list of participants
9:00 9:30 Opening speeches
9:30 11:00 GMO-free Regions 2006 - an overview
  presentation of political developments in the regions and EU; short interviews with representatives from the regions
GM-free Regions Overview
11:00 13:00 Political Panel discussion: GM or non-GM? Rights and opportunities of regional self-determination
  Andrä Rupprechter, Ministry of Agriculture, Austria (EU presidency)
Josef Stockinger, Agricultural Minister of Upper-Austria
Fabio Boscaleri, Agricultural Ministry of Tuscany, Italy
Pawel Polanecki, Deputy Chairman of the Sejim of Mazowie, Poland
Gabriele Friderich, City Council of Munich, Germany
Hansjörg Walter, Member of Swiss Parliament, President of Farmers Union, Switzerland
14:30 16:30 Parallel workshops and presentations
  A1 - Legal strategies - regional, national, EU
A2 - GMO planting in 2006
A3 - GM-free animal feed
A4 - Protected areas & biodiversity
A5- Risk assessments & scientific promotion of co-existence
17:00 18:30 Science Panel
  Sue Mayer, Genewatch, UK: Traceability and contamination experiences
Katja Moch, Öko-Institut e.V., Germany: Epigenetics - beyond the gene dogma
Broder Breckling, Bremen University: Outcrossing  experience and predictions for GMOs, an overview
Adrian Bebb, Friends of the Earth Europe: Science and stakeholders
Angelika Hilbeck, ETH Zürich, soil impacts
9:00 10:30 Business Panel
  Jochen Koester, IMCOPA, Brazil / Switzerland: GM-free soybean imports and availability
Josef Jacobi, Upländer Bauernmilch, Germany: GMO-free milk, a dairy experience
Andreas Swoboda, Tegut supermarkets, Germany: A retailer’s responsibility in the region
Sonia Scaramagli, Coop italia: Comsumer strategies to defend GM free Regions and small business
11:30 12:30 Parallel workshops and presentations
  B1 - Plants for the future - research and visions for tomorrow's agriculture
B2 - Outcrossing, contamination and co-existence - state of science and experience
B3 - Trans-Regional co-operation and organisation
B4 - Seed protection and GM free seed supply
B5 - The EU GM approval and co-existence debate and policy
13:30 15:00 Plants for the future - different visions of tomorrow's bio-economy
  Florianne Koechlin, Blauen Institute, Switzerland
Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, president, organic producers and processors association BOELW, Germany
Maria Riccardo Russu, Tuscan Regional Agency for Development and Innovation in Agriculture, Italy
Christophe Bonneuil, Fondation Sciences Citoyennes, France
15:30 17:00 Concluding panel: The challenges ahead
  Renaud Layadi, GMO-free Regional Governments Network
Estelle Delangle, Assembly of European Regions
Olivier Keller, Confederation Paysanne, France
Cinzia Scaffidi, Director of studies and research, Slow Food International, Italy
Hubert Weiger, Nature Protection Federation Bavaria and Agro-Alliance, Germany
David Cuming, Consumers International, UK
Helen Holder, Friends of the Earth Europe
Janusz Wojciechowski, Vize President of the European Parliaments committee for agriculture, Poland
17:00 Farewell
17:30 21:00 Film preview "We feed the world" with discussion and reception
At Delphi-Filmpalast in co-operation with Boje/Buck production, moderator: Renate Künast