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08.30 – 09.00Registration and coffee
09.00 – 09.05Welcome address by Niall O’Toole, Sunday Business Post


‘Addressing the challenges & opportunities in Global Food’
Moderated by Gillian Nelis, Managing Editor, Sunday Business Post
09.05 – 09.25Government initiatives to support continual growth of the sector. Update on 2020
Mr Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food & The Marine
09.25 – 09.45Island of Ireland: collaboration North & South
Ms Arlene Foster MLA, Minister of Entreprise, Trade & Investment
09.45 – 10.05The Opportunities for Ireland Inc in Global Food
Mr Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive, Bord Bia
10.05 - 10.35Megatrends impacting the Agri-Food industry - Is Ireland well positioned
for the future?
Mr David McGee, Consulting Parner, PwC
10.35 – 11.00Consumer, Sustainability & The Global Food Future
Mr Brett Stuart, CEO & Founder, Global Agritrends
11.00 – 11.30 Networking coffee break

Session 2: NEW TRENDS, R&D & Innovation

‘How technology can provide a solution to growing Global demand’
Moderated by Gillian Nelis, Managing Editor, Sunday Business Post
11.30 – 12.00Building a scalable food business from Ireland
Ms Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland
12.00 – 12.30Agricultural advancements: the key to maintaining global food supply-demand balance"
Professor Keijiro Otsuka, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Toyko
12.30 – 12.50How technology can provide a solution to growing consumer needs
Prof Mark Ferguson, Director General SFI and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland
01.00 – 01.30Who will feed emerging economies in the 21st Century
Will Martin, Research Director, The World Bank
01.30 – 02.30Lunch


‘How the informed consumer will drive change across the sector’
Moderated by Tomás Clancy, Food & Wine Correspondent, Sunday Business Post
02.30 – 03.00The new consumer: what drives them and how to react
Vincent Cleary, Managing Director, Glenisk
03.00 – 03.30Buying for the changing consumer
Deirdre O’Toole, Senior Global Category Manager, Kelloggs
03.30 – 04.00How the new consumer is affecting producers and growers
Frank O’Mara, Director of Research, Teagasc
04.00 – 04.30The new informed consumer - winning confidence and building trust'
Edel Clancy, Group Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs for Musgrave
04.30 – 05.00Panel discussion




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