Symposium Global Food Chains Beyond 2015 Fair Solutions to Unfair Trading Practices Wednesday, 14 October 2015
As part of its Global Food Week (12-16 October), Fairfood International would like to invite you to a multi-stakeholder discussion on tackling Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) which impacts food producers in the Netherlands and the EU, as well as low and middle-income countries.
Early 2016, the European Commission will publish its evaluation of the Supply Chain Initiative. In addition, the Dutch pilot scheme Gedragscode Eerlijke Handelspraktijken (Fair Trade Practices Code of Conduct) is now being evaluated. Surprisingly, no complaints seem to have been filed under this pilot.
Fairfood believes this is a good moment to talk about the effectiveness of the industry's self-regulation approach. We will be looking at lessons learnt and, most importantly, discussing the steps needed to ensure fair solutions to UTPs.
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Time: 09:00 am - 13:30 pm (lunch included)
Where: Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 5/6, The Hague
09:00 - 09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30 - 09:45 Global Food Chains beyond 2015Introduction by Maxine
Tillij, ad interim Managing Director, Fairfood International
09:45 - 10:15 What is fair? Klaas Johan Osinga, member of the steering
committee for the pilot scheme Eerlijke Handelspraktijken
AgroFood, LTO Nederland
10:15 - 10:45 Towards more effective regulation of UTPs in food supply
chains, Sanne van der Wal, senior researcher, SOMO
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 11:45 Panel discussion - Fair solutions to Unfair Trading Practices
Panelists confirmed so far: Klaas Johan Osinga (LTO),
Sanne van der Wal (SOMO) and Murk Boerstra (FNLI).
11:45 - 12:00 Closure
12:00 - 13:30 Networking lunch
Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, 7 October via email to Foteini Katzilakifoteini.firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 06-33277055.