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Environment & Sustainability, Energy

FT Global Food Systems

Innovation, Sustainability & Collaboration from Fork to Farm

London |
Speakers include:
José Graziano da Silva

José Graziano da Silva

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UN

Heather Mills

Heather Mills

VBites

Caleb Harper

Caleb Harper

MIT Media Lab

Overview

As shifts in public opinion alter the competitive landscape in which farmers and companies in global food systems operate, how are they responding?

Following the success of our inaugural Future of Agriculture Summit, join us this November as we encourage conversation and the exchange of ideas with stakeholders and value chain partners from across the agriculture and food production ecosystem. 

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Testimonials - Global Food Systems 2017

TESTIMONIALS FROM GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEMS 2017

Excellent conference - future of agriculture summit facilitation expertly by FT.
Pat Murphy, General Manager kerry Agribusiness, Kerry Group

Insight and knowledgeable packed one day seminar.
Ani C.Bassey-Eyo, Co-founder, Lani Group; Sehai Foods

Please repeat this event soon in the future.
Flo Mayorea Castanpa, Chair and CEO, Grupo Agropecuario Nuevo Galicia, S.A

Very timely and inspired discussion.
Anand Dossa, Economist, National Farmer' union (NFU)

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Extended Overview

With 8.5 billion people to feed by 2030, the big challenge for the global agriculture and food industry is how to deliver a secure and safe food supply that doesn’t destroy the environment in the process.

Looked at through the lens of changing consumer expectations, and taking place in the lengthening shadow of climate change, our flagship and high level Global Food Systems conference sets out to uncover how stakeholders are working together to drive more innovation and sustainability into food production and consumption processes.
We will showcase the work of life science companies, pioneering retailers, manufacturers, food processing companies,  farmers, agribusiness leaders and technologists that are challenging orthodox thinking about our complex - and increasingly vulnerable - food systems with their sustainable, collaborative and high-impact solutions.

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Agenda - 20th Nov

  • 8:00am
    Registration and networking
  • 9:00am
    Welcome remarks from Summit Chair

    Clive Cookson, Scientific Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Summit Keynote Address & Interview

    José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations 

  • 9:25am
    Keynote Panel: Future of Global Food Systems - Megatrends & Edge Trends

    What are the most powerful trends, change drivers and change resistors currently at work in the world's food production system? How are these forces playing out through supply and value chains? And what's happening at the edges of the system that our keynote panel contributors think most likely to go mainstream - and when?

    Gunhild Stordalen, Founder & President, EAT Foundation 
    Karim Bitar, CEO, Genus 
    Luca Alinvoi, CEO and Founder, PP Sherpas
    Stefan Weiskopf, CEO, Antelliq

    Moderated by Clive Cookson, Scientific Editor, Financial Times 

  • 10:00am
    Innovation spotlight

    Liam Condon, President, Crop Science Division, Bayer

  • 10:15am
    In conversation: The Farmers’ View - Who’s getting it right?

    In conversation with Guy Smith on weathering government policy changes and economic cycles, leveraging new technologies, responding to changing trends and understanding and responding to what the end consumer wants. Who's getting it right? And what does getting it right look like?

    Guy Smith, Deputy President, National Farmers Union 
     

  • 10:35am
    Keynote Address & Conversation

    Dr Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development, PepsiCo 

  • 11:00am
    Circular Dialogues

    An off-stage opportunity for delegates to discuss and reflect on what they’ve heard during the previous sessions amongst themselves. 

  • 11:20am
    Tea & coffee break
  • 11:40am
    Panel: Building a shared vision for sustainable agriculture

    Life science companies, farmers, and other key stakeholders are working hard to adapt to climate change whilst at the same time providing safer, secure and affordable supplies of food to a growing population. This panel sets out to discuss how the agricultural sector is working to shape and bring into being a shared vision for sustainable agriculture through the deployment of new technologies, new crop production techniques, and new thinking. The discussion will focus on, but not be limited to the following areas:
    Consensus building: Engaging a cross-section of stakeholders to build trust and a shared vision for the future.
    Climate change & agriculture: technological and business model innovations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
    Digital agriculture: Using data to improve global food security
    Xavier Leprince, Head of EAME Business Sustainability, Syngenta
    Kath Dalmeny, CEO, Sustain
    Sarah Bell, independent farmer and member, NFU Crops Board

  • 12:15pm
    Keynote Conversation

    Challenging people's perception of a plant-based lifestyle and solving the problems with parallel replications

    Heather Mills, Founder, V Bites 

    in conversation with Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times 

  • 12:35pm
    Food for Thought: Preserving Foods and Saving Lives

    Recycled plastic food packaging provides people with access to safe, fresh, nutritious food and reduces food waste. Learn how the whole supply chain is joining together to acheive better recycling for a circular economy, whilst less food goes to waste.

