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The Conference

14 June 2018, Thursday

DAY 1

08:00 – 09:00 Registration of Participants
09:00 - 10:00 High Level Opening Session

  • Prof. Hristina Yantcheva, Rector of Agricultural University Plovdiv
  • Lozana Vassileva, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
  • Ivan Dimov, Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Education and Science
  • Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety
  • Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development (video message)
  • Svetlana Yordanova, Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Health

10:00 - 11:00 Plenary Session with Keynote Speeches
11:00 -11:30 Coffee Break & Networking at ‘FOOD 2030 Village’
11:30-13:00 Plenary Discussion: Understanding the complexity of food systems and dynamics of how they must change
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch & networking at ‘FOOD 2030 Village’
14:30-16:00 Breakout Session 1: How to build sustainable food systems by 2030?
14:30 - 16:00 Breakout Session 2: How to strengthen responsibility of food systems by 2030?
14:30 - 16:00 Breakout Session 3: How to foster inclusiveness of food systems by 2030?
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break & Networking at ‘FOOD 2030 Village’
16:30 - 18:00 Breakout Session 4: How to build resilient food systems by 2030?
16:30 - 18:00 Breakout Session 5: How to strengthen competitiveness of food systems by 2030?
16:30 - 18:00 Breakout Session 6: How to strengthen diversity of food systems by 2030?
18:00 - 20:00 Guided tour in the old town
20:30 - 22:30 Dinner at the Sankt Peterburg Hotel
15 June 2018, Friday

DAY 2

08:30 – 09:00

Plenary session.

  1. Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General of DG Research and Innovation, EC
  2. Plovdiv FOOD 2030 Declaration

09:00 – 10:30

Breakout Session 7: Strengthening R&I Alignment & Investments through better governance

09:00 – 10:30

Breakout Session 8: Building R&I ecosystems and place-based solutions to support food systems transformation

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break and Networking at FOOD2030 Village
11:00 - 12:15 Food 2030 – Looking ahead

  1. Reporting back from breakout sessions
  2. Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA, Paris, France
  3. Panel debate on main conference Conclusions

12:15 - 13:00 Closing session

  1. Vladimir Urutchev, Member of COMAGRI Committee at the European Parliament
  2. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research & Innovation
  3. Krasimir Valchev – Minister of Education and Science of Bulgaria
  4. Karin Schindler, Food priorities for the upcoming Austrian Presidency
  5. Closing

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch & networking at ‘FOOD 2030 Village’ – End of conference

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