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Green Week 2023 to kick off events on food and farming topics

AdobeStock 175466970Climate protection, a sustainable lifestyle, the transformation of global food systems – the specialist programme of supporting congress events at International Green Week, will debate the most important issues currently concerning the food, farming and horticultural industries

Kicking off the new year, International Green Week is extending an invitation to the largest meeting of industry experts in Germany from 20 to 29 January 2023. Altogether, more than 300 symposiums, seminars, congresses and professional discussion forums will be taking place at the event. Accompanying them will be numerous networking opportunities aimed at furthering dialogue within the industry.

The following is a list of some of the highlights from the congress programme at the International Green Week 2023:

15th global gorum for good and agriculture: 18 to 21 January 2023, CityCube Berlin and other venues

Under the heading ’Transforming food systems: a global response to multiple crises’, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Cem Özdemir, will invite around 2,000 experts to the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) in Berlin. The GFFA is the leading international conference on major issues concerning the world’s farming and food industries. The high point of this political gathering will be the world’s largest informal conference of agriculture ministers on 21 January 2023. Some 70 agriculture ministers from around the world will issue a joint policy communiqué.

Future forum for rural development: Land.Kann.Klima: 25 and 26 January 2023, CityCube Berlin

The Future Forum for Rural Development is the largest national forum on issues concerning rural development in Germany. This is being organised by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) at the International Green Week. This year’s slogan is ’Land.Kann.Klima.’ Participating in around 30 specialist forums, 1,200 representatives of politics, local government, institutions, associations, science and society will discuss a wide range of aspects concerning climate protection in rural areas.

GAA conference: Technology is key – eastern Europe and central Asia as contributors to global food security: 20 January 2023, CityCube Berlin and hub27

In recent years eastern Europe and central Asia have shown they can contribute to global food security. In order to exploit the potential for future production, implementing modern farming technologies is required. On 20 January 2023, together with agriculture Ministers from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine, the German Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) will discuss eastern Europe and central Asia’s contribution to global food security. 

Start-up days: 24 and 25 January 2023, Farm Experience (Hall 3.2)

At the fifth edition of the IGW Startup Days, selected food and farming startups will present innovative products and services. This is where young entrepreneurs will be gathering in order to convince a panel of judges with their ideas. For the first time the startups will deliver their pitches on the stage of the Farm Experience, making them accessible to experts and visitors alike. 

Future workshop for the food and farming industries 2023: 25 January 2023, CityCube Berlin

Be it for business talks, a job vacancy or positive meetings with interesting people – the ’Lower Saxony Evening’ is a firm fixture on the calendar of the International Green Week. On 25 January 2023, around 1,600 guests  are set to attend.