Global Food Forum 2017
On a Farm, close to Venice
19/10/2017 19:00 - 21/10/2017 14:00
Organised by : Farm Europe, in partnership with Confagricoltura
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Building a common ambition for resilient economic & environmental value chains

 Susegana, Treviso 20-21 October, 2017

    19th October 2017

    20th October 2017

    10h00 – 10h30: Opening remarks
      10h30 – 12h00: EU agriculture and EU society: let’s devise the means for our ambition!
        12h00 – 12h30: Closing remarks
          12h30 – 14h00: Buffet Lunch
            14h30 – 18h00: World café Workshops

            IMPORTANT: Please give us your preferred topics raking the following workshops from 1 (your preferred choice) to 6. Based on your choice and on the language available we will organise the groups.

            • Closing the gap between societal demands & economic reality: focus on double performance

              The Omnibus and beyond: defining resilience and crises management EU toolkit

              Agriculture as a sustainable provider of food and non-food societal demands

              Food Chain: organisation, contracts, UTPs, how to rebalance the supply chain?

              Science, Health and Nutrition – a call for EU coherence

              Trade & Brexit : let’s conjugate ambition and realism

            21st October 2017

            9h00 – 10h00: Taking stock of the outcomes of the first day, drawing recommendations
              10h15 – 12h00: Roundtable "A EU strategy of double performance for all EU agri-food systems"
                12h00 – 12h30: Conclusive statements
                  12h30 – 14h00: Buffet Lunch

                  Practical informations will be provide at a later stage.

                  For non Farm Europe members the 2 days event all inclusive (transfer from the airport and hotel) is 920EUR – a package of 450EUR is possible when no transfer and no hotels needed.

                  Special conditions are applied for Farm Europe members and journalists.

                  For any details before finalising the registration process do not hesitate to contact us at

                  Dear Ms or Mr,

                  Thank you. We confirm that we received your request. We will come back to you in the coming days in order to confirm and provide you all the necessary information to prepare the Global Food Forum.

                  The closest airport to the place of the forum will be Treviso or Venice. Connections will be organised from these airports to the place of the Forum.

                  In case you need to contact us, do not hesitate to send us an email at the following address:

                  Kind regards,

                  Farm Europe’s team

                  Poster GFF2017On the 7th of February, Farm Europe launched the 2017 edition of the Global Food Forum at the European Parliament, in the presence of Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan and main EP’s leaders.
                  We are now pleased to communicate the official dates for the 2017 Global Food Forum: 20-21 October 2017. The event, focusing on “EU food systems: building economic & environmental value chains” will take place in Italy, in a rural village and vineyards around Susegana, close to Venice.
                  The  Forum will start on the 19th of October at 19h00 with informal dinner among participants allowing an initial round of exchanges.

                  On the 20th of October, the morning session will focus on the strategic approach to be developed for a shared ambition between EU food systems and EU society, while discussions among participants will be developed throughout the afternoon sessions around 6 World-café workshops held in parallel. 

                  On the 21st of October, building upon the work of the previous day, participants will have the chance to discuss with EU key political leaders on how to build resilient economic & environmental value chains for EU food systems via an ambitious EU policy. 
                  The 2017 GFF is expected to close its doors at 14h00 on the 21st of October. 
                  On the basis of the thinking process, policy recommendations will be developed. The final report of the Global Food Forum 2017 will be presented to EU decision-makers.

                  Click on “I would like to attend” to have the full programme and start the registration process.

                  Already confirmed speakers:

                  Jean Arthuis, Chair of the European Parliament Budget Committee
                  Dacian Cioloș, former Prime Minister of Romania, former Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
                  Maurizio Martina, Italian Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies
                  Gian Luca GallettiItalian Minister for Environment
                  Michel Dantin, Member of the European Parliament
                  Paolo De Castro, First Vice President Comagri EP
                  Herbert Dorfmann, Member of the European Parliament
                  Angélique Delahaye, Member of the European Parliament
                  Pilar Ayuso, Member of the European Parliament
                  Rudolf Moegele, Deputy Director General at DG AGRI, European Commission
                  Catherine Geslain-LanéelleDG French Minister for Agriculture
                  Andrea Gavinelli, Head of Unit in DG SANTE, European Commission

                  Christiane Lambert, President of the French Farmers Organisation (FNSEA)
                  Massimiliano Giansanti, President of Confagricoltura and the GFF 2017
                  Laurent Vallée, Secretary General of Carrefour Group
                  Meurig RaymondPresident of National Farmers Union
                  Philippe PintaPresident of Unigrains
                  Arnaud Rousseau, President of Avril Group and Chair of the Oilseeds Working Group of COPA-COGECA
                  Claudia Michel, Director at Bayer
                  François Schmitt, President of Federation Groupama
                  Jan Dolezal, Secretary General AKCR
                  Eric Laine, President of CGB and First Vice-President of the International Confederation of European Beet Growers (CIBE)
                  Piero Gattoni, President of Consorzio Italiano Biogas (CIB)
                  Pierre Olivier Drege, President of European Landowners Organization (ELO)
                  Daniel Coulonval, Farmer – FWA
                  Philippe Ruelle, Director General at UGPBAN/FRUIDOR
                  Carole RoccaInVivo Group


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