GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM
10:00
10 Minutes 10:00 – 10:10 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Speakers Invited:

Fatema Al Mulla Director Partnerships & Special Projects Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, UAE

10:10
5 Minutes 10:10 – 10:15 SUMMIT OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS ACCELERATING VISION 2051 UAE AND EMPOWERING SDG 2030 AGENDA. The UAE is setting a leading global example with ambitious policy agendas that will create future public-private partnerships and enable the AgTech innovations that will drive the future of food, while aligning with the SDG 2030 Agenda globally.

Speakers Invited:

H.E. Mariam Almheiri Minister Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

10:15
5 Minutes 10:15 – 10:20 RECORDED VIDEO ADDRESS Virtual Address by SG Ban Ki Moon, Co-chair, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens & 8th UN Secretary-General

Speakers Invited:

SG Ban Ki Moon Co-chair Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens & 8th UN Secretary-General

10:20
5 Minutes 10:20 – 10:25 RECORDED VIDEO ADDRESS Virtual Address by Mr. Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Speakers Invited:

Qu Dongyu Director-General Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

10:30
60 Minutes 10:30 – 11:30 PANEL DISCUSSION GOOD FOOD FOR ALL – FOOD AS A CONNECTOR FOR HEALTH AND CLIMATE How can good food help connect climate and health? How can we ensure we are addressing two of our biggest challenges through the food we eat and how we grow it?

S1.Global agri-trade business facilitation
S2.Tech-enabled Food Production
S3.Reduce Food Wastage
S4.Food Safety & Nutrition
S5.Food risks & Crisis Management  

Speakers Invited:

Dr. AbdulHakim Elwaer

Martien Van Nieuwkoop Global Director, Agriculture and Food World Bank Group

Dr. Agnes Kalibata President AGRA

Dr. Gunhild Stordalen CEO EAT Foundation

Enock Chikava Interim Director, Agricultural Development Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ismael Roig ADM President EMEA

Paul Newnham Director SDG2 Advocacy Hub and Chefs’ Manifesto

11:30
30 minutes 11:30 – 12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION AFRICA – AN AGRICULTURAL VISION MAP TO SUPPLY THE WORLD IN THE 21ST CENTURY S1. Global agri-trade business facilitation | S2. Tech-enabled Food Production | S5. Food risks and Crisis Management

Speakers Invited:

HE Owusu Afriyie Akoto Minister for Food and Agriculture Ghana

H.E. Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria

Hon. Mr. Bwino Fred Kyakulaga Minister of State for Agriculture (MoSA), Uganda

Dr. Agnes Kalibata President AGRA

12:00
30 Minutes 12:00 – 12:30 PANEL DISCUSSION AFRICA – AN AGRICULTURAL VISION MAP TO SUPPLY THE WORLD IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Speakers Invited:

Hon. Hussein Mohamed Bashe Minister of Agriculture, United Republic of Tanzania

Hon. Oumer Hussien Minister of Agriculture, Ethiopia

Dr. Agnes Kalibata President AGRA

12:35
10 Minutes 12:35 – 12:45 LAUNCH FOOD FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

Speakers Invited:

H.E. Mariam Almheiri Minister Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

12:45
55 Minutes 12:45 – 13:40 NETWORKING BREAK - LUNCH
13:45
45 Minutes 13:45 – 14:30 PANEL NEXUS OF PUBLIC, PRIVATE, FINANCE AND TECH - THE POWER OF A DEEPLY CONNECTED GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM TO BUILD THE FUTURE OF FOOD Public-private partnerships must join forces with agri and technology leaders to drive ambitious new agendas and targets set by governments.

Speakers Invited:

H.E. Dzoba Taras Deputy Minister for Digital Development Digital Transformations and Digitalization, Ukraine

TOMASZ TELMA Senior Director, Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

H.E. Lim Kok Thai CEO Singapore Food Agency

Dr. Juan Carlos Motamayor Executive Director, Food Sector NEOM Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

14:30
10 Minutes 14:30 – 14:40 LEADER’S TALK FOOD VISION – BAHAMAS

Speakers Invited:

Hon. Clay Glennford Sweeting Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Bahamas

15:00
45 Minutes 15:00 – 15:45 PANEL DISCUSSION GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS - BUILDING RESILIENCE, TRANSPARENCY, TRACEABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

Speakers Invited:

Martien Van Nieuwkoop Global Director, Agriculture and Food World Bank Group

Dr. Maximo Torrero Cullen Chief Economist Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Deirdre Ryan Director of Quality Assurance and Origin Green Bord Bia, Irish Food Board

Thin Lei Win Food and Climate Correspondent Thin Ink

Ahmad Al Haddad COO Parks and Zones, DP World UAE

16:00
45 Minutes 16:00 – 16:45 PANEL DISCUSSION FOOD FOR LIFE How can good food help connect climate and health? How can we ensure we are addressing two of our biggest challenges through the food we eat and how we grow it? 

