AGENDA

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09:00-09:40

Welcome and opening

- H.E. Barbara PLINKERT, EU Ambassador to Singapore

- Mr Meng Kit HO, CEO Singapore Business Federation

- Mr Federico DONATO, President of EuroCham Singapore

- Mr John CLARKE (European Commission, Director DG Agriculture)

09:40-10:40

Protection of EU GIs: in the EU and beyond

Speaker: Mr Damien PLAN (European Commission DG AGRI)

15 minutes slot for Questions & Answers from the audience

10:40-11:00
11:00-11:45

Singapore’s registration process for Geographical indications

Speaker: Ms Wee Ying FOO (Intellectual Property Office of Singapore - IPOS)

10 minutes slot for Questions & Answers from the audience

11:45-12:45

Global perspective on Geographical Indications Policy

Speaker: Mr Stephane PASSERI (FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok)
10 minutes slot for Questions & Answers from the audience

14:00-15:15

PARALLEL PRODUCT-ORIENTED SESSIONS: sharing experience on GIs*

  • Residence 5: sharing experience on food products of animal origin (PGI/PDO) – cheese
    Speakers:
    Mr Gianluigi BORGHERO, Representative of Pecorino Romano cheese GI
    Mr Christos APOSTOLOPOULOS, Representative of Feta cheese GI
  • Residence 6: sharing experience on GI wines
    Speakers:
    Mr Riccardo Ricci Curbastro, producer of Franciacorta PDO wine, President of FEDERDOC, the Italian association of GI wine producers and Vice-President of European Federation of Origin Wines
    Mr Jesús MORA CAYETANO, Representative of the Spanish Association of Geographical Indications for Wines
  • Residence 1: sharing experience on GI spirit drinks
    Speakers:
    Ms Amandine DUTHILLEUL, Representative of Cognac spirit GI
    Ms Georgia NTOKOU, Representative of Ouzo spirit GI
* These sessions will take place in parallel but in separate rooms and will be organised for general public although more focused on food and drink business audience, including producers, traders, retailers, consumers. Sessions will be presented by representatives of major EU professional organisations with the aim to promote EU GI policy and share their experience with Singaporean audience
15:15-15:45
15:45-17:15

ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: “EU-SINGAPORE FTA: NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIs AGRI-FOOD PRODUCTS”

Chair: Mr John CLARKE (European Commission DG AGRI)


Speakers at the Round table:

- Mrs Almudena MÍNGUEZ MATORRAS, Counsellor of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for South East Asia, Embassy of Spain in Singapore
- Mr Wilfrid FOUSSE, Agriculture Counsellor for South East Asia, Embassy of France in Singapore
- Mr Riccardo Ricci Curbastro, President of FEDERDOC, the Italian association of GI wine producers and Vice-President of European Federation of Origin Wines, Italy
- Mrs Amandine DUTHILLEUL, Representative of Cognac spirit GI, France
- Mr Jesús MORA CAYETANO, Representative of the Spanish Association of Geographical Indications for Wines, Spain
- Mrs Verlie Vera MESA, Regional Senior Category Manager, Cold Storage Group, Singapore
- Mr Giorgio FERRARI, Ferrari Food+Wine, Singapore
- Mrs Ary TAOUBI, Sales Manager, Restaurants Channel, Classic Fine Foods, Singapore
- Mr Peter KNIPP, Founder of World Gourmet Summit, Singapore

17:15-17:30

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Mr John CLARKE, Director DG AGRI, European Commission

17:30-21:00

Networking reception hosted by the European Commission

Cooking station presenting EU GI agri-food products : Mr Sergio PAVON (European Commission - DG AGRI)

Display and tasting of EU GI agri-food products, including wines and spirits
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