This year, the Annual General Assembly of the European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) and the Conference of the Young European Meat Committee (YEMCo) are being organised in Athens by the Greek Interprofessional Meat Organisation (EDOK) from 7th to 9th November 2019.

The first day -Thursday 7th November 2019- will be dedicated to open technical meetings of the UECBV Working Groups.

The main Conference will start on the next day -Friday 8th November 2019-and will examine the future challenges to be tackled by the meat sector. The participants will have the opportunity to hear from distinguished speakers from Greece and abroad.

The Conference is divided into two main modules. The first module will showcase the need to modernise the sector through the integration of capable executives and will examine the introduction of new technologies in response to the lack of specialised workers.

The second module will refer to the development of trade relations both within and outside the EU, in the Balkan area, the north-eastern Mediterranean and the Near East.

The sessions will also include round-table discussions with the speakers and renowned guests from the meat sector, to whom the participants will have the opportunity to present their views and ask questions.

The day will close with the internal part of the Annual General Assembly of UECBV.

At the Gala Dinner, to be held on 8th November 2019 at 9 p.m., participants and accompanying persons will have the opportunity to enjoy Greek hospitality, combining delicious dishes and great entertainment.

The last day -Saturday 9th November 2019- will include Technical Visits to very interesting processing plants, installations and farms involved in the production, processing and trading of meat and meat products.