ROYAL DUTCH JAARBEURS | VNU GROUP APPOINTS HEIKO M. STUTZINGER AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

New COO will succeed Peter van der Veer

Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1 October 2021 – Heiko M. Stutzinger has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Member of the Executive Board of international venue and event organizer Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs|VNU Group, as of December 1, 2021.

Based in the Jaarbeurs head office in Utrecht, Mr. Stutzinger will contribute to the organization’s ambitious post-pandemic growth strategy, which underpins the company’s commitment to sustainability, digital and technological innovation, employee wellbeing and overall business growth.

As COO, Stutzinger will be responsible for the Jaarbeurs’ high-profile national shows portfolio, guest and partner events, venue management and strategic business development. He will retain his current position as member of the Board of Directors of VNU Asia Pacific, as well as lead the VIV worldwide Agribusiness event series, currently staged in eight countries around the world.

Albert Arp, CEO of the Jaarbeurs|VNU Group: “We are thrilled to welcome Heiko. He joins us at an exciting and crucial moment, as we accelerate the implementation of our business strategy in response to the upcoming rapidly changing market. Over the past 18 months, the event and hospitality industry has been challenged by the global pandemic. Now it is time to push our business forward in an innovative and sustainable way with a strong commitment to safety. Heiko’s extensive experience and outstanding capability in new business development and digital transformation is an invaluable contribution to that. In South East Asia, he has achieved great results over the past three years.”

Jaarbeurs|VNU Group COO, Heiko M. Stutzinger, added: “I’m delighted to join Jaarbeurs at this pivotal time in the business and work full-speed to deliver the visionary roadmap ahead, whilst evolving the company’s credentials as the leading sustainable venue and event operator in Europe.”

In his new role, Stutzinger will succeed Peter van der Veer, who joined the Group in 2019 for a period of two years. Mr. Van der Veer will hand over from his position in November.

Arp added: “We are very thankful to Peter, who has been a highly valued partner in the past two years. He brought a lot of creativity to our team and introduced us to new markets.”

To stay tuned for the latest news and developments, please follow the Royal Jaarbeurs, VNU Europe and VNU Asia Pacific on LinkedIn.

 

 

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About Heiko M. Stutzinger
After working over 20 years in senior management positions in the international event and trade fair industry as well as management consultancy, Heiko joined Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs|VNU Group in February 2019 as Managing Director for the South East Asia Region and additionally took leadership of the VIV worldwide event portfolio in April that year. Before joining Jaarbeurs|VNU Group, Heiko served as Deputy General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai as well as Deputy Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf China. Heiko holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from EBS University and is currently enrolled in the Leipzig Graduate School of Management’s PhD program.

About Royal Jaarbeurs
Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs, founded in 1916, is a leading exhibition and convention centre, located in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The venue welcomes over 2.3 million visitors every year. Royal Jaarbeurs also organises and facilitates award-winning live events and online functions, to create valuable experiences and connections. Jaarbeurs has the ambition to become the most sustainable venue in Europe by the end of the decade, with plans to start building a new venue in the next three years.

About VNU Group
VNU Group is a globally operating exhibition company with offices in Utrecht, Shanghai and Bangkok, and consolidates the international exhibition business of Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs. The Group is divided into three separate and distinct companies – VNU Europe, VNU Asia and VNU Asia Pacific – which closely cooperate across borders. For its international exhibition and conference business, Jaarbeurs has formed strategic Joint Ventures with influential partners in China and South East Asia.

VICTAM Asia in co-location with Health & Nutrition Asia are planned on September 7-9, 2022

Due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, the management teams of VICTAM Corporation and VIV worldwide have decided to postpone VICTAM Asia and Health & Nutrition Asia in Bangkok to the third quarter of 2022.

The current situation is still not as optimal as it was estimated. Above all, the health of exhibitors and visitors and the successful outcome of the event are most important to the organizers.

In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, which has forced the Royal Thai Government to implement new strict measures to control the spread of the pandemic, and the delays of the vaccination programs in several Asian countries, VICTAM and VIV do not see the opportunity to realize a large-scale event on the short term. Looking at the ongoing travel restrictions from and to Asia, the organizers also believe that it is not possible to guarantee the event quality as we know them for. The postponement to the third quarter of 2022 is in the interest of the whole industry.

