Experts’ Agora

A place for meeting and exchange 

The Experts’ Agora is a place of meetings and exchange between professionals.
Our experts offer a programme built around themes relating to fine food and retail: starting up or taking over a business, advice, best practice, new product discoveries, etc.

To cater to all expectations, the Experts’ Agora offers workshop and talk formats lasting 30 minutes to 1 h 30 mins.
Following their contribution, meet up with our experts for face-to-face discussions to compare points of view, ask for individual advice, etc.

Schedule for 2019 currently in progress.

Themes addressed in 2018

talks

The Italian food market
Presented by Simona Restivo, an importer and distributor of Italian niche products, Fabrizio Rosa, a business person, Laura Zavan, author and culinary designer

What fine food in 2023?
Presented by Marie-Edith Lecoq and Michel Tanguy from the magazine Le Monde de l'Épicerie Fine

Making best use of unsold products and reducing waste
Presented by Charles Lottman, co-founder of NOUS épiceries anti-gaspi

The repositioning of the job of grocer, challenges for tomorrow and how the Federation can help you
Presented by Alexis Roux de Bezieux, Chairman of FNDECB (National Grocers’ Federation)

Commercial property
Presented by Alexis Roux de Bezieux, Chairman of FNDECB (National Grocers’ Federation)

Consumer information regulations
Presented by Alexis Roux de Bezieux, Chairman of FNDECB (National Grocers’ Federation)

Social media: best practices
Presented by Mélanie Desjeunes and Domitille Ailleret, Social Farmer

Coffee and coffee roaster collective
Presented by Eglantine Lhoir et David Serruys, French Committee of coffee

Findings of survey conducted among fine food professionals on their vision of their sector
Presented by Martine Ghnassia and Isabelle Grange, IFOP

Workshops

Gourmet water
Presented by Ksenia Hleap and Philippe Juglar, AVPA (Agency for capitalisation of farm products)

Oils
Presented by Paz Figuares Mignot and Jean-Emmanuel Jourde, AVPA (Agency for capitalisation of farm products)

Composing fruit and vegetable baskets and trays
Presented by Brigitte Delanghe, Fruit/Vegetable “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” - organised by Saveurs Commerce