Program

PRE-SUMMIT PROGRAMMING – SEPTEMBER 26

FROM THE FARM TO THE FORK:
TRACKING SUSTAINABILITY IN THE FOOD CHAIN PRODUCTION

2:00 PM       WELCOME COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

2:30 PM       MASTER OF CEREMONY’S WELCOME REMARKS

2:35 PM       ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

2:55 PM       SIMULTANEOUS ROUNDTABLES

Participants will be able to select one of the roundtables, each of which will be led by a POLITICO journalist and two speakers. All the speakers will then gather on stage for a panel discussion to share issues and solutions raised during the roundtables’ discussions.

ROUNDTABLE 1:       THE CHALLENGE OF SOURCING ETHICAL INGREDIENTS

ROUNDTABLE 2:       SEARCHING FOR THE MISSING ELEMENTS TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND TRANSPARENCY

ROUNDTABLE 3:       CREATING A SPACE FOR CONSUMERS’ DEMANDS

3:55 PM       PANEL DISCUSSION: ASSESSING THE ROUNDTABLES’ CONCLUSIONS

The roundtables’ speakers will gather on stage to share issues and solutions raised during the roundtables’ discussions and find ways to harmonize the entire food chain to make it more sustainable.

4:30 PM       MASTER OF CEREMONY’S CLOSING REMARKS

4:35 PM        PUB QUIZ AND NETWORKING DRINKS

After a half-day of discussions on food sustainability, participants will have the opportunity to
show off their knowledge by joining a fun, interactive and content-driven quiz. Competing teams of
six individuals each will be formed, and the quiz will consist of six rounds of 10 questions on agrifood
related matters. The team with the highest number of correct answers will win the quiz and
the summit’s prize.

SUMMIT PROGRAMMING – SEPTEMBER 27

 THE POLITICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES NEEDED TO FOSTER A SUSTAINABLE AGRI-FOOD SYSTEM

8:30 AM       WELCOME COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

9:00 PM       MASTER OF CEREMONY’S WELCOME REMARKS

9:05 AM       ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

9:35 AM       PANEL DISCUSSION 1: WHAT CHANGES SHOULD BE EXPECTED FROM THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY?

10:20 AM     SPOTLIGHT 1: THE VIEW FROM THE FIELD

10:50 AM     SPEED NETWORKING SESSION

11:00 AM     NETWORKING BREAK

11:20 AM     PANEL DISCUSSION 2: THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF GLOBAL TRADE AGREEMENTS

12:05 PM     SEATED NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 PM       INNOVATION PITCHES: FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN SOCIAL INNOVATION AND TECHNICAL PROGRESS

Four individuals will gather on stage and each present a digital tool or social innovation that can address an issue in the agri-food sector and make it more sustainable. The floor will be open to questions and participants will vote to decide which tool/innovation is the most needed.

2:15 PM       SPOTLIGHT 2: WHAT IS SO CONTROVERSIAL ABOUT GENE-EDITING

3:00 PM       SIMULTANEOUS ROUNDTABLES

Participants will be able to select one of the roundtables, each of which will be led by a POLITICO journalist and two speakers.

 ROUNDTABLE 1: MAKING FARMNG MORE EFFICIENT THROUGH BIG DATA

 ROUNDTABLE 2: AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE 

4:00 PM       END OF THE SUMMIT AND NETWORKING DRINKS

Please note that the program is subject to change and will be regularly updated