April 19 - 21, 2016

Faculty Club

University of California, Berkeley

3 day workshop
$3,900

*2017 schedule will be finalized shortly
Day 1: April 19, 2016
Session 1: Introduction

8:30 AM-9:00 AM

Welcome and Overview

Professor, Robinson Chair
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

9:00 AM-9:30 AM

Overview of trends and cases of the rapid transformation of agrifood supply chains in Emerging Markets.

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

9:30 AM-9:45 AM

Discussion


10:30 AM-10:45 AM

Coffee


10:45 AM-11:15 AM

The urgent policy agenda for supporting the development of agribusiness supply chain development.

Vice President
UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

11:15 AM-11:30 AM

Discussion


Session 2: Downstream Segments of the Supply Chain: Innovating Toward the Consumer


11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Costco’s International Operations and Innovations in Supply Chains


12:00 PM-12:15 PM

Discussion


12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Lunch Panel: The US food industry's structural transformation and its implications for strategic positioning and value chain innovation by agribusiness firms.

Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis

Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis

2:00 PM-2:30 PM

German Retail and Food Manufacturer's Product Design and Supply Chain Innovations for National and International Markets.


2:30 PM-2:45 PM

Discussion


2:45 PM-3:30 PM

Great Waves and Rushing Currents: Seafood and Aquaculture Markets and Innovative Supply Chain Strategies to market to them.

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

3:30 PM-3:45 PM

Discussion


3:45 PM-4:00 PM

Coffee Break


4:00 PM-4:30 PM

Fresh Express's Innovation in packaged salads

President
J Lugg & Associates

4:30 PM-4:45 PM

Discussion


4:45 PM-5:15 PM

Capturing competitive market advantage by treating animals well.

CEO
Tönnies Forschung

5:15 PM-5:30 PM

Discussion


5:30 PM-6 PM

Scharffen Berger's artisanal chocolate path of innovation and market development.

Advisory Board Member
College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

6:00 PM-6:15 PM

Discussion


6:30 PM

Bar Opens


6:45 PM

Dinner starts


7:00 PM-7:45 PM

Innovation in beer and wine value chains in the global retail market.

Professor
Economics, University of Leuven

Day 2: April 20, 2016


8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Summary of first day, welcome/plan second day

Professor, Robinson Chair
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

Session 3: Midstream Segments of the Supply Chain: Innovating Toward Retailer & Consumer


8:45 AM-9:15 AM

Rural E-Commerce and Innovating the Last Mile to China's Villages

Senior Vice President
CEVA Logistics

9:15 AM-9:30 AM

Discussion


9:30 AM-10:00 AM

Designing the logistics of supply chains to deliver innovative products competitively to emerging and developed markets

Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley

10:00 AM-10:15 AM

Discussion


10:15 AM-10:30 AM

Coffee Break


Session 4:Midstream segments of the Supply Chain: Innovating Design of Procurement Supply Chains from Farmers in the context of evolving global markets and regulations


10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Bunge's innovations in building supply chains in a context of rapidly changing global markets

Former CEO
Bunge Europe and Bunge North America

11:00 AM-11:15 AM

Discussion


11:15 AM-11:45 AM

Mars' innovations for sustainability and consumer acceptability of its African sourced cocoa to its chocolate supply chains

Director
Mars Ventures

11:45 AM-12:00 PM

Discussion


12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Harnessing science to develop the upstream of the supply chain with new products and enhanced productivity, as the foundation for sustainable supply chains

Chief Agricultural Officer
Mars, Inc.

12:30 PM-12:45 PM

Discussion


12:45 PM-2:00 PM

Lunch at the Faculty Club Dining Hall


2:00 PM-2:30 PM

Woolf Farming and Processing's innovaions in water and energy efficiency to allow shift to specialty crops to export to Asia

President
Woolf Farming & Processing

2:30 PM-2:45 PM

Discussion


2:45 Pm-3:00 PM

Coffee Break


3:00 PM-3:30 PM

Financing the development of value chains

CEO
Rabobank North America Wholesale Banking

3:30 PM-3:45 PM

Discussion


3:45 PM-4:30 PM

Panel: Agribusiness strategic positioning leveraging their responses to evolving US regulation of food and agriculture

Director
UC Davis Agriculture Issues Center

Director
Center for Agricultural Business, California State University, Fresno

4:30 PM-4:45 PM

Discussion


Session 5: Innovations in Finance and other Support Services to Supply Chains


4:45 PM-5:15 PM

Value chain finance internationally by Rabobank in Latin America


5:15 PM-5:30 PM

Discussion


5:30 PM-6:00 PM

Financing supply chains in agriculture: What have we learned?

Global Agricultural Executive and Senior VP
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

6:00 PM-6:15 PM

DIscussion


6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Wine Reception and Dinner with Chris Somerville

Director
Berkeley Bioenergy Institute & Founder, Mendel Biotechnology Inc.

Day 3: April 21, 2016


8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Summary of first and second days, welcome/plan third day

Professor
Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy, Wageningen University

8:45 AM-9:15 AM

Innovations promoting value chain development

COO/CFO
Sun Basket

9:15 AM-9:30 AM

Discussion


Session 6: Upstream segments of the Supply Chain: Innovating Design of Supply Chains from Farmers


9:30 AM-10:00AM

Cooperative services to support farmers and midstream marketing into supply chains

Professor
Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri

10:00 AM-10:15 AM

Discussion


10:15 AM-10:30 AM

Coffee Break


10:30 AM-11:15 AM

Strategic positioning for US agribusiness firms in the evolving bio-energy

Professor
Economics, Iowa State University

Professor
Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

11:15 AM-11:30 AM

Discussion


11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Supply chain design to improve animal health and environmental quality: cases from Asia

Professor
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

12:00 PM-12:15 PM

Discussion


12:15 PM-1:45 PM

Lunch Panel: How busineses can avail of partnerships with universities to enhance their capacity to innovate in products, technologies, and supply chains

Senior Analysis Fellow
Energy Biosciences Institute, UC Berkeley

Professor, Robinson Chair
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

Chief Science Officer
Mars, Inc.

1:45 PM-2:15 PM

Netafim Company’s Path to Innovation Success in Designing and Adapting Drip and Micro-Irrigation Technologies and Service Delivery Supply Chains Globally.

President and CEO
NetafimUSA

2:15 PM-2:30 PM

Discussion


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The opportunities and challenges of developing agrifood supply chains to meet the needs of growing middle class in India

Professor
Department of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Discussion


3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee Break


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Rapidly changing public regulation and private standards conditioning innovations in European supply chains

Professor
Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy, Wageningen University

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Discussion


4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Climate smart agriculture and value chain, energy, and market risk and resilience challenges and solutions for agrifood supply chains in an era of climate change, energy cost and food safety shocks in some emerging market areas

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

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Conclusions of the Workshop, David Zilberman and Tom Reardon


5:30 PM

Reception and Dinner with Dean J. Keith Gilless at the Faculty Club at UC Berkeley

Dean
College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley