International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

Detailed programme of the IFAMA World Conference 2016

The conference is held at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia center. Explore the agenda of sessions, discussions, and group meetings. The program is still provisional and the organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Time Title Venue Category
 18.00 Festive Opening of the Conference

Non-hosted event. Food and drinks are to be bought at the reception.

Godsbanen, Skovgaardsgade 3, Aarhus Student Events

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Time Title Venue Category
8:00-8:30 Student Case Competition Briefing VIA Student Events
08.45-09.15 Welcome Scientific Symposium and Student Case Competition

> Gregory Baker, Director, Food & Agribusiness Institute, Naumes Family Professor, USA
> Stefano Pascucci, Associate professor in Management Studies, Wageningen University, Netherlands
> Sebastian SenéŽsi, Director Department of Institutions, Organizations and Strategy- Food and Agribusiness Program-FAUBA, Argentina
> Jacques Trienekens, Personal professor in Management Studies, Wageningen University, Netherlands

VIA Plenary Sessions
09.15-17.00 Student Case Competition (16 graduate teams, 9 undergraduate teams) VIA Student Events
09.15-11.00 Academic tracks 1 (7 concurrent sessions) + Publishing Strategy Workshop (PSW)

> PSW: How to Get your Research Published in an International Scientific Journal
> Peter Goldsmith, Editor-in-Chief IFAMR, USA

VIA Plenary Sessions
11.00-11.15 Coffee Break VIA Networking/Food
11.15-13.00 Academic tracks 2 (6) + IFAMA Teaching Case (ITC 1)

> ITC 1: Vegoganic: The Dilemma of Arsenic in Rice Products
> Presenters: Julia P Rotter and Cecilia Mark-Herbert, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Sweden
> Brent Ross, Michigan State University, USA (moderator) and Francesco Braga, University of Guelph, Canada and CEO of IFAMA

VIA Plenary Sessions
13.00-14.00 Lunch & IFAMR Editorial Board Meeting VIA Networking/Food
14.00-15.45 Academic tracks 3 (6) + IFAMA Teaching Case Discussion (ICD)

ICD: cases:
> Kumanu Lamb – How to capture a premium for the world’s best lamb (Nic Lees)
> A developing country scenario for the milk value chain (Sosheel Godfrey)
> Harvest Products Lt (Marcos Vega)
> No One Does It Like Frisby Does It (E.R. Brenes)
> GC Corporation (E.R. Brenes)
> To comply not to comply: The case of Regulation (EC) 1924/2006- (S. Khedkar)
Brent Ross, Michigan State University, USA (moderator) and Francesco Braga, University of Guelph, Canada and CEO of IFAMA

VIA Plenary Sessions
15.45-16.00 Coffee Break VIA Networking/Food
16.00-17.45 Academic tracks 4 (6) + IFAMA Teaching Case Workshop (ICW)

ICW: Teaching Cases Methods Workshop: How to Write and Use Cases
> Brent Ross, Michigan State University, USA
> Francesco Braga, University of Guelph, Canada & CEO, IFAMA

VIA Plenary Sessions
17.00-18.00 Student Case Competition Judges Meeting VIA Student Events
19.00- European CEOs and High Level Industry Representatives meet the EU Commissioner (on invitation)
Dress code: Business attire

Theo Camps, Chairman of IFAMA Europe will hand over the ‘EU Strategic Industry-Academia Agenda: Beyond Horizon2020’ to the EU Commissioner

Kromann Reumert Law Firm
Rådhuspladsen 3, 8000 Aarhus
Networking/Food

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Time Title Venue Category
08.45-09.15 Opening Forum & Symposium

> Onno Omta, Chairman of the Conference, Professor in Management Studies, Wageningen University and Research Centre (Netherlands), Executive Committee member of IFAMA and IFAMA Europe
> Johan van Rooyen, Director Standard Bank Centre for Agribusiness Development and Leadership, Professor in Agricultural Economics, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, IFAMA President 2015-2019
> Esben Laulund, Chairman of Danish Food Cluster and Senior VP of Innovation at Chr. Hansen A/S
> Lone Ryg Olsen, CEO Danish Food Cluster (moderator)

Radisson Plenary Sessions
09.15-10.45 Keynote Discussion 1: Sustainable Water, Nitrogen and Energy use in Agriculture

> Margrethe Jonkman, Corporate R&D Director FrieslandCampina, Netherlands
> Markus Frank, BASF Crop Protection: Sustainability Assessment, Germany: Towards sustainable N management - improving nutrient efficiency for optimized yields and environmental health
> John Hollick, President, Conserval Engineering/Solar Wall: Solar technology solutions for agribusiness, Canada: Clean energy
> Francesco Braga, University of Guelph, Canada and CEO of IFAMA (moderator)

Radisson Plenary Sessions
10.45-11.00 Coffee Break Radisson Networking/Food
11.00-12.45 Welcome Keynote and Discussion

> Bent Hansen, Chairman of Central Denmark Region (welcome)
> Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development (key note)

