• 15-16 JAN
    15-16 JAN

Previous speakers

GFIA is honoured to have hosted some of the world’s most influential people lobbying for the widespread use of sustainable agriculture technology.

> H.E. Dr. Rashad Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment & Water, UAE
> H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, UAE
> H.E. Martijn van Dam, Minister for Agriculture of the Netherlands, Ministry for Economic Affairs
> HRH King George Rukidi IV of Toro, Uganda
> Mr. Bill Gates, Co-founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (video address)
> John Kerry, US Secretary of State (video address)
> HRH The Prince of Wales (video address)
> Dr. Ren Wang, Assistant Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
> Dr. Ethel Sennhauser, Director of Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank
> Dr Aalt Dijkhuizen, President, Dutch Top Sector Agri&Food
> H.E. Dr Rashid Mohammed Khalfan Al Shariqi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority
> Dr. Mark Post, Professor of Physiology at Maastract University & the scientist behind the Google-funded lab burger
> Dr. Frank Rijsberman, CEO, CGIAR Consortium
> Mr. Andras Forgacs, CEO, Modern Meadow & pioneer of cultured meat and leather
> Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
> Johan Gatsonides, Head Food Security and Agroresources, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands
> Dr. Inge Herman Rydland, MFA Norway, Co-Chair, Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture
> Dr. Kamel Abdullah, CEO, Exeed Industries
> Gerda Verburg, Chair, Committee on World Food Security
> Dymphna van der Lans, CEO, Clinton Climate Initiative
> Professor Louise O. Fresco, President of the Executive Board, Wageningen UR
> Hans Hassle, CEO, Plantagon
> Aidan Cotter, CEO, Bord Bia – Irish Food Board, Ireland
> Mamadou Biteye, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation, Africa Regional Office
> Andrew Pylypchuk, Regional Manager, Planet Labs
> Jan Hartke, Clinton Climate Initiative
> Marc van Ameringen, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
> Adam Anders, Managing Partner, Anterra Capital
> Liam Condon, President of Crop Science Division, Bayer AG
> Wiebe Draijer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Rabobank

Plus hundreds of other experts in the fields of food production, innovation, government, science and investment.

Interested in speaking at GFIA in Focus Canada? Contact Nicola Davison, n.davison@onecmg.com.