Monday November 22, 2010.

08:00 to 08:30 Registration
08:30 to 09:00 Opening ceremony - INIA, INAC, LATU and government authorities.

Session 1 : Agribusiness and climate change, sustainability, enviromental certification and social responsibility.

Moderator: Jorge Patrone - Ministry of Housing, Land and Environment, Uruguay

09:00 to 09:45 Climate change impact: Short and long term view over production, processing and trading of red meat.
Frank Mitlohener - University of California – Davis, United States
09:45 to 10:30 Carbon footprint. What happens in reference countries. What are the opportunities for Uruguay? .
Walter Oyhantçabal – MGAP, Uruguay
10:30 to 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 to 11:45 The increase of agriculture and the sustainability of the resource "land": The livestock role in this new context.
Jorge Sawchick – INIA, Uruguay
11:45 to 12:30 Social responsibility in agribusinesses and its relation with social inclussion.
Marcos Fava Neves – University of Sao Paulo, Brasil
12:30 to 13:00 Lecturers' panel.
13:00 to 14:30 Lunch

Session 2 : General trends of red meat consumers in the internal and the external market.

Moderator: Francisco Muzzio – Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fishing, Uruguay

14:30 to 15:15 Red meat safety: Status and improvement areas of production, processing and trading.
Mick Bosilevac – USDA, Estados Unidos
15:15 to 16:00 Meat and human health. Contributing to a healty diet.
Fiona Carruthers – Beef and Lamb New Zealand, New Zealand.
16:00 to 16:15 Lecturers' panel
16:15 to 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 to 17:00 Internal market: Achievements and challenges.
Valentina Herrera - INAC, Uruguay
17:00 to 18:00 Round table: Internal market - Operators' vision.
Sergio Puglia - Radio Sarandí, Uruguay.
Sergio Barneche - Supermercados Tienda Inglesa.
Germán Moller - Asociación Nacional de Carniceros.
Jorge López - Abasto Santa Clara.
Gabriel Costas - INAC.

Tuesday November 23, 2010

Session 3 : Public-private models for promotion in agribusinesses innovation - Part I.

08:30 a 09:00 World trading meat trends for this decade and uruguayan position.
Pablo Caputi – INAC, Uruguay
09:00 to 11:00 Round table: "Innovation gaining competitiveness in agribusinesses"
Emiliano Cotelo - Radio El Espectador, Uruguay
Alfredo Fratti - INAC's president
Enzo Benech - INIA's president.
Rodolfo Silveira - LATU's president.
José Bonica- Livestock production.
Gustavo Diéguez - Slaughter industry.
11:00 to 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 to 12:00 Genes, memes and uruguayan's meat competitivity.
Eduardo Blasina – Consultora Blasina, Uruguay
12:00 to 12:15 Questions
12:15 to 13:00 Strenghtening a country's trust. Traceability in Uruguay..
Ruy Gil - INAC, Uruguay
13:00 to 14:30 Lunch

Session 4 : Public-private models for promotion in agribusinesses innovation - Part II.

14:30 to 15:15 Innovation in logistics for development of efficient food chains.
Alejandro Gorostidi – Schandy, Uruguay
15:15 to 16:00 Science and technology for development of an "agri-intelligent" model. Innovation for success, the experience of New Zeland.
Keith Woodford – University of Lincoln, New Zealand
16:00 to 16:30 Lecturer's panel.
Presenter and commentator:
Graeme Goodsir - Independent consultant, United States
16:30 to 17:00 Coffee break.
17:00 to 17:45 View from public policy
Tabaré Aguerre - Secretary of Livestock, Agriculture and Fishing, Uruguay.
Roberto Kreimerman – Secretary of Industry, Energy and Mining, Uruguay.
18:00 Closing
19:00 Cocktail