EUROPEAN CONGRESS
IN PRAGUE
May 24–26, 2018

With the participation of the European Flour Millers, EU Semouliers and Union of Pasta Manufacturers’ associations
Hosted & organised by the CZECH FLOUR MILLERS ASSOCIATION

The 2018 Prague Congress will bring together all the major companies involved in the European flour, semolina and pasta businesses, welcoming around 120 delegates from around Europe for an outstanding opportunity to extend business networks and explore new commercial opportunities. A delegation of international pasta companies and associations members of the International Pasta Organisation (IPO) will also join the event.

The Congress includes a full-day conference session that invites renowed experts to present their insights on the issues that will shape European flour, semolina and pasta marketing in the coming years. The geopolitics & economics of wheat in the Mediterranean-MENA iddle East North African region, the Brexit impact future agriculture and trade in a European Union minus one and the agri-food tech innovations are among the topics to be discussed on that Friday.

CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS

THURSDAY, MAY 24

EFM Executive Committee meeting
Semouliers & UNAFPA & IPO meeting
Nabim meeting
Welcome dinner (drink & buffet)

FRIDAY, MAY 25

EFM General Assembly meeting
Conference sessions
Programme for partners
Gala dinner

SATURDAY, MAY 26

Social programme for all delegates

(new name of the hotel Boscolo)
Senovazne namesti 13/991
110 00 Prague 1

PROGRAMME

12:30 - 13:30
EFM Executive Committee lunch
13:30 – 16:30
EFM Executive Committee meeting (Turandot meeting room)
14:00 – 19:00
Semouliers & UNAFPA & IPO meeting (Tosca meeting room)
15:30 - 17:00
Nabim meeting (Opera meeting room)
17:00 - 17:30
Nabim AGM (Opera meeting room)
17:00-18:30
ANMF Board meeting (Mariott Hotel)
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee
10:30 - 12:30
Morning Session
10:30 - 11:30
Morning Session
The European wheat market and the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
Jerzy Plewa, Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development at the European Commission (Brussels), will share his insights on the EU agriculture policies that will shape the business environment for millers in the medium-term
11:30 - 12:30
Morning Session
Global trade: is disruption the new normal?
Pierre Sauvé, Senior Trade Specialist, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice at the World Bank Group, Geneva.
12:30 - 14:00
Buffet Lunch
14:00 - 17:30
Afternoon Session
Future agriculture & trade in a European Union minus 1


14:00 - 14:45
Afternoon Session
Brexit and the cereal sector: implications for the UK and the EU
By Emeritus Prof Allan Buckwell, Senior Research Fellow at Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
14:45 - 15:30
Afternoon Session
Brexit: How the hell did it come to this and what now?
By Ian Dunt, Editor at Politics.co.uk, London, followed by questions and discussion
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee & pastries
16:00 - 16:45
Afternoon Session
Towards breeding and gene innovations in wheat
By Richard Summersi, Head of European cereal breeding at RAGT Semences
16:45 - 17:30
Afternoon Session
A global picture of the worldwide milling industry
Lennart Kutschinski, Managing Director at Mühlenchemie Followed by questions and discussion
17:30
End of Conference

PROGRAMME

19:00 – 22:00
Welcome dinner at the Grand Mark hotel restaurant
Seating for 80 person / cocktail tables
In case of nice weather:
Winter garden and Two steps bar and right side of garden Illustration
10.00–11.30
Fashion show Blanka Matragi
Personally narrated and guided exhibition by designer Blanka Matragi. As a dress designer, Blanka Matragi is a Czech icon of success. She works forprincesses all over the world and her models are unique masterpieces. Illustration
12.00–13.00
Lunch Illustration
13.00–14.45
Walk through the old city of Prague
With a guided tour (Staroměstské nám., Karlův most) Illustration
15.00–16.30
Black Light Theater
Ta fantastica Theater
Black Light Theatre, or simply Black Theatre, is a theatrical performance style characterized by the use of black box theatre augmented with black lightillusion.This form of theatre originated in Asia. It has become a speciality of Prague, where many theatres use it. Illustration
17.00–17.30
Return to the hotel
9:10 - 13:00
Guided tour and privat organ concert
Vyšehrad
Schedule:
9:10 Transfer to Vyšehrad
9:45 Organ concert at Basilica (30 minutes)
10:45 Guided tour (two groups per 50-60 person)
12:15 Panorama view of Prague
12:40 Transfer to restaurant at Municipal house (20 minutes)
Illustration
13:00
Lunch at French restaurant
French restaurant Art Neou known as the most beautiful Art Nouveau restaurant in the world had its grand opening on New Year's Eve 1911, when the greatest personalities of the cultural and political life met here. It is a prestigious venue of high quality cuisine and service. These values are proven and recommended by food critics, gourmets, general public (Gault & Millau, Grand Restaurant) as well as by numerous award received. Overall restaurant's ambiance is enriched by live piano music.

