Program Agenda

Day One: April 18, 2018

8:00 AM-8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration


8:30 AM-8:40 AM

Opening Remarks

Managing Director
Solidaridad North America

8:40 AM-9:45 AM

Supply Chains - Why They Matter (Key Concepts)

Professor, Robinson Chair
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

9:45 AM-10:00 AM

Break


10:00 AM-11:40 AM

Economic Innovation through Value Addition

Co-Founder
Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker

President
Ag-View Consulting, Inc.

Former Senior Vice President
Costco Wholesale

Co-Founder
The Organic Coup

11:40 AM-1:00 PM

Lunch and Presentation: Future of Canadian Agrifood Industry

Director, External
Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Social Innovation in Supply Chains - Challenges and Solutions

President and CEO
Fair Trade USA

Executive Director
Solidaridad Network

Former President
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

2:30 PM-2:45 PM

Break


2:45 PM-3:45 PM

Potential for Implementing the Dry Chain

John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Michigan State University

Interim Director
World Food Center, UC Davis

3:45 PM-4:00 PM

Break


4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Transition of Agriculture in Developing Countries

Professor
Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University

5:00 PM-5:15 PM

Summary of Day 1

Professor, Robinson Chair
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

Professor
Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University

Managing Director
Solidaridad North America

5:15 PM-6:15 PM

Reception


6:15 PM-7:30 PM

Dinner and Keynote Presentation: Beyond Certification to Sector-wide Transformation

Executive Director
Solidaridad Network

Day Two: April 19, 2018

8:00 AM-8:30 AM

Breakfast and Networking


8:30 AM-8:40 AM

Opening Remarks for Day 2

Managing Director
Solidaridad North America

8:40 AM-10:00 AM

Environmental Innovation – Protecting our Natural Resources

Director of Marketing
Netafim USA

Resources Manager
Woolf Farming & Processing

Program Officer, Conservation and Markets Initiatives
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

10:00 AM-10:15 AM

Break


10:15 AM-12:00 PM

Technological Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains in US, Europe and Emerging Markets

Koller Professor and Director
University of Minnesota Food Industry Center

Director
Google

President
J. Lugg & Associates

Professor
Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, Rutgers University

12:00 PM-2:15 PM

Lunch Session: Case Working Session and Discussion – The Cocoa Supply Chain: Challenges and Way Forward

Economics and Technology Manager
Mars, Inc.

Director, Thought Leadership
Palladium Group

Director of Sustainability
Guittard Chocolate

2:15 PM-2:30 PM

Break


2:30 PM-3:45 PM

Bioeconomy and Supply Chains

Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Colorado State University

Professor
Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy, Wageningen University

Managing Director
Innovative Genomics Institute

3:45 PM-4:00 PM

Break


4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Agrifood and Sustainability - Taking the Long-term View

Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs
Bunge Limited

Founding FBS Dean
The Food Business School

Director
Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy, University of Minnesota

George Pardee Jr. Professor of Sustainable Development
UC Berkeley

5:30 PM-6:00 PM

Synthesis and Conclusion


*indicates confirmed speaker. Updated on 4/18/18