May 22-24th, 2019

Hotel Gołębiewski
in Karpacz, Poland


Piotr Adamczewski
Piotr Adamczewski

Dyrektor Delegatury w Bydgoszczy
Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów

Witold Boguta
Witold Boguta, Ph.D.

President at the Polish Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producer Groups

Graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW; board president at the Polish Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producer Groups, chairman of the Management Commission of the Fruit and Vegetable Promotional Fund, chairman of the Agriculture Innovation Team of the Social Dialogue Council in Agriculture, expert in the field of common organization of fruit and vegetable markets, groups of agriculture product manufacturers and agricultural cooperative movements; author and co-author of 40 manuals, guides and brochures and more than 300 papers published in horticultural and agricultural press; panelist at many conferences, lecturer at hundreds of trainings for farmers and inhabitants of rural areas.
Marian Borek
Marian Borek

Deputy Director Department of Agricultural Markets
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

He has been working in Department of Agricultural Markets for many years. Currently he is responsible for regulation of agricultural markets within Common Agricultural Policy. Director Borect also plays active role in area of agricultural cooperatives, agricultural producer groups and restructurization of agri-food processing branch.

Anna Bugała
Anna Bugała

Department of Horticulture Economics
Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute

Assistant in the Department of Horticulture Economics (earlier an economist at the Department of Market Research). Co-author of the “Fruit and Vegetables Market. Situation and Outlook” and “Foreign Trade in Agri-Food Products. Situation and Outlook” published twice a year. Author of numerous articles and studies on Polish horticulture, especially foreign trade of fruits, vegetables and their products.

Justyna Cybulska, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Associate Professor
Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Member of the Polish Young Academy of the Polish Academy of Sciences. As a chemist and food technologist she specializes on nanostructure and biochemistry of plant cell walls. Her scientific interests are also interactions and functionality of polysaccharides and food quality and design of new food products. Justyna Cybulska cooperate as an expert with the National Centre for Research and Development, Lublin Agency for Enterprise Development and Ministry of Science and Higher Education. She is a member of Managing Committee of COSR Action Neubias. Since 2016 she is a member of the Polish Young Academy PAS. She worked at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute of NAS Ukraine and The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Author of numerous scientific publications in international journals. She managed several projects, such as LIDER (NCBR), Iuventus Plus (MNiSW), Pomost (FNP), and worked as a researcher in many other projects. She is the winner of many scientific awards and fellowships, eg. Marie Curie Fellowship, Leonardo da Vinci fellowship, fellowship of French government, YGGDRASIL programme (The Research Council of Norway), Scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for Eminent Young Scientists, distinction of Division II: Biological and Agricultural Sciences PAS.

Michał Dudkowiak

barrister-at-law, managing partner at the Dudkowiak Kopeć Putyra Law Firm

Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of AMU, and British and EU law at the University of Cambrigde. Specialist in the field of competition law and antitrust law. Experienced attorney in proceedings before Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK). Advisor to entities in the agri-food industry in the field of industry regulations, including provisions on the obligation to conclude written contracts for the supply of agricultural products and regulations in the field of contractual advantage. Commentator on legislative changes in the agri-food industry, author of articles in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Rzeczpospolita.
Daniel Gerhards

GeneDisc Specialist
Pall Corporation

Daniel Gerhards holds a master degree in Wine Technology with focus on molecular biology and biotechnology from University Geisenheim and Gießen, Germany and has already worked for PALL interims in SLS F&B for GeneDisc support in 2013.
During his studies as well as during his PhD project and scientific research Mr. Gerhards gained knowledge in molecular biology, microbiology, PCR methods and analytics.
Daniel Gerhards has joined the F&B Sales Team of Pall as GeneDisc Specialist for Central Europe and Eastern European countries in April 2015.

Barbara Groele

General Secretary
The Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS)

A graduate of the University of Agriculture in Krakow, Faculty of Technology and Human Nutrition,
Biotechnology Department and NCU School of Business in Nowy Sącz. Member of Presidium of
Gardening and Processing Forum and the DQS Program Council. Active member of Council for Diet,
Physical Activity and Health the DSK Technical Team. Member of the AIJN Technical Committee and
AIJN Working Group for Communication. Professional experience Barbara Groele gained by working
in the agri-food industry and non-governmental organizations. Since 2004 she is The Polish
Association of Juice Producers (KUPS) General Secretary. Her interest are in the area of particular
issues related to self-control juice industry and the quality and the juice quality.

