The 6th Asia-Pacific wholesale markets conference

Date: 29 - 31 Jan 2015
Location: Beijing, China

The 6th Asia-Pacific Wholesale Markets Conference

The Future of Asia Pacific Wholesale Markets

What is APWC?

Launched in 2008, the Asia-Pacific Wholesale Markets Conference is an annual event of Asia- Pacific wholesale market industry hosted by the Asia-Pacific Regional Working Group (APRG) of World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) and China Agricultural Wholesale Markets Association (CAWA). With support from WUWM, Ministry of Commerce of the P.R.C, and relevant Chinese ministries and commissions, 5 APWCs have seen great success in Zhengzhou, Fuzhou, Wenling, Zhanjiang, and Urumqi.

Each APWC sees more than 600 participants from 20 countries, contributing to an accumulated total number of participants to 3000, covering the whole chain of produce and food circulation industry, such as:

  • Government officials in charge of produce and food trade,
  • Principals from agro-related organizations
  • Experts on produce marketing
  • Wholesale market managers
  • Importers and exporters
  • Service providers related to logistics, cold-chain, storage, etc.

As an influential event of wholesale market industry in Asia-pacific region, APWC has remarkably strengthened the exchange and cooperation among Asia-Pacific wholesale markets, established a brand new platform for import and export of produce and food and enormously benefited the host city in terms of raising its influence and fame, enhancing its economy development, promoting its trade cooperation and driving improvement of its produce and food distribution industry.

Program

Date Time Agenda
29 January (Thursday) 09:00-22:00 Registration
15:30-18:00 APRG Meeting of World Union of Wholesale Markets
17:30-19:30 Reception Dinner
30 January (Friday) 09:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony 1. Opening Speeches 2. Information Release of Asia-Pacific Agro-Products Wholesale Markets Sector 3. Awards Presentation: “Market of the year 2014” & “Excellent Person of the Year 2014 ”
10:30-11:30 Keynote Speech 1. MOFCOM 2. APRG Working Group of WUWM
11:30-13:00 Lunch
14:00-17:30 Forum 1. Opportunity and Challenge 2. Models and Innovation
18:00-20:00 Gourmet Salon – Feast of Food and Thoughts
31 January (Saturday) 08:30-11:30 Forums 1. E-commerce of Agricultural Products 2. Intelligent Agricultural Products Markets 3. Logistics and Supply Chain 4. Agro-products Distribution and Third-party Service Providers
11:30-13:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 B2B Meetings
15:30-17:30 30thAnniversary Ceremony of the Chinese Agro-Products Wholesale Markets Industry
18:00-20:00 Dinner
1 February (Sunday) 08:00-11:30 Technical visits to agricultural products markets or enterprises in Beijing
Lunch
29 to 31 January 08:30-17:30 Food display around the venue

Highlights

High-Level Forums

Theme Forums: “Opportunity and Challenge”, “Models and Innovation” and Specialized forum( Branch Forums)“E-commerce of Agricultural Products”, “Intelligent Agricultural Products Markets”, “Logistics and Supply Chain” and “Agro-products Distribution & Third-party Service Providers” are designed. In these forums, government officials from Asia Pacific countries, chambers, associations, scholars and manager of markets will gather to discuss various topics: the challenges from the change of retail sector, E-commerce, new capital penetration into modern agriculture, the group development of wholesale markets, market strategic designing and model innovation, logistics and supply chain and ASEAN Economic Community’s impact to the wholesale markets sector in Asia Pacific region and the way to cope with it.

30th Anniversary Ceremony of the Chinese Agro-Products Wholesale Markets Industry

We gather to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Chinese wholesale markets industry, and release the achievement of the years and award excellent markets and personals.

Asia Pacific Regional Working Group (APRG) Meeting of World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)

Update the work of Asia Pacific Regional Working Group of World Union of Wholesale Markets from 2013 to 2014, discuss the work plan for the coming year and exchange information on the market construction in Asia Pacific countries. Meanwhile, Reports on Development of Asia Pacific Agricultural Products Wholesale Markets will be released, and Excellent Markets of the year 2014, Excellent Person of the Year 2014 and Good Organization will be awarded.

Fine Food and display

Fine and exquisite food, special agro-products will be exhibited in the venue for display, and match-making will be organized for participants.

Gourmet Salon – Feast of Food and Thoughts

On-site display, cook, taste of foreign specialties, all the participants will gather to enjoy the night.

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