Sustainability: the great protagonist of Fruit Logistica 2020


CATEGORY: Fairs, events BRAND: Fruit Logistica

"Three days of inspiration and sustainability", this is how the organizers of Fruit Logistica 2020 (Berlin, Germany) define the next edition of the most important international fair for fresh produce in Europe. The next edition will be held between February 5 and 7 and sustainability promises to be the central theme of this new edition.

With exhibitors from more countries than ever before set to take part in FRUIT LOGISTICA 2020, the world’s leading fresh produce industry event is returning with a packed event program and an improved hall layout that makes it even easier to create new connections in the global fruit and vegetable business.


The show will feature companies from every single link in the supply chain: from growers and exporters to importers, wholesalers and retailers; from specialists in breeding and crop protection to experts in technology and packaging; from transport and logistics operators to marketing agencies and certification providers.


Finding their way around FRUIT LOGISTICA 2020 and discovering the very best the industry has to offer will be easier than ever this time around for trade visitors, thanks to a revised layout that groups together specific countries and segments, making the fair easier to navigate and explore.



During the exhibition itself, the program continues at the Tech Stage, Logistics Hub, Future Lab and Fresh Produce Forum. Sustainability will be a central theme here too, with speakers explaining how the produce industry can minimize its use of natural resources, for example by reducing carbon dioxide emissions, or by finding more sustainable forms of packaging that use alternative and even organic materials.



Sustainability, key issue

According to FAO, in 2050 the world population will reach 9.7 billion people who will need access to quality and sustainable food, so the agricultural sector is forced to: increase food production by 70% and apply sustainable practices in its productions In addition, the producer has and will continue to have the challenges presented by natural resources: the decrease in water resources, new climatic conditions, the birth of new pests and diseases, etc. What will be the solution? Apply sustainable trends in the production chain.


The world is changing, we are increasingly more people and we are more concerned with the origin and the way in which the fresh product we consume is produced,” says Silvia de Juanes, director of communication for Fruit Logistica in Spain. “Since the organization of the fair, we are aware of the problems and doubts that members of the production chain have in this regard; they will be present at the fair and, therefore, all the usual events such as the Logistics Center, the Nerwork de Carrera, Future Lab or Start-up Day will focus on resolving these doubts and offering options regarding sustainability.



In addition, on the day before the opening of the fair and as every year, the Trends Report will be presented at the ‘Fruitnet World of Fresh Ideas’ Congress. On this occasion, following the general trend, it is completely focused on sustainability and will be entitled “Fresh Products Sustainability Index”.

In that same act, Ben Horsbrugh of Global GAP, who has more than 20 years of experience in the fresh fruit and vegetable industry, will give a current vision of the progress being made within the supply chain of fresh produce and He will evaluate the potential for improvement in areas such as: social standards, food waste, water use, biodiversity, carbon footprint or the use of plastics.




The Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2020

The Fruit Logistica Innovation Award (FLIA) is presented annually at Fruit Logistica. It honours outstanding innovations in the entire fruit and vegetable supply chain from production to the point of sale. The ten best innovations – selected and nominated by an expert jury – will be presented in Berlin to: more than 78000 trade visitors to Fruit Logistica.


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