Since 2014 GFIA events have hosted some 25,000 visitors and worked with over 50 globally significant partners committed to using the Forum as a catalyst for change.
Here are some thoughts from our previous speakers and attendees.
Events such as this one are very important because they bring together the innovators, the food producers and the investors.Bill Gates, speaking at GFIA 2014
Your work to promote sustainability and resource conservation through what I hope will be genuinely appropriate technology and innovation could not be more important. HRH The Prince of Wales speaking at GFIA 2015
We need all of you, the world’s leading experts on agriculture to muster every ounce of courage and innovative energy you have… We have met these challenges before and I assure you we can meet them again. Keep up the great work. John Kerry, speaking at GFIA 2015
A most successful event, high calibre attendees and will return.John Atkinson, Lindsay Corporation
The quality of participants was very high, people were well educated about the industry and came to do business.Michael Colquhoun, Brett Martin
We met quality buyers from all around the world but notably from Africa and the Middle East. GFIA has opened up some brand-new, billion dollar markets for our company.Phillip Lee, Evolve Growing Solutions
On behalf of the Kenya delegation we want to sincerely thank you for making it possible for Kenya to participate in GFIA. We were exposed to innovative agriculture initiatives which I believe will change the way we practice farming.Enock Sailewu, Kenya Embassy, UAE
The strongest ‘can do, will do’ entrepreneurial agri-science gathering I have experienced for years. Peter Jens, Koppert Biological Systems
The meeting of some of the best minds and most important actors in the industry. Jamie Patrick, McKinsey and Company
I was spending my days as a GFIA delegate with a group of mostly European, Middle Eastern and African leaders vastly more action oriented than any I had seen in my seven years as a participant at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. While Davos was always about projecting, the identity of ‘importance’ simply by virtue of ones attendance in the Swiss Alps – GFIA in Abu Dhabi last week was laser focused on the foundations of global security in its truest sense. Dylan Ratigan, New York Times Best-Selling author
The best innovation platform for agriculture. Shirsath Paresh Bhaskar, International Water Management Institute
It was extremely exciting and entertaining, full of brilliant minds and super ideas for the future. Agustin Mercado Jr, World Agroforestry Centre