VICTAM Asia in co-location with Health & Nutrition Asia are thus rescheduled to September 7-9, 2022. The new venue selected is IMPACT Halls 9-10, in Bangkok, Thailand. The objective remains the same: to realize the Total Animal Feed and Health event.

The dates secured in September 2022 will give all stakeholders room to breathe and pay attention to other vital issues. The organizers’ mission is to present a strong, value-adding event to the industry with high benefits for all parties.

VICTAM Corporation and VIV worldwide will also continue their partnership in Europe in 2022 by co-locating VICTAM International and VIV Europe at the Jaarbeurs venue in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from May 31 – June 2, 2022. With the high percentage of vaccinations in Europe there is no reason to doubt that this show can successfully go on as planned.

For more information, please visit the official websites www.victamasia.com and www.vivhealthandnutrition.nl.

Sebas van den Ende                                               Heiko M. Stutzinger
General Manager                                                         Director VIV worldwide and Managing Director
VICTAM Corporation                                                  VNU Asia Pacific and VNU Europe

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ILDEX Vietnam postponed until 16 – 18 March 2022 because of the new COVID-19 clusters / “V-Connect Vietnam Edition” is still set to be online during 21-23 July 2021 as scheduled

VNU Asia Pacific Launches REDCON to Boost PPPs in the Disaster and Climate Tech Sectors

 

The innovative Conference and Exhibition format will bring together government, private sector, non-profits, international organizations, academia and innovators across the entire value-chain of Disasters and Emergency Management at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand – VNU Asia Pacific (part of VNU Group, a globally operating exhibition company with offices in Utrecht, Shanghai, Bangkok) is pleased to announce the staging of the Resilience on Emergency & Disaster Conference (REDCON) on the 7th-9th of December 2021 at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand.

“We at VNU are excited to launch this much-needed platform in the region. Our Mission is to gather the leading thought leaders, policy makers and cutting-edge companies on Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response here in Bangkok. We are convinced, that this event will spur cooperation from various sectors of the society for a more cohesive and decisive action when disasters strike” says Heiko M. Stutzinger, Managing Director of VNU Asia Pacific.  “We know today, that efforts to reduce disaster risks and implement effective emergency response to disasters must be systematically integrated into policies, plans and practices with recognition of the issues relating to sustainable development, climate change and poverty reduction” he continues.

Asia-Pacific accounted for USD 1.3 trillion – or 44 percent – of the last decade’s worldwide total direct economic damage and losses (USD 2.89 Trillion from 2010-2019) as catastrophic earthquake, tsunami, inland flood, and tropical cyclone events battered the region. And this is just accounting for natural disasters. The 2020 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the region – not only on the lives lost as well as the socio-economic costs – but its cascading impact on other sectors has ground the planet to a halt. This has further widened the inequalities and disempowerment of the most vulnerable – the at-risk communities among them the urban poor, migrants, elderly and informal workers.

With the theme of “People-Centered Approach Towards Resilience in Disasters and Emergency Action,” REDCON will focus on most impacted to be the centerpiece of the discussions and solutions – envisioning to engage stakeholders in the value chain from problem to solution and goes beyond risk reduction towards resilience.

 


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If you are interested in conference tickets, speaking opportunities or to leverage your branding at REDCON, please contact:

Mrs. Monika Baro
Project Manager, REDCON
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E-mail: monika@vnuasiapacific.com

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VNU Asia Pacific is part of VNU Group, a globally operating exhibition company with offices in Utrecht, Shanghai as well as in Bangkok, and consolidates the international exhibition business of Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs. In Southeast Asia, Jaarbeurs formed a Joint Venture with the TCC Group, a leading corporate conglomerate in the fast-growing region. From its business hub located in Bangkok, VNU Asia Pacific covers all key exhibition markets in South East Asia. VNU Asia Pacific has a constantly expanding portfolio with currently 15 trade shows and event formats including brands from the AgriTech, Animal Husbandry, Animal Companion, Food, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, 5G and IoT and Disaster Resilience industries.

