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Final speakers added to an impressive line-up

Women in Food and Agriculture: Final speakers added to an impressive line-up

With an unrivalled line-up of speakers announced for the inaugural Women in Food and Agriculture Summit, we are excited to reveal the final round of top leaders from international and regional agribusinesses and food companies who will be speaking.

There’s just two weeks to go until the Women in Food and Agriculture Summit in Amsterdam on 3-4 December 2019. More than 250 executives from global agribusinesses, food and retail companies have already committed to this global Summit and are attending from all corners of the world.

Among the companies that will be speaking at the Summit are Alltech, Cargill, Bayer, ADM, Rabobank, Bunge, Elanco, AgriSat, Syngenta, BASF, Metro, Sodexo, Diageo, DeLaval, Unilever, FAO, World Bank, NFU, Salmon Group, Trouw Nutrition, Wageningen University, IFFO, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Microsoft and many more (full list of participants below).

Attendees will have an unprecedented opportunity to discover insights and learn from industry pioneers in our Innovation Hour sessions, plus our Panel Discussions bring together world leaders in food and agribusiness to discuss climate change, the future of global agriculture and the most pressing issues facing our industry.

Women in food and Agriculture will help create an engaged community across the entire supply chain with attendees having the opportunity to invest in their development and celebrate the achievements of those who are the backbone of the world’s food systems.

The Summit will also offer an unparalleled combination of talks and discussions on the latest techniques, industry updates and practical strategies. Primarily, the need for greater inclusion and equality in the industry will be addressed and the value gained through diversity will be showcased.

Through these workshops and discussions, the Summit will provide industry participants with all the tools they need to excel in their career and create better business outcomes in the most important sector in the world.

By sharing experiences across the whole supply chain, the Summit will connect regional and international food and agribusiness leaders, advance the industry and help companies to achieve stronger business outcomes.

Take a look at the impressive list of organisations already taking part in the event.

Tickets are selling quickly and are still available to purchase via the website.

Join the phenomenal female leaders who are making history thorough innovation and growing the ag sector for tomorrow!

List of confirmed speakers:

  1. Anne-Kristine Oen, CEO, Salmon Group
  2. Alexia Michiels, Partner and Co-founder, The Resilience Institute Europe
  3. Baroness Rosie Boycott
  4. Caroline Drummond, CEO, LEAF
  5. Jane Rickson, President of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers and Professor of Soil Erosion and Conservation, Cranfield; Soil and AgriFood Institute
  6. Rima Al-Azar, Senior Natural Resources Officer, Climate and Environment Division, FAO of UN
  7. Lone Andersen, Vice President, Danish Agriculture and Food Council
  8. Maria Schütz Fløisand, CCO, Salmon Group
  9. Kathleen Offman Mathisen, Global HR Director and Internal Communication, Grieg Seafood
  10. JackBobo, Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President, Intrexon Corporation
  11. Petter M. Johannessen, Director General, IFFO
  12. Karl Deering, Director of Climate Resilient Agriculture, CARE
  13. Tanja Havemann, Director, Clarmondial
  14. Alison Capper, Chairman, NFU’s National Horticulture & Potatoes Board, English Apples & Pears and Wye Hops
  15. Nicky Deasy, Managing Partner, The Yield Lab Europe
  16. Sarah Bell, Independent Farmer and Member, NFU Crops Board
  17. Geeta Sethi, Senior Advisor, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, World Bank
  18. Christine Tacon, Groceries Code Adjudicator
  19. Barbara Baarsma, CEO, Rabobank Amsterdam; Professor of Applied Economics, the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Amsterdam
  20. Tanya Kopps, CEO, Metro Italy
  21. Erik Pekkeriet, Senior Business Development Manager Agro Food Robotics, Wageningen University & Research
  22. Susanne Palsten Buchardt, Vice President, Animal Health & Nutrition, Novozymes
  23. Caroline Creven Fourrier, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Syngenta
  24. Susanne Kirwan, Product Manager, Kemin
  25. Lyndsay Chapman, CEO, Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock
  26. Angelique Slach, COO, Natwest Markets
  27. Saskia Korink, Global Innovation Director, Trouw Nutrition
  28. Amy Cornell, President, Agribusiness Council of Indiana
  29. Jackie Applegate, President, Global Vegetable Seeds & Environmental Science, Bayer
  30. Margot Slattery, Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Sodexo Group
  31. Martha Montoya, President, AgTools
  32. Claudia Roessler, Director Agriculture, Microsoft
  33. Elena Sgaravatti, CEO, Demethra Biotech
  34. Rohini Seth, HR Director, Diageo
  35. Lotta Folkesson, Chairwoman of Copa’s Women Committee and Board Director, LRF (Federationof Swedish Farmers)
  36. Carla Hilhorst, Carla has a accountVice President R&D Foods, Unilever
  37. Marieke de Ruyter de Wildt, Founder, The Fork
  38. Guillaume Smeets, Global Lead, Commercial Excellence, Animal Nutrition & Health, Cargill
  39. Dame Fiona Kendrick, Formerly Chairwoman and CEO, Nestle UK and Ireland
  40. Florence Chenoweth, Formerly Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Liberia
  41. Sarah Mukherjee, CEO, Crop Protection Association
  42. Giorgiana Pospescu, HR Director for Industrial Operations & Corporate Functions, Bunge
  43. Lizelle Alberts, Founder, FRUTEM
  44. Mark Lyons, President & CEO, ALLTECH
  45. Teresa Wickham
  46. Megan DeYoung, Strategic Partnerships, AEROFARMS
  47. Simone Barg, Vice President, Global Communications Agricultural Solutions, BASF
  48. Roselyn Fosuah Adjei, Director, Climate Change, Forestry Commission, ACCRA, Ghana
  49. Alwena Hughes Moakes, Global Head of Communications, SYNGENTA
  50. Helene Ziv, Director of Risk Management and Sourcing, Cargill’s Animal Nutrition Business
  51. Mayka van Acht, Vice President HR EMEAI, ADM
  52. Tina Hunt, General Manager, Elanco UK and Ireland
  53. Natalie McCaffery, Student
  54. Anna Osann, Founding Partner and Innovation Director, AgriSat Iberia
  55. Bettina Bock, Professor, Wageningen University & Research and Groningen University
  56. Margreet van der Burg, Senior University Lecturer and Researcher, Wageningen University
  57. Sheena Howden, Lantra Scotland Project Manager
  58. Karen Karp, President, KK&P
  59. Clementine Schouteden,Lead of Cities & Circular Economy for Food, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  60. Lynda McDonald, Senior Executive, DeLaval International
  61. Lena Johansson, VP, IFAJ
  62. Willemien Koning, Chair LTO Women and Business (Dutch Women Farmers)
  63. Jacqueline Pieters, Global Head of banking for Food Inspirational Center, Rabobank
  64. Rachel Kopay, Senior Associate, The Context Network
  65. Erin Boyd Kappelhof, Managing Partner, Eat Well Global
  66. Mariana Vasconcelos, CEO, Agrosmart
  67. Jane Craigie, Founder, Jane Craigie Marketing; Chair and Executive Board Member, IFAJ and Trustee, LANTRA

Anne-Kristine Oen
CEO, Salmon Group


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