Thursday, July 12, 2018

Event Dates: July 12, 2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks 

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM: Keynote Speaker: Mr. Alfredo Villalta, International Product Quality Manager, Subway Franchise World Headquarters, Opportunities for the Integration of Local Products in the Food Service Industry Questions and Answers
9:00 AM –  9:30 AM: Invited Speaker: Mr. Andres Baiza, General Manager, Acceso Oferta Local – El Salvador, Case Studies of growers providing local products to food service industry in Central America Questions and Answers
 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Invited Speaker: Ms. Milagro Matus, Policy Analyst, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration, Belize, National Agricultural Census  Questions and Answers
10:30 AM –  11:00 AM: Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Belize, Launching of Consumption Survey 
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Dr. Victoriano Pascual, Director – Water Management and Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration Michael Morris, Lead Agricultural Economist, World Bank  Armando Isaac Martinez, International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT, Climate Smart Agriculture Country Profile, Belize

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM: Presentation 1 – Agro-tourism Allan Jeal – Chan Chich Lodge, Gallon Jug, Orange Walk District

11:50 AM – 12:10 PM: Presentation 2 – Agro-tourism Wolfgang Brandl- Ka’ana Resort, Cayo District

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Invited Speaker: Mr. Fermin Blanco, Country Representative, International Rgional Organization for Health in Agriculture, OIRSA, Belize. Regional Program on Climate Change Plant and Animal Health Risks Tools
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM: Presentation 3 – Farmer/Entrepreneur Amilcar Sanchez 
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM: Presentation 4 – Hotelier
2:40 PM – 3:00 PM: Presentation 5 – Entrepreneur/Chef  Karim Mejia 
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM: Plenary discussion  Moderated by Mr. Jose Alpuche, Chief Executive Officer Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration, Belize
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM  Wrap Up, Closing remarks