    Lubna Edwards, Global Sustainability Director, Klockner Pentaplast

  • 12:45pm
    Financing Innovation and Production

    How much money is needed to make our food systems sustainable, and where will it come from? Where are investments being made? 

  • 1:00pm
    Lunch
  • 2:15pm
    Keynote Fireside chat

    Howard Shapiro, Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars

  • 2:45pm
    Panel: The Omnipresent Consumer - Reshaping the Value Chain From Fork to Farm

    Mobile technology has placed power literally in the palm of the consumer's hand. As data about where our food comes from proliferates and access to it gets easier, a new breed of conscious and healthy-living consumer is on the rise. Consumers want more transparency, more sustainability, more fairness, more healthy alternatives, and fewer chemical and artificial inputs in the food systems that feed them. They will - and do - take high-impact action if they don't get what they want.  How are private sector companies and other stakeholders working together to re-align our global food systems in response?

    Jerry Flint, Vice President, Global Initiatives and Sustainability, Corteva Agriscience
    Tom Day, Innovation Director, Market Gravity
    Gharry Eccles, Vice President UK & Oceania, Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) (J.V. General Mills and Nestlé)
    Vikas Garg, Founder & CEO, abillionVeg

    Moderated by Clive Cookson, Scientific editor, Financial Times

  • 3:30pm
    Tea & coffee break
  • 3:50pm
    Toward Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems: Is there a holistic approach?

    A first-hand perspective reviewing the current evidence, future challenges and addressing the multi-dimensional complexities of how food systems influence diets and nutrition.

    Gregory D. Miller, Global Chief Science Officer, National Dairy Council (NDC)

  • 4:00pm
    Changing food systems for a regenerative future

    How can we transform our food and farming systems to work better for people, the environment and animals focussing on the need for global action and protein innovation? 

    Philip Lymbery, CEO, Compassion in World Farming

  • 4:10pm
    Retail spotlight

    Speaker tbc

  • 4:20pm
    Agri & Food Business Model and Technology Innovation Showcase

    An up-to-the-minute view of the agri-food disruptors, collaborators and innovators that are pushing business model and technology boundaries in the global food system.

    • 16:20 - Showcase One: James Rogers, CEO, Apeel Sciences
    • 16.30 - Showcase Two: Luca Alinvoi, CEO and Founder, PP Sherpas
    • 16:40 - Showcase Three: Mark Cuddigan, CEO, Ella's Kitchen
    • 16.50 - Showcase Four: TBC
  • 5:00pm
    Keynote Talk and Fireside chat: Eating Digital: The 4th Agricultural Revolution

    Caleb Harper, Principle Investigator and Director, Open Agriculture (OpenAg) Initiative, MIT Media Lab 

    In conversation with Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:35pm
    Drinks reception

Summit Keynote (1)

José Graziano da Silva

José Graziano da Silva

Director-General
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UN

José Graziano da Silva has worked on food security, rural development, and agriculture issues for over 30 years, most notably as the architect of Brazil’s Zero Hunger (Fome Zero) programme and now as the Director-General of FAO.

Graziano da Silva led the team that designed the Zero Hunger programme, and, in 2003, was charged by then-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to implement the programme as Special Minister of Food Security and the Fight against Hunger. 

He headed the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean from 2006 to 2011. Elected Director-General of FAO, he took up office on 1 January 2012. After his first term from 1 January 2012 to 31 July 2015, Graziano da Silva was re-elected for a second 4 year-term (1 August 2015 to 31 July 2019) with the votes of 177 countries during FAO's 39th Conference.

At the helm of FAO, Graziano da Silva has sharpened the Organization’s strategic focus; and is strengthening its field presence.  He is also working to instil a best value-for-money culture. At the international level, he  is working to build consensus on food security-related issues.

