Next PROFEL Conference Set for April in Brussels

PROFEL, the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors, has announced that its 9th Conference for the frozen and canned sector will take place on April 23 at “The Hotel” in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the biennial gathering is "Preserved Vegetables: The Ultimate Solution to Food Waste."

The half-day event will tackle questions such as food waste challenges at the global level, the situation in the European Union, and the role that the processed vegetables sector plays in avoiding and reducing food waste. The conference will present a number of distinguished experts on food waste, as well as spotlight research conducted by the University of Wageningen into food waste and food loss in the processed vegetable sector. It will close with a panel discussion and Q&A session, followed by a networking cocktail reception.

Over the years, the PROFEL Conference has established a reputation as a valuable forum for companies to make new business contacts and renew existing links. The coffee breaks and cocktail occasions always provide opportunities for informal discussions and networking.

The draft program and details for registration will be made available in early 2015. Meanwhile, registration information and inquiries about the event may be obtained from Brussels-based PROEFL by phoning +32 (0) 2 761.16 or visiting its website at