Futurpera 2017 - World Pear Forum


16-17 November

Two conventions on the most significant themes of sector

In collaboration with CSO Italy



World operators debating on the top Italian cultivar.
This will include a debate among Italian and international researchers and experts in the pear industry on the techniques for increasing productivity in fruit growing. Abate Fetel is the top variety of Italian pears but, over recent years, the average yields per hectare have stabilised, limiting growers’ productivity. The aim of the convention is to find new strategies for reaching gross saleable production that can cover the production costs and generate a fair income for pear growers.

9.30 – Registration
10.00 – Productivity development and pear profitability: which are the threshold values? – Prof. Carlo Pirazzoli – Università di Bologna / CSO Italy
10.20 – Climate changes in Emilia Romagna – Lucio Botarelli – ARPAE
10.40 – Quince grafting based farm growing – a ten-year trend. Is it the only opportunity? –Fabio Galli, Michele Mariani, Alessandro Zago – Fondazione F.lli Navarra
11.00 Round Table a comparison among technicians on the different aspects aimed at improving the productivity and developing research on the Abate peculiar shape, such as pollination, plant physiology, grafting, pruning etc.


  • Prof. Luca Dondini – Università di Bologna
  • Dr. Lauro Simeoni – Fruit Net System
  • Dr. Ugo Palara  – Agrintesa
  • Nursery experts – ( to be defined) (plant death problem)
  • Dr. Maurizio Saltari – Fruit Modena
  • Albano Bergami – OI Pera
  • Giori Michele – Salvi Vivai
  • Mazzola Carlo – Vivai Mazzoni

11.45 The International Experience

CHILE - Mauricio Navarro - Agronomist, Pomme Fruit
SOUTH AFRICA - Christo Strydom – General Manager – Wolseley Fruit Packers Ltd.
NEDERLAND -  Eric Van der Hoeff – Specialist fertilisation and tree management – Fruit Consult BV

Chairman: Ivano Valmori - AgroNotizie


Optimising pear sales and promoting their consumption throughout the world are the main aims of the pear supply chain. The main commercial operators and representatives of Italian and international mass distribution will talk about these issues, starting from the production trends of the 2017/18 campaign. The main subjects of the convention will be: market trends, export situation, current consumer trends and new opportunities on the international markets.

9.30 - registration
10.00 - The start of 2017/2018 marketing year for the European pears: the European offer and the first market data - by CSO Italy / OI Pera
10.15 - Export trends – Marco Salvi, Presidente Fruitimpree
10.30 - Third markets : challenges and opportunities – Simona Rubbi – CSO Italy
10.40 - The United Arabian Emirates: which opportunities for Italian pears? – James Varghese
11.00 - Pear consumptions in Italy and Europe – by CSO Italy
11.15 - Round table: discussion with the key players

  • Vincent Guerin - AOP Pomme et Poire, France
  • Filip Lowette – BFV, Belgium
  • Leonard Kampschӧer – FRUITMASTERS, Nederland
  • Gilberto Franco – ANP, Portugal
  • Luca Granata – OPERA, Italia
  • Alessio Orlandi - ORIGINE GROUP, Italia
  • Germano Fabiani - COOP ITALIA, Italia
  • Gianmarco Guernelli - CONAD, Italia
  • Annabella Donnarumma - AD Eurogroup Italia, Italia

Chairman: Massimo Agostini - Gruppo Sole 24 Ore

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