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Third Conference of the World Banana Forum

The Third Conference took place on the 8 and 9 of November 2017 | International Conference Centre (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland

With side events on 7 and 10 November 2017

The WBF is a permanent platform that promotes collaboration and open dialogue on challenges facing the banana industry by bringing together key stakeholders, including representatives of the global supply chain. The WBF organizes global conferences with industry leaders and experts to discuss burning issues. These events give stakeholders the chance to be at the centre of discussions on global issues in the banana sector and to network. They offer a unique opportunity to strengthen the collaboration of key players and translate ideas into action.

The Third Conference focused on global collaboration, gender, business and technical issues in banana production and trade. The conference has allowed to gather all types of stakeholders with an interest in the banana sector - from producer and consumer organizations to governments, retailers, traders, NGOs and research institutions.

Agenda

Morning

Afternoon

Location

SIDE EVENT
Tuesday 7

Multi-stakeholder meeting on Gender Equity in the Banana Industry

Multi-stakeholder meeting on Gender Equity in the Banana Industry

Genève room  
Centre de Conférence de Varembé
(CCV)

WBF CONFERENCE
Wednesday 8

SESSION 1
Panel discussion: People at work

SESSION 2
Panel discussion: Sustainability: the global perspective and challenges in a changing climate 

Panel discussion: Compete and collaborate. Global collaboration in the WBF

Room 2
Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG)

WBF CONFERENCE
Thursday 9

SESSION 3
Panel discussion: Future of bananas: Managing the risks of Fusarium wilt TR4

SESSION 4
Panel discussion: How to achieve a fairer distribution of value?

Closing ceremony: WBF priorities, organization and future

Room 2
Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG)

SIDE EVENT
Friday 10

Engaging stakeholders in combatting Fusarium wilt TR4

Engaging stakeholders in combatting Fusarium wilt TR4

Room 2
Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG)

With thanks to                               With the technical support of

Swiss Confederation