8, 9 December 2022, 09:30


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About event

The event will host fruit growers, fruit importers and exporters, well-known experts from the country and abroad and will contain topics of interest such as: the latest trends in the sector, the increase of the Moldovan fruits competitiveness, new varieties, innovations in the protection of orchards against diseases and climatic risks and many others. The novelty of the Conference is the "Commercial Panel", a platform for direct communication between farmers, importers and exporters of fruits.


Capitoles Park, Melestiu St. 13a,


8, 9 December 2022, 09:30



Welcome speech.

Vitalie Gorincioi, Chairman of Moldova Fruct Association, The Republic of Moldova

Messages from development partners

USAID support for fruit growers to overcome challenges

Scott Hocklander, Director, USAID Moldova

Action Plan of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry regarding the implementation of the Horticulture Development Program in the Republic of Moldova, for the years 2021-2025

Vladimir Bolea, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry of the Republic of Moldova

The evolution of the local and international fruit market, the current situation and future prospects

Moldovan fruits on foreign markets. Experience and perspectives.

PhD Iurie Fală, Executive Director of Moldova Fruct Association, the Republic of Moldova

The Romanian apple and stone fruit market, current situation and trends.

Maria Hurduc, Business Unit Manager, Modern Buyer, România

Coffee break and networking with the exhibitors

Import of fresh fruit from the Republic of Moldova. Current experience, lessons learned and future prospects

Import of Moldovan plums to Germany - Five years of successful business

Kurt Halder, Purchasing manager, OGV, Germany

Sweet cherries market in the Netherlands and EU.

René Kraaijeveld, Maarten Schrijvershof, Purchasing managers, Schrijvershof B.V

Apple market in the United Arab Emirates.

Svetlana Belousova, Import manager Farzana, UAE

Questions and answers session

Presentation of exhibiting companies

Lunch and networking with the exhibitors

Export of fresh fruit from the Republic of Moldova. Current experience, lessons learned and future prospects

Apricot export to Poland.

Dorina Tataru, Producer/Exporter, Dor-Fruct Group, the Republic of Moldova

Cherry export to the Netherlands: experience, opportunities and future tasks.

Mariana Pîslaru, Producer/Exporter, Staragro Group, the Republic of Moldova

Apple export to the Middle Eastern countries.

Victor Cazacu, Exporter, Pro Inedit, the Republic of Moldova

Questions and answers session

The importance of external communication and advocacy - promoting products on new markets.

Ion Ionaș, Producer/Exporter, Ionex-Trans, the Republic of Moldova

Updating the MRL list in the Republic of Moldova and the EU.

PhD Andrei Cumpanici, Specialist in food safety, RCRA/USAID Moldova

Optimizing apple harvesting with Harvista technology.

Technical Manager for Eastern Europe, Marek Grzeda, Agro Fresh, Poland

Coffee break and networking with the exhibitors

Post-Harvest Solutions and Logistics

Protection against frost and hail in orchards.

Rupert Matzer, Technical Manager, Fruit Security, Austria

Modern packaging for storing apples in cold rooms.

Marius Ghețe, Executive Director EUROPLAST, Romania

Apple grading, new challenges and solutions.

Hans Reimerink, Export Manager, GREEFA, the Netherlands

Presentation of packaging solutions for the export of fresh fruit.

PhD Iurie Fală, Executive Director of Moldova Fruct Association, the Republic of Moldova


Networking dinner

Fruit production technologies and innovations

Varieties, modern rootstocks and their best combination

Modern solutions for horticultural crop protection - with minimal residues, harmless to useful fauna and compliant with target market standards.

Sergiu Braniște, Regional Manager, plant protection specialist Bioprotect, General Sponsor, the Republic of Moldova

Modern apple rootstocks, Geneva series.

Erwin Hillebrand, Commercial manager, Hillebrand Nursery, the Netherlands

Modern apple varieties resistant to diseases and pests.

Frédéric MICHAUD, Sales manager Italy and Central Asia, Dalival, France

Modern cherry varieties and cutting techniques.

Peter Durlet, Director, Nursery 'DEPA-FRUIT BV', Belgium

Prospects for stone fruit cultivation in Moldova.

Peter Hilsendegen, Head of the Research and Advisory Board "Stone Fruits", DLR Research Centre Rheinpfalz Oppenheim, Germany

Coffee break and networking with the exhibitors

Innovations in integrated protection and fertilization management of fruit plantations

Integrated management of current production conditions.

Adrian Ionescu, Manager Fungicides, Insecticides and Biologicals & George Andron, National Manager Special Crops, CORTEVA Agriscience, Romania - Republic of Moldova, General Sponsor

Integrated pest and disease management – Belgian practice.

Dr. Stijn Van Laer, Expert in plant protection, FRUITCONSUT, Belgium

Integrated pest management - pheromone-based products for monitoring and control

Alexandrov Gheorghe, Technical manager EcoCenter, General Sponsor, the Republic of Moldova

Innovative integrated protection solutions for orchards.

PhD. Sergiu Panuța, University Lecturer, Technical and Product Registration Manager ADAMA, General Sponsor, the Republic of Moldova

Use of foliar fertilizers - cost optimization methods.

Anatolie Dragomir, Export Manager of BMS, Belgium & SpecialAgri, Italy, Sponsor

Lunch and networking with the exhibitors

Irrigation and fertigation solutions for orchards.

Mihai APOSTU, Export manager VGB Watertechniek, the Netherlands

Optimal sorting solutions for cherries under Moldovan conditions-what to take into consideration.

Jan Taks, Export Director STAS NV, Belgium

Support to fruit producers and exporters from development partners

Efficient financial solutions for financing green investments.

Constantin Ciaglic, Deputy Branch Manager ProCredit Bank, General Sponsor, Republic of Moldova

Support programs for enterprises in Moldova.

Dumitru Pîntea, Director of the Entrepreneurship Development Organization, Republic of Moldova

The importance of digitization for agriculture and support programs.

Natalia Olari, Project Consultant, Agency for Development and Modernization of Agriculture, Republic of Moldova

Support for SMEs to diversify markets.

Dumitru Buhai, Analyst, EBRD SBA, Republic of Moldova

iFarms - digitization in agriculture

Melnic Sergiu, Quality manager, Euroalun, Republic of Moldova

Closing session, conclusions and next steps

General Sponsors