> Theo Camps, Chairman of the Board of IFAMA Europe, Chairman of the Board of Berenschot Consultancy, professor at TIAS School for Business and Society, Netherlands (welcome discussant)
> Esben Laulund, Chairman of the Danish Food Cluster, Senior Vice President of Innovation at Chr. Hansen A/S, Denmark (welcome discussant)
> Karen Hækkerup, CEO of the Danish Food and Agriculture Council (welcome discussant)
> René Damkjer, CEO Elite Foods, Demark (moderator)

Radisson Plenary Sessions
12.45-13.45 Lunch Radisson Networking/Food
13.45-15.15 Plenary Round Table Discussion 2: How to make Intensive Food Production Sustainable? + Academic tracks 5 (2)

> Ivar Ravn, Executive Director, SEGES Crop & Environment, Denmark
> Chris Brett, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, OLAM International, UK
> Jack van der Vorst, General Director Social Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre and Research Centre, The Netherlands
> Stefanie Bröring, Professor in Technology and innovation Management, University of Bonn, Germany (moderator)

Radisson Round Table
15.15-15.30 Coffee Break Radisson Networking/Food
15.30-18.00 Case Study Finals Radisson Student Events
18.30 Dinner with Danes. Dinner at local homes addresses will be provided Private Networking/Food
19.15-22.00 IFAMA Board Meeting I Networking/Food

Tuesday, June 21th, 2016

Time Title Venue Category
07.00-08.45 IFAMA Fellows Breakfast Radisson Networking/Food
09.00-10.30 Keynote Addresses: New Paths in Food Innovation and Sustainability

> Peder Tuborgh, CEO of Arla Foods
> Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Carlsberg A/S and the Carlsberg Foundation, Professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark
> Jacques de Groot, Head Quality Assurance , VanDrie Group, the Netherlands
> Lone Ryg Olsen, Danish Food Cluster (moderator)

Radisson
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break Radisson Plenary Sessions
10.30-12.30 IFAMA 2016 One2One Meetings - Provide by Enterprise European Network Radisson Networking/Food
11.00-12.30 Plenary Round Table Discussion 3: Finance and sustainability + Academic tracks 6 (2)

> Niels Dijkman, Head Sustainability Corporate Banking ABN AMRO Bank, Netherlands (speaker and moderator)
> Stefano Pascucci, Co-chair Scientific Symposium, Professor in Sustainability and Circular Economy, University of Exeter Business School, UK
> André Louw, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member: Agric Risk Specialist (ARS), Ficksburg, Free State; Honorary Professor: Agricultural Economics, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Radisson Networking/Food
12.30-13.30 Lunch Radisson Networking/Food
13.30-17.00 Company Visits

> Visit to Agro Food Park
> Visit to Danish Crown Horsens
> Visit to DuPont and Danish Technological Institute
> Visit to Research Center Foulum
> Visit to Moesgaard Museum
> Food-Walk in Aarhus

Open Board Meeting IFAMA Europe and International Advisory Board of the Journal on Chain and Network Science

Off Site Visit Social Events
17.30 Reception at Tivoli Friheden

> Kristian Jensen, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs
> Dorte Bech Vizard, Director, Invest in Denmark

Sponsored by Invest In Denmark

Tivoli Social Events

Wednesday, June 22th, 2016

Time Title Venue Category
07.00-08.45 IFAMA Open Board Meeting II (on invitation) Radisson Symposium
08.45-18.00 Forum & Symposium Radisson Symposium
8.45-10.15 Keynote Addresses: Food Innovation, HR management and Development

> John Purchase, CEO Agricultural Business Chamber, Pretoria, South Africa
> Jaideep Biswas, Vice President, OLAM International, Nigeria
> W. Scott Hine, Vice President Products & Solutions and Chief Innovation, Novus International, USA
> Johan van Rooyen, IFAMA President, Professor in Agricultural Economics, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (moderator)

Radisson Plenary Sessions
9.45-11.45 IFAMA 2016 One2One Meetings - Facilitated by Enterprise European Network Radisson Networking/Food
10.15-10.30 Coffee Break Radisson Networking/Food
10.30-12.00 Business Round Table 1(2) , Academic Discussion track (1) and Academic tracks 7 (2 concurrent sessions)

BRT 1.1: Food and Health in the City
> Woody Maijers (speaker and moderator) and Gerry Kouwenhoven, InHolland University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
> Nick van den Berg, Strategist Economic Development, Rotterdam, Netherlands
> Henrik Dethlefsen, Green Academy Aarhus (MA, Secretary General EUROPEA), Denmark

BRT 1.2: Food innovation in developing countries
> Johan van Rooyen, IFAMA President 2015 – 2019, Chairman of IFAMA, Professor in Agricultural Economics, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (moderator),
> P.G. Chengappa, President of the Agricultural Economics Research Association (AERA) and Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), National Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, India
> Domenico Dentoni, The Global Centre for Food Systems Innovation, Netherlands