Speakers Invited:

Fatema Al Mulla Director Partnerships & Special Projects Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, UAE

Dr. Nouf Khamis Al Ali Deputy Director, Health Education & Promotion Department Ministry of Health and Prevention

Leslie Amoroso Programme Officer Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Jennifer Croes Associate Director & Campaign Lead Emirates Nature-WWF

Thin Lei Win Food and Climate Correspondent Thin Ink

17:00
15 Minutes 17:00 – 17:15 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS
10:00
10 Minutes 10:00 – 10:10 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS
10:10
5 Minutes 10:10 – 10:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Speakers Invited:

H.E. Gabriel Ferrero y de Loma-Osorio Chairperson Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

10:20
15 Minutes 10:20 – 10:35 INDUSTRY KEYNOTE ADDRESS A FOOD-SECURE FUTURE FOR ALL: WHAT SUBOPTIMAL GROWING CONDITIONS CAN TEACH US

Speakers Invited:

Dr. Juan Carlos Motamayor Executive Director, Food Sector NEOM Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

10:45
45 Minutes 10:45 – 11:30 PANEL DISCUSSION FUNDING AGTECH & FOODTECH INNOVATION – FUELLING YOUTH & WOMEN EMPOWERMENT How can the bigger stakeholders of the food systems generate enticing opportunities for a digital savvy youth? How can investments in AgTech create the next generation women leaders?

Speakers Invited:

Hon. Clay Glennford Sweeting Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Bahamas

Martien Van Nieuwkoop Global Director, Agriculture and Food World Bank Group

Katrin Harvey Chief Operating Officer Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

Eric Parkin Digital Leader Cargill Inc.

Christine Gould CEO Thought for Food

11:30
15 Minutes 11:30 – 11:45 LEADER’S TALKS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF URBAN AGRICULTURE

Speakers Invited:

Henry Gordon Smith CEO Agritecture

11:45
45 Minutes 11:45 – 12:30 PANEL DISCUSSION CREATING AN ECOSYSTEM THAT DELIVERS CLOSED ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE FOR 24/7/365 FOOD PRODUCTION

Speakers Invited:

Meiny Prins Founder Sustainable Urban Delta Foundation

Dr. Farshad Shishehchian Group Chief Executive Officer and Founder Blue Aqua International

Samer AbdelJaber Country Director World Food Program, Palestine

Henry Gordon Smith CEO Agritecture

12:30
60 Minutes 12:30 – 13:30 NETWORKING BREAK - LUNCH
13:30
15 Minutes 13:30 – 13:45 LAUNCH ‘GOOD FOOD FOR NOW, GOOD FOOD FOR THE FUTURE’

Speakers Invited:

Chef Manal Al Alem Goodwill Ambassador UN World Food Program UAE

Paul Newnham Director SDG2 Advocacy Hub and Chefs’ Manifesto

13:45
5 Minutes 13:45 – 13:50 RECORDED VIDEO ADDRESS SAVRPAK
14:00
45 Minutes 14:00 – 14:45 PANEL DISCUSSION FOOD LOSS & WASTE REDUCTION – DRIVING STRINGENT POLICY FRAMEWORKS AND LEGAL ENFORCEMENT MEASURES

Speakers Invited:

H.E. Luis Planas Minister Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Spain

Deirdre Ryan Director of Quality Assurance and Origin Green Bord Bia, Irish Food Board

Tarek Alkhoury Regional Coordinator of the Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production, West Asia UNEP – United Nations Environment Program

Tatiana Antonelli Founder and Managing Director Goumbook

15:00
45 Minutes 15:00 – 15:45 PANEL DISCUSSION DRIVING FOOD SECURITY WITH NUTRITION SECURITY

Speakers Invited:

Dr. Johan Swinnen Global Director Systems Transformation, CGIAR & Director General, IFPRI

Dr. Gunhild Stordalen CEO EAT Foundation

André Laperrière Executive Director Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)

Praveen Agrawal Country Director World Food Program, Egypt

Varun Deshpande Managing Director Good Food Institute Asia

Paul Newnham Director SDG2 Advocacy Hub and Chefs’ Manifesto

16:00
45 Minutes 16:00 – 16:45 PANEL DISCUSSION SMART FARMING IN CIRCULAR CARBON ECONOMY - SOLVING GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY CHALLENGES WITH AI & ROBOTICS

Speakers Invited:

André Laperrière Executive Director Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)

Rizwan Majeed Head of Smart Agriculture Siemens Middle East

Sky Kurtz Co-founder, Vence; Advisor, Ocean Harvest, Founder & CEO Pure Harvest

Dr. Farshad Shishehchian Group Chief Executive Officer and Founder Blue Aqua International

17:00
15 Minutes 17:00 – 17:15 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS