International Ministerial Conference on Bees and Pollinators


From May 19, 2018 09:00
At Brdo Congress Centre, Kranj (Predoslje 39, 4000 Kranj, Slovenija)

Slovenia will host an international ministerial conference on the role of bees and other pollinators. Ministers and other high officials from around 40 countries on all of the world’s continents will discuss the role of bees in ensuring food security, combating famine, and providing ecosystem services for agriculture. Among others, José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the FAO, Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Sacko Josefa Leonel Correa, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, and Philip McCabe, President of the world association of beekeepers, Apimondia, also confirmed their attendance.

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The programme of the International Ministerial Conference:

8.30
Arrival of ministerial delegations to Brdo Congress Centre
Reception with coffee and honey potica
'DOORSTEP' STATEMENTS upon arrival
 
Location: in front of main entrance to Brdo Congress Centre
9.00–9.10
Opening of the International Ministerial Conference

Opening address:
–        Mr Dejan Židan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of the Republic of Slovenia

9.10–10.00
Opening speeches:
–        Mr Boštjan Noč, President of the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association

–        Mr Philip McCabe, President of Apimondia

–        Ms Sacko Josefa Leonel Correa, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture

–        Mr Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

–        H.E. Mr Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia


PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Location: Grandis Hall, Brdo Congress Centre
10.00–10.15
Presentation of the conclusions of the World Bee Conference, held on 18 May 2018 in Žirovnica
 – Mr Peter Kozmus, Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association, Vice President of Apimondia
10.15–11.45
Session 1: “Bees and other pollinators – their role in increasing food security and fighting hunger”
-        Video Address: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairman of BRAC (tbc)

-        Discussion: Heads of delegations (tour de table)

11.45-13.00
Lunch
Location: Hotel Brdo
13.00–13.30
FAMILY PHOTO of the Heads of delegations
Location: in front of the Brdo Congress Centre or in the lobby of the Congress Centre
       
PRESS CONFERENCE
–        Mr Dejan Židan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of the Republic of Slovenia

–        Mr José Graziano da Silva, Director – General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Location: Glass Hall 1, Brdo Congress Centre
13.30–15.30
Session 2: “Bees and other pollinators – their role in providing ecosystem services for agriculture and environment conservation”
-        Video Address: Ms Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity

-        Discussion: Heads of delegations (tour de table)

15.30–15.45
Closing speech by FAO Director – General
–        Mr José Graziano da Silva, Director – General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
15.45
Closing address and adoption of the Joint Declaration
 – Mr Dejan Židan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of the Republic of Slovenia
 

 

Information:

  • Prior accreditation is required at website accreditation system: http://akreditacije.ukom.gov.si/ (za tuje medije: http://akreditacije.ukom.gov.si/en/) Deadline: 11. May 2018;
  • Accreditation info: Mrs Andreja Križ, P: +386 1 478 26 04, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  • Media are asked to send information to e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., whether they will arrive to the event venue with news vehicle and all necessary data (type of vehicle, number plate).
  • Collection of accreditations at the information desk on the day of the event, starting at 8 a.m.
  • Attendance is free. The conference is organised in technical cooperation with the FAO.
  • The conference will be livestreamed through the website www.worldbeeday.org.
  • Language arrangements:
    • Ministerial Conference: simultaneous interpretation into the six official languages of the FAO (English, Arabic, French, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) and Slovenian; livestream: expected to be in three languages – Slovenian, English, and the language of the speaker.
    • statement for the media: simultaneous interpretation – Slovenian/English
  • Press center: journalists will be able to work in the press center in Heros Hall of the Congress center, WiFi will be provided.
  • Photos of the conference will be available at: https://www.worldbeeday.org/en/gallery.html.
  • Logistical support for the media: Mrs. Andreja Križ, Mrs. Alenka Čebular, Mrs. Andreja Šonc Simčič, Government Communication Office, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact information for the media: Mr. Luka Kočevar, Head of the Public Relations and Promotion Service, P: +386 41 495 163, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At Brdo Congress Centre, Kranj (Predoslje 39, 4000 Kranj, Slovenija)

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