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Tuesday 14th June

Delegate registration opens

13:00

Delegate registration opens

Sarah and her team will be in the main hotel reception all afternoon

IBA Board meeting Romney Room

14:00

IBA Board meeting Romney Room
Plant breeding and agronomy group meeting - Romney room sponsored by BAYER

16:00

Plant breeding and agronomy group meeting - Romney room sponsored by BAYER

Bayer solutions for blackcurrant in United Kingdom. Dorin Pop, Development Manager, Bayer UK

European data base of crop protection products in blackcurrant. Dr Piotr Baryła, KSPCP, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Dr Mirosław Korzeniowski, Crop Manager, Bayer Poland

European data base of blackcurrant varieties. Prof. Stanisław Pluta, Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice, Poland

Informal buffet dinner for delegates

19.00 - 21.30

Informal buffet dinner for delegates

This dinner is part of your full delegate package, you will need your room number for the door hostand be a full delegate

welcome drinks will be served from 6.30

Media Medics reception hosted by the British Blackcurrant Foundation

18.30

Media Medics reception hosted by the British Blackcurrant Foundation

Private function hosted by the Blackcurrant Foundation

Lucozade Ribena Suntory reception for their UK and New Zealand Growers & advisors

20.00

Lucozade Ribena Suntory reception for their UK and New Zealand Growers & advisors

This is a private function hosted by Lucozade Ribena Suntory for their grower base

Wednesday 15th June

08.00

Partner Programme departs for London Guildhall and Borough Market

A private viewing of the Corporation of London art collection has been arranged for you at the London Guildhall

The viewing is at 10am, so an 8am departure is essential

Following the Guildhall there will be an opportunity to visit Borough Market before joining the conference at Shepherd Neame for Dinner

Delegate registration - Hotel Foyer

08:00 - 09:00

Delegate registration - Hotel Foyer

Sarah and her team will be in the main reception area registering delegates

Conference opens and welcome from IBA President - Kent Suite

09:00

Conference opens and welcome from IBA President - Kent Suite

Dirk Herdieckerhoff

Presentation from Stefanie Sharma, IBA General Manager

Session 1 - Health Benefits - Superfruit research. Sponsored by James Hutton Ltd

9.45

Session 1 - Health Benefits - Superfruit research. Sponsored by James Hutton Ltd

Professor Derek Stewart, FRSC, 'Hard Men eat Blackcurrants' current research results on the health benefits of a diet rich in Blackcurrants

Mark Wilems - University of Chichester. Blackcurrant intake: Athletes pay attention!

Dr Suzanne Hurst (NZ, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited) New Zealand human sports studies on blackcurrant – more evidence for blackcurrant assisting the recovery from exercise oxidative stress and enhancing immunity

Suzanne is unfortunately no longer able to join us in Ashford, her presentation will still be given

Coffee Break

10.45

Coffee Break
Session 2 - Marketing initiatives

11.00

Session 2 - Marketing initiatives

Jo Hilditch - British Cassis - building a British brand

The British Blackcurrant Foundation - Marketing British Blackcurrants to consumers, raising awareness of our super berry

Polish Food Chain Project Handbook for blackcurrant - Dr. Miroslaw Korzeniowski, Crop Manager at Bayer Poland Dr Piotr Baryła, KSPCP

Session 3 - Health benefits - Health & Superfruit NPD and ongoing research

11.45

Session 3 - Health benefits - Health & Superfruit NPD and ongoing research

Jim Grierson (NZ,Grierson ,Dodd Products Ltd-Vitality Health Foods) - Blackcurrant Extract story-NZ BC why they are suitable for Nutraceutical markets, Anthocyanins, Track & Traceability, Health claims,Global marketing strategies etc.

Dr. Vasileios Kontogiorgos, Ph.D, Associate Editor of Food Hydrocolloids University of Huddersfield - "Adding value to blackcurrant processing waste: Challenges and opportunities for fibre incorporation in bread".


