Feeding the Future: The Changing Landscapes of Food and Agriculture
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Canon
   
   

Moderator
Paul Fribourg, Chairman and CEO, Continental Grain Company

Speakers
Patrick Brown, CEO and Founder, Impossible Foods
John Hamer, Managing Director, Monsanto Growth Ventures
Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo
John Vikupitz, CEO and President, Netafim USA

The food and agribusiness industries are facing unprecedented change: consumer tastes and preferences are shifting, technology is upending entrenched business models and climate change is altering production. Against this backdrop, the world's population is expected to grow by over 2 billion people during the next three decades. This panel will explore how the food and agriculture industries can overcome these challenges. Questions to be addressed:

  • What are the largest challenges facing the food and agribusiness industries, and are they prepared to meet them?
  • Can the existing food and agriculture supply chain meet changing dietary needs and preferences? What role can technology play?
  • What are the most meaningful shifts in consumer tastes and preferences and what do they mean for the food and agriculture industry?