Forum 2019

10th INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON FOOD AND NUTRITION
Fostering Business and Innovation while preserving Mother Earth

The Mall, Milan

December 03, 2019

Moderator
Vanessa Hauc
Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Senior Correspondent for Noticias Telemundo

PLENARY SESSION

ACTION FOR CHANGE: LEARNING FROM NATURE
Opening Remarks

9:00 - 9:10

Learning from Nature for a long-lasting living of humanity

Stefano Mancuso
Professor, Agricultural Science and Technology, University of Florence

ACTION FOR CHANGE: SHARING A COMMITMENT FOR A RESILIENT FUTURE
Institutional Remarks

9:10 - 9:25

Envisioning food systems towards 2050

Mario Monti
Senator for Life of the Italian Republic, President Bocconi University

9:25 - 9:35

Tackling Global Food Challenges: a shared commitment for a more sustainable future

Ertharin Cousin
Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

ACTION FOR CHANGE: FOSTERING WELL-BEING OF PEOPLE AND PLANET
Session #1

09:35 - 10:10

Spurring action on human-centered sustainability

Donatella Bianchi
President WWF Italy
Hilal Elver
UN Special rapporteur on the right to food
Jessica Christine Fanzo
Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics, J. H. University

ACTION FOR CHANGE: ENABLING THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE FOOD SECTOR
Session #2

10:10 - 10:20

Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use

Jeremy Oppenheim
Founder and Managing Partner Systemiq

10:20 - 10:30

Fixing the Business of Food – The Food Industry and the SDG Challenge

Angelo Riccaboni
Member of the SDSN Leadership Council and Chair of the Santa Chiara Lab, University of Siena

10:30 - 10:55

Roundtable

Moderator: Gerda Verburg* - SUN Movement Coordinator
Ben Valk
Lead Food & Agri Partnerships, Rabo Partnerships
Charlotte Ersboll
Senior Advisor, UN Global Compact
Diane Holdorf*
Managing Director and Senior Management Team, Food & Nature, WBCSD
Ido Verhagen
Lead Food & Agriculture Benchmark, World Benchmarking Alliance

10:55 - 11:20

Coffee Break and networking

ACTION FOR CHANGE: TOWARDS INTERCONNECTED FOOD SYSTEMS
Session #3

11:20 - 11:30

Fostering Innovation – Digital Technologies towards the Agenda 2030

Andrea Renda
Senior Fellow Ceps, Professor of Digital innovation, College of Europe, Brussels and Member of the High Level Expert Group on AI at European Commission

11:30 - 11:50

Roundtable

ACTION FOR CHANGE: TOWARDS EQUITABLE FOOD SYSTEMS FOR ALL
Session #4

11:50 - 12:15

Leveraging socioeconomic development for local communities

Carlo Petrini
Founder and President of Slow Food International

Interview with

Paul Winters
Associate Vice-President, IFAD

12:15 - 12:35

Preserving Mother Earth: Food Culture, Local traditions and biodiversity

Roundtable

Dali Nolasco
Advisory Board member of Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM), Mexico
Mattia Prayer Galletti
Lead Technical Specialist, IFAD
Wolde Gossa Tadesse
Writer and Professor, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

12:35 - 12:50

Engaging communities to sustain social, ecological, and livelihood systems

Gautam N. Yadama
PhD, Dean and Professor, Boston College School of Social Work

VISION INTO ACTION
Closing Remarks

12:50 - 13:00

A wake up call for enabling a global food transformation

Guido Barilla
Barilla Foundation Chair

13:00 - 14:30

Light Lunch

14:30 - 16:30

AFTERNOON SESSIONS – PARALLEL WORKING GROUPS

#1 - IPCC Report – Connecting Food and Climate Change

In English language with simultaneous translation

Moderator: Marta Antonelli - Research Programme Manager, Barilla Foundation
Alessandro Galimberti
President, Journalists’ Guild, Region of Lombardy
Antonio Navarra
President CMCC
Donatella Spano
Professor and Scientific Coordinator of the PhD program in Agrometeorology and Ecophysiology of Agricultural and Forestry Ecosystems, University of Sassari
John Porter
Professor emeritus, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen

#2 - Food Education – Rethinking Education for sustainable development

In Italian language

Moderator: Sonia Massari - Director Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability; BCFN Scientific Consultant
Andrea Alemanno
Senior Client Officer - Ipsos: Reputation, Sustainability, CSR

#3 - Digital Technologies & Food Systems: towards the 2030 Agenda

Moderator: Andrea Renda - Senior Fellow Ceps, Professor of Digital innovation, College of Europe, Brussels and Member of the High Level Expert Group on AI at European Commission

#4 - Food & Cities: the role of cities in achieving the SDGs

Moderator: Marco Cattaneo - Director of National Geographic
Geraldin Lengai
PhD student The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, BCFN YES! 2018 winner

#5 - Farmers of the future – Which perspectives for European agriculture?

Francesca Recanati
BCFN Researcher
Katarzyna Dembska
BCFN Researcher

#6 - Preserving Mother Earth: Food Culture, Local traditions and biodiversity

Moderator: Vanessa Hauc - Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Senior Correspondent for Noticias Telemundo
Martina Occelli
PhD student Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, BCFN YES! 2018 winner
Mattia Prayer Galletti
Lead Technical Specialist, IFAD

#7 - Fixing the Business of Food – The Food Industry and the SDG Challenge

Moderator: Angelo Riccaboni - Member of the SDSN Leadership Council and Chair of the Santa Chiara Lab, University of Siena
Ben Valk
Lead Food & Agri Partnerships, Rabo Partnerships
Charlotte Ersboll
Senior Advisor, UN Global Compact
Diane Holdorf*
Managing Director and Senior Management Team, Food & Nature, WBCSD
Ido Verhagen
Lead Food & Agriculture Benchmark, World Benchmarking Alliance

#8 - SU-EATABLE LIFE Mid-term Conference

Moderator: Juliane Caillouette-Noble - Development Director at Sustainable Restaurant Association
Francesca Scazzina
Associate Professor of human nutrition at the Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma
Paul Newnham
Coordinator, SDG2 Advocacy Hub
Riccardo Valentini
Full Professor of Forest Ecology at Tuscia University, Italy, member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), SU-EATABLE LIFE project Coordinator
Simona Castaldi
Scientific Manager, SU-EATABLE LIFE
Invited speakers
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