He has also encouraged closer cooperation with development partners, supports South-South cooperation, and has increased collaboration with civil society and private sector entities, including farmer organizations and cooperatives for smallholder producers.

Graziano da Silva holds a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy and a Master's Degree in Rural Economics and Sociology from the University of São Paulo (USP), and a Ph.D. in Economic Sciences from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He also has post-Doctorate Degrees in Latin American Studies (University College of London) and Environmental Studies (University of California, Santa Cruz). 

A Brazilian and Italian by nationality, he is married to Paola Ligasacchi and has two children and four grandchildren.

Keynote Speakers (4)

Heather Mills

Heather Mills

Founder of the pioneering plant based multi award winning international food company
VBites

In August 1993 Heather Mills was hit by a police motorcycle, suffering the loss of her left leg below the knee, a crushed pelvis and punctured lung. To save her amputated leg from constant infection Heather had to go on a plant-based diet. Because of this Heather created the pioneering plant based multi-award winning ethical international Vegan food company, VBites, which now exports to 24 countries, has over 104 plant-based products in its range and has won an incredible 80 awards.

Heather not only owns 4 purely plant-based manufacturing factories, but is also the owner of VBites Ventures, a company which invests in brilliant plant-business concepts, helping entrepreneurs with plant-based ideas and vision to transform those ideas into fully-fledged businesses.

As well as being an entrepreneur, renowned public and motivational speaker, she has worked tirelessly to aid survivors of war and landmine explosions. She has helped raise funds of 18m to clear over 21million sq meters of mine filled land and assisted in excess of 400,000 amputees. 

Heather is also a Gold medal winning Para-athlete in ski racing, a World Record holder in 4 winter sports and the fastest disabled female speed skier in the world at 166.84km/ph.

Caleb Harper

Caleb Harper

Principle Investigator and Director, Open Agriculture (OpenAg) Initiative
MIT Media Lab

Caleb Harper leads a group of engineers, architects, urban planners, economists and plant scientists in the exploration and development of high performance urban agricultural systems.​ ​He is the principal investigator and ​D​irector of the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenA​g​) at the MIT Media Lab. Under his guidance, a diverse group of engineers, architects, urbanists, economists and plant scientists (what he calls an “anti-disciplinary group”) are developing an open-source agricultural hardware, software and data common aiming to create a more agile, transparent and collaborative food system​.

Mehmood Khan

Mehmood Khan

Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development
PepsiCo

Dr. Khan, M.D., is PepsiCo’s Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development. In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 different brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. With net revenues of over $63 billion, PepsiCo’s businesses make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names around the world.

In his role, Dr. Khan oversees the PepsiCo global Performance with Purpose sustainability initiatives, inspired by the fundamental belief that business success is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world we share. He also leads PepsiCo’s research and development (R&D) efforts, creating breakthrough innovations in food, beverages and nutrition—as well as delivery, packaging and production technology—to capture competitive advantage and drive PepsiCo’s businesses forward.

With a strong emphasis on broadening the company’s portfolio of offerings, Dr. Khan sets the priorities for innovation, discovery and development at PepsiCo. He consistently pushes the envelope by introducing new technologies and innovative solutions across the development and production processes—and even the entire crops spectrum. As Chair of PepsiCo’s Sustainability Council, Dr. Khan is driving the transformation of our business guided by three core priorities: Helping to improve health and well-being through the products we sell; protecting our planet; and empowering people around the world. Under Dr. Khan’s stewardship, PepsiCo’s Food For Good (an enterprise within the company that utilizes PepsiCo’s delivery vehicles, warehouse facilities and management skills to make nutrition accessible for low-income families in the U.S.) continues to make a difference in the fight against hunger.

Howard Shapiro

Howard Shapiro

Chief Agricultural Officer
Mars
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Speakers (14)

Jerry  Flint

Jerry Flint

Vice President, Global Initiatives and Sustainability
Corteva Agriscience

Jerry Flint leads Global Initiatives and Sustainability for Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ – a global, integrated team focused on bringing new seed, crop protection and service
technologies from the R&D pipeline to farmer customers around the world.

In this role, Dr. Flint is responsible for leading strategic initiatives with industry, traditional and non-traditional stakeholders to build the Agriculture Division’s global freedom to operate and public acceptance. His work includes agriculture development, technology acceptance, food security, and grain trade.

Throughout his 25-plus year career, Dr. Flint has served on several committees and held leadership roles to support and promote the seed and crop protection industry. He is currently the first vice chair of the American Seed Trade Association and a member of the international executive committee of the organization. He has enjoyed the challenge of working together with farmers, scientists and others across agriculture to bring new technologies to the market and ensure a product development system that is efficient and effective for everyone involved. 

Dr. Flint also represents the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont on the Crop Life International Plant Biotech Steering Committee, the Biotechnology Industry Organization Food and Agriculture Governing Board and is a member of the National FFA Sponsors Board.

Lubna Edwards

Lubna Edwards

Global Sustainability Director
kp

With over twenty years of experience in sustainability leadership, Lubna Edwards is responsible for driving sustainability within Klöckner Pentaplast; collaborating with the value chain, industry associations and other key stakeholders to address global challenges. Sustainability challenges include food waste reduction, resource conservation, carbon mitigation, use of sustainable materials and recycling, and designing for a closed loop system. Lubna has held similar roles at the Sealed Air Corporation and Diversey, focussing on how sustainability can meet market, societal and environmental needs; ultimately working towards a circular economy.

Stefan  Weiskopf

Stefan Weiskopf

CEO
Antelliq

Before joining Antelliq in 2016 as CEO, Stefan was Executive Vice President for Zoetis in Singapore and Regional President for their Asia Pacific business. A veterinarian by training, Stefan’s career in the animal health industry began in 1986 in Germany, where he also gained his business degree. Stefan’s early career included roles at Upjohn and Pharmacia, before holding various leadership positions in Pfizer Animal Health in Europe and from 2007, in Shanghai, China. A German citizen, Stefan lives with his wife in Europe.

Antelliq: intelligence connecting animals with people

Antelliq is the world’s leading animal intelligence group, providing world-class devices for animal identification and traceability. Our pioneering monitoring solutions deliver smart data products and services for the management and wellbeing of livestock, fish and pets.

 

For over 60 years we have been satisfying customer needs in over 100 countries, supported by 24 production sites, spanning five continents. Antelliq has four regional innovation centres and many brands working collaboratively to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges:

·         Supporting farmers with real-time actionable information: Through Allflex, SCR and our other livestock focused brands, our intelligence and monitoring helps farmers to manage herds and meet the world’s increasing demand for protein.

·         Providing a deeper connection with pets: Through Sure Petcare, we provide pet owners with smart devices and data that give them a better understanding of their pets’ health needs and wellbeing, enriching relationships.

·         Supporting conservation: Through Biomark, we help conservationists safeguard natural environments and wildlife.

Across Antelliq, our different brands provide the technology and intelligence that will be at the heart of overcoming these challenges. Antelliq is the embodiment of everything we stand for: intelligence connecting animals and people.

Mark Cuddigan

Mark Cuddigan

CEO
Ella's Kitchen

Mark Cuddigan is CEO of Ella’s Kitchen, the UK’s number one baby food brand. A prominent marketing and sustainability expert, Mark is a leading figure of the UK’s B Corp community and a relentless advocate for the power of business to achieve transformational social impact.  

Mark joined Ella’s Kitchen as Sales and Marketing Director in 2011, holding the role of co-CEO from 2013. In the seven years since Mark joined the team, Ella’s has more than tripled its global turnover to over $100m, launching over 100 new products in a range of international markets.

Ella’s was launched in 2006 with a simple social mission at its core: to improve children’s lives by helping them to develop a healthy relationship with food. Under Mark’s leadership, Ella’s has been at the forefront of national campaigns to improve early childhood nutrition and became one of the UK’s first certified B Corporations.

In 2017, Mark was appointed Head of Sustainability and Marketing at Hain Celestial Europe, Ella’s Kitchen’s parent brand. In the role, Mark oversees and advises a range of the continent’s leading organic and natural food brands.

Mark’s interest in the baby sector began at the Annabel Karmel Group, where he was Managing Director. Prior to Annabel Karmel, Mark held leadership roles at FMCG brands Dormen Food and Lovedean Granola where he oversaw significant growth strategies and the eventual sale of both businesses.

