Florent GULH, director of Agence Bio

Agence Française pour le Développement et la Promotion de l’Agriculture Biologique (French Agency for Developing and Promoting Organic Farming). Founded in November 2001, the ‘Organic Agency’ is a national platform providing information and initiatives aimed at developing, promoting and structuring the French organic farming sector. Find out more.

Conferences speaker :

Wednesday 25 March, from 9.30am to 10.15am : Taking stock. What has been the initial impact of the French Food Forum in 2017?

Thursday 26 March, from 9.30am to 10am : 

Nadège PETEUIL, senior consultant for IRI (Information Ressource Inc.)

IRI is the world leader in sales industry data analysis, providing big data for predictive analysis and prospective studies, and guiding consumer goods companies in their expansion within the different distribution chains (online and offline), as well as helping to steer growth within the personal care products and out-of-home consumption sectors. IRI helps more than 5,000 clients worldwide in shaping their decision-making strategies. Find out more.

Conference speaker :

Wednesday 25 March, from 10.15am to 11.15am : Organic market 2019 in figures.

François Labbaye, president of Bio Development

Originally from the north of France, and deeply attached to his roots, François Labbaye is a man of conviction, who having held a host of different positions in a range of company groups and SMEs, both in the conventional and ecological sector, set up BIO Développement, a company that helps build the consumer perspective into ecological and sustainable corporate strategy.
BIO panel is one of the platforms developed by BIO Développement, and is aimed at providing reliable information as a concrete alternative to having to resort to vague impressions.

Conference speaker :

Wednesday 25 March, from 10.15am to 11.15am : Organic market 2019 in figures.

Pierre-Antoine MOREL, organic upstream Manager for Bledina, les récoltes du bio

Blédina is France’s leading babyfood brand, with an organic range called ‘Les Récoltes Bio’ (Organic Harvest).

Panel discussion speaker :

Wednesday 25 March, from 11.30am to 12.45pm : How do you position yourself on an ever-shifting market ?

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Christophe POCHIC, President of Gustoneo

Gustoneo makes and develops innovative organic food products.

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Wednesday 25 March, from 11.30am to 12.45pm : How do you position yourself on an ever-shifting market ?

Jean-François PERRET, Organic Sector Network Leader & Organic Arable Crops Technical Advisor

Organic Sector Network Leader & Organic Arable Crops Technical Advisor for the agricultural cooperative Groupe Dauphinoise.

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Wednesday 25 March, from 11.30am to 12.45pm : How do you position yourself on an ever-shifting market ?

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is France’s leading region for organic farming, thanks to the wealth and variety of its land, the sheer number of organic farms, and the quality of its production and processing companies that cover cosmetics, wellbeing and spa treatments, household cleaning products and textiles…

 

To promote the sector, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region set up a cluster in 2006, led by companies and experts firmly focused on a market-driven approach. Find out more.

Adrien PETIT, Manager Director of Cluster Bio

Marithé CASTAING, Company Liaison Development Manager for Cluster Bio

Bastien BOISSONNIER, Project Manager for Cluster Bio

Workshop speakers :

Wednesday 25 March, from 2.15pm to 3.30pm : Organic food sector : what’s in store for 2025?

Caroline GIRARD, Marketing & International Projects Manager for Cluster Bio

Lauriane LUBERT, Innovation Manager for Cluster Bio

Workshop speakers :

Wednesday 25 March, from 2.15pm to 3.30pm : Organic cosmetics sector : what’s in store for 2025?

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Sauveur FERNANDEZ, Consultant for Econovateur

Sauveur Fernandez is an eco-innovator, consultant and trend analyst, who has been deciphering trends concerning the organic market, food industry innovation and responsible consumption since 2000. He offers support to brands and distributors who are committed to anticipating the future, creating eco products and bringing their retail outlets to phase 3.0 of organic development. In addition, Sauveur is an organic expert for the French training body Les Echos Formation, columnist for the French trade magazine Bio Linéaires, and contributor to the book Humanistic marketing, published by Palgrave MacMillan. Find out more.

Workshop speaker :

Wednesday 25 March, from 3.45pm to 5pm : Distribution: what will the preferred channels be in 2025?

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Vincent LLAURY, Consultant for SVP Concept

SVP Concept has 25 years of experience in providing purchasing expertise for the organic market. Find out more.

Workshop speaker :

Wednesday 25 March, from 3.45pm to 5pm : How can we secure supply chains?

Caroline ROUX, Global Food & Drink Analyst for Mintel

Caroline provides information about the dominant consumer trends as was as well realistic and practical recommendations in particular to companies working in the dairy sector and ingredients sector. She follows trends and innovation in general to help her clients refine their growth strategies. Find out more.

Conference speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 10am to 11.15am : What are the emerging trends in France and Worlwide? What impact will they have on products and services?

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Sébastien LEVY, Supply and Demand Manager for Naturalia France

Panel discussion speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 11.30am to 12.15pm : Zero waste refill shops, vegan, zero pesticide residue, eco-design…Hear it from the trailblazers!

