World Food Forum

WORLD FOOD RESEARCH AND INNOVATION FORUM

May 9-10, 2016
Congress Center Auditorium “Niccolò Paganini” Parma, Italy

 

May

9

MORNING SESSION
8.00
Registration closes at 9.30
10.00
Opening Ceremony

Federico Pizzarotti, Mayor of Parma
Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna Region
Luigi Scordamaglia, President of Federalimentare

Paolo De Castro, Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of World Food Research & Innovation Forum International Steering Committee
Giovanni Luppi, Co-President Alliance of Italian Cooperatives
Cristiano Musillo, Counselor of Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Special Guests address
Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (video message)
Quoc Doanh Le, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Government of Vietnam
Maurizio Martina, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Italian Government

11.30
Keynote speeches

Food Technology Transfer in UE and emerging Countries
Hugo de Vries, Director, UMR IATE-Unité Mixte de Recherches Ingénierie des Agro-polymères et Technologies Émergentes, INRA & CIRAD

Global Food Security: Challenges and Possibilities
Sanjaya Rajaram, President Resource Seeds International and 2014 World Food Prize Laureate

12.45
Conclusions

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

13.00
Lunch
May

9

AFTERNOON SESSION – SALA IPOGEA
14.30
Thematic Session
I. Session: The strategic European Food Research Agenda: Innovation, Agribusiness, Global Dimension

Chair: Fabio Fava, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of  Bologna and Italian Representative for Bioeconomy in Horizon 2020 committees, European Commission

Iman Boot, Deputy Head of Unit in the DG Agriculture and Rural Development – European Commission
Luca Montanarella, Senior Expert Land Resources Management Joint Research Centre (JRC) European Commission
Stefano Fontana, Head of Unit Partnerships Management, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Bernhard Url, Executive Director, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Patrizio Bianchi, Minister European political development, school, university, research and work, Emilia-Romagna Region

16.00
Thematic Session
II. Session: Global Innovation

Chair: 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

Palma Costi, Minister for Productive activities, energy plan, green economy, Emilia-Romagna Region
Filippo M. Bassi, Senior Durum Breeder – International Center for the Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research (CGIAR)

Mei Xurong, Director, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Riccardo Valentini,  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN)
Rudolf Krska, Head, Center for Analytical Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU
Vittorio Zambrini, Quality Innovation Security and Environment Director, Granarolo SpA
Michiel Bakker, Director, Global Food Services Google

 

17.30
Conclusions

Fabio Fava, Member of International Steering Committee
Samuel Godefroy, Member of International Steering Committee

 

May

10

MORNING SESSION – SALA IPOGEA
8.00
Registration closes at 9.30
9.30
Thematic Sessions
III. Session – Food Finance: Investing in Agribusiness and Food as Vector for Human and Economic Development

Chair: Simona Caselli, Minister of Agriculture of Emilia-Romagna Region

Enrica Gentile, CEO, ARETE’ Research & Consulting in Economics
Felipe Ortega Schlingmann, European Investment Bank

Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, DG DEVCO European Commission
Sergio Lugaresi, Head of Rome Office, World Bank Group
Adolfo Brizzi, Director, Policy & Technical Advisory Division (IFAD)
Matteo Landi
, Rural Entrepreneurship Development, Job creation and Human Security, United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO Vienna
Mebrahtu Meles, State Minister, Ministry of Industry, Ethiopia

11.00
Final Round Table

Global food system. The 2030 agenda for sustainable development, Climate Change: a time for action. The multistakeholder engagement

Chair: Christian Patermann, Former Director EU Commission and Advisor German Government for Bioeconomy

Livia Pomodoro, President, Milan Center for Food Law and Policy
Andrea Sonnino, Special Advisor AGDR – Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
Donald A. Prater, DVM Deputy Director, Europe Office United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Stef Bronzwaer, Head of Advisory Forum and Scientific Cooperation Unit, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Robert Jan Hamer, Vice-President R&D Discover Foods and Director Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, President FoodNexus Consortium
Victoria Spadaro Grant, Chief R&D and Quality Officer at Barilla Group
Massimo Ferro, Corporate Strategy Director Nestlé Italy

12.45
Kick – Off Permanent Platform
Fabio Fava, Member of International Steering Committee

Samuel Godefroy, Member of International Steering Committee

 

