Event Details

BCC AD is a proud supporter of The World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Conference 2022 hosted by AD Ports Group which will take place on 19 - 21 October 2022 at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, under the theme "Global food security in the XXIs: Risks, challenges and solutions to ensure resilient and sustainable fresh food supply chains".

The World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) major annual event for the fresh food industry will be held for the first time ever in the Middle East and will gather international public and private sector practitioners and experts together in Abu Dhabi in productive dialogue around the significant and urgent challenges facing fresh food systems worldwide.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Food Security
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation and Digitalisation
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Food System Transformation

Don't miss this opportunity to meet and network with senior international delegations about the key issues facing the global fresh food industry. WUWM Abu Dhabi is a must attend for all those involved in this dynamic marketplace.


  • H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
  • Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-Habitat
  • Mr. Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • H.E. Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri, Director-General, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA)
  • Mr. Graham Burne, Chief Operating Officer, Logistics Cluster, AD Ports Group
  • Simon Bussy, PhD, Managing Director & Chief Scientific Officer, Califrais
  • Ms. Eugenia Carrara, Secretary General, World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)
  • Mr. Peter Defranceschi, Head, Global Food Programme, ICLEI
  • Mr. Arturo Fernández, Director - Latin America, World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)
  • Mr. Arturo Garcia, Chief Operating Officer, Digital Cluster, AD Ports Group
  • Mr. Benoît Juster, Executive Director - Operations, Rungis International
  • Mr. Stephane Layani, Chairman, World Union of Wholesale Markets; Chairman and CEO, Rungis International
  • Mr. Pierre Levy, CEO and Co-Founder, Califrais
  • Christopher Mejia-Argueta, PhD, Director and Founder, MIT Food and Retail Operations Lab; Research Scientist, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
  • Mr. Nicolas Morinière, Import Vice-President, Compagnie Fruitière Group
  • Dr. Saul Morris, Director, Programme Services, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Mr. Javad Mushtaq, Deputy CEO/Managing Director, EAT Foundation
  • Mr. Muharrem Galip Onar, Chief Digital Officer, Silal
  • Mr. Fabio Massimo Pallottini, Chairman, Italmercati; Managing Director, Centro Agroalimentare Roma
  • Mr. Feroz Sanaulla, Partner, Roland Berger Middle East
  • Mr. Graham Sanders, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Food Hub - KEZAD
  • Ms. Tara Shyam, Associate Director, Regional Product Sourcing & Strategic Partnerships, Asia-Pacific, The Global FoodBanking Network
  • Mr. Luke Tay, Founder, Cornucopia FutureScapes; Singapore Futures Fellow (adjunct), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • Mr. Ioannis Triantafyllis, Vice-Chairman, WUWM; General Manager, The Central Markets and Fishery Organization, Greece
  • Mr. Suresh Vaidhyanathan, Group CEO, Ghassan Aboud Group
  • Mr. Jordi Valls Riera, Director General, Mercabarna
  • Mr. Marcello Vicovaro, International Consultant - Social Innovation and Sustainable Markets Development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Members of BCC AD are entitled to 20% discount, please quote EP20 with your registration.

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