7, 8 December 2023, 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,


7, 8 December 2023, 09:30



Registration of participants

Welcome speech

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

Welcome speech

Maia Sandu, The President of the Republic of Moldova

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry policies to ensure the resilience of the fruit sector.

Vladimir Bolea, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry, The Republic of Moldova

Messages from development partners

USAID support for fruit growers to overcome challenges.

Jeff Bryan, Mission Director, USAID Moldova

Investment Agency support for the fruit sector in raising investment and promoting exports.

on Iordachi, Deputy General Director, Investment Agency, The Republic of Moldova

Coffee break and networking with the exhibitors

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

Strategies to strengthen the position of Moldovan fruit on target markets.

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

Horticulture Office - a basic pillar for the long-term sustainability of the Moldovan fresh fruit sector.

Andre Pilling, RCRA advisor, Germany

Exploiting the potential of new markets for Moldovan fruit. Experience, lessons learned and future perspectives

Export of Moldovan apples to new markets - repositioning the current business concept.

Vitalie Obrijanu, Manager of Fresh Time LTD, The Republic of Moldova

Prospects for cherry exports to the European Union, important factors for planning the coming seasons.

Ion Tulei, Manager of Farm Prod LTD, The Republic of Moldova

Prospects for plum exports to the European Union, important factors for planning the coming seasons.

Ștefan Bîtlan, Manager of Fani LTD, The Republic of Moldova

Value chain cooperation - advantages, benefits and constraints. Case study.

Vlad Vedrașco, Manager of Frudova LTD, The Republic of Moldova (TBC)

Questions and answers session

Lunch and networking with the exhibitors

Experience of Moldovan fruit importers on different markets

Import of Moldovan plums to Germany - requirements and product specifications.

Kurt Halder, Purchasing Manager, OGV Marketing Cooperative, Germany

Stone fruit market in the Netherlands - requirements and product specifications.

Wilko Van Der Zwaard, Wilkofruit BV, Import Departament, The Netherlands

Apple market in Kenya - product requirements and specifications.

Dr. Waleed Moustafa, fruit importer, Kenya

Questions and answers session

Tour of exhibiting companies/Tasting of apples

Coffee break and networking with the exhibitors

Post-harvest solutions and logistics

Optimal financial solutions for farmers.

Olga Zaporojan, Deputy Manager of Branch No.1 Chisinau, ProCredit Bank, General Partner, The Republic of Moldova

Modern packaging for storing apples in cold rooms.

Marius Ghețe, Executive Director, EUROPLAST, General Partener, Romania

Apple grading, new challenges and solutions for existing equipment in Moldova.

Mariusz Bundz, Manager of Burg Machinary, The Netherlands

Presentation of packaging solutions for fresh fruit export.

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


Tour of exhibiting companies

B2B commercial panel (pre-arranged meetings with networks and importers)

Networking dinner

Sustainability of the fruit sector - TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIONS

Technologies and innovations in fruit growing under climate changes

Fertilization of fruit plantations - innovative solutions.

Paweł Prokop, NOVAGRA, General Partner, Poland.

Application of an innovative, efficient and affordable water treatment system to reduce the adverse effects of high salinity irrigation water in agricultural production. Case study.

Dr. Athanasios Gertsis, Director of Krinos Centre for Olive Cultivation at Perottis College, Greece

Planning a stable and high quality harvest in stone fruit plantations.

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

Laboratory analysis of soil, water and leaf mass is the cornerstone of precision agriculture.

Alexandru Purice, Director BiloLabTest

Coffee break

Cherries - how to choose the optimal combination of graft- rootstock, density and crown shapes under Moldovan conditions.

Toon Vanrykel, Agronomist, cherry specialist, Depa Fruit Nursery, Belgium

Cherries and apples in the EU - current challenges in quality production and alternative solutions.

Micheli Giori, independent technician-agronomist, freelancer, Ferrara, Italy

Tissue culture laboratory: technologies, expertise, products, services.

RIMpro - a platform offering solutions for intelligent pest and disease control in orchards.

Raphael Neve, CEO, RIMPRO BV, France

Lunch and networking with the exhibitors

Sustainability and digitalization of the fruit business. Challenges and solutions

How to ensure stable harvests of high quality apples every year under Moldovan conditions.

Thomas Kininger, Expert, Competence Centre for Fruit Growing, Lake Constance Region, Germany (Online)

Important aspects of foliar fertilization in orchards.

Jonas DECORTE, R&D Manager, BMS, Belgium

ZERO WASTE - innovative micro-organism based technologies used in modern fruit plantations.

Matteo Arzzenton, CEO Specialagri, Italy

Digitalization of fruit farms. Case Study.

Julian Cmikiewicz, Agrisolutions, Poland

Dr. Andrei Cumpanici, Food Safety Specialist, RCRA/USAID Moldova

Safe export requirements in the EU and other markets for food producers and exporters.

Implementing area wide integrated pest management in fruit production. Israeli experience.

Dr. Miriam Silberstein, Plant Protection Specialist, Migal Research Center, Israel

Coffee break

e-Learning platform and BeeProtect.md information system.

Valentin Gurau, Head of Phytosanitary Products Control Department, Valeriu Bodaci, Principal Inspector, ANSA, The Republic of Moldova

Questions and answers session

Closing session, conclusions and next steps

General Partners