Christos D. Katsanos, a co-founder of The DKG Group was officially invited to attend the GLOBALG.A.P. Summit 2016 by Dr. Kristian Moeller, CEO of GLOBALG.A.P. recognizing his efforts to support the mission of the GG.

The GLOBALG.A.P. Summit 2016 was held in Amsterdam on 27 and 28 September; a two-day event full of events, which saw the participation of around 150 members, 400 sector experts, 84 speakers and 49 countries.

The main theme of the event was “The future of certification in agriculture”, but 20 years of activity and 15 years of Good Agricultural Practice were also celebrated.

The GLOBAL.G.A.P. Summit was officially opened by the Prince of Holland, Pieter Christiaan van Oranje Nassau and for the occasion, an APP for mobile devices was published, downloadable for free.

During the conference it emerged that to ensure global safety in the food sector and mitigate risks it is essential to develop some points, such as the strengthening of good agricultural practices and HACCP, the use of analytical techniques and technologies capable of giving results in time very short, always maintain a certain degree of transparency towards the consumer and develop collaborative relationships between the public and private sectors.

Another topic was the effect that Good Agricultural Practices have on the environmental impacts deriving from agricultural activities, with Globalgap’s commitment to improving future environmental performance.

The participants then visited two agricultural companies (one floriculture, the other horticulture) which base their success on the application of the Globalgap principles.