Monday 19th September 2016
10.00am Meeting Point: Hotel & Rooftop Feir´s Park (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
11.00am Departure to Concordia (transfer pre-accredited passengers)
5.00pm – 7.00pm IBO Country Members meeting
“Hotel Salto Grande” (Concordia)
7.00pm – 9.00pm Cocktail for IBO Country Members, sponsors and speakers. (by invitation only)
Club Progreso (Concordia)
Tuesday 20th September 2016
7.30am Registration / Welcome coffee (included in the registration)
Concordia Convention Center
9.00am Conference begins
9.00am – 9.15am Welcome message by IBO
Speaker: Andres Amstrong IBO´s Chairman
ABC and UPEFRUY introduction
Speaker: Calos Stabile Organizing Committee´s Chairman
Marta Bentancur Head of International Affairs, Upefruy.
9.15am – 10.15am Blueberry production and demand, a global glance
Speaker: Dave Brazelton, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., USA
10.15am – 11.00am Europe: an inscreasingly demanding market in blueberry provisioning. (UK, France, Spain and Sweden)
Speaker: Henry Maulik, Tesco
Moderator: Professor David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of food marketing, Imperial College London
11.00am – 11.30am COFFEE BREAK (included)
11.30am – 12.30am Southern Hemisphere Panel. Planning fruit supply to the Northern Hemisphere.
Participants: Carlos Stabile, Diego Castagnasso, Andrés Armstrong, Miguel Bentín
Moderator: Gabriel Wasserman
12.30pm – 1.15pm Differentiation. How to escape from the commoditization of blueberries
Speaker: Professor David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of food marketing, Imperial College London
1.15pm – 2.30pm LUNCH (included)
2.30pm – 3.20pm New requirements from clients and markets: Ethic certification.
Speaker: Enrique Kurincic, IRAM - GLOBAL G.A.P. GRASP. Agro-food certifications manager, Johanna Lauersdorf, SGS Smeta.
3.20pm – 4.00pm Market diversification. China as a potential counter season market
Speaker: to be confirmed
4.00pm – 4.15pm New markets in Asia. Eric Hartmann- VP of Skyteam Cargo Asia-China.
4.15pm – 4.45pm COFFEE BREAK (included)
4.45pm – 5.15pm Hail protection - A viable alternative - Experience in the region
Speaker: Fernando Losada - Agrinet S.A., Argentina
5.15pm – 6.00pm Fruit fly – A threat for market access. Prevention, the key to success. Surveillance systems in Argentina and Uruguay 
Speaker: Ing.Carlos Morilla, Ing. Elena Gatti -Agro-food National Sanitary and Quality Service - SENASA -, Argentina
6.00pm End of day 1 presentations
5.45pm – 7.30pm Post Conference Activities
6.00pm – 7.30pm Cocktail - Global Networking opportunity
Concordia Convention Center
Wednesday 21st September 2016
8.00am – 9.00am Registration desk opens / Welcome coffee (included)
Concordia Convention Center
9.00am Conference begins
9.00am – 10.30am Postharvest management, a critical point in our business. Best practices, logistics and quality
Speakers: Juan González, Director of GCS (Spain), Fernando Martorell (Argentina), Roberto Varela (Argentina), Bruno Defillip (Chile)
Moderator: Mariana Leal.
10.30am – 11.00am COFFEE BREAK (included)
11.00am – 11.30pm Climate change in the region: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay - Are we prepared?
Speaker: Eduardo Sierra, Argentina
11.30pm – 12.00pm Conclusions of the IBO Summit
Participants: to be determined among speakers in the Summit.
Moderator: Mario Steta, Aneberries, Mexico
12.00pm – 12.30pm Thanks and conclusions of the event
IBO Chairman, Andrés Amstrong.
12.30pm End of day 2 presentations
12.30pm – 2.30pm LUNCH (included)
2.30pm – 10.00pm Post Conference activities (Field Trip)
2.30pm Afternoon visit to Salto (Uruguay)
Visit to the packing house at GAMOREL S.A.
Return to Buenos Aires for delegates not attending the Field Trip
7.00pm – 9.30pm DINNER in Salto (Included in the Field Trip)
Horacio Quiroga Hotel, Salto (Uruguay)
9.30pm Return to hotel in Concordia
Thursday 22nd September 2016
8.30am Field Trip in Argentina
MR Berry nursery
Gramm Agropecuaria S.A. plantation, El Aguara
1.00pm LUNCH at plantation. (Included in the Field Trip)
2.30pm Return to Buenos Aires (transfer pre-accredited passengers)
7.30pm Estimated arrival time to Buenos Aires