Royal Jaarbeurs belongs to the top 20 exhibition organizers by revenue worldwide and operates a 100.000 square meter exhibition center in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands. In the coming years, the company is going to invest 300 Million Euro into further expansions of its exhibition center to continue to meet the highest technology and sustainability standards. The Asian counterpart, TCC Group, Headquartered in Thailand is one of South East Asia’s leading conglomerates and most recognized corporations. TCC Group employs 60,000 employees and has an extensive service and real estate portfolio. One of its real estate highlights is the premier exhibition and conference venue in the heart of Bangkok, The Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) is currently being newly built and scheduled to re-open at the end of 2022.

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E.J. Krause & Associates and VNU Asia Pacific partner to launch BYOND MOBILE

 

 

Bangkok, Thailand (March 23, 2021) – E.J. Krause & Associates and VNU Asia Pacific partner to launch BYOND MOBILE, an exhibition and conference dedicated to the next-generation mobile network and its impact of speeding the adoption of Industry 4.0 techniques in Southeast Asia. The event will take place at Samyan Mitrtown Hall, March 16-17, 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand, under the theme “The Networked Economy: Unlocking the potential of the IoT era.”

Businesses are gaining a competitive edge by preparing for 5G integration. Next-generation mobile network adoption is changing the landscape and impacting application development for the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as Industrial Internet penetration in unprecedented ways. The value of 5G goes beyond just faster internet – it goes BYOND MOBILE. With everything being connected, it will become a major force in facilitating new products and services to emerge in industries such as Agriculture, Health, Manufacturing and Mobility.

The Asia Pacific region will account for 40% of the world’s connectivity within the next 5 years. With Southeast Asia being the growth engine of that region, BYOND MOBILE will set the stage to drive the super-connected economy in the heart of Asia – a region being strategically contested between the superpowers’ 5G heroes. The conference and exhibition will host a community of change-makers that will serve as a force for enhancing end-user experience, transforming business processes and utilizing data flow.

BYOND MOBILE will be the meeting place for the 5G ecosystem, where industries can connect with established suppliers and disrupting start-ups across the world. It will provide insight and strategies for business leaders seeking to explore and evaluate the latest technology solutions and services that drive necessary innovation.

The event will bring together business leaders from various industry verticals with strategy experts from the Internet, Mobile Communications and IT sectors. The dedicated 5G exhibition will feature leading blue-chip companies as well as promising start-ups drawn from the whole technology stack. Focused areas include those from mobile network and cloud solutions, cyber-security and robotics, as well as the latest in AR/VR, machine learning and AI.

Be part of BYOND MOBILE to learn everything about the wireless network of the future!


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Southeast Asia                                                                Greater China
Isabelle Springfeld                                                                 Grace Mak
VNU Asia Pacific                                                                    E.J. Krause & Associates
isabelle@vnuasiapacific.com                                               gracemakk@ejkbeijing.com

Japan & Korea                                                                EMEA
Nao Kozuka                                                                             Regine Gessner
E.J. Krause & Associates                                                      E.J. Krause & Associates
kozuka@ejkjapan.co.jp                                                        gessner@ejkgermany.de

Americas                                                                          Media / Partnership
Mike Rosenberg                                                                     Saengtip Techapatiphandee
E.J. Krause & Associates                                                      VNU Asia Pacific
rosenberg@ejkrause.com                                                    saengtip@vnuasiapacific.com

 

About E.J. Krause & Associates:
For more than 30 years, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. (EJK) has been a worldwide leader in exhibition and conference management. EJK is one of the largest privately held exhibition management companies in the world, with offices on three continents. EJK produces a growing portfolio of over 40 events, serving 14 different industries. EJK excels in creating global brand leading events, bringing companies together to network and generate business. For more information, please visit www.ejkrause.com

 

About VNU Asia Pacific:
VNU Asia Pacific is part of VNU Group, a globally operating exhibition company with offices in Utrecht, Shanghai as well as in Bangkok, and consolidates the international exhibition business of Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs. In southeast Asia, Jaarbeurs formed a Joint Venture with the TCC Group, a leading corporate conglomerate in the fast-growing region. From its business hub located in Bangkok, VNU Asia Pacific covers all key exhibition markets in South East Asia. VNU Asia Pacific has a constantly expanding portfolio with currently 15 trade shows and event formats including brands from the AgriTech, Animal Husbandry, Animal Companion, Food, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, 5G and IoT and Disaster Resilience industries. For more information, please visit www.vnuasiapacific.com

VNU Asia Pacific – 2020 Breakthroughs and Action Plan for 2021

2020 was a challenging year for the exhibition industry. In rapidly changing markets, VNU Asia Pacific is continuously investing in brands and capabilities while applying key lessons learnt to 2021. The company is enhancing its digital footprint using digital platforms alongside physical shows in order to enhance exhibitor’s ROI and reach specific target audiences in a world of ongoing travel limitations. Apart from that, VNU Asia Pacific is committed to keep on launching shows across Southeast Asia in the current year.