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Célia RENESSON, Managing Director of Réseau Vrac

Concerned about the issue of wasting resources, Célia co-founded the association Réseau Vrac in 2016 to help develop refill solutions in the retail sector so as to open up access to sustainable and responsible consumption, and ultimately reduce food and disposable packaging waste.

 

Réseau Vrac works to structure and speed up the development of “refill stations” and other packaging-free loose product solutions in shops, to make sustainable and responsible consumption more accessible. Réseau Vrac brings together and represents over 1,200 professionals from the sector (distributors, producers, suppliers and project initiators) within France and across the world. Find out more.

Panel discussion speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 11.30am to 12.15pm : Zero waste refill shops, vegan, zero pesticide residue, eco-design…Hear it from the trailblazers!

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Jean Philippe LEFRANCOIS, Managing Director of Alpina Savoie

Founded in Chambéry in 1844, Alpina Savoie is the only company in France to produce pasta made from French flour, while respecting the environment, consumer health and the welfare of farmers. And all this thanks to an initiative to set up a new distribution channel which produces durum wheat that meets a strict set of standards, while guaranteeing fair income to farmers for a period of three years. Two new ranges have now been introduced to join its iconic Crozet range, building on its established know-how:  the organic range called BIO de France, and the Filière Française range, which is Pesticide Residue Free certified

Panel discussion speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 11.30am to 12.15pm : Zero waste refill shops, vegan, zero pesticide residue, eco-design…Hear it from the trailblazers!

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Bernard KIMMEL, Founder of Arcadie and President of Biopartenaire

Find out more. 

Panel discussion speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 12.15pm to 1pm : CSR, fair trade, digital…The groundbreakers have their say and point the way

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Christophe AUDOUIN, Director of Les Prés Rient Bio

Find out more.

Panel discussion speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 12.15pm to 1pm : CSR, fair trade, digital…The groundbreakers have their say and point the way

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Margot LUSCAN, Associate General Director of Les Petits Bidons

Find out more.

Panel discussion speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 12.15pm to 1pm : CSR, fair trade, digital…The groundbreakers have their say and point the way

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Gaëlle FREMONT, founder of INGREBIO

Find out more.

Workshop speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 2.15pm to 3.30pm : How can you innovate with ingredients?

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Pascale BROUSSE, founder of Trend Sourcing

Pascale Brousse keeps you up to date with key trends that will affect your businesses in the future, and helps you turn these trends into operational action plans for your brands, retail chains and products. A true visionary ahead of her times, she spotted on the horizon the boom in organic and natural products as far back as 1998, she predicted the convergence of beauty and wellbeing already in 2000, consumer suspicion towards ingredients in 2004, the boom in DIY and ultra-fresh in 2005 and clean beauty / food back in 2012.

 

In 2000, after 10 years working for l’Oréal, she founded Trend Sourcing, which helps starts-ups, SMEs and large groups to innovate and build ‘green, clean, sustainable, and irresistible!’ brands (Accor, Agropur Canada, Alès, Ami ingrédients, Clarins, Danone, Estée Lauder, Léa Nature, L’Oréal, LVMH, Michelin, Nestlé, Rémy Cointreau, Seppic, Yves Rocher, etc.). In addition, Pascale is a conference speaker, trainer, journalist and teacher. Find out more.

Workshop speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 2.15pm to 3.30pm : How can you innovate with ingredients?

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Isabelle BARÈGES and Ludivine DI MÉGLIO, co-founders and press officers of ComRP

ComRP has 10 years of experience in Media Relations & Influencer Relations in the organic sector. Adopting a multimedia approach, in keeping with the pace of today’s fast-multiplying media environment, we help to optimise our clients’ media relations, whether long-standing companies within the sector, nor new shoots just growing. We cover corporate news, promoting and boosting media coverage for new products and organising branding events, and we turn your media relations management into a major source of green growth! Find out more.

Workshop speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 2.15pm to 3.30pm : How does the digital added value to organic?

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Frédéric CADET

In 2005 I set up France’s first design agency specialised in eco-design. Since 2012 I have been sharing my experience and providing eco-design training to both schoolchildren and a wide range of professionals at different levels and from different fields.  In 2015 I founded a start-up centred on developing new innovative eco-responsible wi-fi technology. I am a member of the network Designers+, as well as the AFD and the Pôle Éco-conception (the French national eco-design hub).

Workshop speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 3.45pm to 5pm : How do you work eco-design into your business?

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Isabelle FRAPPAT, Manager of the Development unit at Fédération des Entreprises et Entrepreneurs de France (FEEF)

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Workshop speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 3.45pm to 5pm : CSR – how do we turn good intentions into action?

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Mathilde GSELL, Manager of CSR at Synabio

Find out more.

Workshop speaker :

Thursday 26 March, from 3.45pm to 5pm : CSR – how do we turn good intentions into action?