13.00
Conclusion and future perspective
Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna Region

 

Lunch
Translation: English – Italian

 

In collaboration with

 

Speakers

26
APR
2016

Adolfo Brizzi

Director Policy & Technical Advisory Division International Fund for Agricultural Developmnet, IFAD

19
APR
2016
Andrea Sonnino

Andrea Sonnino

Special Advisor AGDR – Food and Agricukture Organization of the UN, FAO

01
APR
2015
Angelo Vittorio Zambrini

Angelo Vittorio Zambrini

Quality, Innovation, Security and Environment Director - Granarolo SpA

02
FEB
2015

Bernhard Url

Executive Director, European Food Safety Authority, EFSA

04
AUG
2015

Christian Patermann

Former Director EU Commission and Advisor German Government for Bioeconomy

09
MAY
2016

Cristiano Musillo

Counselor of Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

02
FEB
2015
Donald A. Prater

Donald A. Prater

DVM Deputy Director, Europe Office United States Food and Drug Administration

14
APR
2016
Erica Gentile

Enrica Gentile

CEO, ARETE’ Research & Consulting in Economics

02
FEB
2015

Fabio Fava

Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna and Italian Representative for Bioeconomy in Horizon 2020 committees, European Commission – World Food Forum R&I Forum Member of Steering Committee

02
MAY
2016

Federico Pizzarotti

Mayor of Parma

02
MAY
2016

Filippo M. Bassi

Senior Durum Breeder – International Center for the Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research (CGIAR)

14
APR
2016
Gerardo Patacconi

Gerardo Patacconi

Director, Agri-Business Developmnet Branch, UNIDO

28
APR
2016

Giovanni Luppi

Co-President Alliance of Italian Cooperatives

20
APR
2016

Hans-Harald Jahn

Head of Division, Agribusiness & Rural Development EIB European Investment Bank

14
APR
2016
Hugo De Vries

Hugo De Vries

Director, UMR IATE-Unité Mixte de Recherches Ingénierie des Agro-polymères et Technologies Émergentes, INRA & CIRAD

26
APR
2016

Iman Boot

Deputy Head of Unit in the DG Agriculture and Rural Development – European Commission

14
APR
2016
Livia Pomodoro

Livia Pomodoro

President, Milan Center for Food Law and Policy

14
APR
2016
Luca Montanarella

Luca Montanarella

Senior Expert Land Resources Management Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission

14
APR
2016

Luigi Scordamaglia

President of Federalimentare

28
APR
2016

Massimo Ferro

Corporate Strategy Director Nestlé Italy

02
FEB
2015
Maurizio Martina

Maurizio Martina

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Italian Government

26
APR
2016

Mebrahtu Meles

State Minister of Industry, Ethiopia

20
APR
2016

Mei Xurong

Director General, Department of Research Management, CAAS -Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

14
APR
2016
Mikiel Bakker

Michiel Bakker

Director, Global Food Services Google

28
MAY
2015
Palma Costi

Palma Costi

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

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

29
APR
2016
Le Quoch Doanh

Quoc Doanh Le

Vice Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam

14
APR
2016
Riccardo Valentini

Riccardo Valentini

IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and BCFN – Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation

29
APR
2016

Robert Jan Hamer

Vice-President R&D Discover Foods and Director Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, President FoodNexus Consortium

09
SEP
2015

Roberto Ridolfi

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

14
APR
2016
Rudolf Krska

Rudolf Krska

Head, Center for Analytical Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU

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

14
APR
2016
Sanjaya Rajaram

Sanjaya Rajaram

President Resource Seeds International and 2014 World Food Prize Laureate

02
MAY
2016

Sergio Lugaresi

Head of Rome Office, World Bank Group

01
APR
2015
Simona Caselli

Simona Caselli

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

05
MAY
2016

Stef Bronzwaer

Head of Advisory Forum and Scientific Cooperation Unit, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

02
FEB
2015
Stefano Bonaccini

Stefano Bonaccini

President of the Emilia-Romagna Region

14
APR
2016
Stefano Fontana

Stefano Fontana

Head of Unit Partnerships Management European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

26
APR
2016

Victoria Spadaro Grant

Chief R&D and Quality Officer at Barilla Group