Monday 19th September 2016
10.00amMeeting Point: Hotel & Rooftop Feir´s Park (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
11.00amDeparture to Concordia (transfer pre-accredited passengers)
5.00pm – 7.00pmIBO Country Members meeting
“Hotel Salto Grande” (Concordia)
7.00pm – 9.00pmCocktail for IBO Country Members, sponsors and speakers. (by invitation only)
Club Progreso (Concordia)
Tuesday 20th September 2016
7.30amRegistration / Welcome coffee (included in the registration)
Concordia Convention Center
9.00amConference begins
9.00am – 9.15amWelcome 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 – 10.15amBlueberry production and demand, a global glance
Speaker: Dave Brazelton, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., USA
10.15am – 11.00amEurope: 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 – 11.30amCOFFEE BREAK (included)
11.30am – 12.30amSouthern Hemisphere Panel. Planning fruit supply to the Northern Hemisphere.
Participants: Carlos Stabile, Diego Castagnasso, Andrés Armstrong, Miguel Bentín
Moderator: Gabriel Wasserman
12.30pm – 1.15pmDifferentiation. How to escape from the commoditization of blueberries
Speaker: Professor David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of food marketing, Imperial College London
1.15pm – 2.30pmLUNCH (included)
2.30pm – 3.20pmNew 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 – 4.00pmMarket diversification. China as a potential counter season market
Speaker: to be confirmed
4.00pm – 4.15pmNew markets in Asia. Eric Hartmann- VP of Skyteam Cargo Asia-China.
4.15pm – 4.45pmCOFFEE BREAK (included)
4.45pm – 5.15pmHail protection - A viable alternative - Experience in the region
Speaker: Fernando Losada - Agrinet S.A., Argentina
5.15pm – 6.00pmFruit 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
6.00pmEnd of day 1 presentations
5.45pm – 7.30pmPost Conference Activities
6.00pm – 7.30pmCocktail - Global Networking opportunity
Concordia Convention Center
Wednesday 21st September 2016
8.00am – 9.00amRegistration desk opens / Welcome coffee (included)
Concordia Convention Center
9.00amConference begins
9.00am – 10.30amPostharvest 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 – 11.00amCOFFEE BREAK (included)
11.00am – 11.30pmClimate change in the region: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay - Are we prepared?
Speaker: Eduardo Sierra, Argentina
11.30pm – 12.00pmConclusions of the IBO Summit
Participants: to be determined among speakers in the Summit.
Moderator: Mario Steta, Aneberries, Mexico
12.00pm – 12.30pmThanks and conclusions of the event
IBO Chairman, Andrés Amstrong.
12.30pmEnd of day 2 presentations
12.30pm – 2.30pmLUNCH (included)
2.30pm – 10.00pmPost Conference activities (Field Trip)
2.30pmAfternoon 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 – 9.30pmDINNER in Salto (Included in the Field Trip)
Horacio Quiroga Hotel, Salto (Uruguay)
9.30pmReturn to hotel in Concordia
Thursday 22nd September 2016
8.30amField Trip in Argentina
MR Berry nursery
Gramm Agropecuaria S.A. plantation, El Aguara
1.00pmLUNCH at plantation. (Included in the Field Trip)
2.30pmReturn to Buenos Aires (transfer pre-accredited passengers)
7.30pmEstimated arrival time to Buenos Aires