2020 Investments in Company Positioning & Brand Identity
In February 2020, VNU Asia Pacific moved its office into a new premium space located in the heart of Bangkok at The PARQ – a newly built state-of-the-art real estate project developed by VNU’s Thai shareholder TCC Group. The new ultra-modern office is a key asset for the company’s future growth and regional positioning.

During the first half of 2020, VNU also launched its new Corporate Identity and a powerful red logo, making the company brand stronger and more cohesive with the headquarters in Utrecht, Shanghai and Bangkok. At projects level, VIV worldwide also refreshed its overall brand with a compelling new style which now also incorporates the VNU Asia Pacific ILDEX Exhibitions within the global VIV portfolio.

Additionally, looking at its Corporate Social Responsibility realm, VNU Asia Pacific started a program in 2020 to support Thai children in needs – giving them access to education, thus making way for a better future.

New Shows & Key Partnerships
Regardless of economic fluctuation and market uncertainty during the past year, VNU Asia Pacific introduced five new collaborations in 2020 eyeing global partnerships to bring soon engaging trade shows right across the Asia region.

Free From Food Asia with EBC Expo – trade show organizer specialized in healthy food & alternative protein – arrives in Bangkok in 2021 reflecting an increasing importance of food consumption in Asia. Focused on free from, organic, vegan, functional and healthy food solutions, the show covers both manufacturing and retail.            

Meat Pro Asia, also debuting this year in Thailand, covers the processing and packaging for egg, poultry, meat, seafood & food products and is the result of a strategic partnership between two top players in this sector: the organizer of IFFA (Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd.) and the organizer of VIV Asia (VNU Group).

Aquatica Asia, organized with PT Global Permata Perkasa in Indonesia, focuses on aquaculture industry and aims to improve fisheries production. Although the aquaculture profile is already presented in the livestock event ILDEX Indonesia, VNU recognizes the potential of this segment with a designated event.

Bio Asia Pacific with TCELS (Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences). Where Bio Asia Pacific is a new platform for Biotechnology, Life Sciences and Smart Health in Asia Pacific, Thailand LAB INTERNATIONAL is its counterpart for the Laboratory Industry. Both shows will provide an Integrated Innovative Platform from Laboratory to Life Sciences for the SEA region.

BYOND MOBILE organized with EJ Krause will be the B2B meeting place for the 5G ecosystem to drive the super-connected economy in the heart of Asia. The conference will bring together business leaders from Agriculture, Health, Manufacturing and Mobility with experts from the Internet, Mobile Communications and IT sectors. The dedicated 5G exhibition will feature leading blue-chip companies as well as promising start-ups drawn from the whole technology stack. Focused areas include those from mobile network and cloud solutions, cyber-security and robotics, as well as the latest in AR/VR, machine learning and AI.

      

Virtual, Live & Hybrid – VNU Asia Pacific enhancing its Digital Footprint
Even during these difficult times, VNU Asia Pacific did not stop engaging with the industry and fulfilling its need to connect. In 2020 the company launched a series of virtual platforms in tandem with its live events aiming to create a goal-oriented hybrid experience.

Pet Fair SEA Pre-Connect was the first virtual event launched by VNU Asia Pacific, which took place October 2020 and offered a one-day platform for global brands and innovative products to connect with Asian buyers ahead of the live event scheduled in 2021. With 152 global companies, 430 contacts and 588 total successful meetings in a span of 12 hours – this virtual event made a great success. The same initiative was made for agritech portfolio, a newly-launched AGRITECHNICA ASIA & HORTI ASIA “digital talks” started off successfully and included experts from world’s leading organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the World Vegetable Center. With registered attendees from 30 countries updating themselves about solutions for efficient crop production in Asia as well as network directly with 572 agricultural experts who already logged in and made meetings on the virtual platform “digital connect’.

