In the current context of broad and lively discussions, Farm Europe is pleased to invite you to the 4th edition of the Global Food Forum, on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2019 at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels, at the heart of the EU policymaking process.
The Global Food Forum gathers each year EU policy makers, prominent figures from the European institutions, national Ministries, key representatives of agriculture and agri-food stakeholders from different Member States and as well media and representatives from the Civil Society.
Considering, the political, economic and societal challenges of the European agenda, the 2019 edition will give you an opportunity to discuss and reflect on: “EU agri-food sectors as front-runners of EU future”.
This two-days discussion will give you the opportunity to engage in fruitful exchanges on how to shape the European policies allowing them to lead the way for a transition of agricultural models towards greater environmental and economic performance, while strengthening the bond between farmers and Europeans.
Day 1 – Monday, December 2nd
3.00pm – Arrival of participants: Registration and Welcome coffee
4.00pm to 5.30pm – Opening of the 2019 Global Food Forum: Sustainability, growth, inclusion: is the EU ready to bet on its agri-food systems?
6.00pm to 8.00pm: 4 Working Sessions in parallel
Working Session 1: Innovation and agriculture: a concrete answer to both sustainability and economy?
Working Session 2: From farmers to consumers, let’s define the future of EU food chain
Working Session 3: Agriculture as a provider of a decarbonized EU economy
Working Session 4: Which strategy for a vibrant EU Meat sector?
Day 2 – Tuesday, December 3rd
8.30am to 10.00am: 3 Working Sessions in parallel
Working Session 5: Brexit & Trade challenges: From a reactive attitude to an EU fund preventing and tackling crisis
Working Session 6: Nutrition and Health: let’s conjugate societal demands with consumer expectations
Working Session 7: EU Wine sector: an asset for EU and its rural areas
10.30am to 12.00pm: Closing session of the 2019 Global Food Forum: CAP & EU Sustainable Food Strategy: strengthening the bond between farmers and Europeans
Eric Adam, Director for institutional affairs, Carrefour Group
Pierre Bascou, Director DG Agri, European Commission
Simona Bonafè, Eurodeputy, S&D
Xavier de Breucker, Beez, Belgium
Henri Brichart, FNSEA, France
Boris Calmette, President of wine cooperatives confederation, France
Fotis Chatzipapadopoulos, President of Neuropublic, Greece
Dacian Ciolos, Eurodeputy, President of Renew Europe
Daniel Coulonval, farmer, Belgium
Alex Datema, Boeren Natuur, Netherlands
Paolo De Castro, Eurodeputy, S&D
Jérémy Decerle, Eurodeputy, Renew Europe
Gabriele Di Gaspero, University of Udine, varieties breeding&viticulture, Italy
Piero Gattoni, President of Consorzio Italiano Biogas, Italy
Emiliano García-Page Sánchez, President of Castilla-La Mancha, President of AREV, Spain
Tassos Haniotis, Director DG Agri, European Commission
Christophe Hansen, Eurodeputy, EPP
Martin Hlaváček, Eurodeputy, Renew Europe
Peter Jahr, Eurodeputy, EPP
Christiane Lambert, President of FNSEA, France
Norbert Lins, Eurodeputy, President of Committee on Agriculture&Rural Development
Yves Madre, President of Farm Europe
Joao Pacheco, Senior Fellow, Farm Europe
Jean-Louis Peyraud, Scientific Vice-director, INRA, President of the Animal Task Force european platform, France
Ettore Prandini, President of Coldiretti, Italy
Eddie Punch, Secretary General of ICSA, Ireland
Arnold Puech D’Alissac, FNSEA, France
Martin Pycha, President of Agricultural association of the Czech Republic
Arnaud Rousseau, President of Avril group and Federation of oilseeds producers, France
Anne Sander, Eurodeputy, EPP
Franck Sander, President of Beet growers’ confederation, France
Emmanuelle Sangouard, Beez, Belgium
Stefan Schreiber, Verbio Group, Germany
Eric Thirouin, President of Association Générale des producteurs de blé, France
Elli Tsiforou, Secretary General, Gaia Epicherein, Greece
Irène Tolleret, Eurodeputy, Renew Europe
Marie-Pierre Vedrenne, Eurodeputy, Renew Europe
Bruno Verkest, Vice-president FNPL, farmer, France