03 October, Thursday
08:00-19:00 Registration – check in to the AVEC G.A. at Budapest Merriott Hotel
09:00-12:00 Turkey Group Meeting
12:15-13:45 Lunch (for Turkey Group and Board Meeting Participants)
14:00-18:00 Board Meeting of AVEC
20:00-23.00 Get-Together Evening – Welcome Reception at Budapest Marriott Hotel
04 October, Friday
08:00-18:00 Registration
09:00-16:00 62nd General Assembly
Main topic of the G.A.: FOOD IN THE FUTURE
09:00-09:05 Warm welcome
Paul Lopez, President of AVEC
09:05-09:30 Opening remarks
Dr. Istvan Nagy, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture
09:30-09:50 President’s speech
Paul Lopez, President of AVEC
09:50-10:20 Delivering on EU Food Safety and Nutrition in 2050
Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
European Commission
Anne Bucher, Director General, Health and Food Safety,
European Commission
10:20-10:50 Coffee break
10:50-11:10 Will it be OK to eat meat in 2030?
Peter Sandøe, Professor
University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource (IFRO)
11:10-11:30 A world without livestock farming makes no sense
Jean-Louis Peyraud, President, Animal Task Force
11:30-12:15 Panel discussion
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-13:50 The global effects of a purely plant-based diet – consequences for the economy, environment and world food security
Michael Schmitz, Professor
Institute of Agrobusiness, University of Giessen, Germany
13:50-14:10 Taste and price of a message
Attila Forgács, Professor
Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
14:10-14:30 Coffee break
13:30-14:50 The communication scarcity in agriculture
Jessica Eise, Director of Communication
Purdue University, USA
14:50-15:10 The new AVEC strategy
Paul Lopez, President of AVEC
15:10-16:00 Panel Discussion
General Assembly Closure
19:30-22:30 Culinary Evening (Optional Programme)
Tasty Poultry, Good Wines, Delicious Sweets on the “Gróf Széchenyi” (“Count Szechenyi”) Boat.
More information can be found at Social Events.
05 October, Saturday
08:00-16:00 Touristic Programme
19:00-23:00 Gala Dinner with entertainment and dance
06 October, Sunday
Check out/Departure of the AVEC G.A participants

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