The 19th International Agricultural

Exhibition & Conference April 28-30 , 2015

  Tel Aviv , Israel  



What?
Agritech Israel 2015
When?
April 28-30 , 2015
Where?
Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center In Tel Aviv


Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

TUESDAY  APRIL 28, 2015 (Updated 10 December 2014) 
Scientific aspects of quality and safety (Science orientated)
07:30-10:00
Registration 
09:00-10:00 Introduction and Opening Ceremony 
10:00-10:40
Plenary Session I - GLOBAL FOOD LOSSES AND WASTE
Robert van Otterdijk, Italy
Chairperson: Elazar Fallik, Israel 
10:40-11:10 Research activities in relation to food losses and waste in UK
TBC
11:10-11:30 Coffee Break and Poster Sesson
11:30-13:30 Parallel Session 1 - FRONTIERS IN POSTHARVEST SCIENCE
Chairperson: Ruth Ben Arie, Israel 
Parallel Session 2 - NATIONAL-LEVEL PROGRAM FOR ADVANCED AGRICULTURE
TBC
11:30-12:10 Establishment of a World Food Preservation CenterTM
Charles Wilson, USA 
 
12:10-12:30 Breeding of vegatables for improved postharvest qualities
Yonatan Elkind, Israel
 
12:30-12:50 Postharvest physiological processes: Their understanding lead to improved fruit quality
Haya Friedman, Israel 
 
12:50-13:10 Fruit microbiome and its manipulation to improve postharvest quality
Samir Droby, Israel 
 
13:10-13:30 Biotechnology-based approaches for reducing postharvest losses
Amnon Lers, Israel 
 
13:30-14:30
Lunch Break
14:30-16:10
Parallel Session 3 - MINIMIZING GRAIN LOSSES
Chairperson: Nami Paster, Israel 
Parallel Session 4 - SAFE MILK
Chairperson: Michal Kraus, Israel
14:30-15:10 Increasing global food security through the reduction of postharvest loss in stored grains
Dirk Maier, USA
Quality control of milk - from farm to plant
Shmulik Friedman, Israel 
15:10-15:30 Inhibiting the reproductive potential of grain moth pests as a control measure
Ada Rafaeli, Israel 
Design of livestock and farm buildings
Ronen Feigenbaum, Israel 
15:30-15:50 Food grain storage practices, losses and solutions in the tropics: Experience from Kenya
Jeshua Ogenda, Kenya
Real-time evaluation and on-line separation of Milk according to its industrial properties
Gil Katz, Israel 
15:50-16:10 Alternatives to the traditional methods of grain pest control
Moshe Kostyukovsky, Israel 
Early detection of diseases and Milk quality?
Doron Bar, Israel
 
16:10-16:30
From grain to flour: parameters to ensure good quality 
Benny Goldberg, Israel 
 
16:30-16:50 New devices for postharvest pest control
Talat Hazan, Israel 
 
16:50-17:15 Coffee Break and Poster Session
     
WEDNESDAY  APRIL 29, 2015
Agro-Industry innovation for reducing food losses (Agritech orientated)
08:00-09:00 Registration 
09:30-11:10 Parallel Session 5 - MARKETING AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF FOOD LOSSES
Chairperson: Susan Lurie, Israel
Parallel Session 6 - FINANCING INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS 
Chairperson: TBC
09:30-10:10 Quantifying postharvest waste and what to do thereafter
Toine Timmermans, The Netherlands
Experience and case studies in project financing
Ami Lustig, Israel
10:10-10:30 Facing challenges in postharvest food losses
Gidi Kroch, Israel 
Project financing - ways & means
Shuki Raz, Israel
 
10:30-10:50 Managing quality from seed to customer - a grower's persepctive
Ed Moorhouse, UK
Project financing in Israeli banks
Yehuda Harel, Israel 
10:50-11:10 Innovative challenges in sea transport
Shmulick Yoskovitz, Israel
The role of IFC in project financing
TBC
11:10-11:30 Postharvest losses due to poor flavor quality
Ron Porat, Israel 
The experience and strategy of project financing in DLL
TBC
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break and Poster Session
12:00-14:00 Parallel Session 7 - INNOVATION IN PACKAGING AND COATINGS
Chairperson: Nehemia Aharoni, Israel 
Parallel Session 8 -PRECISION AGRICULTURE: YIELD ESTIMATION AND MAPPING
Chairperson: TBC
12:00-12:40 Technological advances in packaging and impacts on postharvest food quality and losses
Linus Opara, South Africa
Introduction: Yield estimation and mapping
Shay Mey-tal, Israel
12:40-13:00 Using Sonochemical techniques for coating surfaces
Aharon Gedanken, Israel 
Overview: Grains yield estimation and mapping
David Bonfil, Israel
13:00-13:20 Active edible coatings to prolong storability of fresh agricultural produce
Elena Poveranov, Israel 
Pro-harvest silage quality mapping
Ofer Beeri, Israel 
13:20-13:40 From lab to industry: Creating and realizing the added value of modified atmosphere packaging
Gary Ward, Israel  
Vineyards yield mapping
Shay Vinberg, Israel 
13:40-14:00 Natural accruing antifungal compounds derived from unexpected sources in coating materials
Tsvika Greener, Israel 
Dates yield mapping
Ofer Ben-Tovim, Israel 
14:00-15:00 Lunch Break
15:00-17:00 Parallel Session 9 - STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES AND FACILITIES/FACILITIES FOR BETTER PRODUCTS
Chairperson: Edna Pesis, Israel 
 
15:00-15:20 Economic aspects in developing better facilities for better quality
Ronen Melnik, Israel
 
15:20-15:40 Minimizing risks to produce quality and food safety by real time multi-segment cold chain monitoring
Israel Ben-Zur, Israel 
 
15:40-16:00 Advances sorting and grading for quality control
Menashe Tamir, Israel 
 
16:10-16:30 Practical applications of the hot water brushing system for better quality
Cyril Young, Israel 
 
16:30-16:50 TBC  
16:50-17:15 Coffee Break and Poster Session
  Exhibition
 
Thursday  APRIL 30, 2015
Food safety - Consumer's perspective
09:00-12:30 Plenary Session II - ENSURING FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY
Chairperson: Yoram Fuchs, Israel 
 
09:00-09:40 Mycotoxins, food products and climate change
Naresh Magan, UK
 
09:40-10:00 Current trends in analytical detection of mycotoxins
Moti Rebhun, Israel 
 
10:00-10:20 Feed & food safety aspects for the consumer
Pnina Oren, Israel 
 
10:20-10:40 Risk assessment of pesticide residues in food in Israel
Ziva Elishov, Israel 
 
10:40-11:10 Coffee break
11:10-13:00 Plenary Session II continued - ENSURING FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY
Chairperson: Dov Prusky, Israel 
 
11:10-11:30 Microbial food safety in the 21st century
Shlomo Sela, Israel 
 
11:30-11:50 Salads of pathogens or pathogens in salad
Sima Yaron, Israel 
 
11:50-12:10 Fresh-cut produce: the QUAFETY approach
Victor Rodov, Israel 
 
12:10-12:30 Impact of the 'Standardization Law-2011' on postharvest food loss
Brett Hickson, Israel 
 
12:30-13:20 Round table and summarizing the symposium
Chairperson: Yoram Kapulnik, Israel 
 
13:20-14:20 Lunch break
  Visit to the Volcani Center