On October 2nd, 2018, at 19.00, a very successful presentation of the European Project ‘’FRUITOP’’ took place in Dubai, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Al Diyafah Hall. The event was attended by a large number of people, consisting of representatives from major fresh fruit import companies, distributors, retailers, nutrition experts, journalists who all had the opportunity to learn about the importance of consumption of the European fresh fruits produced in Greece, as well their nutritional value.
The event honored with the presence of the Ambassador Mr. Stampoulopoulos Christos, head of Helllenic Economic and Trade Affairs office in Dubai. The main speaker from the Association of Producers Organization was Mr. Nikolaos Koutliampas, presented elements related to the cultivation and production of the fresh fruits promoted by the Fruitop project, as well as all the necessary systems of integrated management and certification followed by the producers of the participating Associations. Interesting data on the nutritional value of fresh fruits were given by Ms. Dival Shah (Clinical Nutritionist), who also elaborated on the role of the fresh fruits (peaches, nectarines, cherries, kiwis, apples and grapes) as necessary elements of the daily diet. Ms Dival stated that it is utmost important to include the fruits in our daily nutrition routine as a main source of vitamins and fibers which are two criteria much needed for a balanced diet.