International Asparagus Meeting –
2022, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  – Conference Centre, Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre

For the first time, the VSSE is organising the International Asparagus Meeting (IAM) alongside the trade journal Asparagus World. During the IAM, speakers will present topics on asparagus production in individual European countries and beyond. The goal is to familiarise participants with asparagus cultivation in individual countries, discuss market conditions, and avoid the potential for excess production. The International Asparagus Meeting will be held in English.

The International Asparagus Meeting will be will be an opportunity to exchange views on asparagus cultivation between different European countries and intend to propose the basics of a European Asparagus Observatory.

10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. – Part 1: Presentation of asparagus production in Europe and Canada


Canada: Amelie Lachapelle, Consultant Innovterra - Presentation

Greece: Dimitris Gkouderis, Agronomist, Novagreen

Spain: Antonio Zamora, President of the Interprofessional Association of Green Asparagus in Spain

Italy: Marcello Sbrighi, Director of the nursery cooperative and producer of 3,000,000 crowns

France: Frédéric Faillières, Business Manager for Northern Europe and Operations Manager in France Planasa, Administrator AOP Asperge de France - Presentation

Great Britain: John Chinn, Owner and Manager Cobrey Farm - Presentation

Netherlands: Will Teeuwen, Director Teboza - Presentation

Germany: Michael Koch, Divison Manager of Horticulture AMI - Presentation

11.30 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. – Part 2: Presentation of the European Asparagus Observatory (Mr. Befve)

11.45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. – Part 3: Opinions of the speakers about the idea of the European Asparagus Observatory

Participation in the IAM is included in the trade fair ticket.