Next events

Next 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.


The special location of Palazzo Soragna in Parma will host the 2022 edition of World Food Forum on Thursday 5th May. The event will offer the occasion for analysing the challenges of food sovereignty within the European Union and reflecting on the current geopolitical, food and energy crises which are putting to the test the ongoing transitions. The event will also be visible in streaming.

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.

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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