Policy and Trade
Day 1
03 Dec 2019


3th December

13:00    Registration/coffee

14:00-14:10 Welcoming speech by Mr Jerzy Wierzbicki, President of Polish Beef Association/Marian Sikora, President of Federation of Agricultural Producers Unions

14:10-14:20 Opening speech by Mr Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, the Polish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

14:20-14:30 Keynote speech by Mr Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Session I: POLICY

14:30-14:40 The new CAP framework and the opportunities for the beef sector

14:40-14:50 The prospects for the EU beef market

14:50-15:00 Main avenues for the future of the EU beef and veal sector

Panel discussion (15:00-16:00)

Moderator : Max Schulmann

16 :00-16 :30 Coffee break

Session II: TRADE

16:30-16:40 State of play on the past and ongoing free trade negotiations with relevance to the EU beef sector

16:50-17:00 The Irish vision on the current FTA negotiations

Panel discussion (17:00-18:00)

Moderator: Liam MacHale

19:30 Gala dinner


4th December


9:00-9:20 EU marketing standards for beef and state of play on their revision – presentation by Joaquim Villa, DG AGRI

9:20-9:40 Promotion opportunities for the EU beef sector – Presentation by Mr Christian Jochum

9:40-10:00 Case study: addressing consumer expectations in terms of environment – presentation by Dr Verena Schutz, wyzwania

Panel discussion (10:00-11:00): DG AGRI, Mr Christian Jochum, DE professor

Moderator: Isabel Basto

11:00-11:30  Coffee break


11:30-11:50 The research framework and the opportunities for the beef sector – presentation by DG Research

11:50-12:10 Case study – Innovation beef project in Poland, Mr Jerzy Wierzbicki

12:10-12:30 Copa and Cogeca’s priorities on research – presentation by Daniele Rossi, Chairman of Copa and Cogeca Working Party on Research


Panel discussion (12:30-13:30): DG RES, DG AGRI? ,Daniele Rossi, Jerzy Wierzbicki, Ryszard Zarudzki

Moderator: moderator

13:30-14:00 Concluding remarques  (Jean-Pierre Fleury, Jerzy Wierzbicki)

14:00 Lunch