On 25 March 2015, AREPO organized the European event on Fruit, Vegetables and Quality Products in Brussels. The event was organized in collaboration with AREFLH and his president Mr Peligri (Minister of Agriculture of Catalonia), and was divided into two parts:
- a conference with high level speakers such as Mr Eric Andrieu (European deputy and first vice-president of the European Parliament’s COMAGRI) and Mr Phil Hogan (European Commissioner of Agriculture), in the afternoon;
- presentation/tasting of quality products of our regions, in the evening.
The evening was an opportunity for our member regions to reach a large public -around 400 persons- presenting their best quality products.
16 of our member regions participated: Emilia-Romagna, Catalonia, Piedmont, Veneto, Lombardy, Aosta Valley, Tuscany, Andalusia, Spanish Basque Countries, Corsica, Auvergne, Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées, Centre, Azores and Hessen.
The event took place at the headquarters of Hessen, Emilia-Romagna and Aquitaine offices, where representatives from the regions were able to exhibit at least three of their best PGI and PDO products. They were also able to present some promotion tools for their products and brochures to discover their region.
Commissioner Hogan and Vincent Labarthe, President of AREPO, visited all tables, discovering and enjoying the European quality products while listening to their history presented by the regional representatives.