Friday 06 November 2020

09:30 - 10:00 | Welcome addresses

Ramon Armengol, President, General Committee for Agricultural Cooperation in the European Union (COGECA)
Christiane Lambert, President, Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations (COPA)
Christodoulos Antoniadis, President, GAIA EPICHEIREIN
Georgios Handjinikolaou, President, Piraeus Bank Group

10:00 - 12:00 | Opening Session – Τhe CAP and the primary sector in the Green Deal era: EU guidelines and national planning

Thematic target: EU guidelines, proposals and the most recent political updates regarding the green and digital transition of the European agriculture (EU Green Deal and CAP post 2020). The National Strategic Plan of the CAP and the national Recovery and Resilience plan: state of play, strategical priorities and proposals for the green and digital transition of the national primary sector.

Elli Tsiforou, Director General, GAIA EPICHEΙREIN

Svetlana Edmeades, Senior Agricultural Economist, World Bank
Alkiviadis Alexandrou, Deputy General Manager, Agribusiness Sector, Piraeus Bank
Mavroudis Voridis, Minister of Rural Development & Food
Vasileios Kokkalis, Member of the Hellenic Parliament, SYRIZA
Alexandros Kontos, President, Association of Agricultural and Cooperative Organizations & Enterprises of Greece (SASOEE), former Minister of Rural Development and Food
Ioannis Mavroudis, CEO, GAIA EPICHEIREIN
Tassos Haniotis, Director, Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis Directorate, Directorate General for Agriculture & Rural Development (DG AGRI), European Commission

12:00 - 12:15 | Coffee Break

12:15 - 13:30 | 1st Thematic Session – Smart Farming – Smart Advice: the digital catalyst for a more sustainable and competitive agriculture

Thematic target: The contribution of smart farming in the competitiveness and environmental sustainability of agriculture, with specific emphasis on the benefits and solutions for producers. The necessary infrastructure investments for the digital transition of the national primary sector. “Smart” agricultural advice as a prerequisite for the approval and successful implementation of the CAP’s national strategic plan. The key role of a “smart” Farm Advisory System (FAS) placed at the center of a strong Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) to support producers during the green and digital transition.

Elli Tsiforou, Director General, GAIA EPICHEΙREIN

Jens Elbaek, Director, Crop & Environment Innovation, SEGES (Denmark)
Georgios Georgantas, Deputy Minister of Digital Governance
Yannis Maniatis, Professor, University of Piraeus, former Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change
Manos Sdrakas, Director, Νοvaplan
Ioannis Chaniotakis, Senior Director, Agricultural Sector Operations Development, Piraeus Bank, Board Member of GAIA EPICHEIREIN
Fotis Chatzipapadopoulos, President, NEUROPUBLIC

13:30 - 14:00 | Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30 | 2nd Thematic Session – Simplification and modernization for producers and public administration: the IACS in transition towards a new era

Thematic target: EU directives and national priorities for the simplification and modernization of the CAP’s Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) to the benefit of the producer and public administration. The use of new technologies for more efficient support of the producers as well as for public policy making, implementation and monitoring.

Elli Tsiforou, Director General, GAIA EPICHEΙREIN

Lorenzo Belcapo, Technical Responsible for Farmers’ Assistance Centers, Coldiretti (Italy)
Costas Giannopoulos, General Manager, Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Thessaloniki (EASTH)
Dimitris Kapnias, IACS Project Director, GAIΑ EPICHEIREIN
Evangelia Mourmoura, Team Leader, Implementation Support and IACS Unit, Sustainability & Income Support Directorate, Directorate General for Agriculture & Rural Development (DG AGRI), European Commission
Christos Barlias, President, Association of Agricultural Cooperatives of Corinth AES SA, Vice President of GAIA EPICHEIREIN
Giannis Pazios,, General Manager, Agricultural Cooperative "Union of Messinia"

15:30 - 16:00 | Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 | 3rd Thematic Session - Green and Digital investments in the primary sector

Thematic Target: The European financial instruments and financial system at the service of the objectives of the Recovery Fund and the European Green Deal and their optimal utilization to the benefit of the primary sector. The role of the banking system, new business models, the targeting and needs of the Regions and the collective schemes of the primary sector.

George Avatangelos, Director, Agricultural Entrepreneurship Centers, Piraeus Bank

Εduardo Baamonde Νoche, President, Cooperative Bank Cajamar Caja Rural
Athanassios Vlachopoulos, General Manager, Corporate & Investment Banking, Piraeus Bank
Efthymios Efthymiadis, Vice President, Agrotechnology Group Efthymiadis
Dr. Georgios Zalidis, Director, Laboratory of Remote Sensing, Spectroscopy and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
Konstantinos Kiltidis, President, Agrifood Partnership of the Central Macedonia Region

17:30 - 17:30 | End of Conference