Events

Events

The Forum provides a permanent platform for exchange and discussion around food research and safety. Thanks to the Forum, the Emilia-Romagna Region becomes a point of reference fostering new relations and cooperations among governments, international institutions and the business and research sectors, engaging all stakeholders and players at a global scale.

WFF at Cibus 2024

A much awaited date in the rich programme of Cibus 2024, the International Food Exhibition, the World Food Forum 2024 event included two main appointments.  The first one was a high level conference entitled "The challenges of food systems' sustainability for businesses and supply chains - A global approach, from soil to human health". During the conference a varied panel of notable speakers discussed the key topics of sustainable growth in food and agriculture. The second event saw the representatives of key companies illustrate their participation in key PNRR projects to business stakeholders. The events were organised in partnership with Agritech National Centre for Technology in Agriculture, the Onfoods Foundation, Metrofood and the Agrifood National Cluster (CLAN) and took place during Cibus International Food Exhibition, Parma, Italy. The full programme is available here.
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2022 – WFF AT THINK20

The experts of the World Food Forum participated in Think20 (T20), the official engagement group of the Italian Presidency G20, bringing together leading think tanks and research centers worldwide. The Think20 (T20) is the official engagement group of the G20, bringing together leading think tanks and research centers worldwide. It serves as the ‘ideas bank’ of the G20 and aims to provide research-based policy recommendations to the G20 leaders. The T20 Italy strives to be inclusive, digital and policy-oriented in order to better engage the research community, policy-makers and the public at large in the context of the year-long Italian presidency of the G20. ISPI (Italian Institute for International Political Studies) is the National Coordinator and Chair of the T20 Italy, with IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali) as the T20 Co-Chair and Bocconi University as the T20 Summit Co-Chair.
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2021 – G20 Event in Matera

On occasion of the Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting, the ad-hoc Development Session and the Foreign and Development Joint Ministerial Session held in Matera under the G20 framework, the World Food Forum together with Future Food Institute organised the workshop “Reshaping Agri-food Systems to build back better” on June 29, 2021. The workshop was organized within the framework of the T20 Spring Roundtables and Food For Earth, a long term partnership between the Future Food Institute and FAO. The event will be hosted by the University of Basilicata under the patronage of the City and Province of Matera. The aim of the workshop was to discuss the current challenges and present the preliminary results of a Think20 Policy Brief dedicated to the role of G20 in promoting more sustainable agri-food systems to build back better.

Expo 2020 Dubai

The World Food Forum cannot miss the first post-pandemic global event and it will bring to the table new scientific insights to help global stakeholders, policy-makers, and experts join forces and find together effective solutions to the issues of food safety and sustainability, food research and innovation, and better nutrition around the world.
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WFF at Cibus 2021

Purposefully organised as the official closing event of Cibus 2021, the International Food Exhibition, the WFF event focussed on important topics: "The challenges of climate, digital, and social transitions - Financial resources and the impact on the business sector - A focus on Italy" and will host a high level panel of speakers. The event continued and renewed the discussion around the key topics of sustainable growth in food and agriculture under discussion at the G20, in the Italian PNRR, and in many international panels. It also represented an ideal summary of all the topics and issues that involve the food system, both locally and internationally, in the public and private sectors. The Forum's vision is to engage and support Italian and international companies and stakeholders in order to provide an overall understanding of these key topics and their impact - poverty reduction, food safety and sustainability, social cohesion and community development, reduction of socio-economic differences, and regional, generational and gender gaps.
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