Menu: 3-course menu with drinks (glass of vine or beer + unlimited beverage and coffee) Illustration

GALA DINNER – PALÁC ŽOFÍN

PROGRAMME
19,00 pm - Meeting point at lobby of the hotel Carlo IV (previously hotel Boscolo)
19,30 pm - welcome drink + finger food
20,30 pm - Gala dinner - 4 course menu

Jazz Quintet
Swingfonix with famous singer Petra Erneyei / 4 hours

The island in the river Vltava was formed in the 18th century. Damaged by floods in 1784, it was protected with a wall and planted with trees. In 1830, the island, then known as Barvířský Ostrov (Dyer's Island), was bought by Václav Novotný, a miller. He created a Neo-Renaissance building here in 1836–1837; it was named aft er Princess Sophie (Žofie in Czech), mother of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I.

The single-storey building had a concert hall and social hall, and was opened in 1837 with a ball. On 5 November 1882 the first performance of Smetana’s My Country in its entirety took place at Žofín, and four years previously, on 17 November 1878, Antonín Dvořák had held his first concert here. The hall at Žofín also hosted performances of Zdeněk Fibich’s works; Berlioz, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Wagner all appeared here, and Jan Kubelík made his debut here. Žofín was also a venue for balls and dances.

www.zofin.cz

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE, THE CONFERENCE IS FULLY BOOKED

REGISTRATION FEE (excluding hotel)

From Thursday evening, 24 May 2018, to Saturday lunch time, 26 May 2018 (incl. GALA dinner)

FOR MEMBERS
DELEGATES
1089 EUR (900 EUR + 21%VAT)
before January 31st
1210 EUR (1000 EUR + 21% VAT)
after January 31st
 
PARTNERS
544 EUR (450 EUR + 21% VAT)
before January 31st
605 EUR (500 EUR + 21% VAT)
after January 31st
FOR NON MEMBERS
DELEGATES
1452 EUR (1200 EUR + 21% VAT)
before January 31st
1694 EUR (1400 EUR + 21% VAT)
after January 31st

 

After your registration online, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with payment instructions for the bank transfer and your registration number
Your registration will be finalised once full payment in EUR has been made.
A receipted invoice will be forwarded to your indicated e-mail address following payment.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations or changes to the details of conference delegates should be made in writing exclusively to the Convention organisers. Cancellations to be received in writing:

Before 1 March 2018
Full refund of registration fees and of guest events, less 10% for administ-ration fees.
Between 1 March and 30 April 2018
50% refund of registration fee.
After 30 April 2018
No refund.

 

NAME CHANGE
Registered participants who are unable to attend the congress may nominate (free of charge) a substitute participant by notifying the Congress organisers in advance.

DISCLAIMER
Neither the Czech milling association nor the European Flour Millers/Semouliers/UNAFPA can be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage to any property, whatever the cause may be. Liability of persons and enterprises providing means of transportation or other services, however, remains unaffected. Force majeure: If, for any reason beyond the organisers’ control (inter alia acts of terrorism, extreme weather conditions or industrial actions), the event must be cancelled or curtailed in anyway, the organisers cannot guarantee the repayment of registration fees or accommodation costs. Likewise, they shall not be held responsible for any costs, damages or expenses incurred by registrants as a result of this force majeure.

PROGRAMME CONFIRMATION FORM

THURSDAY 24th May

EFM Executive Committee 13.30–16.30 YES NO
UNAFPA Assembly & Semouliers Assembly 14.00–19.00 YES NO
Nabim Assembly 15.30–17.30 YES NO
Welcome dinner - delegates 19.00 YES NO
Welcome dinner - partners 19.00 YES NO

FRIDAY 25th May - Delegates

EFM GA (for EFM Members) 9.00–10.00 YES NO
Conference for all delegates 10.30 / 14.30–17.30 YES NO
GALA dinner for delegates YES NO

FRIDAY 25th May - Partners

Social programme for partners 9.30–17.00 YES NO
GALA dinner for partners YES NO

SATURDAY 26th May

Golf (optional) YES NO
Social programme for delegates 9.30–13.00 YES NO
Social programme for partners 9.30–13.00 YES NO
Lunch for delegates YES NO
Lunch for partners YES NO
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Natálie Namyslová
Reservation agent

The Grand Mark Prague
Hybernská 12, 110 00, Prague 1
Tel: +420 226 226 132, Fax: +420 226 226 123
natalie.namyslova@grandmark.cz

If you have any problems with accommodation please contact gabriela.susterova@europasta.eu.

Congress venue:
Hotel Carlo IV (Boscolo) Prague
Senovážné nám. 13/991, 110 00
Nové Město, Prague
Tel.: 00420 224 593 111
Event coordinators:
Peter Bédi
Tel: 00420 739 336 408
Gabriela Šusterová
Tel: 00420 737 203 924

Organiser:
Svaz Průmyslových Mlýnů ČR
(Association of Industrial Mills of the Czech Republic)
Marie Cibulkové 394/19, 140 00 Prague 4
Dress code:
Welcome dinner - business casual dress.
Gala dinner - formal dress.
Saturday sightseeing - informal dress