Aug 22, 2012

The Economist's 'Feeding the World' Summit

 Feeding the World, November 15th - 16th 2012, Johannesburg.

Food security is now clearly at the top of the global agenda. Following on from our 2011 event with Graziano da Silva. The Economist will again be bringing together over 150 business leaders, policy-makers and experts from around the world to discuss Africa’s role in solving the global food crisis. We invite you and your colleagues to join us on November 15th & 16th at the Hilton Sandton to learn, network and contribute to the debate on food security. Just some of the speakers already confirmed include:
  • Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa
  • Jane Karuku - President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
  • Jay Naidoo - Chair, GAIN
  • Sullivan O'Carroll - Managing Director, Nestlé South Africa
  • Gerry van den Houten -Technical Director, SABMiller
  • Marco Ferroni - Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Frank Braeken - Executive Vice President Africa, Unilever
  • Carl Hausmann - Managing Director, Global Government & Corporate Affairs, Bunge
  • Roy Steiner - Deputy Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Mario Reis - Managing Director, Danone Southern Africa
  • Sean Murphy, Managing Director Southern Africa, Kraft Foods
  • Eng Christopher K. Chiza, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security & Cooperatives, Tanzania
 As with all Economist events you will have access to unrivalled public and private sector networking opportunities as well as the opportunity to make your voice heard with some of Africa’s leading food and agriculture authorities. Attendees for the 2011 event in Geneva came from such organisations as Akzo Nobel, Alltech, Aryzta, Barilla, BASF, Bayer, Bunge, Cargill, Danisco, Danone, Deutsche Bank, DSM Nutritional Products, FAO, Firmenich, FMC, Heineken, Kraft, Land O’Lakes, Mars, Monsanto, Nordzucker, Nutreco, PepsiCo, Prima Foods, PwC, SABMiller, SGS, Suedzucker, Syngenta, Tate & Lyle, Unilver, UN,  Viterra, WTO and Yara Internaitonal.

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