Resetting the Food System from Farm to Fork

Setting the Stage for 2021 World Food Conference

December 1, 2020 / 2.00 - 5.00 pm CET
Online Event

December 01, 2020


Danielle Nierenberg
Founder and President, Food Tank
Gerry Salole
Consultant and former Chief Executive, European Foundation Centre

2:00 – 2:10 pm

Welcome Remarks

Guido Barilla
Chairman, Barilla Group; Chairman, Barilla Foundation

2:10 – 2:15 pm

How to Respond to a Global Crisis

Asma Khan
Chef and Founder, Darjeeling Express

2:15 – 2:40 pm

Farmers Feed the World

Moderator: Laura Reiley - Journalist, The Washington Post
Jannes Maes
President, European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA)
Edie Mukiibi
Vice President, Slow Food International
Leah Penniman
Co-Founder, Soul Fire Farm; Author, Farming While Black

2:40 – 2:45 pm

European Agriculture for the Transition

The EU Strategy for a Better Food System

Janusz Wojciechowski
European Commissioner for Agriculture

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Post COVID-19: Looking at the Future of Food Experiences

Moderator: Julia Moskin - Journalist, The New York Times
Dan Barber
Executive Chef and Co-owner, Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Massimo Bottura
Chef and Owner, Osteria Francescana
Bobby Chinn
Chef; Television presenter; Restaurateur; Cookbook author
Tanya Holland
Chef and Owner, Brown Sugar Kitchen
Danny Meyer
Founder and CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group

3.00 – 3.35 pm

The New Food Economy

Moderator: Fiona Harvey - Journalist, The Guardian
Chris Barrett
Professor and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Food Policy, Cornell University
Sara Bleich
Professor, Public Health Policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Jeffrey Sachs
Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University; Director, U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Elly Schlein
Vice President, Emilia Romagna Region

3:35 – 3:40 pm

The Future of Food Business

Moderator: Danielle Nierenberg - Founder and President, Food Tank
A.C. Gallo
President and CMO, Whole Foods Market

3:40 – 4:15 pm

Food and the The Intersection of Food and Technology

Moderator: Chloe Sorvino - Journalist, Forbes
Barney Debnam
WW Agribusiness Solutions Director, Microsoft
Emily Ma
Food Systems Lead, X (The moonshot factory)
Andrea Renda
Senior Fellow, CEPS; Professor of Digital innovation, College of Europe, Brussels; Member of the High Level Expert Group on AI, European Commission
Didier Toubia
Co-Founder and CEO, Aleph Farms

4:15 – 4:35 pm

Food is Medicine

Moderator: Lucy Biggers - Journalist, NowThis
Kyle Cherek
Vice President, Communications, Dohmen Company Foundation
Sandro Demaio
Founder, Sandro Demaio Foundation
Mark Hyman
Physician; Author
Peggy Liu
Chairperson, Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE)
Filomena Maggino
Advisor of the Italian Prime Minister; Coordinator of the Steering Committee “Benessere Italia”
Walter Ricciardi
Scientific Adviser to Italy's Minister of Health; Member, European Advisory Committee on Health Research, World Health Organization

4:35 – 4:45 pm

The Future of Food Systems

Ruth Richardson
Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Gilbert Houngbo
President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
David Beasley
Executive Director, World Food Programme
Satya Tripathi
UN Assistant Secretary-General, Head of the New York Office, UN Environment Programme
Máximo Torero
Chief Economist, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Closing Remarks

4:45 – 4:55

Recommendations for change

Danielle Nierenberg
Founder and President, Food Tank
Gerry Salole
Consultant and former Chief Executive, European Foundation Centre

4:55 – 5:00

Agnes Kalibata
Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit
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