Luca Alinovi

Luca Alinovi

CEO and Founder
PP Sherpas

Luca Alinovi, Chief Prosperity Officer and Co-founder of PP Sherpas Ltd (People Prosperity Solutions), is currently addressing two major bottlenecks in global food systems. Farmshine (farmshine.io) is fixing broken value-chains between small-scale farmers and large end-buyers. Aflazero is eliminating aflatoxins from the food chain. Dr. Luca Alinovi has 25 years of experience in developing agricultural solutions in the development, humanitarian and private sectors. Prior to founding Farmshine, he was the Executive Director of the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), a private-public partnership funded by Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, SIDA and Zurich Insurance, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Previously Luca served in senior positions in UN-FAO, including as the FAO Country Representative in Kenya and Somalia, where he led the development of several innovative initiatives. Prior to FAO, Luca has worked for Italian Development Cooperation as well as managerial positions at several technology companies.

Karim Bitar

Karim Bitar

CEO
Genus
Gharry Eccles

Gharry Eccles

Vice President UK & Oceania
Cereal Partners Worldwide
Forbes Elworthy

Forbes Elworthy

Founder
Craigmore Sustainables

Forbes founded Craigmore Sustainables in 2010 and has since built it into New Zealand’s third largest farming business, responsible for 45 farm and forestry enterprises in NZ.

He worked as a shepherd in the early part of his career. He studied Agricultural Economics in NZ, PPE in the UK and an MBA in the US graduating in 1992. Forbes then worked in finance for 15 years. First as a trader and then as a software entrepreneur.

Forbes returned full time to farming in 2005 to live on and manage Craigmore Station. The Elworthy family have owned and farmed this South Island sheep, beef and deer property since 1864. Forbes’ late father, Peter, led Federated Farmers of New Zealand for two terms in the 1980’s – the years when NZ farmers agreed to give up their subsidies in return for market reforms.

Craigmore has spun off a farm data management company called Map of Ag which now assists 70,000 farms across 3 continents to capture their farm enterprise data. Map of Ag provides software and farm data integration systems to over 80 AgBusinesses, including Centre for Dairy Excellence in New Zealand and McDonalds Restaurants in the UK. Map of Ag specializes in modelling economic, environmental and ethical impacts of different food systems.

Vikas Garg

Vikas Garg

Founder and CEO
abillionVeg

Vikas Garg is the Founder & CEO of abillionVeg, a consumer internet platform launched in 2017 that is accelerating a global movement towards socially responsible consumption. Prior to launching abillionVeg, Vikas spent 15 years in finance as an analyst, portfolio manager and fund manager at CalPERS, Dymon Asia Capital, Credit Suisse First Boston and 1/0 Capital. Vikas is passionate about education, veganism and animal protection, and is involved with grassroots minority education initiatives and animal welfare programmes around the world. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta and lives in Singapore.

Xavier  Leprince

Xavier Leprince

Head of EAME Business Sustainability
Syngenta

Xavier Leprince is the Head of EAME Business Sustainability for Syngenta, one of the world’s largest agricultural technology companies with 28,000 employees across 90 countries. Syngenta is committed to doing its part to help improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

As Head of EAME Business Sustainability, Xavier leads a team across Europe and Africa - Middle East (EAME) responsible for sustainable technologies for agriculture and innovation. His team is also responsible for regulatory, public affairs and public policy, building the corporate brand and company’s reputation. Xavier is an agribusiness professional with over 35 years experience within Syngenta’s operations, locations and its legacy companies.  Prior to his current role, he was Head of Global Business Unit Fungicides.

Xavier Leprince is a French national and is an agronomist who graduated from “Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture” de Lille, France. He holds a master’s in Finance from Lille University as well as an MBA from EDHEC Business School. He is also a Chairman of the Board at the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture in Lille and Board Member of Yncréa (Lille University) and Fésia (National Federation of Agronomy Universities in France).

