APS Programme

Industry Tours

The APS will be rounded off on Friday November 17 with a series of informative industry tours in and around Amsterdam and Rotterdam, offering a varied insight into the nuts and bolts of the Dutch produce industry. Continue building connections as you go on regional tours – retail, foodservice, production and more.

APS17 INDUSTRY TOURS PROGRAMME

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

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8am - 3pm
Retail Tour
In and around Amsterdam

Retail Tour, hosted by Claire Powell

Our bespoke APS Retail Tour is hosted by Claire Powell, who has over 20 years retail experience including 10 years at Sainsbury’s (UK).

Join Claire for an enjoyable and educational tour of the grocery supermarket scene in and around Amsterdam, on the final day of The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference on November 17, 2017.

You will be given a tour in each of the stores – Albert Heijn XL, Jumbo Foodmarkt, Landmarkt, Landwaart Culinair and LIndenhoff Farm – by a member of the Senior Store Management team, providing you with thought-provoking insight into the fresh produce department.

The diversity of store formats will help you compare key factors from packaging, range, advertising, and availability to customer service, merchandising and quality.

Brunch and Refreshments on the Tour are kindly sponsored by Cool Fresh International.

We will depart The Hilton Apollolaan at 8am, and will return by 3pm.

This tour is always extremely popular, we suggest booking early to avoid disappointment.

*Please note: A maximum of 40 places are available on this tour. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The official itinerary will be posted online shortly. Industry tours are available to registered APS attendees only… For more information, email joinus@amsterdamproduceshow.com

7am - 3pm
Production Tour
In and around Amsterdam

How do we ensure that there is sufficient and healthy food for everyone on this planet, now and in the future? This is the question that HAS University will offer some insights to during this site visit to their facilities outside of Amsterdam.

Attendees will visit greenhouses, the InsectLab, the Food Technology Centre and the Food Design Centre to showcase the cutting-edge equipment and research capabilities available to students and companies working at HAS University.

Lunch will be attended by some of the Universities senior lecturers of the Expertise and Research Centres. Easy conversation and learn about New Cultivation Systems as well as Business and Enterprise Development.

HAS University is a leading figure in research and development and this is a rare opportunity to see behind the curtain of the work being carried out to ensure this planet provides that healthy food in quality and quantity required.

*Please note: A maximum of 40 places are available on this tour. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The official itinerary will be posted online shortly. Industry tours are available to registered APS attendees only… For more information, email joinus@amsterdamproduceshow.com

 

9am - 2pm
Robinson Fresh Tour
Robinson Fresh / C.H. Robinson Headquarters

Robinson Fresh / C.H. Robinson Tour

Round off your Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference (APS) experience with a fascinating tour of one of the world’s leading fresh produce and logistics providers in the world.

A group of up to 30 will have the opportunity to visit Robinson Fresh and C.H. Robinson on Friday November 17. Robinson Fresh not only specialises in supplying fresh produce but offers an abundance of fresh solutions – from customer insights and marketing support, to category and inventory management. Their sister-company C.H. Robinson, is one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), providing a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and Managed Services through their global network. In Europe, C.H. Robinson is one of the leading road transportation and freight forwarders with a dynamic network of offices across the region.

The day will start at 9am with a visit to the C.H. Robinson / Robinson Fresh headquarters in Amsterdam where attendees will be given a presentation on the company by Gary York, Director of Global Sales, on their logistics operation as well as an overview of Robinson Fresh and their activities. The group will then be taken on a guided tour of the headquarters.

You can expect to arrive back at the Hilton Amsterdam at around 2pm.

*Please note: A maximum of 30 places are available on this tour. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The official itinerary will be posted online shortly. Industry tours are available to registered APS attendees only… For more information, email joinus@amsterdamproduceshow.com

7.30am - 3pm
Best of Rotterdam
In and around Rotterdam

Best of Rotterdam Tour hosted by Rotterdam Food Cluster

This tour will offer you an insight into every aspect of the Dutch fresh produce industry and what Rotterdam has to offer.

Whatever your role within the fresh produce industry, this tour has something to offer everyone. The day’s itinerary will give a truly unique insight into the Dutch fresh produce scene, with experts on hand at every step, armed with a wealth of information to share with you.

You will be shown around the city and the harbour and will make a stop at the well-known Markthal. There will be urban farming projects, transport and logistic hubs and a visit to Barendrecht, one of the greatest food hubs in Europe.

*Please note: A maximum of 40 places are available on this tour. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The official itinerary will be posted online shortly. Industry tours are available to registered APS attendees only… For more information, email joinus@amsterdamproduceshow.com

8am - 2.00pm
Foodservice Tour
In and around Amsterdam

Foodservice Tour hosted by The Food Line Up

Following the hugely successful LPS Foodservice Tour at our sister-show in London, we are excited to announce that Maartje Nelissen, Commercial Director and self-confessed foodie from renowned Dutch caterer The Food Line Up, will host a team of taste-enthusiasts on the first exclusive guided tour around selected Amsterdam eateries on the final day of The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference on Friday November 17, 2017.

The Food Line Up is hot on the Foodservice scene in Amsterdam with a finger firmly on the pulse of new trends and styles. Maartje’s tour will give participants a good overview of the use of produce in different streams of the Amsterdam eating-out scene.

The tour begins with breakfast at the now world-famous Avocado Show, before moving on to visit some of the more traditional and then eclectic eateries in the area.

Along the tour, you will meet some of the owners, chefs and key personnel who are helping to shape the Dutch eating-out industry. With plenty of food to eat throughout the tour, taking breakfast before departure is not recommended!

*Please note: A maximum of 15 places are available on this tour. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The official itinerary will be posted online shortly. Industry tours are available to registered APS attendees only… For more information, email joinus@amsterdamproduceshow.com

Official APS17 Sponsors