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If you are a regional producer or exporter of fresh, frozen, and processed fruits and vegetables interested to learn more, leverage your export opportunities and become a successful exporter to United Kingdom, we cordially invite you to register for the webinar on: “Become Export Ready: How to export fresh, frozen, and processes fruits and vegetables to the UK market?”, Thursday, 14 July, 2022, from 15:00 to 16:30 CET, on Zoom platform.
This online panel with gather relevant speakers and experts in the field to talk about the UK food market trends, perspectives for new suppliers, product branding and labeling, how to find and do business with buyers and distributors, and how to successfully place and sell the F&V product in the market. Build upon the presentations and panel discussion, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask a question and open a live discussion with relevant experts from the UK, hence being able to receive the first-hand information about the export challenges to this high-demand market.
Webinar will be organized through the joint regional FAO-EBRD Project “Stimulating Diversification of Agri-food Exports in the Balkans and Eastern Europe”, aiming to strengthen agri-food companies’ competitiveness and access to foreign markets, and in cooperation with the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce.
The UK food market is expanding, especially after the Brexit in 2020, as market growth hit all-time high in the previous year at over 9%. The UK food market is expected to grow in the next period with high demand for fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, private label, healthy, organic, and specialty food products. There is a huge potential and export opportunities with so many growing niche segments still untapped by the regional food producers. Therefore, the webinar presents a good opportunity for regional F&V producers and exporters to learn more and get ready for export to the UK market.
15:00 – 15:20
Emmanuel Hidier, Senior Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Aleksandra Miladinović, Head of Advice for Small Business Serbia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Dr David Landsman, Chairman, British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (BSCC)
15:20 – 16:15
PANEL: BECOME EXPORT READY: HOW TO EXPORT FRESH, FROZEN, AND PROCESSED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO THE UK MARKET?
Simon Waring, Owner and Managing Director, Green Seed UK
Representative, UK F&V Importer/Distributor
Lilijan Sulejmanović, Entrepreneur and Founder, Bardo.ba
Sonja Djurić, Co-Founder, Basket
Moderator: Jadranka Dervišević-Kitarić, Executive Director UK, British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (BSCC)
16:15 – 16:30
Working language: English and Serbian (simultaneous interpretation provided)
Time and place: Thursday, 14 July 2022, 15:00 – 16:30 CET, Zoom
Registration is free of charge.
Registration is mandatory for all webinar participants and available via link: https://fao.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsd-2vrTgoG9FVQUdQLU-2175yn9S8A9fE
Confirmation e-mail and link to the Zoom webinar will be sent by the organizer once the registration is successfully completed.
Registration deadline is 13 July 2022.
We encourage you to submit your questions for speakers before the conference at e-mail
Project “Stimulating Diversification of Agri-food Exports in the Balkans and Eastern Europe” is financed by EBRD as a part of the bilateral support of the Republic of Italy implemented through the Central-European Initiative (CEI) and Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility (WB EDIF) and co-financed by the UN FAO.