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Quality inside Onion Symposium
The next level in quality onions
 
 
 

Program

Thursday, November 14
09.00 - 09.30
Welcome
09.30 - 10.00
Opening 'History, Present and Future'
Siem Beers, director Broer B.V. and Gerrit de Groot, former director De Groot en Slot B.V.
10.00 - 11.45
Tour Broer onion sets (translation available) and meet up with exhibitors
See the world’s biggest condense dryer and visit the exhibitors for the latest developments on machinery and research.Meet the Bejo beekeepers and companies like Kramer Bant, Monosem/Agricola, Agrovent and many more.
11.45 - 13.30
Lunch
13.30 - 14.05
Presentation 'Onion breeding for the world'
Bas van den Hemel, Manager Breeding at De Groot en Slot B.V.
14.05 - 14.40
Presentation ‘Working the soil’
Roger Custers, Dutch organic grower
14.40 - 15.15
Presentation 'Worldwide Trade in Onion'
Gijsbrecht Gunter
15.15 - 15.30
Break
15.30 - 16.30
Presentation 'Onion trends UK and more'
George Rix
16.30 - 17.30
Presentation 'Research in agriculture till 2050'
Ernst van den Ende, Plant Science Group WUR
17.30 - 18.00
Conclusion
18.00 - 21.00
Dinner
21.00 hour    
End
Friday, November 15
Excursion day with two options: program 1: Onions or program 2: Carrots and potatoes. Depending on the number of participants, the program is as follows:

Program 1:

Onions
08.00 
Gather at Broer B.V.
08.15
Transport by bus
08.30
Company visit Bedrijfsbezoek Tolsma Techniek Emmeloord B.V.
Company profile will follow soon.
10.15
Company visit Waterman Onions B.V.
Company profile will follow soon.
12.00
Lunch
14.00
Company visit Gebr. De Zeeuw C.V.
Company profile will follow soon.
15.15
Arrival by bus at Broer B.V.

Program 2:

Carrots and potatoes
08.00 
Gather at Broer B.V.
08.15
Transport by bus
08.30
Company visit Wentink Groenten B.V.
Company profile will follow soon.
10.15
Company visit Tolsma Techniek Emmeloord B.V.
Company profile will follow soon.
12.00
Lunch
14.00
Company visit Gebr. De Zeeuw C.V.
Company profile will follow soon.
15.15
Arrival by bus at Broer B.V.
Saturday, November 16

Open Day at Broer B.V. for the public.
 


 
Practical information
 
Symposium
: free admission, drinks, snacks, lunch and dinner included.
Excursion day: free admission, coffee/tea, lunch and transport included.
Hotel: it's possible to book a hotel room for € 135,- per night for a single room and € 149,- for a double room including breakfast, excluding tourist tax. Drinks and food in the hotel are not included. If you would like to book a room, please let us know via the registration form. 
Transport: transport from and to the hotel on the day of the symposium and the excursion is included.
 
 
 
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Symposium location
Floraweg 6
8312 RK Creil
The Netherlands

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