WFO General Assembly 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

06 Mar 2017

2017 General Assembly will take place at Finlandia Hall, Heslinki, Finland, from 12-15 June 2017.

For a detailed agenda and more information on logistical arrangements vistit our brand new dedicated website
http://www.wfo-oma.com/GA2017

First Day: 12 June 2017

09:00 - 16:30

The Future we want to Harvest (four parallel workshops)

13:00 - 14:30

LUNCH

18:00 - 20:00

Opening 2017 GA

SPEAKERS and CULTURAL PROGRAM TO BE CONFIRMED

Jussi Ilmari Pajunen, Mayor of Helsinki

Juha Marttila, President MTK

Josè Graziano da Silva, Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization, WMO

William Rolleston, President, World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO

Juha Sipilä, Prime Minister, Republic of Finland

20:00

Reception Dinner - Piazza, Finlandia Hall

Second Day: 13 June 2017

09:00 - 13:00

Internal Affairs Session

13:00 - 14:30

LUNCH

14:30 - 18:30

High Level Panel Discussion Session

20:00

Reception Dinner - Ravintola Saaristo, Helsinki

Third Day: 14 June 2017

9:00 - 13:30

High Level Panel Discussion Session

13:30 - 14:30

LUNCH

14:30 - 15:00

Adoption of the Outcome of the 2017 GA & GA Minutes

15:00 - 17:00

High Level Political Forum Session

SPEAKERS and CULTURAL PROGRAM TO BE CONFIRMED

Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

17:30

Closing 2017GA

18:00

Press Conference

Farm Visit: 15 June 2017

08:15

Departure from Helsinki

09:00

Dairy and food industry visit at Valio

Valio – a proven track record of international innovation. The company has over one hundred years of experience in the international dairy industry. Valio creates innovations that deliver benefits to milk producers, food manufacturers and consumers that are the result of a century of pioneering innovation – and that cannot easily be copied. Valio is known globally as a leader in functional foods and unique milk processing technologies. Valio's leadership and competitiveness is based on scientific research, leading technological expertise and superior raw materials – Finnish milk.

Valio dairy products are made from the pure Finnish milk, see webpage http://www.valio.com 

The origin of Valio products, https://youtu.be/3nnJYOMv22k 

10:00

Forest farm visit and work demonstration of forestry machines

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break at Hirvihaara Manor

See webpage http://hirvihaarankartano.fi/en

14:30

Knehtilä farm

Organic cereal production, food tourism, farm shop, WWF Baltic
Farmer of the Year 2015, member of MTK
See webpage http://knehtilantila.fi

16:00

Food industry visit at Fazer Group

"Fazer is an international family-owned company offering quality bakery, confectionery, biscuit and grain products as well as food and café services. Fazer since 1981"
See webpage http://www.fazergroup.com/about-us/business-operations/
Visit to Fazer new visitor center (exhibition tour, coffee/supper), Helsinki. See http://www.visitfazer.com/en/

18:30

Back to the hotels in Helsinki

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