Prof. Krystyna Gutkowska

Deanm of Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Warsaw University of Life Science

She currently serves as Dean of Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences at Warsaw University of Life Science. Main areas of didactic and scientific activity of Professor is focused on consumer behavior in the food market, servicisation of consumption, sociology and marketing research in the food market, level and structure of consumption in different types of households, determinants of consumer behaviour in the food market, new trends in consumption, and consumer versus innovative food.

Jan Hermans

Expert AIJN
European Fruit Juice Association

He has been Secretary General of the AIJN, European Fruit Juice Association, since 1984. He
graduated in journalism from the University of Gent and holds a degree in European Law from the
University of Brussels as well as a MA in International Relations from the Paul Nitze School of
Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC (USA). After his
studies in 1979 he worked for a short period as assistant for a Belgian member of the European
Parliament. In 1981 he joined SIA, a company which organizes the management of Belgian, European
and International trade associations in the food and drinks industry, as a consultant. In this capacity
Jan Hermans looked amongst others after the interests of the Belgian dairy industry association
before getting exclusively involved in the juice industry. Since January 1, 2001, Jan Hermans is
heading the independent AIJN secretariat in Brussels.

Prof. Mirosław Jarosz

Director of the Food and Nutrition Institute in Warsaw
National Food and Nutrition Institute

Director of the Food and Nutrition Institute in Warsaw; the vice-president of the Council of Diet, Physical Activity and Health in the Ministry of Health. He has been representing Poland in cooperation with the WHO in the field of nutrition, food and prevention against nutrition-related diseases. Since 2007 he has been an expert on nutrition to cooperate with the EFSA advisory forum. In 2008 he was appointed the leader of the National Information Focal Point for Nutrition and Physical Activity in Poland by the WHO and the European Commission. Author of over 500 various scientific and popular science papers, including Polish and international journals. the director of the Food and Nutrition Institute in Warszawa; the vice-president of the Council of Diet, Physical Activity and Health in the Ministry of Health. Since 2007 he has been an expert on nutrition to cooperate with the EFSA advisory forum.

Marcin Kidoń Dr

Department of Fruit and Vegetables Technology
Poznan University of Life Sciences

Marcin Kidon work in Department of Fruit and Vegetables Technology Poznan University of Life Sciences. They have wide skills in extraction, purification and analysis of plant origin bioactive compounds, mainly polyphenols, anthocyanins, carotenoids and others. They also have extensive experience in the processing of fruits and vegetables, e.g. juice processing, freezing, vacuum impregnation, drying..

Agnieszka Kozioł-Kozakowska, PhD

Head of Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Jagiellonian University Medical College

Dietician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Jagiellonian University Medical College, a specialist in pediatric dietetics and public health, graduate of Jagiellonian University Medical College and doctoral studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the Jagiellonian University Medical College. From 2014 head of Pediatric dietitian Department Jagiellonian University Medical College. In 2009-2012, Junior researcher EU-project Eatwell PROJECT. The owner of Centre of Education and diet counseling (Pl. Centrum Edukacji i Poradnictwa Żywieniowego Nutri Center). Member of the Polish Dietary Association and Polish Association of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Children Nutrition. She is working as an expert in KUPS campaigns promoting juice consumption. Author of numerous scientific publications in the field of human nutrition, dieticians and public health.

Alicja Z. Kucharska, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Department of Fruit, Vegetable and Plant Nutraceutical Technology
Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Alicja Z. Kucharska, Ph.D., D.Sc. in agricultural sciences in the field of food and nutrition technology, employed as an associate professor at the Department of Fruit, Vegetable and Plant Nutraceutical Technology of Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. She is involved in the study and identification of biologically active compounds, in particular polyphenolic and iridoid compounds, contained in fruits, vegetables and herbs, their stability and changes in products. She is particularly interested in wild and refreshing, less known and forgotten fruits, such as hawthorn, blueberry, quince, and cornelian cherry. In cooperation with scientists from the Wroclaw Medical University, she participates in in vivo studies of the biological properties of compounds isolated from cornelian cherry.

