Esther Ritson-Elliott and Kevin Verbruggen attended the ANUGA trade exhibition in Cologne, conducting meetings with various Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) staff:

  • Jolanta Figurska (Warsaw)
  • Kim Sawatzki (Berlin)
  • Kathy Yo & Julie Nicholson (London)
  • Marcel Pinckaers & Christopher Riker (Netherlands)

During the exhibition, introductions and meetings were also achieved with several journalists; exporters, packers & importers; and potential manufacturing partners.

UK ATO: Esther and Kevin met with Cynthia Guven and her team in the US Embassy in London. The California Prunes plans were shared and future collaborations agreed upon. At USAEDC, CPB staff met with FAS Washington personnel and Morgan Perkins (ATO Japan).