GERMANY, Berlin. The International Green Week takes place from January 20 to 21 as a purely digital event. The reason for this is the high number of corona infections throughout Germany.
"We had designed the concept to be flexible from the outset, so that we could easily switch from hybrid to digital," says Lars Jaeger, International Green Week Project Manager at Messe Berlin.
Under the slogan Rooting for Tomorrow with the international Green week in the coming year everything turns around the current topics in the land and food economy as well as in the horticulture. The Start-up Days and the presentation of the Regional Star Award are also on the agenda for 2021. At the Start-up Days, young companies from the Agtech and foodtech industries are sought to develop a scalable and marketable product that supports the UN goals for sustainable development. At IGW Digital, the startups then pitch to a top-class jury. Those who present the best ideas will subsequently receive individual coaching from experts from the food retail industry and the agricultural and food sector. The application deadline is 15 December.
"Pandemics and climate change: How do we feed the world? - This is the question being addressed by the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), which is taking place parallel to IGW Digital from January 18 to 22. Next year, the GFFA will focus on virtual exchange, while retaining the familiar forums and podiums. At the GFFA, around 2,000 international participants from politics, business, science and civil society will discuss agricultural and food policy issues.