During the same month, October 2020, Thailand LAB INTERNATIONAL along with Bio Asia Pacific organized the first Hybrid Exhibition and witnessed a huge number of attendees from the industry. The show concluded with 109 exhibiting companies and 8,067 trade visitors at the live event at BITEC Exhibition Center. 65% of total trade visitors were physical visitors while 35% were virtual. There were 47 physical conferences and 47 purely virtual conferences, plus 38 hybrid conferences (physical with live streamed content at Facebook and YouTube LIVE).

The ILDEX Exhibitions closed the year with another digital concept called I-Match & Pitching, a two-day online event for business networking held in November 2020. During the 2-day program, 26 international suppliers from 8 countries introduced their latest products and services via online pitch presentations. With the participation from selected VIP guests around Asia Pacific region, over 150 business matchings were successfully concluded.

In addition to the exhibition activities, the VNU Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) Department organized 31 webinars for multiple partners across government and private sectors including the Prince Mahidol Award Conference, the Thai Exhibition Association, the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations and the Royal Thai Embassy in Berlin, Germany.

2021 – A Challenging Year ahead with a new Schedule for the ASEAN Trade Shows
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions, and worldwide uncertainty, VNU Group modified its show calendar aiming to secure successful inter-regional exhibitions during the second half of 2021.

AGRITECHNICA ASIA Agricultural Machinery May 27-29, 2021 BITEC, BKK
HORTI ASIA Horticultural Technology May 27-29, 2021 BITEC, BKK
ILDEX VIETNAM Livestock Trade Show July 21-23, 2021 SECC, HCMC
Thailand LAB INTERNATIONAL LAB-Technology Sep. 1-3, 2021 BITEC, BKK
Bio Asia Pacific Life Sciences/Smart-Health Sep. 1-3, 2021 BITEC, BKK
VIV Asia From Feed to Food show / Livestock Sep. 22-24, 2021 IMPACT, BKK
Meat Pro Asia Meat Processing & Packaging Sep. 22-24, 2021 IMPACT, BKK
Free From Food Asia Healthy food / Alternative Food Sep. 22-24, 2021 IMPACT, BKK
Pet Fair SEA B2B Pet Trade show Oct. 6-8, 2021 BITEC, BKK
ILDEX Indonesia Livestock Trade Show Nov. 24-26,2021 ICE, Jakarta
Aquatica Asia Aquaculture Trade Show Nov. 24-26,2021 ICE, Jakarta
VICTAM and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia Animal Health and Nutrition for Livestock business January 18-20, 2022

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BITEC, BKK
Byond Mobile Future Technology To be confirmed

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About VNU Asia Pacific
VNU Asia Pacific is part of the VNU Group, a globally operating exhibition company with offices in Utrecht, Shanghai and Bangkok, and consolidates the international exhibition business of Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs. In South East Asia, Jaarbeurs has formed a Joint Venture with TCC Assets, a leading corporate conglomerate in the fast-growing region. From its business hub in Bangkok, VNU Asia Pacific covers all key exhibition markets in South East Asia. VNU Asia Pacific has a constantly expanding portfolio including brands from the AgriTech, Animal Husbandry, Animal Companion, Food, Life Sciences, and Biotechnology industries.

For more information, visit www.vnuasiapacific.com

FarmFit, the must attend event for European young entrepreneurs in the Agri-food market is coming

The new highly interactive & inspiring platform for tomorrow’s change-makers

FarmFit is the short name for the “Farm & Food Innovations and Technology” event and community. A new, unconventional platform coming live at the end of 2021 in Germany. This concept is the response to a need for connection between young farmers, food-professionals and representatives from the Agri-food sector including innovators, investors, know-how providers, policy-makers and others. FarmFit is the meeting place for the open-minded change-makers from across Europe who are building their (economic) sustainable business based on technology, digitalisation, transparency and environmental connection.

The Agri-food system calls for change
Population growth, digitalisation, food security, increasing production costs, climate change, the Farm2Fork strategy, but also consumer driven trends such as health and well-being, and new technologies like CRISPER/Cas, Clean Meat, AI and robotics. These are only some of the elements that will shape the complex agri-business of the future.

