World Food Forum

Expo. The “World Food Research and Innovation Forum” over the Universal Exhibition

Addressing the challenges of nutrition and food security, putting these issues at the centre of the development goals of the global agenda by 2030, promoting multisectoral collaboration among international agencies, the research community, industry and policy makers, transforming Food Security and Food Safety in priority topics for national and international policies, sharing best practices and knowledge: these are the goals with which the World Food Research and Innovation Forum closed at EXPO Milano 2015.

The closure will in fact be the starting point of a great debate, that in the coming months will involve the scientific community, academic research and innovation communities, legislators, development agencies, industries, small and medium-sized enterprises and consumer associations.

Emilia-Romagna is ready to make its experience and its unique development model available to our Country and to other European Countries“, announced the president of Emilia-Romagna Region, Stefano Bonaccini. “We do this humbly, but conscious that our experience can attract worldwide expertise and contribute giving answers and defining a comprehensive global strategy to address the world’s challenges by 2030”.

We must take over the legacy from Expo and from the Forum”, said the Italian minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Maurizio Martina. “Emilia-Romagna has been a key player in the Universal Exhibition, thanks to the huge experience of its agriculture model, that mixes tradition, innovation and technology”.

Download the presentations 22 and 23 September


Forum programme see here
Discussion Paper (September 2015) see here
Press Review see here
Forum streaming see here
Interviews with speakers see here
Photo gallery see here


Speakers

09
SEP
2015

Aldo Longo

Director General, General aspects of rural development and research, Directorate - General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

05
AUG
2015

Alex Thomson

Journalist and Broadcaster

06
AUG
2015

Ann Tutwiler

Director General, Bioversity International

01
SEP
2015

Anne Roulin

Vice President Nutrition, Health & Wellness & Sustainability, NESTLE’

02
FEB
2015

Bernhard Url

Executive Director, European Food Safety Authority, EFSA

04
AUG
2015

Bev Postma

Executive Director, Food Industry Asia, FIA

04
AUG
2015

Christian Patermann

Former Director EU Commission and Advisor German Government for Bioeconomy

15
SEP
2015

Cristina Tajani

Councillor for Labour Policies, Economic Development, University and Research, Comune di Milano

01
APR
2015

Diana Battaggia

Head of Investment and Technology Promotion Office, United Nation Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO

15
SEP
2015

Diana Bracco

President Expo 2015 SpA and Commissioner General of Section for the Italian Pavilion

04
AUG
2015

Dietrich Knorr

President of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology

04
AUG
2015

Francesco Loreto

Director, Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Science – Research National Council of Italy, CNR

31
AUG
2015

François Le Gall

Senior Advisor Food Safety and Livestock, Agriculture Practice, The World Bank Group

15
SEP
2015

Giancarlo Caratti

Deputy Commissioner General for the EU participation in Expo 2015, European Commission

06
AUG
2015

Giuseppe Sala

Commissioner of the Government of Italy for Expo Milano 2015

04
AUG
2015

Hans Verhagen

Senior Scientific Advisor Nutrition and Food Safety, National Institute for Public Health and Environment, RIVM

01
APR
2015
Isabelle De Froidmont Goertz

Isabelle De Froidmont Goertz

Project Officer, DG Research & Innovation, F3 Agri Food Chain European Commission

04
AUG
2015

Kazuaki Miyagishima

Director, Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses - World Health Organization, WHO

04
AUG
2015

Ladislau Martin Neto

Executive Director, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation - Embrapa

02
FEB
2015

Ladislav Miko

Deputy Director - General for the Food Chain - Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

04
AUG
2015

Luigi Carlo Maria Bodria

Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan - President, CLUB of Bologna

04
AUG
2015

Luigi Nicolais

President of National Research Council of Italy, CNR

04
AUG
2015

Marta Dassù

Executive President WE – Women for Expo and Senior Director European Affairs, Aspen Institute Italia

02
FEB
2015
Maurizio Martina

Maurizio Martina

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Italian Government

05
AUG
2015

Michael Taylor J.D.

Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA

01
SEP
2015

Michela Petronio

Vice President Global Discovery Center, Barilla G. & R. F.lli

28
MAY
2015
Palma Costi

Palma Costi

Minister for Productive activities, energy plan, green economy, Emilia-Romagna Region

02
APR
2015
Paola Testori Coggi

Paola Testori Coggi

Former Director General Health and Consumers of the European Commission

02
FEB
2015
Paolo De Castro

Paolo De Castro

Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of World Food Research & Innovation Forum International Steering Committee

03
SEP
2015

Patrizio Bianchi

Minister European political development, school, university, research and work, Emilia-Romagna Region

04
AUG
2015

Ren Wang

Assistant Director General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

01
SEP
2015

Richard GF Visser

Professor and Chair Wageningen UR Plant Breeding, Wageningen University & Research Centre

09
SEP
2015

Roberto Ridolfi

Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, DG DEVCO, European Commission

04
AUG
2015

Roger Beachy

Executive Director of World Food Center, University of CA, Davis

28
OCT
2014

Samuel Godefroy

Full professor, Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Systems, Department of Food Sciences, Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF), University Laval, Québec, QC, Canada & Global Institute for Food Security, Queens University of Belfast, United Kingdom

01
APR
2015
Simona Caselli

Simona Caselli

Minister for Agriculture, Hunting and Fishing, Emilia-Romagna Region

02
FEB
2015
Stefano Bonaccini

Stefano Bonaccini

President of the Emilia-Romagna Region

04
AUG
2015

Tobin Robinson

Head of the Scientific Committee and Emerging Risks Unit, European Food Safety Authority, EFSA