Wouter Lox

Secretary General of AIJN
European Fruit Juice Association

Wouter lox obtained his master’s degree in Bioscience-engineering at the University of Ghent and worked for several years in Libreville (Gabon). After his return in 1994 he joined DVI-SIA to work as Secretary General for different European and national food associations and acted as Food regulatory expert. He obtained an additional degree as Packaging Manager and was co-author of a packaging manual.  In 1997 he joined Yakult Europe as Manager European Regulatory and Public Affairs. Wouter started as Manager Public Affairs and regulatory affairs for Nuskin Enterprises/Pharmanex in 2002, developed further his specialization of  dietary Supplements and cosmetic legislation. Since 2007 he is Managing Director of the European Salt Producer’s Association and is since many years treasurer and Council member of EFLA and Council member of the European Executives Association and Vice-President of SEAP.

As of the 1st of January 2009, Wouter will assume the position of Secretary General of AIJN.

Dr Artur Miszczak

Head of Department of Food Safety
Research Institute of Horticulture (IO)

He is a graduated of the Chemistry Department of Warsaw University and now works at the Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice for 30 years. Initially, he worked in the Department of Plant Physiology, then at the Department of Fruit Storage and Processing and currently heads the Department of Food Safety. He runs an accredited laboratory for analysis of residues of plant protection products for the needs of both government agencies and private companies for more than 15 years. He is also recognized as an expert and consultant in the evaluation of applications for registration of new plant protection products at national and EU level.

prof. Bożena Nosecka

Head of Department of Horticulture Economics
Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute (IAFE-NRI)

Head of Department of Horticulture Economics at the Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics
(National Research Institute). Head of the team which (twice a year, since 1992) prepares market
analyses on the fruit and vegetables market. Expert for the Central Statistical Office for estimation of
vegetable crop in Poland, member of the expert team at the National Bank of Poland for forecasting
retail prices of raw and processed fruit and vegetables and member of the Fruit and Vegetables
Committee at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Author of over 200 studies,
articles and expert opinions on Polish, European and global horticulture, in particular on the
processing sector.

Julian Pawlak

President of Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS)

President of the Polish Association of Juice Producers since 2004. Formerly the president and CEO of Tymbark, currently the Strategy Advisor and since 2003 chairman of the supervisory board of Tymbark.
W. Płocharski
Prof. Witold Płocharski

Research Institute of Horticulture

A graduate of the Faculty of Horticulture at Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW. He prepared
and defended his master’s thesis on freezing of strawberries under supervision of Prof. Szczepan
Pieniążek, Ph.D. From his student days at the Institute of Pomology specialising in fruit processing.
In 1989-1991 Head of Processing and Freezing Department, and in the years 1991-2011 Head of Fruit
Storage and Processing Department. He gained experience working in the US, UK, Mongolia and
China, and through participation in numerous national and financed by the EU grants. Has been Vice
President of the Polish Association of Juice Producers since over 22 years. Author of about 200
publications and co-author of a few books on topics related to quality evaluation and processing of
fruit & vegetables.

Piotr Podoba

President of Döhler Sp. z o.o.

Since 2012 Vice-president of the KUPS Board. Member of the Management Board at European Fruit Juices Association (AIJN). He gained his professional experience in the family business Alpex
Sp. z o.o. As a member of the Polish Association of Juice Producers (KUPS) he participates actively into activities cooperation with industry promotion.

Magdalena Rohde – Krempa
Magdalena Rohde – Krempa

Grupa Maspex Sp. z o.o. Sp.K.A.

Graduated of Technical University in Cracow. For over 20-years she has been working for Maspex Group – one of the biggest company in CEE region in food and drinks market. During her professional career she was responsible for the strategic areas of business, taking key positions in the Management Board of the company. At present, as a General Manager of „Business Unit Poland JNSD”, she takes a responsibility for sales, marketing and development of the main Polish brands: Tymbark, Kubuś, Tarczyn, Dr Witt and Tiger.
Grzegorz Rykaczewski

Food and agribusiness analyst
Santander Bank Polska

He studied International Policy and European Integration at the Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw. He also completed doctoral studies at the Collegium of Management and Finance of Warsaw School of Economics. In 2014-15 he worked in Department of Macroeconomic and Sectoral Analyzes of Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej, where he was responsible for the red meat market analyses. From 2005 to 2014 he worked for Agricultural Market Agency. Author of scientific articles on public aid in agriculture sector and several hundred comments, articles and press releases regarding the situation on agricultural markets.

