggi, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply

Geraldo Alckmin, Governor of the State of São Paulo

09:45         Panel 1 – Political and Economic Outlook

Speaker:     Ricardo Amorim, Economist

Moderator:  Luiz Carlos Corrêa Carvalho, President, Associação Brasileira do Agronegócio - ABAG

10:45         Break

11:15         Panel 2 - Trends in Agribusiness and Wheat

Speaker:   Felippe Serigati, Researcher at the FGV Agribusiness Center (GV Agro)

Debaters:  Antero José Pereira, President of the São Paulo baking union – SINDIPAN

                  Cláudio Zanão, President of Ass. Bras. Das Inds. De Biscoitos, Massas Alim., Pães e Bolos - ABIMAPI

Moderator: Andre Nassar, Director of Strategy and New Businesses, Agroícone

 

12:30         Lunch

14:00         Round Table – Wheat Policies

Debaters:         Flávio Turra, President, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply Winter Crops Chamber

                          Hamilton Jardim, President, FARSUL

                          Osvaldo Vasconcelos Vieira, General Manager, EMBRAPA Wheat

15:15         Workshop – Prozyn - Dicas de como chegar lá

Speaker::     Ernesto Haberkom, Fundador da SIGA, Microsiga e TOTVS

16:15         Break

16:45        Panel 3 - Improving the Regulatory Environment

Speaker:      Helinton Rocha, Coordinator of Integrated Production, Department of Social Mobility, Agricultural

                                                  Producers and the Cooperative Movement, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply

 Moderator:  Denise Resende, Foods Specialist

17:30         Panel 4 - The Power of the Mills in Brazil

FGV Research: Felippe Serigati, Researcher at the FGV Agribusiness Center (GV Agro)

Demanda Research: Gabriela Prado, Executive Director, Demanda Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de Marketing

New Wheat and Health Platform: Sérgio Motta Mello, Journalist and President, Grupo TV1

Moderator: Rubens Barbosa, President, Abitrigo

19:30         Cocktail Party, followed by Dinner and Musical Performance

24 October 2017

09:00         Panel 5 - Healthy Food and Quality of Life

Speaker: Márcio Atalla, Specialist in Quality of Life and Health

Moderator: Vanderli Marchiori, Nutritionist, founding associate of the Associação Brasileira de Nutrição Esportiva

10:30         Break

11:00         Panel 6 - The Global Wheat Market and the need for Regulatory Convergence

Speaker: Vincent Peterson, President, U.S. Wheat Associates

Moderator: Rubens Barbosa, President, Abitrigo

12:15          Close

Signature of agreement with IBGE – The importance of the Agricultural/Livestock Census

Launch of the 25th International Wheat Industry Congress -

Foz do Iguaçu – September 23 to 25, 2018

12:30         Lunch

Program subject to changes.

ENROLLMENT

 

U$ 550

 Enrollment

Accommodation

For reservation of accommodation download the reservation form, print, complete, sign and send to

Wenter Eventos Fax (55 11) 5181-2905 or  abitrigo@wenter.com.br

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FILE

Event Location

Hotel Royal Palm Plaza

Av. Royal Palm Plaza, 277

Campinas – São Paulo – Brazil

CEP: 13051-092

Tel.:  (55 19) 2117-8000

www.royalpalmplaza.com.br

Transfer Airport/hotel:

For the transfer from the airports at Cumbica (GRU - Guarulhos/São Paulo), Viracopos (VCP - Campinas) and Congonhas (CGH - São Paulo), we recommend the use of the accredited airport taxis available in the arrivals areas.

The approximate cost of transfer by taxi for up to 4 passengers is

R$ 493,00 - Taxi Guarucoop – Guarulhos Airport – www.guarucoop.com.br

R$ 320.00 - Táxi Vermelho e Branco – Congonhas Airport – www.radiotaxivermelhoebranco.com.br

R$ 80,00 - Taxi Campinas - Viracopos Airport – www.taxiemviracopos.com.br

These prices are the daytime tariffs. Tariffs subject to alterations.

 

To transport services, suggest Selecta Logistics company:

http://mmunos.lwsite.com.br/

Contact: Mario Munos

5511 94009-9903

55 11 3080-2280 ramal 203

e-mail:  Mario.munos@selectalog.com.br

 

Congress Information

International Wheat Industry Congress

Wenter Eventos

Phone.: (55 11) 3854-8060

abitrigo@wenter.com.br

Promotion and Sales

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Sonia Souza

Phone: (55 11) 4784-6821

Mobile: (55 11) 99649-7128

Sonia@apricot.com.br

 

Press Contacts

Tree Comunicação

Kelly Viana

Phone: (55 11) 3093-3614

Kelly.viana@tree.inf.br

 

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

To have your company as a sponsor or exhibitor at the most important wheat industry event, contact Ms. Sonia Souza - mobile. (55 11) 99649-7128 or sonia@apricot.com.br and receive information about sponsorship quotas and space available for stands.

 

Organization

Associação Brasileira da Indústria do Trigo – ABITRIGO

Rua Jerônimo da Veiga, 164 – 15º andar

CEP 04536-000 – São Paulo – SP

abitrigo@abitrigo.com.br