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Some Previous guest speakers from industry, policy and related associations

Focus sessions on Thursdays/Fridays - Science meets with actors in the field

2017: Online retail and Bioeconomy

Mr. Jean-Jacques Vandenheede (Director Europe, Retail Insights, Nielsen, Belgium)
Dr. Nikolai Reynolds (Director, Ipsos, Germany)
Ms. Mag. Julia Stone (Director, Billa Online, Austria)
Mr. Daniele Rossi (Chair, WG, Copa-Cogeca, Belgium)
Dr. Christian Paterman (former Director, EU-Commission, Belgium)

2016: Future of Food

Dr. Kurt Schmidinger (Chairman, FutureFood, Austria)
Mr. Gus van der Feltz (Global Director, Philips Lighting, Netherlands)
Mr. Erez Galonska (Chairman, INFARM, Germany)
Mr. Maximilian Lössel (Chairman, AGRILUTION, Germany)
Ms. Selma Seddik (Chairwoman, INSTOCK, Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. Carsten Schulz (Chairman, Marine Aquaculture, Germany)

2015: Water as a crucial resource

Prof. Dr. Lundquist (Stockholm International Water Institute, Sweden)
Mr. Cesare Ronchi (Barilla, Italy)
Dr. Grobicki (Global Water Partnership, UK)
Mr. Jippe Hoogeveen (Land and Water Division, FAO, Italy)
Prof. Hong Yang (Swiss Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology)

2014: Sustainability, Water, and Emerging Management Opportunities

Dr. Josef Haber (Director BASF, Germany)
Prof. Rod Franklin (Kühne & Nagel Logistics Co. and Kühne Logistics University, CH and DE)
Dr. Ashok Kumar Chapagain (Science Director, Global Water Footprint Network, Netherlands)
Mr. David Rhotert (Chairman, Campisto Crowdfunding Platform, Germany)
Mr. Wilfried Schock (Chairman, Social Media Marketing, Germany)

2013: Urban Agriculture, Food Logistics and PPP

Mr. A. Modig (Global Sustainability Director, Plantagon, Sweden)
Prof. Dr. M. Köhler (President, World Green Infrastructure Network)
Dr. K. Jäger (CEO, Europool Systems, Germany)
Dr. J. Maat (Director, TI Food and Nutrition, WUR, Netherlands, formerly Director Research Unilever)

2012: Corporate Social Responsibility

Mr. M. Coomans (Food and Art Design, formerly European Commission, DG Enterprise)
Ms. M. Rute (EU, DG Research, Director Biotechnologies, Agriculture, Food)
Mr. B. Geier (Chairman advisory board REWE ProPlanet)
Mr. G. Calzolari (President Granarolo, Italy)
Dr. Koen Boone (Director, The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) Europe)
Dr. M. Blowfield (Director Transformation Center, Smith School, Oxford)
Mr. S. Kreutzberger (Author and journalist)

2011: Scenario Dynamics - Challenges Ahead

Dr. Angela Wilkinson (Program Director, Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment)
Dr. Juan Gonzalez-Valero (Head Public Policy Syngenta and WBCSD liaison officer)
Mr. Mark Schauer (Head TEEB within UNEP), external
Prof. Erik Mathijs ( SCAR/EU committee)

2010: The Challenge of Transparent Food

Mr. F. Ahlers (Chairman, FROSTA AG)
Mr. H. Hagspiel (Chairman, Fairea)
Mr. J. Elfman (Chairman Health, Grey Worldwide)
Mr. M. Abreu (Tetra Pac Europe)
Dr. M. Rosier (Director Research, Boerenbond)
Dr. T. Busse (Author and Moderator)

2009: Science meets the world of regulations

Mr. Coomans (European Commission, DG Enterprise)
Prof. Dr. DeHaen (former Assistant Secretary Gerneral, FAO)
Dr. Fischler (former EU commissioner Agriculture)
Dr. Godefroy (Director, Health Canada)
Ms. Majewski (Strategy Officer, EFSA)
Mr. Schmidt (Board GlobalGAP and formerly Ahold)

2008: Science meets industry

BASF (Dr. Haber, Value Chain Manager)
Nestlé (Dr. Joehr, Corporate Head Agriculture)
Pfeifer & Langen, Sugar Industry (Dr. Greubel, CEO)
Unilever (Dr. Maat, Director External Research)

Some previous invited speakers from research and scientific associations
with specific themes

Mr. Emanuel Jankowski
DG Agri, European Commission

Prof. Dr. Fedro Zazueta
University of Florida, USA

Ms. Charlotte Harding
World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

Dr. Harry Aiking
Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Antonio di Giulio
DG Research, European Commission

Prof. Dr. Hans H. Hinterhuber
Strategy Research, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Knorr
Food Technology, Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar
Business Informatics and Information Management, TU Munich, Munich, Germany

Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler
Strategic Management, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Dr. Thomas Ohlsson
Sustainability Research, SIK, Göteborg, Sweden

Prof. Dr. Klaus Schredelseker
Finance Research, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Dr. Sjaak Wolfert
Information Research, LEI Wageningen UR, Wageningen, The Netherlands