GFIA has a long history of hosting valuable side events, curated by experts and companies at the cutting-edge of sustainable food production.
Interested in holding your own side-event? Contact Mohanad Terkawi
All side events are free to attend and open to all visitors unless otherwise stated.
Check back soon for a full timetable of side-events.
Agritecture Consulting is organising an Indoor Agriculture Pavilion at GFIA Abu Dhabi, as well as hosting a series of conference sessions on day 1 for indoor farming – an unmissable opportunity for those focusing on growth in the MENA region. They are now taking applications from sponsors, speakers, participants and exhibitors looking to get involved.
Indoor Agriculture Conference outline
Cooling Produce is Key to Marketing Success
Hosted by University of California Davis
This workshop will cover the reasons why cooling perishable produce is so important and the best methods for cooling specific produce items. Topics will include the influence of temperature on produce quality and safety, as well as its rate of deterioration after harvest. Deterioration can include water loss and shriveling, excess softening, and growth of disease organisms. The pros and cons of different methods of produce cooling (room cooling, hydro-cooling, forced-air cooling, vacuum cooling, icing) will be covered along with details of how to properly use each method from an engineering and product quality standpoint. Options for packing of produce and the influence of packaging on cooling efficiency will also be discussed.
Supporting Sustainable and Innovative Aquaculture in the UAE
Organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations this side event focusses on the initiatives of the government in aquaculture by making use of the guidance that FAO developed and are now considered as key International references for the sustainable development of aquaculture. These include of course the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, the Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture, but also the Sustainable Aquaculture Guidelines currently in development. Learn more here
IGS’s insights – the technology behind its indoor growing environment
Godan VIP Lunch
During this high level lunch, the Global Open Data initiative (GODAN) will share with the participants various projects and programmes from across the globe, aiming at improving the performance of the agri-food sector through an efficient use of open data. The discussion will also address the issue of data custody, commercial and personal rights to privacy and protection, and demonstrate how this important issue can be managed.
If you wish to be part of this exclusive lunch kindly register your interest in participating here and a member of our team shall contact you if you have been selected. Please note access to the lunch is BY INVITATION ONLY.
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ApiArab Expo co-located with GFIA
ApiArab Expo will deliver a world-class showcase of over +70 technology manufacturers and suppliers of equipment essential to bee-keeping and apiculture related hardware, systems and solutions together with a broad spread of market-ready produce from across the MENA region. Book your stand to showcase your solutions in a region with over 50 million mouths to feed.
Apimondia Symposium co-located with APIArab Expo
ADAFSA and the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Association are organising the Apimondia Symposium which will run in colocation to APIArab Expo.
The Apimondia Symposium is the largest scientific event for beekeeping in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 31 August – 1 September 2020 to share information and experiences on challenges facing beekeepers in Arid environments and ways to overcome them in order to promote the beekeeping sector and make it more sustainable and profitable. For more information click here or to register click here