• Programme

    The Congress will aim to provide participants with a general overview of the European Green Deal, including the Farm to Fork strategy and its possible impact on food law. It will start with a keynote speech by Ms Annelise Fenger, the Deputy Director General of the Danish Food and Veterinary Administration (DVFA). This will be followed by the introductory address on the Farm to Fork strategy and its impact on food law by Ms Alexandra Nikolakopoulou from DG SANTE of the European Commission.

    The Congress will be divided into three sessions running from 9:30AM to 2:30PM CEST on 30th September and from 9AM to 12:30PM CEST on 1st October.

    The first session, entitled Sustainable food production & food innovation, will be chaired by Dr Andreas Natterer, Partner at Schoenherr. Our second session will be dedicated to the Legal analysis of current dilemmas for sustainable food production and will be chaired by Prof. Andreas Meisterernst, Partner at Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte. The final, third session will be chaired by Mr Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn, Partner at Bech-Bruun and will focus on legal implications for the marketing of sustainable food.

    Please see below for the full programme with information on speakers and topics of presentations.

    The Congress fees amount to 396 € (incl. 21% VAT) for Members, 497 € (incl. 21% VAT) for Non-members and 216 € (incl. 21% VAT) for Students, authorities and retired members.

    Registration is open until 29th September COB (extended deadline), through the 'Ticket' button at the top of this page. 

  • Venue and timing

    This Congress will be held online only, on Thursday 30th September (9.30AM to 2.30PM CET) & Friday 1st October 2021 (9.00AM to 12.30PM CET). Please find below the detailed programme:
    • DAY 1: 30th September 2021
    09.30 Opening address Ms Irene Verheijen, EFLA President
    09.35 Key note speech Ms Annelise Fenger, Deputy Director General, Danish Food and Veterinary Administration (DVFA)
    10.00 INTRODUCTION The European Farm to Fork strategy and its impact on food law Ms Alexandra Nikolakopoulou, DG SANTE, European Commission
    10.30 Q & A
    10.45 SESSION I: SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION & FOOD INNOVATION Introduction from the Chairperson: Dr Andreas Natterer, Partner, Schoenherr
    10.50 New protein sources/ insects/ cultured meat Dr Ina Gerstberger, Lawyer, Gerstberger | Products & Law
    11.15 COFFEE BREAK
    11.30 Sustainable dairy proteins through fractionation Ms Tania Porsgaard Bayer, Director / Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Arla Foods Ingredients
    11.55 The case of fermentation – how innovative biosolutions challenge the EU regulatory landscape Dr Wieke Huizing Edinger, EU Public Affairs Manager, Chr. Hansen
    12.20 New packaging options and the level of acceptance of sustainable products by consumers Ms Sandy Iagallo, LLM, Senior Director Regulatory & Wellbeing, Kellogg Company
    12.45 Q&A
    13.00 LUNCH BREAK
    13.30 SESSION II: LEGAL ANALYSIS OF CURRENT DILEMMAS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION Introduction from the Chairperson: Prof. Andreas Meisterernst, Partner, Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte
    13.35 Impact of circular economy on products and their sustainability Ms Nicole Coutrelis, Partner, DWF (France)
    14.00 Impact of the new transparency legislation on food innovation Dr Francesco Planchenstainer, Food Regulatory & Compliance Director, Ferrero USA
    14.25 Q&A
    14.35 Closing remarks for first day of the Congress EFLA President
    • DAY 2: 1st October 2021
    09:00 SESSION II (continuation): LEGAL ANALYSIS OF CURRENT DILEMAS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION Chairperson: Prof. Andreas Meisterernst, Partner, Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte
    09.05 Sustainability aspects of meat replacement products Ms Louison Camus, Legal affairs, French Meat Branch Association
    09.30 Status of new genomic techniques, including their potential to improve sustainability along the food chain Mr Nicolas Carbonnelle, Counsel, Bird & Bird LLP
    09.55 Q&A
    10.10 SESSION III: LEGAL IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MARKETING OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD Introduction from the Chairperson: Mr Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn, Partner, Bech-Bruun
    10.15 General introduction on sustainability and emerging concepts of sustainability Ms Manon Ombredane, Associate, Fieldfisher
    10.40 Industry self-regulation Ms Leonie Evans, Lawyer, Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte
    11.05 COFFEE BREAK
    11.20 Green claims Ms Paola Corte, Lawyer, Studio Legale Corte
    11.45 Origin and sustainability: do these concepts go hand in hand or not (quite)? Ms Sarah Arayess, Lawyer, Say Legal Studio
    12.10 Q&A
    12.25 Concluding remarks EFLA President
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