Wednesday, 27 May 2020
09:00 - 19:00Delegate Registration (Grand Hotel Baglioni Lobby)
12:30 - 14:00WUWM Board Lunch (Invitation Only), Grand Hotel Baglioni
14:30 - 17:30WUWM Board of Directors Meeting (By invitation onlyl), Grand Hotel Baglioni
19:00 - 21:00Conference Welcome Cocktail, B-Roof Grand Hotel Baglioni [More Info]
Thursday, 28 May 2020
09:30 - 17:30Partners Programme: Uffizi Gallery, light lunch, Walking City Tour
The New Generation of Wholesale Markets: A Community Hub [More Info]
09:00 - 12:00Delegate Registration, Palazzo Vecchio (City Hall)
10:00 - 17:00Coffee available
09:00 - 10:00Opening Ceremony at Palazzo Vecchio, Opening speeches: [More Info]
Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence
Qu Dongyu, Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
Zengjun Ma, Chairman , World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) and Chairman, China Agricultural Wholesale Market Association (CAWA)
10:00 - 11:00Session 1: The Markets within the Community: facing the challenges of food safety, food security and food waste [More Info]
11:00 - 12:30Panel: The educational role of Wholesale Markets: The changing perception of product quality, the need to address food losses & waste, the imperatif of food security
12:30 - 13:00How food quality affects sports performance
13:00 - 14:00Buffet Lunch- Palazzo Vecchio
14:00 - 15:00Session 2: The Agrifood Sector at the Crossroads: examples and virtuous models of innovation [More Info]
15:00 - 15:30Agrifood Innovation Project - Startup Awards; Elevator Pitches of 5 Italian Startups of the Agrifood Sector [More Info]
15:30 - 17:00Session 3: The Cities and the Markets: a strong and vital relationship [More Info]
17:00 - 18:00Panel: The Wholesale and Retail Markets within the Cities: mobility and sustainability [More Info]
18:00 - 19:30Free Time
19:30 - 20:00Transfer to Loggia del Pesce for " The Italian Art of Aperitivo"
20:00 - 22:00"The Italian Art of Aperitivo" (pizza and wine experience), Loggia del Pesce
Friday, 29 May 2020
09:30 - 17:00Partner's Programme: Palazzo Pitti & Boboli Garden visit, Mercato Centrale & San Lorenzo Market visit
06:30 - 07:00Bus transfer to the technical visits (from Grand Hotel Baglioni)
07:00 - 09:00Technical visit of Mercafir -Florence Wholesale Market [More Info]
09:00 - 10:00Breakfast in Mercafir after Virtual Reality Experience " Mercafir, Florence's wholesale market: How we are, how we will be " [More Info]
10:00 - 10:30Technical visit to Mercato delle Opportunita (The Opportunities Market) [More Info]
10:30 - 11:00Technical visit to Mercato Centrale [More Info]
11:00 - 13:30Free Time & Lunch at Mercato Centrale
13:30 - 15:00WUWM Regional Meetings at Grand Hotel Baglioni
15:00 - 18:00WUWM Membership Meeting with Board of Directors elections at Grand Hotel Baglioni
19:30Transfer to Gala Dinner
19:30 - 22:30Gala Dinner at Forte Belvedere