Philip  Lymbery

Philip Lymbery

CEO
Compassion in World Farming

Philip Lymbery is CEO of the leading international farm animal welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming, Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester and Vice-President of Eurogroup for Animals, Brussels. He is an award winning author, ornithologist, photographer, naturalist and self-confessed animal advocate. For 25 years Philip has worked extensively on animal welfare issues, wildlife and the environment. He is a recognised thought leader, travelling the world to lecture and commentate in the media. 
Philip has played leading roles in major animal welfare reforms, including Europe-wide bans on veal crates for calves and barren battery cages for laying hens. Described as one of the food industry's most influential people, he spearheaded Compassion's engagement work with over 800 food companies worldwide, leading to real improvements in the lives of over a billion farm animals every year. 
Philip's book Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat was the first to show a mainstream audience that factory farming is the biggest cause of animal cruelty. One of The Times Writers' Books of 2014, it was cited by the Mail on Sunday as a compelling 'game changer'. This was followed by the publication of 'Farmageddon in Pictures: The True Cost of Cheap Meat - in bite-sized pieces. His second book Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were published in 2017, has been the first book to show how factory farming is a major driver of wildlife declines. Described by the Daily Mail as a ‘Must Read’ and by New Statesman as 'Highly informed, utterly compelling. No author can do more'. All proceeds go towardsCompassion in World Farming.
Awards during his tenure as CEO at CIWF include: The Observer Ethical Award for Campaigner of the Year, BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming award for Best Campaigner and Educator, Recipient of the 'outstanding campaigning' award by Brussels based Eurogroup for Animals and The 2015 'International Golden Dove' peace prize in Rome. 

James Rogers

James Rogers

Founder and CEO
Apeel Sciences

James Rogers is Founder and CEO of Apeel Sciences, a company fighting the global food waste crisis by utilizing advances in materials science to prevent waste in the first place—a sustainable approach to the world’s growing food demands. Dr. Rogers leads corporate strategy and Apeel’s team of award-winning scientists in developing plant-derived technologies that naturally keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer so less is wasted. Dr. Rogers received dual undergraduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and his PhD in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Rogers was the 2012 recipient of the Frank J. Padden Jr. Award in polymer physics, the premier polymer physics prize in the United States.

Guy Smith

Guy Smith

Deputy President
National Farmers Union

Guy farms a mixed and diversified family farm in north-east Essex.

He served for eight years on the NFU Council as the Essex delegate. Other NFU positions include four years as a member of the Governance Board and six years as Chair of the NFU Communications Group.  

In the past, Guy has served on the boards of FACE (Farming and Countryside Education), HGCA (Home Grown Cereals Authority) and Landskills New Entrants Committee.  He is a founder of the Essex Schools Food and Farming Day.

Guy is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate for services to Agriculture from Essex University.

Gunhild Stordalen

Gunhild Stordalen

Founder & Executive Chair
EAT

Gunhild A. Stordalen is the founder and executive chair of EAT. She is a driving force in linking climate, health and sustainability issues across sectors to transform the global food system.

Together with her husband Petter A. Stordalen, Gunhild established the Stordalen Foundation in 2011, under which she later founded the EAT Initiative together with Professor Johan Rockström and the Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC). In 2014, they gathered 400 leaders from 28 countries for the inaugural EAT Stockholm Food Forum. In 2016, the Wellcome Trust joined the SRC and the Stordalen Foundation as core partner of EAT and helped grow the initiative to become a global multistakeholder platform for transforming the world’s food system.

Gunhild sits on several boards and councils including the United Nation´s Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Lead Group, the World Economic Forum (WEF) Stewardship Board on Food Systems and the WEF Global Future Council on Food Security and Agriculture, the British Telecom Group´s Committee for Sustainable and Responsible Business, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Partnership Council, and the international advisory board of the SRC. She is a published scientist and a renowned public speaker with a distinct, personal voice and a passionate commitment to her work. WWF Sweden named her Environmental Hero of the Year in 2014 and in 2015 she was appointed a Young Global Leader by WEF. She has been ranked among the 150 most influential business communicators in Sweden by the news magazine Resumé and among the 100 most powerful women in Norway by the financial magazine Kapital. Gunhild is a medical doctor from the University of Oslo and holds a PhD in pathology/orthopedic surgery. She is a Norwegian national.

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Moderators (2)

Clive Cookson

Clive Cookson

Science Editor
Financial Times

Clive Cookson is Science Editor at the Financial Times. He joined the newspaper in 1988 as Technology Editor and has also written about the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Previously, he was the science and medical correspondent for BBC Radio. He also spent four years in Washington DC as American Editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement. He has won several science journalism awards and is an honorary member of the British Science Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mr Cookson graduated from Oxford University with a first class honours degree in Chemistry.