When well-educated young entrepreneurs make agri-business their carrier path, the traditional way of running a farm or a food company is hardly their idea to success. Young front-runners know that they must develop new production methods and build healthy business models to win the markets. While balancing productivity, environmental sustainability, capital investment and income, they also need to respond to the shifting consumer trends. Within such a rapidly evolving sector, collaboration and integrative solutions are crucial for entrepreneurs to understand how to choose winning strategies and make the right investment decisions.

FarmFit’s mission is to serve as the forum where young European makers exchange ideas and discuss cutting-edge technology and innovations with the aim of breaking through the challenges and becoming more successful by gaining and sharing knowledge.

Top 1,000 European Agri-food leaders       
Within the Agri-food community the young entrepreneurial producers and processors are the core group for which the event and its network will be most beneficial. FarmFit calls out to farmers and food professionals who recognize the value of knowledge sharing and connections across the supply-chain.

“A Millennial from Denmark operating an innovative concept on transparency in the food chain. A tech-company from Germany with a cut-edge solution for precision livestock farming that improves animal welfare. A start-up of Generation Z from Benelux with a new technology that disrupts fresh-food delivery. A group of young winemakers pushing the boundaries of wine production. A post-graduate research team in France working on alternative-protein food trends in Europe. A biologist who set up an organic, sustainable dairy farm in Italy. These profiles apparently work in very specific industries, at various levels of the supply chain, with different operating issues to tackle and solve. The truth is that they are all essential innovators and forward-thinkers within the same food system. These are some examples of whom would fit best in the FarmFit concept” explains Heiko M. Stutzinger, Managing Director of VNU Asia Pacific and Director VNU Europe.

In essence, FarmFit is conceived for the top 1,000 leaders of tomorrow’s agri-business. The event and its network will give an incredible boost to both their single operations and the food system upgrade.

The event format that didn’t exist  
FarmFit will introduce the community to a new, interactive and inspiring setting that puts the next generation of farmers and food professionals at the centre of the scope and integrates serious content and innovations with entertainment.

Over 300 content sessions, including thematic and interactive meetings, speaker corners, campfires, jam sessions, and more. A combination of small, medium and large sessions, with plenty of in­formal meetings to exchange ideas and information will generate a powerful interaction among participants.

The mode­ration will be facilitated by key representatives of the farm & food community, who will help shape the discussion digitally and onsite in a dynamic setting and buzzing atmosphere.

For the 2-day live program in Germany, the venue, which will be disclosed in 2021, will play a key role in driving the interactions to the maximum and enable the flow of bold ideas.

“We are working on a truly pragmatic platform where young business people are inspired to share visions, plans, best practices, but also failures. We are addressing those kinds of personalities who are willing to play a role in the discussions, and be part of the event, instead of simply consuming its contents.” said Zhenja Antochin, VNU Europe Senior Project Manager.

Enthusiastic Partners
FarmFit is organized by VNU Europe, a professional event organization with a proven track record in global Agri-food business for over 40 years. VNU Europe is part of the Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs, established in 1907. The project is supported by top notch European associations and communities who embraced the FarmFit concept from the start and will be active players in the journey. The FarmFit launch partners are: the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA), the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD Europe), the Rural Youth Europe (RYEurope), Nuffield International Farming Scholars, Smart Agri Hubs, Internet of Food & Farm (IoF2020), Familienbetriebe Land und Forst, International Agri-Food Network (IAFN), Global Dairy Farmers (GDF), the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), and the Nederlands Agrarisch Jongeren Kontakt (NAJK).

How to join the FarmFit discussion
The FarmFit adventure has just started. The organizer offers multiple solutions to get involved in the community. Key profiles and associations can apply to become event ambassadors or partners.

The official website www.farmfitevent.com will keep the network “fit” from now till the live event by the end of 2021, with contents, stories and news. Engage in the discussion #LetsFarmFit


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About VNU Europe
VNU Europe is a subsidiary company of Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs with its base in Utrecht, at the heart of the Netherlands and only 30 minutes from Amsterdam. The VNU Europe office is located within the extensive Jaarbeurs complex. The international team of VNU Europe is wholly focused on the Feed to Food sector. For more information, visit www.vnueurope.com