May 18 - 20th, 2022

Hotel Mercure
Gdańsk Stare Miasto


On behalf of the The Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS), we are delighted to invite you to the 23nd International Symposium of Polish Association of Juice Producers “Current challenges for the juice industry”, which will take place on 18-20th of May 2022, in Gdansk, Poland.

The event is organised under the auspices of The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Deputy Prime Minister Henryk Kowalczyk.

The aims of this Symposium are to make participants aware of the current global industry developments, provide them with an opportunity to broaden their network, exchange of knowledge, experience, and ideas, create new trade opportunities for and with the Polish Juice Industry and facilitate access to other markets in the region.

We will also analyses the current market potential and forecasts various phenomena that might have an impacton the future development of the juice industry.

International Symposium of KUPS has become the meeting place, not only for the Polish juice industry but also for companies from abroad, who are interested in cooperation with local companies.

In 2019 we were happy to host more than 200 attendees, mainly senior managers of the European juice industry. As far as the programme is concerned, a wide variety of topical issues which determine the business environment of today are addressed, as well as challenges for tomorrow. The KUPS Symposium has become an annual tradition, with a break in 2020 and 2021 due to the SARS-COV 2 pandemic, when we did not hold the Symposium.

We are convinced that the International Symposium KUPS has become a permanent feature in the calendar of the most important events in the juice industry.

This year we organise our Symposium in very charming Hotel Mercure Stare Miasto in Gdansk. Also we are preparing two very attractive evening programmes for you and sightseeing trip for volunteers. We hope it will enhance your networking experience.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and seeing you on 18-20th May 2022 in Gdansk!

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Our Symposium is more than just sharing insights and knowledge. It also provides you with an ideal platform to socialise with colleagues and to network with new and existing business contacts.

To Do List


  • interesting presentations of topics important for the industry, concerning markets for raw materials, semi-finished and finished products
  • trends, technical and technological innovations, and legislative changes
  • exchange of information and experience relating to the juice industry
  • panel and informal discussions


  • over 200 guests from Poland and abroad
  • public administration officials
  • representatives of academia and the press
  • KUPS members and non-members
  • representatives of companies collaborating with the industry


  • domestic and foreign speakers
  • entrepreneurs from leading juice companies
  • scientists from renowned academic centres and scientific institutions who specialise in the market and technology


  • interesting artistic program
  • trip – boat cruise Gdansk – Westerplatte – Gdansk


  • the organisers will provide simultaneous interpreting services


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

  • 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 15:00 Registration

  • 15:00 – 19:00 Juice market and raw materials used in production of juices

    • Opening of XXIII International symposium of KUPS with welcoming of guests and a short speech by the honorary guests
      Julian Pawlak, Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS)

    • Potential impact on the strategy Farm to Fork Strategy and the Green Deal on the fruit and vegetable industries, including the juice industry  
      Maciej Golubiewski, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner for Agriculture Mr Janusza Wojciechowskiego, European Commission

    • Concentrated apple juice market and conditions of its export to the USA
      Alicia Hernandez, Agricultural Counselor of the US Embassy in Poland

    • Trading with the UK – current conditions for exporting and importing
      Dr Peter McCrossan, Trade Policy Office British Embassy Warsaw

    • The market of concentrated juices, including apples and colored fruit
      Bożena Nosecka, Associate Prof., Anna Bugała, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – NRI

    • The market of concentrated citrus juices - the current situation on the markets
      Dr Mariusz Dziwulski, PKO BP

    • Concentrated fruit juices in context of global commodity markets (economic perspective)
      Piotr Niedziela, Döhler Sp. z o.o.

    • Panel discussion: The impact of EU and national legal regulations on the development perspective of the juice industry
      Host: Piotr Podoba, Döhler Sp. z o.o.
      Representatives of Company and Organization

  • 19:30 Coctail reception

  • 20:00 Formal dinner

Thursday, May 19, 2022

  • 10:00 - 14:30 New challenges and perspectives for development of the industry

    • Current activities of AIJN on behalf of the juice industry
      Wouter Lox, European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN)

    • The financial situation of the fruit and vegetable processing industry
      Grzegorz Rykaczewski, Santander Bank Polski

    • Turkish market – chances and threats, news and trends
      Kerim Aydemir, Döhler Turkey

    • Technology diversification for juice production in uncertain times
      Daniel Olszewski, Flottweg Polska Sp. z o.o.
    • MVR evaporators for fruit juice concentration - smart and greenDieter Pinnow, Michael Fuchs, Bucher Unipektin AG
    • Trends and challenges for juice and nectars category
      Magdalena Rohde-Krempa, Maspex Beverages

    • Analysis of juice-related buying habits in small-sized stores
      Dr Magdalena Wilgatek, Centrum Monitorowania Rynku Sp. z o.o

    • New reality regarding packaging and packaging waste treatment
      Michał Mikołajczyk, Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku Opakowań S.A.

    • Napoje Funkcjonalne - wyzwania i możliwości
      Clodagh de Beaurepaire, Symrise Vertriebs GmbH

    • Energy transition as a guarantee of energy security
      Anna Dębowska, Luneos Sp. z o.o.

    • Panel discussion: Customization of the juice industry offer to customer expectations and nutritional trends
      Host:  Prof. dr hab. Krystyna Gutkowska, Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW
      Representatives of Company and Organization

  • 14:30 – 16:00 Lunch

  • 16:00 – 18:00 Scientific and technical news

    • Commission Guidance documents concerning food addities
      Joanna Gajda-Wyrębek, Institute at the National Institute of Public Health- National Institute of Hygiene - NRI

    • Consumption of fruit, vegetables and juices in context of mental health of children and adults
      Associate Prof. Dominika Głąbska, Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW
      Prof. Dominika Guzek, Faculty of Human Nutrition, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

    • The nutritional value of juices and the consumption of fruit, vegetables and their preserves in Poland
      Associate Prof. Katarzyna Stoś, Institute at the National Institute of Public Health- National Institute of Hygiene - NRI

    • Possibilities of improving the bioavailability and biosorption of bioactive ingredients from juices
      Associate Prof Krystian Marszałek, Prof. Wacław Dąbrowski Institute of Agricultural and Food Biotechnology in Warsaw - NRI

    • Processing suitability of vegetables for the production of juices
      Associate Prof. Monika Mieszczakowska – Frąc, National Institute of Horticultural Research - NRI

    • Marketing campaigns that shape consumer patriotism
      Marcin Wroński, National Support Centre for Agriculture
    • Carbon foodprint analist in the food industry
      Dr Magdalena Wróbel-Jędrzejewska, dr Joanna Markowska, dr Elżbieta Polak, Prof. Wacław Dąbrowski Institute of Agriculture and Food Biotechnology - NRI, Department of Refrigeration Technology and Technique in Lodz

    • Responsibilities of food producers in climate protection
      Dr Magdalena Wróbel-Jędrzejewska, dr Joanna Markowska, dr Elżbieta Polak, Prof. Wacław Dąbrowski Institute of Agriculture and Food Biotechnology - NRI, Department of Refrigeration Technology and Technique in Lodz

  • 20:00 Integration dinner

Friday, May 20, 2022

  • 7:00 – 11:00 Chceckout

  • 10:00 Tour for volunteers - 4-hour-long city tour (translation in Polish and English)

Organizers provide simultaneous translation during all the lectures (English and Polish).

Organizers reserve a right to make changes in the Symposium agenda.






Bucher Unipektin
Schoeller Allibert


Instytut Ekonomiki Rolnictwa
Instytut Biotechnologii



Accommodation reservation

The symposium is being held at the hotel
Mercure Gdańsk Stare Miasto ****
ul. Jana Heweliusza 22, 80-890 Gdańsk


Important: Please book your accommodation individually.
Please enter 'Hotel Mercure Stare Miasto Gdańsk' and select the date range 18-20 May and the room category.
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In the special price field ('stawki specjalne') enter our special promo code KUPS22
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Hotel information

Mercure Gdansk Stare Miasto is a four-star hotel. Located close to the historic area of Gdansk, with beautiful views of the city.

The Mercure Gdansk Stare Miasto hotel is ideal for guests looking for accommodation in the city center. Located very close to the Old Town Square and the city’s magnificent monuments, the hotel offers 281 comfortable rooms of various types. As the highest building in Gdansk, it offers picturesque views over the Old Town and famous Gdansk Shipyard. Guests can exercise in a well-equipped fitness centre and a Balinese massage can be arranged upon request.

Gdansk owes its creation and over 1000 years of development of harmonious cooperation of people of different nationalities, religions, cultures and professions. The love of freedom is the axis of Gdansk’s history and smaller present. It is about 1.3 km to such Old Town attractions as Artus Court, Nepture Fountain, Crane over the Motława River and St Mary’s Church. A 5-minute walk will take you to Gdansk Główny Railway Station. Gdansk International Airport is 15 km away and airport shuttle can be arranged at surcharge.

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