Summary of the Morning's discussions Chair by Dirk Herdieckerhoff

12.30

Summary of the Morning's discussions Chair by Dirk Herdieckerhoff

Panel discussion on the market place for blackcurrants

Martyn Thatcher - Thatchers Cider

Anthony Snell - Windmill Hill

Lunch - Sponsored by Beneseed

12.45

Lunch - Sponsored by Beneseed
Session 4 - Health superfruit - annual production review. Chaired by IBA Vice-President Anthony Snell

13.30

Session 4 - Health superfruit - annual production review. Chaired by IBA Vice-President Anthony Snell

Reports on the global production of Blackcurrants in 2015

Crop forecast for 2016

Depart for exemplar grower and Machinery demo visit sponsored by SFM

14:30

Depart for exemplar grower and Machinery demo visit sponsored by SFM

Visit to John Hinchliff's farm near Faversham: British varieties, Agronomy programme and a discussion on the winter chill partnership work.

Machinery demonstration: A demonstration of the latest European harvesting, pruning, spraying and plantation management equipment from the leading manufacturers and suppliers.

18:30

Shepherd Neame tour and dinner

A tour of Britain's oldest brewery, time to sample the different beers and to experience the unique dance form that is Morris Dancing. Dancing lessons are included in the evening, as is dinner...

Return to hotel

23:00

Return to hotel

Thursday 16th June

8.30

Partner visit to Canterbury Cathedral and old town walking tour

Please meet in reception for an 8.30am departure for Canterbury

Address from Mr Peter Harding, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, conference headline sponsor

9am

Address from Mr Peter Harding, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, conference headline sponsor

Ribena - its placement and changing market place

Where does Ribena sit within the Suntory family?

Lucozade Ribena Suntory support of growers & the heritage of this close partnership

Introduction - chaired by Professor David Hughes. Sponsored by Thatchers Cider

9.45

Introduction - chaired by Professor David Hughes. Sponsored by Thatchers Cider

Opening presentation about global trends in functional foods, consumer awareness of dietary enhancement and the health benefits of berries

This will accompany a panel debate about the issues with consumer engagement, strategies & working partnerships for effective NPD. David will be joined by international representatives and questions are invited from delegates.

Session 5 - Breeding and agronomy

10:45

Session 5 - Breeding and agronomy

Reports from New Zealand, Poland & the UK into disease resistance, nutritional content (better berries) and processor requirements/specifications

Dr Rex Brennan - Breeding blackcurrant varieties – new tools and directions

Dr Stan Pluta & Dr Piot Baryla - Achievements in breeding of new cultivars and agronomical practices in blackcurrant in Poland


Coffee break

11.30

Coffee break
 Session 6 Agronomy & pest management part 2

11.45

Session 6 Agronomy & pest management part 2

Dr Michelle Fountain - Blackcurrant pollination

Prof. Jerry Cross - Integrated Pest Management in blackcurrant production

Dr David Buss - The risks of SWD in Blackcurrant plantations, risk mitigation and control strategies

12.45

Lunch break

13.45

Session 7 - Anthea Macintyre MEP

A European Parliament perspective on our industry

Session 8 - IBA AGM

14.05

Session 8 - IBA AGM
Afternoon tea sponsored by Maxstim

15.00

Afternoon tea sponsored by Maxstim
Session 9 - Agronomy & production  sponsored by ICL Ltd

15.15

Session 9 - Agronomy & production sponsored by ICL Ltd

Scott Garnett - Soil health & water management

Dr John Attwood ADAS - weed control in Blackcurrant plantations

Dr Robert Saville & Dr Angela Berrie- Control of Botrytis Cinerea in blackcurrants using biocontrol agents

Session 10 - Harriet Roberts Lucozade Rribena Suntory

16.15

Session 10 - Harriet Roberts Lucozade Rribena Suntory

Harriet Roberts – Lucozade Ribena Suntory Blackcurrant Agronomist

Securing plant protection products for future production– European approach, making the most of mutual recognition

Session 11 - results of the new Blackcurrant product competition

16.35

Session 11 - results of the new Blackcurrant product competition

With entries from literally all over the globe we will be presenting the best Blackcurrant Cassis or cordial, the best food product containing blackcurrants and the functional food product of the year. There will naturally be an overall winner and prizes will be awarded accordingly...

Conference closes

16.45

Conference closes

Closing remarks from the IBA President

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