On behalf of the The Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS), we are delighted to invite you to the 24nd International Symposium of Polish Association of Juice Producers “The celebration of the 30th Anniversay of the KUPS Association. Challenges and prospects for the development of the juice industry”, which will take place on 17-19th of May 2023, in Warsaw, Poland.
The event is organised under the auspices of The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
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 2022, after a break caused by the SARS-COV2 pandemic, we had the pleasure of hosting about 200 participants, mainly senior managers from Poland and abroad. Speakers and panelists share their knowledge, experience and vision of the future of the 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.
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 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre Warsaw in Warsaw. Also we are preparing very attractive evening programmes. We hope it will enhance your networking experience.
We very much look forward to welcoming you and seeing you on 17-19th May 2023 in Warsaw!
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.
THE AGENDA INCLUDES
- 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
- the organisers will provide simultaneous interpreting services
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE POLISH ASSOCIATION OF JUICE PRODUCERS
BALLROOM, GROUND FLOOR
14:00 – 16:00 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Registration
16:00 - 17:00 Coctail reception
17:00 – 17:30 Opening. Summary of the juice industry activities in the last 30 years. Fruit and vegetable juice
Julian Pawlak, Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS)
17:30 – 17:50 Concentrated fruit juice trends over 30 years
Piotr Podoba, Döhler Sp. z o.o.
17:50 - 18:10 Agriculture of the future in two parts
Dr Krzysztof Pawiński, Grupa Maspex
18:10 – 18:40 Speeches by representatives of the Polish government/public administration
18:40 – 20:00 Awarding diplomas and ministerial and state decorations
20:00 Gala dinner
22:00 Zakopower Concert
Thursday, May 18, 2023
CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE JUICE INDUSTRY
CONFERENCE ROOM, 1ST FLOOR
10:00 - 13:15 Trends present at the juice market
The role of packaging for liquid food in the implementation of sustainable development goals
Jacek Świgoń, Tetra Pak Sp. z o.o.
Current trends at the market of juice, nectars and fruit and vegetable drinks
Anna Barabasz-Sawińska, Grupa Maspex
Juice, Nectars or Beverages. Choices of consumers, retailers and producers
Dr Dariusz Lizak, Hortex Sp. z o.o.
MVR evaporators for fruit juice concentration - smart, economical and gree
Dieter Pinnow, Bucher Unipektin AG
How to create added value of product through packaging
Eike Shopper, Aluflexpack Group
Packaging for a more sustainable world
Karina Ostatek, SIG Combibloc Sp. z o.o.
Current challenges of the juice industry and KUPS activity
Dr Barbara Groele, Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS)
Legislative priorities for the EU fruit juice industry
Wouter Lox and Justine Pradels, European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN)
13:15 – 15:30 Lunch
15:30 – 17:00 Raw materials and market of concentrated juices
National market of concentrated juice in comparison to the European market and perspectives for its development
Associate Prof. Bożena Nosecka and Anna Bugała, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics NRI
Market of concentrated citrus juice – current situation and perspectives
Dr Mariusz Dziwulski, PKO Bank Polski
Innovative high pressure process to increase the preservation of ready-to-eat Organic FOOD
Zhe Chen, Associate Prof. Krystian Marszałek, Prof. Wacław Dąbrowski Institute of Agriculture and Food Biotechnology - NRI, Department of Refrigeration Technology and Technique in Lodz
Sensors in the service of the beverage business
Konrad Kwiatkowski, Merieux Nutriscience, Poland
Summary and closing
Julian Pawlak, Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS)
19:00 Integration dinner
Friday, May 19, 2023
7:00 – 11:00 Chceckout
Organizers provide simultaneous translation during all the lectures (English and Polish).
Organizers reserve a right to make changes in the Symposium agenda.
The symposium is being held at the hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre Warsaw
ul. Skalnicowa 21, 04-797 Warsaw
Surrounded by a picturesque historic park with a pond and jogging trails, 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw is located in a quiet area of Warsaw, 11 km from the centre of the city. Complimentary high speed WiFi access is available, as well as complimentary outdoor parking. There also is a parking area for buses with a roofed driveway.
Modern, spacious rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer, towels and free toiletries. The hotel rooms feature Sweet Dreams™ beds.
At DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw you will find a fitness and Spa centre, as well as a conference centre, luggage storage, bars and a night club. Other facilities offered at the property include concierge services, luggage storage and meeting facilities. There is also a bar.
It is 19 km to Warsaw Chopin Airport. Wilanów Palace and Park are 13 km from the hotel. The distance to both Warszawa Centralna and Warszawa Wschodnia Train Stations is 12.6 km.