Academic discussion track: Potential Winners and Losers from the Russian Food Import Ban: Analysis of Market Impacts
> William H. Meyers, Professor Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri, USA (speaker and moderator)

Radisson Plenary Sessions
12.00-12.45 Lunch Radisson Networking/Food
12.45-13.45 Keynote Addresses: Leveraging Big Data in Agriculture to Mitigate Climate Change

> Theo Camps, Chairman of the Board of Berenschot Consultancy, part time professor at TIAS School of Business and Society, Netherlands Chairman of the Board of IFAMA Europe
> Will Martin, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE): The use of household data to evaluate short - and long-run impacts of food price changes on poverty

Radisson Plenary Sessions
13.45-17.15 IFAMA 2016 One2One Meetings - Facilitated by Enterprise European Network Radisson Networking/Food
13.45-15.15 Business Round Table 2 (1), Business Workshop (1) + Academic tracks 8 (3)

BRT 2.1: Big data
> Theo Camps, CEO of Berenschot Consultancy, professor at TIAS School of Business and Society, Netherlands, Chairman of the Board of IFAMA Europe (speaker and moderator)
> Eric Jackson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Conservis, USA
> Steve Sonka, University of Illinois, USA

BRT 2.2 (Workshop): Circular Economy
> Nikolai Milman, Danish Food Cluster (moderator)
> Jan Boeg Hansen, CEO Danish Crown Ingredients, Denmark
> Trine Balskilde Stoltenborg, industrial PhD and project leader at Samso Energy Academy, Energi Akademiet, Denmark
> Christian Selmer Fredsø, Strategic developer, circular economy team, Central Denmark Region

Radisson Plenary Sessions
15.15-15.30 Coffee Break Radisson Networking/Food
15.30-17.00 Academic tracks 9 (5) Radisson Plenary Sessions
17.15-18.45 Reception at Ridehuset

Welcome by Jacob Bundsgaard, the Mayor of Aarhus 

City Hall Social Events
18.45-20.30 Presidential Awards Banquet

> Best Paper Award & Innovation Awards
> Student Case Competition Awards
> Distinguished Service Award
> Fellows Award
> Presentation IFAMA World Forum and Symposium 2017 and 2018: New Zealand and Argentina

Radisson Social Events

Thursday, June 23th, 2016

Time Title Venue Category
8.45-10.15 Keynote Addresses: Food innovation through clusters in Europe

> Roger van Hoesel, Managing Director Food Valley NL, Netherlands
> Lone Ryg Olsen, CEO Danish Food Cluster
> Lotta Törner, VD Skaane Food Innovation
> Erik Sejersen (moderator), Head Food Section Central Denmark Region

Radisson Plenary Sessions
10.15-10.30 Coffee Break Radisson Networking/Food
10.30-12.00 Business Round Table 3 (1) + IFAMA Teaching Case 2 + Academic tracks 10 (3)

BRT 3.1: Sustainability, finance and crowdfunding

> Michael Nieuwesteeg, Managing Director NVC, Netherlands
> Niels Dijkman, Head Sustainability Corporate Banking, ABN.AMRO Bank, Netherlands

HCS 11: King’s Hawaiian: Managing the Supply of Aloha Spirit for Every Household, Every Day
Presented by: Brian A. Bourquard and Allan W. Gray, Purdue University, USA
> Brent Ross, Michigan State University, USA
> Francesco Braga, University of Guelph, Canada & CEO, IFAMA

Radisson Plenary Sessions
12.00-13.00 Lunch Radisson Networking/Food
13.15-14.45 Keynote Addresses: Food security through new tech, new crops and reducing food waste

> Bo Damgaard, VP of Marketing, FOSS, Denmark
> Selina Juul, Stop Wasting Food NGO, Denmark
> Arjen van Tunen, CEO Keygene, Netherlands
> Anne Maria Hansen, Head of innovation at Danish Technological Institute

Radisson Plenary Sessions
14.45-16.15 Business Roundtables 4 (3) + Academic tracks 11 (3)

BRT 4.1: Chemicals for food, feed and health

> Francesco Braga, University of Guelph, Canada and CEO of IFAMA (moderator)
> Marcos Capdepont, Director Agro YPF, Argentina

BRT 4.2: New Crops for the Future: Disruptive Innovations for Food Security

> Arjen van Tunen, CEO KeyGene(speaker and moderator)
> Martin Toft, CEO Original Chia, Denmark

BRT 4.3: Food Security and Waste

> Frances Fortuin, Food Valley NL, Netherlands
> Selina Juul, Stop Wasting Food NGO, Denmark
> Simone Le Ray, Analyst at the Economics and Trade Section of the French Embassy in Denmark 

Radisson Plenary Sessions
16.15-16.30 Coffee Break Radisson Networking/Food
16.30-18.00 Academic tracks 12 (4) + Poster Presentation track (1) Radisson Plenary Sessions
18.00 Conference Closure

> Johan van Rooyen, Director Standard Bank Centre for Agribusiness Development and Leadership, Professor in Agricultural Economics, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, IFAMA President 2015-2019
> