Session 1:   Global Market Review
Speaker # 1   Torben Flinch, WUWM Chairman & Managing Director, Copenhagen Markets, Denmark
torban flinch
Torben Flinch is the Managing Director of Copenhagen Wholesale Market since 2003. He is also the current Chairman of the WUWM. Mr Flinch has a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen. Prior to his current position he was Managing Director of the Northwest Zealand Agricultural Advisory Centre, having worked beforehand as Chief of Education at the Danish Institute of Agricultural Information and Education (LOK). He has also worked as a consultant and project manager for the Danish Agricultural Council, the Danish Federation of Cooperatives and the Danish Institute of Agricultural Information and Education.
Topic: Development of Wholesale and Retail Markets in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities  Download Pdf
Speaker # 2   Maria Cavit, WUWM Secretary General, the Netherlands
Maria Cavit  
Maria Cavit has been Secretary General of the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) since July 2003 and is responsible for implementing WUWM Board directives as well as managing the day-to-day affairs of the WUWM with its 200+ membership in 42 countries. From mid 1996-2003 she worked as the association’s Executive Secretary, working for WUWM within the then mother organization - the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA). She began in IULA in 1995 to help prepare and organise the World Mayoral Forum held during Habitat II (the second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements) in Istanbul, Turkey. Before moving to Europe she worked for 4 years in the marketing department of the Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand (HortResearch) and its former body DSIR. She has held various positions in the public relations and event management sectors within Australasia, also working three years as a newspaper journalist in Australia.
    Topic: WUWM: Our Goals, Activities and Membership  Download Pdf