Strategic Perspectives on Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Profitability, Sustainability, and Global Change

April 18 - April 20, 2017

David Brower Center

Berkeley, California

3-day workshop
Discounts available for Public/Academic and Groups; Early Bird discounts available until February 10, 2017

The workshop provides strategic perspectives on innovation in agrifood supply chains. The essence of the event is to consider together in-depth the ways in which agrifood businesses create innovations in products, systems, and technologies, and then as entrepreneurs design supply chains in creative ways to implement those innovations in the market. To learn more about this program, visit Program Description page

The event is in collaboration with Germany's Food Industry Association (Die Lebensmittelwirtschaft), Giannini Foundation, the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, Mars, Inc., and Solidaridad.

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Your Takeaways

The participants will get three key takeaways with deeper insight and rich, practical case study information on: 

  1. how leading firms innovate in products, systems, and technologies;
  2. how the firms then design supply chains to procure inputs and services for or to market products arising from their innovations; and
  3. how the opportunities and challenges for innovation in supply chains are conditioned by being in the mature markets of US and Europe versus the extremely rapidly changing market situations of Emerging Market regions, and by changes in policies and regulations that are now happening blindingly fast.
What's Included:

Instruction, instruction materials, meals, refreshments, and two networking receptions.

Please visit Accommodations page for a list of lodging options in Berkeley.

Global Food Summit

This program is part of the Global Food Summit. In collaboration with Germany's Die Lebensmittelwirtschaft, the Global Food Summit provides high-level conferences and workshops with global business leaders, academics, and policymakers to explore challenges and opportunities in international agrifood supply chains.


 EVONIK Industries

Mars Inc.

 Giannini Foundation 



  Die Lebensmittelwirtschaft

Who should attend

Leaders from local and global business, academia, multilateral organizations, and NGOs.