WELCOME to the 64th AVEC GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN RIGA

Register here

Dear members and supporters of AVEC,

I would like to welcome you to the 64th General Assembly in Riga!

The Latvian delegation in AVEC, the Latvian Poultry Association, is looking forward to hosting the AVEC General Assembly to be held from 8th to 10th of September 2022.

In the time of constant major challenges for the poultry industry and each of us, we have shown our resilience and willingness to adapt more than ever, while being vividly aware of and advocating for our strengths.

For centuries people of Latvia have showed their sturdiness and strength, while going through various historical events.

Therefore, Riga is the perfect place to hold this year’s AVEC General Assembly and its theme “The resilience of the poultry meat sector in times of crises”.

You can expect an eventful meeting in Riga, the capital city of magnificent Latvia, with technical program rich in topical content and with an attractive accompanying program.

Riga is waiting for you and will take care of physical and mental entertainment, as well as pamper your taste buds.

Please register, we are looking forward to your coming!

 

Your Anna Ērliha,

Member of the Board of Latvian Poultry Association

Conference

8th of September, 2022

 

Thursday

VENUE

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

All day

ARRIVALS

At hotels Grand Poet (Raiņa bulvāris 5/6. Rīga, LV-1050)

and Grand Hotel Kempinski (Aspazijas bulvāris 22, LV-1050 Riga)

REGISTRATION

At hotels Grand Poet (Raiņa bulvāris 5/6. Rīga, LV-1050)

and Grand Hotel Kempinski (Aspazijas bulvāris 22, LV-1050 Riga)

 

9.00 – 12.00

TURKEY GROUP MEETING

Grand Poet conference room EPIC (Raiņa bulvāris 5/6. Rīga, LV-1050)

English

12.00 – 14.00

LUNCH

Grand Poet restaurant Snob (Raiņa bulvāris 5/6. Rīga, LV-1050)

14.00 – 18.00

BOARD MEETING OF AVEC

Participation by invitation only

Grand Poet room EPIC (Raiņa bulvāris 5/6. Rīga, LV-1050)

English

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish

20.00 – 23.00

 

GET-TOGETHER EVENING – WELCOME RECEPTION AVEC G.A. Participants and Accompanying Persons are welcome

 

and Hotel Kempinski restaurant Stage 22 (Aspazijas bulvāris 22, LV-1050 Riga)

 

 

 

9th of September, 2022

AVEC 64TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

MAIN TOPIC OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

THE RESILIENCE OF POULTRY MEAT SECTOR IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Friday

VENUE

8.30

REGISTRATION

Rīgas Latviešu biedrības nams 1st floor (ground floor) (Merķeļa iela 13, Rīga, LV-1050) 

 

SPEAKER

TITLE AND ORGANISATION

8.50

WARM WELCOME

Anna Ērliha

Member of the Board, Latvian Poultry Association

9.00

WELCOME ADDRESS

Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš

Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia

9.20

PRESIDENT’ SPEECH

Paul Lopez

President, AVEC

9.40

THE RESILIENCE OF THE EU FOOD PRODUCTION IN RELATION TO TRADE

Michael Hager

Head of Cabinet of EVP Valdis Dombrovskis Commissioner of Trade, European Commission

10.10

COFFEE BREAK

 

 

10.40

RESILIENCE OF THE FEED SECTOR

Asbjørn Børsting

President, FEFAC

11.10

IPCC REPORT ON AGRICULTURE

Celia Nyssens

Senior Policy Advisor, Euro- pean Environmental Bureau

11.30

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

 

12.15

LUNCH

 

 

13.45

ENERGY AVAILABILITY FOR FOOD PRODUCTION IN THE FUTURE

Marina Pourrias

International Agribusiness Master’s Manager, Ecole Supérieure d’Agricultures – Angers

14.05

ECONOMIC RESILIENCE OF THE POULTRY MEAT SECTOR

Nan-Dirk Mulder

Senior Global Animal Protein Analyst – Associate Director, Rabobank International

14.30

THE WORK OF AVEC IN THE PAST YEAR

Paul Lopez and Birthe Steenberg

President and Secretary General, AVEC

15.00

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

 

16.00

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENDS

 

 

 

Accompanying person program for 9th of September, 2022

It starts on 9th of September at 9:00. Bus is waiting for you in front of hotel Kempinski (Address: Aspazijas bulvāris 22; walk from hotel Grand Poet approx. 5min). 

During the day you will see various faces of Riga, have a taste of Latvian seaside in Jūrmala and get a glimpse of Latvian history while visiting The Castle of Light – our National Library. 

Accompanying persons are back in Riga old town around 15:30, so you can enjoy the city, relax in the hotel SPA or go shopping. 

10th of September, 2022

Saturday

9.00 – 16.00

TOURISTIC PROGRAM FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS OF AVEC
GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Riga

9.30

Program starts at 9:30 in both hotels with a walking tour to the Dome square in old town. 

