2024 WPTC Congress

The 15th World Tomato Processing Congress & the 17th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato took place in Budapest in June 2024

Congress 2024

The presentation and photos of the congress will be posted here shortly

Congress presentations:

The future of Food

Moderator: Jason Fritsch (President of WPTC)

  • Emerging trends in Agriculture, Ryan Avery (Bayer Vegetable Seeds)
  • Reimagining our food systems: accelerating transformation to better sustain our planet and its people, Magdalena Psuja (TetraPak)
  • Artificial Intelligence: imagine the future, science and innovations, Erik Pekkeriet (Wageningen Data Competence Center)
  • Roundtable discussion with all speakers

Where are we now?

Moderator: Alistair Blake (President of AMITOM)

  • The global processing tomato industry in 2024, Alistair Blake

  • Global comparison of costs of production, Martin Stilwell (HIT)

  • Research activities supporting EU sustainability initiatives in the food sector, & Valeria De Laurentiis (European Commission)

  • The economic, social and environmental sustainability of the European tomato supply chain, Antonio Casana (Tomato Europe)

  • Roundtable: How to ensure fair competition in the processed tomato markets?

    with the speakers and:

    –           Zhu Chenhui (COFCO)

    –           Armando Gandolfi (Gandolfi)

    –           Manuel Goncalves (SUGAL)

    –           Mike Montna (CTGA)

Congress photos:

After a successful congress, we look forward to seeing everyone again in Monterey in June 2026 for the 16th World Tomato Processing Congress & the 18th ISHS Symposium on Processing Tomato

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