• Address : Untere Badergasse 8 97769 Bad Brückenau, Germany

OPTA Political Dialogue

1 February 2022
Location: Digital event via GoToMeeting

Part I: How can organic contribute to the green transition of Europe?
OPTA in Dialogue with Politics

11.00
Welcome – Stefan Hipp, President of Organic Processing and Trade Association – OPTA EU

11.10
Keynote Speech “The European Green Deal – An Organic Deal?” – Mr. Wojciechowski, European Commissioner Food and Farming

11.25
Keynote Speech “How EU Politics can help political goals to become
implemented” – Ms. Elsi Katainen, Member of the European Parliament

11.40
Keynote Speech “What can organic enterprises contribute to the green
ambitions of the EU?” – Jan Groen, CEO GreenOrganics

11.55
Panel Debate with the Key-note speakers (moderation Bavo van den Idsert)

12.15
Lunch Break

Part II: How can science and organic companies contribute to the green transition of
Europe? Scientific Findings, Entrepreneurial Concepts and Sustainable Ideas

13.00
Welcome Part II – Bavo van den Idsert, Managing Director of OPTA EU

13.05
Keynote Speech: Which levers to lift for an organic/agroecological Europe by
2050? – Pierre-Marie Aubert, Coordinator European Agriculture Initiative at Institut du
Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)

13.20
Keynote Speech: Miguel DePorras, FiBL Europe

13.35
Keynote Speech: Mute Schimpf – Friends of the Earth Europe

13.50
Panel Debate with industry representatives (moderation Alexander Beck)

  • OPTA/Business Representatives
    Gunther Weiss-Alnatura
    Marco Santori – Alce Nero
    Christian Geis – Lebensbaum

14.20
Wrap up and conclusions – Bavo van den Idsert, Managing Director of OPTA

14.30
End of Event

See full invitation and programm here.

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