 

10.00

We will make our first memory of the day together.

Then you are taken to see and taste what Latvia has to offer. 

 

12.50 – 13.50

Time to refuel our energy with a lunch break. 

 

13.50 – 15.40

After lunch your adventure in Riga continues until 15:40 

 

VENUE

18.30

WELCOME DRINKS

Melngalvju Nams
(The House of Black Heads) (Rātslaukums 7, Rīga, LV-1050)

19.00 – 1.00

GALA DINNER

AVEC G.A. Participants and Accompanying Persons are welcome

 

 

11th of September, 2022

Sunday

 

DEPARTURES

 

Speakers

The resilience of the EU food production in relation to trade

 Michael Hager is the Head of the Cabinet of Commissioner Dombrovskis, Trade Commissioner, and overall lead on building a future-ready economy. 

Mr Hager who joined the EU Commission in 2004 has an MA in History, Political Science and Japanese Studies from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen.

Resilience of the feed sector

 Asbjørn Børsting is Director of DAKOFO, the Danish Grain and Feed association and Variety Denmark became the President of FEFAC in 2020. He is a graduate of University of Copenhagen (Agricultural Economics) and in the past he has served as CEO of of The Danish Agricultural Council & DLG.

IPPC report on agriculture

 Célia Nyssens is Senior Policy Officer in the European Environmental Bureau, and she leads the EEB’s work on agricultural and food policy, covering the CAP, agriculture in the Fit for 55 package, carbon farming, and food system governance. 

She holds a B.Sc. in Political Sciences from KU Leuven and an M.Sc. in Global Environmental Politics from the University of Edinburgh.

Energy availability for food production in the future

 Marina Pourrias is Head of International Markets & Strategies (MSc program) at L´Ecole Superieure d’Agricultures in Angers, France and she is one of the 42 international experts in Club DEMETER – an ecosystem of decision makers from the agricultural, agro-industrial and agro-food sectors.

She holds a Master in Geopolitics & Prospective, a Master in Business Administration and a Master in Agricultural Engineering.

Economic resilience of the poultry meat sector

 Nan-Dirk Mulder joined Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Advisory and Research department (FAR) in 2001. He is Senior Global Specialist Animal Protein and he is based in Rabobank’s headquarter in Utrecht, NL.

He holds a Master in Agricultural Economics, marketing and market research from the Netherlands’ Wageningen Agricultural University, NL.

Program

Riga’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is not only the crown jewel of Latvia, but also of the Baltics. Riga’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Riga is also known as an architectural jewel – a city where you can see churches from the city’s origins, medieval buildings in the Old Town, unique examples of Art Nouveau, as well as wooden architecture that has survived the centuries and modern architectural masterpieces.

Riga brings together various and vibrant cultural life, variegated history, delicious food and beer.

For more insight in the program, information about RIga and Latvia, please visit Assembly’s page on LinkedIn

Accommodation

Grand Poet and Grand Hotel Kempinski

There are two hotels accommodating AVEC General Assembly guests – Grand Poet and Grand Hotel Kempinski – located close to each other.

Both hotels are in the very heart of historic Riga, just steps from the Freedom Monument, Old Town Riga and Latvian National Opera. Hotels are perfectly positioned with easy access to Conference venue place, historical sites, shopping and the city’s trendies’ landmarks.

Guests are accommodated in the hotels randomly. Please take into account there is no choice of special type of room as we have made reservations for peerless rooms.

Registration form

Dear AVEC members and friends, please fill in the registration form below to let us know of your arrival to Riga, Latvia for AVEC General Assembly.

Please note the price for participation is 1500 EUR and for the accompanying person 600 EUR. Regardless of the days of attendance, the price for the AVEC General Assembly is fixed.

Price includes:

  • accommodation (rooms with high-speed internet, flatscreen tv, safe, and lots more) and access to the wellness center in the hotel
  • meals
  • touristic program
  • transfers to and from the airport

6 + 14 =

* Please enter the sum value as basic Captcha to submit the form.

After application submission You will receive a confirmation email within one working day.

In case You have subbmitted Your application but have not received a confirmation email after said time, please, contact info@poultry.lv to confirm Your registration.

Sponsors

Service

Executing organization: Latvian Poultry Association.

Regarding applications or any other questions, You can contact Latvian Poultry Association
info@poultry.lv

Grand Poet by Semarah Hotels

Website: https://grandpoet.semarahhotels.com/?lang=en

Address: Raiņa Bulvāris 5/6, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvija

Grand Hotel Kempinski

Website: https://www.kempinski.com/en/riga/grand-hotel-kempinski-riga/

Address: Aspazijas bulvāris 22, LV-1050 Riga, Latvia

Riga Latvian Society House

Website: https://www.rlb.lv/index.php?langs=1510

Address: Merķeļa ielā 13, Rīga, LV-1050