Sarah Murray

Sarah Murray

Specialist Writer on Sustainable Development
Financial Times

Sarah Murray is a Specialist Writer on Sustainable Development and a Non-fiction author and editor. A former Financial Times journalist and long-time Financial Times contributor, she also writes for Stanford Social Innovation Review as well as for universities and foundations. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Economist, The Guardian, and the South China Morning Post. She has edited two books on philanthropy and is author of two non-fiction books, Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre, How We Dignify the Dead, and Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat.

Who Attends

The conference programme is structured to encourage conversation and the exchange of ideas with stakeholders and value chain partners from across the agriculture and food production ecosystem.  The audience will include senior level representation from UK and European farms, the multinational companies that supply and buy from farmers around the world; multinational food processing, transport and logistics firms, brands, manufacturers and big retailers. It will also include importers and exporters, technology firms, financial institutions and investors, NGOs, international organisations and policy-makers.

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Fees

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£995 +VAT

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Presented By (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.

Lead Sponsors (2)

At Bayer, we work to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation for the benefit of farmers, consumers and our planet. We combine modern science with farmers’ ingenuity to help nourish our growing world and preserve natural resources. We’re committed to delivering better solutions for all farmers while enabling more choice for consumers to help them and our planet thrive. And, while we don’t have all the answers, our passion for discovery, collaboration and curiosity means we will never stop striving to find them.

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

Associate Sponsor (3)

Antelliq: intelligence connecting animals with people

Antelliq is the world’s leading animal intelligence group, providing world-class devices for animal identification and traceability. Our pioneering monitoring solutions deliver smart data products and services for the management and wellbeing of livestock, fish and pets.

 

For over 60 years we have been satisfying customer needs in over 100 countries, supported by 24 production sites, spanning five continents. Antelliq has four regional innovation centres and many brands working collaboratively to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges:

·         Supporting farmers with real-time actionable information: Through Allflex, SCR and our other livestock focused brands, our intelligence and monitoring helps farmers to manage herds and meet the world’s increasing demand for protein.

·         Providing a deeper connection with pets: Through Sure Petcare, we provide pet owners with smart devices and data that give them a better understanding of their pets’ health needs and wellbeing, enriching relationships.

·         Supporting conservation: Through Biomark, we help conservationists safeguard natural environments and wildlife.

Across Antelliq, our different brands provide the technology and intelligence that will be at the heart of overcoming these challenges. Antelliq is the embodiment of everything we stand for: intelligence connecting animals and people.

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Deloitte works with the world’s leading food and agriculture/agribusiness companies, at all stages of the value chain from farm to fork. We work extensively with input providers such as fertiliser manufacturers, chemical companies and providers of seeds and micro-nutrients; and recognize the vital intersection between the chemicals and food sectors. At the other end of the value chain, Deloitte works with food product manufacturers, beverage manufacturers and the largest retailers. Among the Fortune Global 500 companies, we serve:

  • 22 of the 27 consumer products companies
  • 18 of the 27 chemicals and specialty materials companies
  • 31 of the 40 retail, wholesale and distribution companies

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Packaging Partner (1)

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging, printing and specialty solutions, serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, beverage and card markets, among others. With a broad portfolio of packaging, films and services powered by innovation, Klöckner Pentaplast plays an integral role in the customer value chain by marketing and safeguarding product integrity, assuring safety, consumer health and protecting brand reputation. Founded in 1965 in Montabaur, Germany, Klöckner Pentaplast has operations in 18 countries and employs over 6,300 people committed to serving customers worldwide from 61 total locations, including 35 production sites. Learn more at www.kpfilms.com.

Supporting Organisation (1)

WssTP is the recognized voice and promotor of water-related RTD and innovation in Europe. WssTP strives to increase coordination and collaboration, to enhance the performance of the water service providers, water users, and technology providers, in a sustainable and inclusive way and to contribute to solving societal challenges through RTD&I. With 187 members across Europe on board, WssTP is recognised by the European Commission as the industry-led European Technology Platform(ETP) for Water.

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Marriott Grosvenor Square
Grosvenor Square
(Entrance on Duke Street)
London W1K 6JP

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7499 6363

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