15.02.2019 : Worldleader ANUGA

ANUGA is the abbreviation of the German heading "Allgemeine Nahrungs- und Genussmittel-Ausstellung" - shortly translated : exhibition for food products . It was founded in 1919 in Stuttgart, followed in the next years by exhibitions in Munich, Hannover, Berlin and Magdeburg. In 1924 it moved to Cologne, which was also a political demonstration as at that time the Cologne area was separated after World War I from the rest of Germany. In fact it remained in that town uptill today.


After World War II the fair was run bi-annually. Since 2003 ANUGA was labelled "10 special shows under one roof" aiming to promote ten food segments like "milk-products", "meat". In 2017 a total of 7400 companies from 107 countries exhibited at ANUGA - being visited by 165 000 food specialists from 198 countries. In 2017 also at ANUGA the special Site www.european-retail-academy.org/TUN was launched as a Thematic University Network to promote standards for food and food education. (Download Presentation)

15.01.2019 : Agricultural Land Protection

Under the leadership of the Agricultural University of Nitra/Slovakia an Erasmus + Jean Monnet Project has started with the title "Central European Initiative on Agricultural Land Protection". Specific objectives will be the promotion of sustainability of agriculture in CCE and its contribution for the environment and food business in Europe.

Cross-fertilization and spread of the project-idea will be part of the international CEILAND Conference organized in Nitra at April 2nd - 5th 2019. Prof.Dr.B.Hallier will address the audience by the topic "Dynamism, Framing and Standards: Challenges for land protection in CEE" and ask for an interdisciplinary vertical integration of standards from farm to fork.

15.12.2018 : Benchmarking Sustainability

The United Nations defined 17 Sustainability Goals for the year 2030. It is an interdisciplinary global bench-marking, which can be applied as a set of mosaic stones individually optimized at local, regional, national or supra-national levels.

The 17 goals are: no poverty; zero hunger; good health/well being; quality education; gender equality; clean water/ sanitation; clean energy; decent work/economic growth; infrastructure/innovation; reduced inequalities; sustainable cities/communities; responsible production/consumption; climate action; life below water; life on land; justice/strong institutions; partnerships to fulfill the sustainability goals.

15.11.2018 : Chinese Partner

At the International Two-Dimensional Code Industry Development Summit at Chang Chun/China Prof.Dr.B.Hallier designed a MOU of cooperation together with the ZIIOT Secretary General Dr.Chao Zhang. ZIIOT will be the Chinese Umbrella Organization/Chinese Chapter for TUN.

The Zhongguancun Industry and Information Research Institute of Two-Dimensional Code Technology (ZIIOT) was founded in 2014 in Beijing and recognized as a standardization organization by ISO, CEN and AIM Global in 2018.

17.10.2018 : Circular Economy

In December 2015 the European Commission published a Circular Economy Package to encourage more sustainability in the UN reflected by the UN Sustainability Development Goals for 2030.

EuroCommerce now discussed the status quo in Brussels and the plans to revise various waste directions and to minimize waste and losses. The motto was "Scaling up market solutions in Retail & Wholesale". The meeting of 250 experts was attended also by high level administration officials like Dr. J.Potocnik/UN International Resource Panel and former EU-Commissioner, D.Calleju Crespo/ General Director DG Environment, B.Poisson/ French Ministry for Ecology, MEPs like A.J.Valean or K. van Brempt. Retail was represented among others by Carrefour, IKEA, METRO, BGA, FCD, Virke and Prof.Dr.B.Hallier (at the photo together with the EuroCommerce President Regis Degelcke and Christian Verschueren Managing Director EuroCommerce).

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