24. MärzAbout the Global Food Summit 2020

Digitisation will change cities. For the first time in history, there is a possibility that the city will become an ecosystem - through closed production and waste cycles, through an Urban Circular Food Economy. This ecosystem should be as independent and self-sufficient as possible. Innovations and Artificial Intelligence enable a circular thinking in food production, manufacturing and resource processing that was previously unthinkable.

Global Food Summit "WalkTheTalk" at BayWa

exchange and networking - international start-ups, companies, politicians, associations and science - speed dating

Bavarian Evening

With invitation only

25. MärzGlobal Food Summit Press Conference

International PresseClub Munich e.V.

- Máximo Torero| Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO
- Lim, Chuan Poh | Chairman of The Singapore Food Agency under the Ministry of the Environment and water Resources, Singapore (confirmed)
- Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein | Head & Founder of the Global Food Summits

Moderation: Isabella Pfaff, Global Food Summit

Entrance Residence Munich


Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein
Prof. David Zilberman 

Welcome of the Bavarian State Government
Hubert Bittlmayer | Ministerial Director, Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry

Welcome and Summit Opening

Virginijus Sinkevičius
| EU Commissioner for the Environment and Oceans (TBC)

Opening Speaker

Carola Schouten | Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture, Netherlands (tbc)

Summit Opening Speaker

Michael Creed TD | Minister für Landwirtschaft, Ernährung und Marine, Ministerium für Landwirtschaft, Ernährung und Marine (DAFM), Irland (TBC)



Lim, Chuan Poh Chairman Singapore Food Agency, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (confirmed)


Lim, Chuan Poh | Vorsitzender der Singapore Food Agency beim Ministerium für Umwelt und Wasserressourcen, Singapur (confirmed)


Lighting for Food

Bill Bien | CEO Agricultural Lighting, Signify (former Philips) (tbc)

Innovation in Agriculture - Research and Practice

Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz | Vorsitzender des Vorstands, BayWa AG, Deutschland (confirmed)


Tea & coffee in the Munich Residence

Start-ups and Food Transformation

Bernhard Kowatsch  Head of Innovation Accelerator, United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP), Deutschland (confirmed)

Start-up Pitch and Audience Award

Eight nominated Start Ups Pitch and compete for the Global Food Summit Audience Award 2020


On invitation only

26. MärzWelcome & Circular Food - An Urban Challenge

Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein | Head & Founder of the Global Food Summit
Prof. David Zilberman | University of California, Berkeley
& Prof. Justus Wesseler| University of Wageningen

Session 1: Artificial Intelligence in Food - The Robo-Farmer on the Indoor-Field

Can we improve animal wellbeing with precision farming? 

Prof. Stefan Pelzer | Leiter R&D Tierernährung, Innovation & Industrialisierung, Evonik Nutrition
& Care Deutschland (confirmed)

Session 1: Artificial Intelligence in Food - Der Robo-Bauer auf dem Indoor-Feld

Aquaponics Systems at De Ceuvel

Brian James Shaw | Teamleitung Agrarnahrung, Metabolic, Netherlands (confirmed)

Session 1: Artificial Intelligence in Food - Der Robo-Bauer auf dem Indoor-Feld

365 Farmnet (tbc)

Break & Abstract Session

Session 2: Circular Food in Urban Areas

Dr. Andy Zynga | CEO EIT Food Europe (confirmed)


Session 2: Circular Food in Urban Areas

Yara (tbc)

Session 2: Circular Food in Urban Areas

Prof. Eveline van Leeuwen | Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften, Stadtökonomie, Wageningen
Universität, Niederlande (confirmed)


Lunch in the Munich Residence

Session 3: Circular Agriculture – Best Practice

Thomas Brück | Vice President, Cigalatech (former BBSI, Canada) (confirmed)


Session 3: Circular Agriculture – Best Practice

Dr. Ariane Krause | Programme Area 4 HORTSYS "Horticultural Systems of the Future" and Research Group "Cultivation Systems for a Regulated Environment“, Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau (IGZ) e.V. (confirmed)

Session 3: Circular Agriculture – Best Practice

Technische Universität München (TUM), Deutschland (TBC)


Session 4 Global-Panel - A Roadmap to a Global Circular Economy

Maximo Torero | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), (zugesagt)
Oriana Romero | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), (confirmed)

Dr. Susanne Kadner | National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) (confirmed)
Prof. David Zilberman | University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and Wolf Prize Laureate 2019 Agriculture, USA (zugesagt)
confirmedDavid McGinty | Global Director, Pace, World Resources Institut (confirmed)
Prof. Michael John Gorman | BIOTOPIA Gründungsdirektor, Deutschland (confirmed)

Moderation: Prof. Justus Wesseler, Wageningen Universität

End & Apero in the Munich Residence


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