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Successful International Conference, organized in Athens by AMBIO, functions as a catalyst of developments for the European Meat Sector

More than 220 delegates from Greece and all-around Europe

The Annual General Assembly of the European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) and the Conference of the Young European Meat Committee (YEMCo) that took place in Athens, between 7-9 November, has been named a success!

The conference was hosted by the Greek Interprofessional Meat Organization (EDOK) and was organized by AMBIO. AMBIO undertook the full implementation, beginning to end, which included a full range of services from design and administration of website and e-registrations to management of international delegates, event pre-production, event management and media coverage. “Our wide and deep experience and collaboration with primary sectors offers AMBIO the advantage to be one of the most expertise companies for the implementation of specialized business events such as the Annual General Assembly of the European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) and the Conference of the Young European Meat Committee (YEMCo), hosted by EDOK”, says CEO, Mr. Filippos Petridis.

As a result of the thick and intense implementation, which took more than six-months, more than 220 high – profile delegates, including speakers, took part through speeches, panels and lively discussions setting the foundations for policy actions and crucial interventions on critical issues of the Greek and the European meat sector.

The extraordinary mix of participants was consisted by members of European Organizations and corporations, Greek institutions and meat companies as well as delegates from a global scale such as Japanese and New Zealand Organizations and investing funds from the Middle East.
The importance of the conference was also demonstrated by the high participation of government officials. To name a few, the Minister of Rural Development and Food, Mr. Makis Voridis, the Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food, Ms. Fotini Arambatzis and the General Secretary of Trade and Consumer Protection, Mr. Panagiotis Stampoulidis, greeted the exclusive audience. Also, the General Secretariat of Agricultural Policy and European Funds Management, Mr. Konstantinos Baginetas as well as the Minister’s Consultant, Mr. Theodosis Athanasas took part.

One of the main factors that attracted the attention was, among other things, the rich agenda that included international speakers and local experts from the private and the public sector. Some of the exclusive names that shared their know-how were the Director of the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Development of the European Commission, Mr. Tasos Haniotis, the Director of Copa-Cogeca, Mr. Daniel Azevedo, the Head of Economics Department of the French Livestock Institute (IDELE), Mr. Philippe Chotteau and business executives such as Mr. Andreas Demetriou, President of Ioannina Agricultural Poultry Cooperative and Mr. Nikos Mavrikos, President of the Hellenic Association of Ship Suppliers and Exporters.

Despite a wide range of opinions and viewpoints, all delegates seemed to have agreed unanimously to a common conclusion: to collaborate and work together, as a whole, to face upcoming challenges of business and environmental requirements such as the upcoming European Green Deal.