The International Forum on Agri-Food Logistics

Efficient logistics as a chance of efficient consumer response in the agri-food sector Poznań„,
9-13 September 2014

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We are pleased to announce that this year in September the Department of Management and Law, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland, is organising an International Forum on Agri-Food Logistics.
The International Forum follows the National Conference "AGROLOGISTYKA 2012", which was held in Poznań, Poland, in 2012. The Conference was dedicated to the issues of the theory and practice of logistics in the food industry. It was the first conference on this subject in our country. Given the fact that modern food chains are global, we decided to organise an international Forum to discuss this issue.

Both in Europe and all over the world there are a number of new phenomena - problems and challenges both for science and business. For example, these problems include:
• Safety and transparency in the food supply chain
• The role of logistics in the development of biofuel production
• The reverse logistics of by-products in the production of raw materials
• The role of cooperatives in building supply chains
• Technological and technical advances in logistics 
• The risk in the food supply chain
• The role of logistics in sustainable development

Many research centres undertake studies on these problems. Thus, the objective of the Forum is to initiate discussion, exchange views and present the results of studies conducted in different research centres and enterprises located in different regions of the world. 
We hope that the Forum will be a platform for integration of the scientific community and businesses dealing with the issues of agri-food logistics all over the world.
The Scientific Forum has been scheduled for 9-13 September 2014 in Poznań, Poland. The theme of the Forum is "Efficient Logistics as a Chance of Efficient Consumer Response in the Agri-Food Sector."

Conference publications.
Abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. After two positive reviews full articles will be published in one of three journals:
•  Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development
•  Logistyka 
•  Intercathedra 

Apart from the plenary and thematic sessions a poster session is scheduled . The best posters will be awarded.
The official language of the Forum will be English, but we have planned some sessions in Polish.
The Organising Committee will offer study trips to several prominent companies in the Poznań Region as part of the Forum programme.
In addition to the scientific programme the Local Organising Committee will offer an additional programme including a sightseeing tour of Poznań combined with a visit to the nearby castle in Kórnik.

Dr Karol Wajszczuk
Chair of Organising Committee
International Forum on Agri - Food Logistics
and the 2nd National Scientific Conference AGROLOGISTYKA 2014