FOODTROPOLIS

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25.03. - 26.03.2020 Munich

Food for 9 billion people in 2050

Foodtropolis - Will Cities Shape our Perception of Food and Nature?

Global Food Summit 2019

Date:  20 & 21 March 2019 
Time: 3:30 pm on 20 March 2019
          9:00 am on 21 March 2019 

In:
Residence Munich     
Max-Joseph-Saal      
Residenzstraße 1 
80333 Munich 

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PROGRAM

DAY 1 | 20 MARCH 2019

Milk without cows, egg white without chicken, meat without cattle and vegetables without arable land – the agriculture of the future will not happen in stables, or fields but in urban food laboratories right in the heart of our cities. Powered by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global metropolises have become the crucial turbine rooms of the knowledge-based society and therefore our knowledge-based economy. Cities attract young, highly specialised professionals as well as investors. Will the future food production follow this trend and move its focus from the countryside to cities?

03.00 pm   ENTRANCE
 
03.30 pm   WELCOME
Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein | Head & Founder of the Global Food Summit
Prof. David Zilberman | University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economic

03.40 pm   OPENING SPEECH
Michaela Kaniber | Bavarian State Minister for Food, Agriculture and Forestry

04.00 pm   FOOD SECURITY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED SOLUTIONS ACROSS THE VALUE CHAIN
Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi | UAE Minister of State for Food Security I Dubai World Expo 2020

04.30 pm   NEW REALITY AND THE NEED TO REBOOT THE FOOD SYSTEM
Máximo Torero | Assistant Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rom
 
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 “We are modern farmers. Our fields are located in the heart of the city.” This credo is the guiding principle of the new, urban “farmers”: urban fishermen, farmers or livestock breeders. They are biotechnologists, come from IT companies, or right from the university. They are the “game changers” for new ways of living and social transformation, including the question of what and how we will eat tomorrow.
 
04.50 pm   START-UP SPEED DATING & AUDIENCE-AWARD
Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz | Vorstandsvorsitzender, BayWa AG
Moderation:Dr. Johanna Braun | Head of Innovation and Start-Ups, Global Food Summit
agrilution | Ambrosus  | Noyanum|Quinta Superfoods | Redefine Meat | Regiothek
Sponsored by BayWa and Ingo Maurer
 
06.00 pm   TRANSFER TO DINNER
Location: Silver Hall at Deutsches Theater

07.10 pm    WELCOME FROM THE BAVARIAN STATE MINISTER OF FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Michaela Kaniber|Welcome and Exhibitor Tour
Andreas Weichert | Minister Counsellor Economic and Commercial Embassy of Canada in Munich
Marie-Ève Jean | General Delegate of Québec in Munich 
 
7.30 pm       DINNER
with the friendly support of the Embassy of Canada, Berlin
 
DAY 2 | 21 March 2019
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Natural, rural resources seem to count less and less, while knowledge-based urban occupations for highly specialised professionals attract the young generations.Terms tightly connected to agriculture and nature in the past – like soil quality, light, water, fertilizer or sustainability – experience entirely new dimensions because of urban farming and urban livestock keeping. What sounds like science fiction is already a reality today, even in Germany. Prawns bred in saltwater tanks in Munich, insect burgers from Osnabrück or tomato-fish from aquaponic systems in Berlin are some examples. How will these changes influence our ideas of traditional rural job profiles, of nature, of food overall?
 
09.00 am   WELCOME
Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein | Head & Founder of the Global Food Summit
 
09.05 am   “URBAN AND RURAL FARMING – COMPETITION OR PARTNERSHIP?”
Bernhard Krüsken | Secretary General, German Farmers´ Association

09.30 am   EXPONENTIAL INNOVATIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND ENDING HUNGER
Bernhard Kowatsch | Head of theInnovation Accelerator, UN World Food Program
 
09.45 am   SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION – BALANCING GOALS
Dr. Michael Binder | Director Sustainability Development, Evonik 

10.10 am   URBAN FARMING – WHAT’S LEFT FOR AGRICULTURE?
Prof. Justus Wesseler | Professor of Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy at Wageningen University, Netherlands

ABSTRACT SESSION
sponsored by Adalbert-Raps Foundation

10.30 am   BREAK
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SDG 2030 drives the innovative spirit of entire generations. Investors are counting on the successful future of this "creative class". Supplying cities self-sufficiently with regional, untreated products, which are industrially and sustainably produced in closed cycles, creates new solutions. This changes the established value chain and brings about structural change in agriculture, trade and industry. This development is being taken up worldwide and taken into account in urban planning right from the start.

11.00 am   VV-CITY: FROM HIGH-DENSITY TO HIGH-PRODUCTIVITY BY ROOFTOP GREEN
Associate Professor Dr.-Ing. Nannan Dong | Assistant Dean of College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), Tongji University, Shanghai

11.25 am   THE FEEDING CITY: TOWARDS REGIONAL URBAN FOOD SYSTEMS
Henk Wolfert |Programme Manager Research, Amsterdam Advanced Metropolitan Solutions Institute (AMS)
with the friendly assistance of the General Consulate of Netherlands and the City of Amsterdam
 
11.50 am   CREATING CANADA’S FIRST CIRCULAR FOOD ECONOMY
Cathy Kennedy | Manager of Policy and Intergovernmental Relations at the City of Guelph, Wellington, Canada
Barbara Swartzentruber | Executive Director of Strategy, Innovation and Intergovernmental Relations at the City of Guelph, Wellington, Canada
with friendly support of the Embassy of Canada, Berlin

12.15 pm CLEAN MEAT
Peter Verstrate | CEO Mosa Meat, Maastricht
 
12.40 pm   LUNCH
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In Europe, 75% of the population already lives in cities. Knowledge of nature and nutrition seems to be diminishing. Or is a new understanding emerging that is made possible by new technologies in an urban knowledge society? Vertical farms, floating stables, breeding banks for insects, meat fibre and fish fibre breeding; urban production facilities will produce state-of-the-art food in the future. What innovations are we contributing from Europe to the process?

01.40 pm   TRANSFORMATION OF FOOD SYSTEMS
Dr. Andreas Blüthner | Director Food Fortification & Partnerships, BASF

02.00 pm EIT FOOD – A JOINT EFFORT TO TRANSFORM OUR FOOD ECOSYSTEM
Dr. Georg Schirrmacher l Managing Director of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food Co-Location Center (CLC) Central in Munich/Freising

02.20 pm   THE NEED OF AGRICULTURAL ALTERNATIVES IN BANGLADESH
Dr. S. M. Abdul-Awal | Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Khulna University, Bangladesh & Fulbright Scholar & Beahrs ELP Alumni an der University of California, Berkeley

02.40 pm   FUTURE OF URBAN FARMING
Alexander Franke | Manager Business Development & Innovation K+S KALI GmbH
 
03.00 pm   PANEL - WHAT UNITES URBAN AND RURAL FARMERS
Participants: Cathy Kennedy Peter Verstrate | Dr.-Ing. Nannan Dong | Prof. Manfred Gareis | Prof. Michael John Gorman
Moderation: Prof. Justus Wesseler
 
03.45 pm   CLOSING SUMMARY OF THE CURATORS
Prof. David Zilberman | Dr. Simon Reitmeier | Prof. Justus WesselerStephan Becker-Sonnenschein
 

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