June 1, 2023
In a foreword
Dear WUWM Members and Readers,
As Chairman of the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM), I am pleased to provide an update on our recent activities and exciting upcoming events.
First and foremost, I am delighted to announce that the highly anticipated WUWM Conference will take place at the Moon Palace Hotel – the Grand of Cancun, Mexico, from October 25th to 27th. This remarkable event will be hosted by our esteemed Mexican delegation and the Latin Regional Group under the leadership of the WUWM board member Mr Arturo Salvador Fernández Martinez. I urge all members and readers to mark these dates in your calendars and join us for what promises to be an extraordinary gathering.
We have witnessed numerous fruitful connections within our global network in the past few months. The German GFI Wholesale and Retail Markets Group embarked on a remarkable journey, visiting 13 wholesale and retail markets in France. Additionally, the CEO of AgroTransilvania Wholesale Market in Romania had the opportunity to explore the Lisbon Wholesale Market. Our WUWM Secretariat also ventured to the Brussels Wholesale Market, where they met with the newest member of WUWM, the Northern Farmers Mega FPO from India. These interactions highlight the invaluable exchange of knowledge and experiences that our organization fosters.
During the celebration of the Love Your Local Market campaign this year in Strasbourg, France, and Kehl, Germany, we held a WUWM board meeting where various vital matters were discussed. One of the key topics was the WUWM General Assembly 2023 date, which will take place on October 27th, 2023, in Cancun alongside the WUWM Conference 2023. I recommend that all WUWM members block this date in advance to ensure their presence at this important gathering.
Finally, it is not without emotion that I inform you of the departure of the Secretary General of the WUWM, Ms Carrara. We extend our heartfelt wishes for her continued success and a prosperous future. Moving forward, we are pleased to announce that Valérie Vion assumes the position of Interim Secretary General with the support of the WUWM Policy Advisor. We have complete confidence in their abilities and believe they will guide us toward new heights of excellence.
In conclusion, I sincerely appreciate all our members and readers for their unwavering support and dedication. The WUWM community continues to thrive because of your contributions, and together, we will shape the future of wholesale markets worldwide.
Mr. Stéphane Layani
Chairman, World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)
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