SAI PLATFORM ANNUAL EVENT 2018
SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
HOW TO ADVANCE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AT LANDSCAPE LEVEL
24-26 APRIL 2018
AARHUS, DENMARK

Schedule of events

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Conference day: Feeding the World’s Rapidly Growing Urban Population

Time Content Speakers
7:30 – 8:15
(Optional)
Breakfast Facts & Stats on China (English) Crash Course on SAI Platform (Chinese)
Ping Chew, Rabobank Jeff Lindsay, SAI Platform
8:15 – 8:30 Keynote address
  • Pascal De Petrini, Executive Vice President Strategic Resource Cycle, Danone
  • Nestlé Executive
8:30 – 10:30

SESSION 1 – BUSINESS STRATEGY TO DELIVER IMPACT

Roles and opportunities for the food sector in supporting the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

8:30 – 9:00 The Sustainable Development Goals – Shaping business strategy through to 2030 – The roadmap for delivery and business solutions related to the agri-food sector Henning Steinfeld,
Chief of Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, FAO
9:00 – 9:25 Meeting the sustainability challenges of the food and agriculture sectors – Unlocking significant business opportunities Jason Clay, Senior Vice-President of Markets, WWF
9:25 – 9:50 China’s 13th five-year strategic plan for the agri-food sector; Sustainability – core to delivering the food supply for China’s future Martin Ma, Managing Director, Solidaridad
9:50 – 10:15 A practical approach to embedding the SDGs into corporate strategy Adrian Greet, Global Sustainability Programme Director, Mars
10:15 – 10:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Can the agriculture and food sectors play the role required of them in delivery of the SDGs  – Wrap up Moderator: Steve McLean, Head of Agriculture & Fisheries, Marks & Spencer
OBJECTIVES SESSION 1: This session will explore the SDGs and how they apply to both developed and emerging markets. It will explore the role of the food industry in supporting the delivery of the SDGs, appreciating which of the 17 are most relevant to the sector.
10:30 – 11:00 SDGs networking coffee break
11:00 – 12:30

SESSION 2 – TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION IN ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

11:00 – 11:15 Embedding a circular economy in the food industry James Pennington, Project Specialist, Circular Economy, World Economic Forum
11:15 – 11:30 The opportunities for farmers to raise capital going forward (farmer engagement technology) and the role of technology in farm investment in agriculture and food production Ping Chew, Regional Head Asia, Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, Rabobank
11:30 – 11:45 China’s technical food traceability system the progress and reassurances technology brings on food traceability Prof. Boli Guo, Chinese Academy for Agriculture Science, CAAS
11:45 – 12:00 Latest trends in sustainable water management, a key priority in the future of global agriculture Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer, Netafim
12:00 – 12:15 The sustainability approach to increasing output from the dairy perspective Sinne Bundgaard Nielsen, Director of Open Innovation Center, R&D Innovation System, Mengniu
12:15 – 12:30 What is possible in a traditionally conservative agricultural industry Moderator: Brian Lindsay, SAI Platform
OBJECTIVES SESSION 2: What innovation and technologies are required to feed the fast-growing urban population? To apply these technologies, what skills are required from our future workforce and how will we ensure agriculture attracts the technical expertise to operate this technologically advanced sector?
12:30 – 13:30 Networking lunch
13:30 – 14:30

SESSION 3 –  LEARNINGS & SUCCESS STORIES AT FARM LEVEL

13:30 – 13:45 Nestlé Dairy Farming Institute in Shuangcheng and Nescafé Coffee Center in Pu’er, China Juerg Zaugg, Head of Agriculture Service, Nestlé
13:45 – 14:00 Sustainable sourcing in the fruit industry – case study Madagascar, GIZ Laurence Defrise, Madagascar
14:00 – 14:15 “+ Sustainable Soy” initiative, Cargill and The Nature Conservancy, Brazil and China
  • Giovana Baggio, Sustainable Agriculture Manager, The Nature Conservancy Brazil
  • Cargill, TBC
14:15 – 14:30

Open Q&A session

Moderator: Brian Lindsay, SAI Platform
OBJECTIVES SESSION 3: This session will highlight a number of success stories where food industry players have implemented innovative initiatives as they strive to increase their efficiency and outputs in a sustainable manner.
14:30 – 15:00 Networking Coffee break kindly sponsored by
15:00 – 16:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Feeding the world’s rapidly growing urban population

Forum on urbanization, rural transformation and implications for food industry and security

  • Nestlé Executive
  • Pascal De Petrini, Executive Vice President Strategic Resource Cycle, Danone
  • Jason Clay, Senior Vice-President of Markets, WWF
  • Erinch Sahan, Private Sector Policy Adviser, Oxfam
  • Ping Chew, Regional Head Asia, Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, Rabobank

Moderator: Ulrike Sapiro, Director of Sustainability, Coca-Cola & SAI Platform President

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 17:30 Wrap up of the panel discussion
OBJECTIVES PANEL DISCUSSION: This session will bring together the findings of the earlier sessions and debate the key priorities for the food sector in the future to ensure that the SDGs are at the forefront when feeding the fast-growing urban population. This provoking panel debate will draw on knowledge and expertise from many different angles to show how a collaborative approach to sustainable agriculture can achieve the desired outputs.