Program Schedule

Day One: April 18, 2017

8:00 AM-8:30AM

Breakfast and Registration


8:30 AM-8:45 AM

Opening Remarks*

Vice President
UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

8:45 AM-9:30 AM

Innovation in Design of Agrifood Supply Chains: Strategic Concepts and Overview*

Professor, Robinson Chair
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

9:30 AM-9:45 AM

Discussion


9:45 AM-10:00 AM

Break


10:00 AM-10:45 AM

Innovations in Supply Chain Design in the Rapidly Transforming "Emerging Markets" of Asia, Latin America, and Africa*

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

10:45 AM-11:00 AM

Discussion


11:00 AM-11:40 AM

Scale up From New Niche Product to Commodity: Case of Quinoa by Costco*

Buyer
Costco Wholesale

Co-Founder and CEO
Andean Naturals Inc.

11:40 AM-11:55 AM

Discussion


11:55 AM-12:55 PM

Lunch


12:55 PM-1:35 PM

Financial Innovation in the Food Value Chain*

Principal
KSADVISE

1:35 PM-1:50 PM

Discussion


1:50 PM-2:30 PM

Retail Innovation in Fresh Produce Procurement Systems in North America*

Founder & Editor-in-Chief
The Perishable Pundit

2:30 PM-2:45 PM

Discussion


2:45 PM-3:00 PM

Break


3:00 PM-3:40 PM

Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned: Innovation in Retail Chain*

Country Director
Hard Discount Panama, S.A.

3:40 PM-3:55 PM

Discussion


3:55 PM-4:45 PM

Panel: Impacts of the Revolutionary Technology (CRISPR & other biotech) on Crop & Livestock Agriculture and Bio-Engineering Value Chains*

Professor, Robinson Chair
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

Cooperative Extension Specialist in Animal Genomics & Biotechnology
Dept. of Animal Science, UC Davis

4:45 PM-5:05 PM

Discussion


5:05 PM-6:35 PM

Welcome Reception: Drinks and Hors d'oeuvre


Day Two: April 19, 2017

8:00 AM-8:30 AM

Breakfast


8:30 AM-8:50 AM

Review of Day One*

Professor, Robinson Chair
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

8:50 AM-9:30 AM

Transition from Commodity to Luxury Chocolate with Sustainable Labeling*

Advisory Board Member
College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

9:30 AM-9:45 AM

Discussion


9:45 AM-10:25 AM

How Understanding Virtual Water Can Help Manage Risk in Commodity Supply Chains*

Former CEO
Bunge Europe and Bunge North America

10:25 AM-10:40 AM

Discussion


10:40 AM-10:55 AM

Break


10:55 AM-11:35 AM

"Relentless Innovation" in Packaged Lettuce - In response to changing consumer demand*

President
J Lugg & Associates

11:35 AM-11:50 AM

Discussion


11:50 AM-12:30 PM

Marketing Challenges in Adopting Innovations in Grapes and Blueberries: Selling Benefits, Not Features*

Director of Special Projects
Pandol Bros., Inc.

12:30 PM-12:45 PM

Discussion


12:45 PM-1:05 PM

Break


1:05 PM-2:20 PM

Panel: Innovation in Water Conservation WITH LUNCH*

Professor, Robinson Chair
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

President and CEO
NetafimUSA

President
Woolf Farming & Processing

Program Manager
Solidaridad North America

2:20 PM-2:40 PM

Discussion


2:40 PM-3:20 PM

Nimbleness in Produce Farming and Processing in Response to Climate Risk*

President
Woolf Farming & Processing

3:20 PM-3:35 PM

Discussion


3:35 PM-3:50 PM

Break


3:50 PM-4:30 PM

Supply Chain Challenges in the Emerging E-commerce Food Space*

COO/CFO
Sun Basket

4:30 PM-4:45 PM

Discussion


4:45 PM-5:15 PM

Break & Hors d'oeuvre


5:15 PM-7:00 PM

Panel: Technological Developments and their Adoption in CA Food and Agriculture*

Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Partner
The Mixing Bowl

Vice President
Agriculture Capital

Founder and Managing Director, EdgeCo

Day Three: April 20, 2017

8:00 AM-8:30 AM

Breakfast


8:30 AM-8:50 AM

Review of Day Two

Professor, Robinson Chair
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

8:50 AM-10:05 AM

Panel: New Order in Politics and Regulations with Implications for Farming and the Agrifood Industries*

Professor
Economics, Iowa State University

Professor
Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy, Wageningen University

University Professor
School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

10:05 AM-10:20 AM

Discussion


10:20 AM-10:35 AM

Break


10:35 AM-11:15 AM

Cocoa, Bananas and Sugar - A Recipe for Fair, Sustainable Supply Chains*

Managing Director
Solidaridad North America

11:15 AM-11:30 AM

Discussion


11:30 AM-12:10 PM

Animal Protection Regulations with Implications for the Livestock Industry*

Professor
University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover

12:10 PM-12:25 PM

Discussion


12:25 PM-1:25 PM

Lunch


1:25 PM-2:05 PM

Low Emission Food Production Through Best Practices in Livestock Operation*

Director for Sustainability Development
EVONIK

2:05 PM-2:20 PM

Discussion


2:20 PM-3:00 PM

Private Sector Innovation in Farm Seed and Chemical Inputs in Developing Regions*

Professor
Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, Rutgers University

3:00 PM-3:15 PM

Discussion


3:15 PM-3:30 PM

Break


3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Panel: Integrating Public and Private Sectors in R&D and product innovation

Chief Science Officer
Mars, Inc.

4:30 PM-4:45 PM

Discussion


4:45 PM-5:00 PM

Synthesis: Supply Chain Innovations to Drive Business*

Professor, Robinson Chair
Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

* indicates confirmed session and speaker: as of 4/13/2017