The 7th edition of the International Forum on Food and Nutrition will be held on 1 December 2016 at Bocconi University in Milan.

Experts, opinion makers and young researchers come together for this interdisciplinary event, open to all, to share findings, scientific data and best practices in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals related to food and create a food model which protects people’s health as well as the planet.

By analysing the results of research promoted by the Foundation and thanks to the contribution of influential speakers, we are able to offer practical proposals and effective measures to tackle urgent problems such as hunger and obesity, the proper use of natural resources, food waste, the environmental impact of agricultural production and climate change.

BCFN Foudation - International Forum on Food and Nutrition


International experts from the world of science, institutions and civil society come together to debate the key issues related to food and nutrition.

A day packed with events: from 9:30am to 5:30pm visitors can attend debates and round tables for free.

The Forum is free and open to the public. If you’d like to attend the event, online registration will be available from October 10th

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BCFN Foudation - Forum 2016


Register online

The International Forum on Food and Nutrition is free of charge and open to all.
If you wish to attend, you need to register:

  • after 10th October you can fill out the registration form;
  • after 10th November you can confirm your participation and you will receive a QR Code to show at the door.

Register with the app

Download the BCFN app to follow the International Forum on Food and Nutrition: you will find the calendar, speakers, documents and useful information for attendance at the forum.
You can also register using the app. After 10th November you can confirm your participation and receive the QR access code.

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Fondazione BCFN - App Forum 2016


The International Forum on Food and Nutrition is organised with the support and collaboration of major international partners.

In collaboration with:

Thomas Reuters Foundation Acts to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide, through projects which inform, connect and sustain people.
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Sustainable Development Solutions Network Launched in 2012 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the SDSN supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at local, national and global level.
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Milan Center for Food and Nutrition Established to curate the legacy of EXPO Milano 2015, the MCFLP is a centre for the documentation and study of standards and public policy on nutrition, led by Livia Pomodoro.
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Global Alliance for the Future of Food An alliance of philanthropic foundations which pool their resources and knowledge to drive the development of environmental and food sustainability projects on a global scale.
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Research partner:

The Economist - Intelligence Unit The research and analysis division of The Economist Group, helping businesses and institutions to understand the risks and opportunities of a changing world.
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forum archive



During the 6th International Forum on Food and Nutrition, held in Milan the year before the EXPO, BCFN presented the Milan Protocol, a document inviting institutions, the private sector and the public to get involved making the global food system truly sustainable.


The management of natural resources, especially water, the sustainability of the supply chain, food waste and the value of food in the future: these were the key themes of the 5th International Forum on Food and Nutrition organised by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition.
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