Estonia as a top-player in EU horticulture – how to achieve this target? Finnish Experience 

Date: 2.11.2017, 9:30-17:30 
Venue: Estonian Information Technology College, Raja 4C
Moderator: Raimond Strastin, Estonian Horticultural Association, CEO

 9.30 – 10.00 Registration, coffee 

 10.00 – 11.30 Session 1 – Present situation 

 10.00 – 10.15 Conference opening  
 Raivo Külasepp, CEO of EHA, Grüne Fee Eesti AS                                                                                  Marko Laine, Finnish Embassy, Deputy Head of Mission
 10.15 – 10.30 Overview of EHA’s activities
 Raivo Külasepp, CEO of EHA, Grüne Fee Eesti AS 
 10.30 – 11.00 Horticulture today in Estonia
Illar Lemetti, Secretary General of Ministry of Rural Affairs  
 11.00 – 11.30 Horticulture today in Finland, challenges 
Timo Taulavuori, Finnish Central Organization for Horticulture, CEO/ Puutarhaliito Finland
 11.30 – 12.00 Processing of coldpressed and non-pastorised juices, revolution in Nordic countries
Janno Veskimäe, CEO and co-owner HeyDay Organic OÜ
 Summary by moderator 

 12.15 – 13.30 Lõunapaus / Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Sessioon 2 Practitioner to practitioner
Workshops, 2x45 min. Working language is English, interpretation provided by moderator if needed.  

WORKSHOP 1 - Nursery growing in Finland - How does the future look like? 
Tomi Tahvonen. Puutarha Tahvoset Oy CEO. Moderator Raimond Strastin EHA.

WORKSHOP 2 - Vegetable growing in Finland, wide variety of veggies are grown in fields and greenhouses.

Fredrik Björklund. Advisor in vegetable growing, Finnish Economic Association. Moderator Ene Kiudsoo, Baltic Agro AS                                                                                                                              

WORKSHOP 3 - Apple and berry farming in Finland; current status, latest news and product development.

Paula Achren, Paulan Puutarhat Oy (Apple farm) CEO. Moderator Ulvi Moor, EMÜ

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break 

 15.30 – 17.00 Session 3 

 15.30 – 15.45 Conclusions of workshops by moderators  
 15:45 – 16.30 Challenges, perspectives in near future for Finnich Horticulture - Professor Saila   Karhu,  Natural research center, Luke in Finland.. 
 16.30 – 17.15 How to build up successful negotiations – Georg Merilo, international coach of negotiations    17.15 – 17.30 Moderator’s conclusion of the day