World Food Forum

The role of businesses in the future of the global food system

5th June, 2015 | Bologna Fair
10.00am – 12.30am

A fundamental role in the future of food and nutrition is played by companies along with key players involved in defining strategies and policies. This is due to the fact that they have a leading role in both innovation development and adoption processes which can revolutionize, sometimes incrementally and other times disruptivily, the life condition and behaviour of a single group as well as the society as a whole.

Market globalization, the rise of food demand as a result of the emerging economies, as well as the growth in world population, climate change and the exploitation of natural resources, make food security and safety and environmental issues a general challenge to face with a joint approach worldwide

In its last step towards EXPO Milano 2015, the World Food Research and Innovation Forum roadmap returns to R2B – Research to Business 2015. The conference will offer an opportunity to discuss a vision for future food security and safety and sustainability, inspired by experiences and success stories presented by companies, business associations and stakeholders in the food sector.

The World Food Research and Innovation Forum is the strategic project for the participation of the Emilia-Romagna Region in EXPO Milan 2015.

The Forum’s main objective is to set up a global and permanent platform available to policy makers, the science, research, business and finance communities, which is aimed at shaping shared strategies and effective initiatives for the future of food in the world.

The World Food Research and Innovation Forum is sponsored by the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government, Entrepreneurs’ Associations, the Regional System of Exhibitions -Bologna Fiere, Cesena Fiera, Fiere di Parma- the research system -the Universities of the Emilia-Romagna region and research centres – in collaboration with ASTER- the regional Consortium for innovation and technology transfer- with the participation of European and international institutions and the patronage of Italian  Ministry of Economic Development and Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.

In collaboration with


Speakers

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MAY
2015
Palma Costi

Palma Costi

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

01
APR
2015
Ruben Sacerdoti

Ruben Sacerdoti

Director of the Department for the business internationalisation, Emilia-Romagna Regional Government

02
FEB
2015
Paolo Bonaretti

Paolo Bonaretti

General Director - Aster

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

28
OCT
2014
28
MAY
2015
Guglielmo Garagnani

Guglielmo Garagnani

Coordinator, Agrinsieme Emilia‐Romagna

28
MAY
2015
Annalisa Sassi

Annalisa Sassi

Coordinator for Expo 2015, Confindustria Emilia Romagna

01
APR
2015
Simona Caselli

Simona Caselli

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

01
APR
2015
Angelo Vittorio Zambrini

Angelo Vittorio Zambrini

Quality, Innovation, Security and Environment Director - Granarolo SpA

04
FEB
2015
Roberto Tuberosa

Roberto Tuberosa

Professor of Plant Genetics and Plant Breeding, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna

28
MAY
2015
Sara Roversi

Sara Roversi

You Can Group

02
FEB
2015
Arnaldo Dossena

Arnaldo Dossena

Chair in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Dean of Dep. of Food Science, Università di Parma

28
MAY
2015
Adelfo Magnavacchi

Adelfo Magnavacchi

Centro ricerche Produzioni Animali (Reggio Emilia)

02
FEB
2015
Stefano Bonaccini

Stefano Bonaccini

President of the Emilia-Romagna Region