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Global blueberry industry to gather in British Columbia (Canada) this month

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

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Global blueberry industry to gather in British Columbia

The global blueberry industry is set to meet from June 24-26, 2019 in Richmond, B.C., bringing together leading experts to discuss opportunities and challenges for the industry worldwide.

The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit agenda will host a number of speakers. A full-day tour that includes a trip to a blueberry field and processing facility as well as an insiders look at a BC retail operation, will give attendees an overview of British Columbia’s operation, considered one of the world’s most experienced blueberry industries.

“The IBO summit brings the global blueberry industry together under one roof to address challenges and explore opportunities moving forward,” said Anju Gill, executive director of the BC Blueberry Council.

“The international delegation will experience first-hand the natural beauty of British Columbia, the largest highbush blueberry-growing region in Canada. We are pleased to announce a superb lineup of industry specialists, and ‘on-the-ground’ panelists, including fruit quality experts, breeders, retailers and exporters from around the world.”

The program consists of a range of educational sessions, panels and presentations, which will educate attendees on the latest developments and future trends in production, marketing, logistics, equipment, trade and market access, substrate production, breeding and genetics, and retail.

Source : Fresh Plaza

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