S. Sk•pska
Sylwia Skąpska, PhD

Menager of the Department of Fruit and Vegetable Product Technology
Institute of Agricultural and Food Biotechnology

A graduate of the Food Technology Faculty of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW).Since
1982, an employee of Institute of Agricultural and Food Biotechnology in Warsaw, currently at the
position of an assistant professor. Since 2002, a manager of the Department of Fruit and Vegetable
Product Technology. Author or co-author of many publications in the field of fruit and vegetable

Anna Sobota
Anna Sobota

Commercial Director
Fructa Napoje Sp. z o.o.

Graduate of the Jagiellonian University and the European Manager’s Studies at the Economic University in Cracow. She has been working in the juice category for 16 years and for 12 years for Fructa Napoje which belongs to the German company – Wesergold. Responsible for sales and cooperation with retailers in Poland, balongs to the international sales team of the Wesergold Group.
Dr inż. Katarzyna Stoś
Prof. Katarzyna Stoś

Head of Food and Food Supplements Department in the National Food and Nutrition Institute
National Food and Nutrition Institute

Head of Food and Food Supplements Department in the National Food and Nutrition Institute in Warsaw. She has obtained knowledge and experience in the field of food and nutrition (particularly on food supplements, fortified foods, foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses). She took part in the process of harmonization of the Polish food law to the European regulations. She participates in the works setting requirements for foods on the national level, European level and Codex Alimentarius (the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses). Her current research activities are connected with food quality and safety and the program of prevention of iodine deficiency in Poland.

Izabela Tańska
Izabela Tańska

Food Law Advisor
President of the Management Board at IGI Food Consulting

An expert in the field of interpretation and application of food law regulations. A specialist in the field of labeling and advertising, EU procedures and food company obligations.
Her knowledge and experience are appreciated in Poland and abroad. She was invited to give the lecture called “EU marketing rules for new functional products” at the Harvard Medical School in September 2019. Professionally connected to the field of food law since 2002, when she started to work at the General Sanitary Inspectorate as a person responsible for Poland’s attitude in terms of food law, represented in EU institutions. A food law advisor at IGIFC since 2006, she supports food companies in terms of realization of obligations resulting from food law on a day-to-day basis. She cooperates with inspection teams, scientific institutions and industry-related associations. She has great experience in realization of EU procedures, including preparation of applications for permits to use health claims and procedures related to new food. An author of various papers in the field of food law. She conducts workshops for food industry companies and inspection teams. An originator of Summer Food Law School – food ingredients, labeling and inspection, that is going to be held for the 9th time this year.
Besides current work related to food law requirements in Poland and the EU, she is developing the new field of her professional interests, related to food at the US market.

Piotr Trojanowicz
Piotr Trojanowicz

President of Board
ZPOW Polkon Sp. z o.o.

The graduate of the Faculty of Agriculture in the Wrocław Agriculture University. He has been active in fruits and vegetables processing for 25 years. He used to be managing over several plants producing concentrated fruit juices. Currently Mr. Trojanowicz is the President of the Board in the company of Zakład Przetwórstwa Owoców i Warzyw POLKON Sp. z o.o.

Rasa Vaiciuniene

Senior analyst Drinks & Tobacco
Euromonitor International

Rasa is a senior Drinks & Tobacco analyst at Euromonitor International, conducting research in Eastern European markets. She combines her former expertise in FMCG retail and industrial research in analyzing beverage and tobacco markets, writing regional briefings and managing several in-country analysts.
Karolina Załuska

Agriculture Expert
BGŻ PNB Paribas

Alumni of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in the field of Horticulture and postgraduate studies in the National School of Public Administration.  From the beginning of professional work she has been dealing with horticulture sector. For several years she worked in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, managing the Department of Horticultural Products, Cooperatives and Groups of Agricultural Producers. Polish representative in the EC in this subject. Co-author of reports and studies about horticulture and the functioning of the Common Agricultural Policy on the fruit and vegetable market in Poland. Then she co-founded the first in Poland Association of Producers Organizations in Fruit and Vegetable sector. Since 2017, she has been associated with the banking sector as an agriculture expert.

Rafał Zbikowski

Market Development Manager Food & Beverages EMEA
DSM Nutritional Products Ltd.

Master Engineer of Food Technology at Warsaw University of Life Sciences, specialty Biotechnology, with 24 years of experience in food industry in Poland, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, STAN countries, Middle East, and Africa. DNP is a market leader in functional ingredients; vitamins, carotenoids, Omega-3 for food, food supplements, early life nutrition and pharma segments.

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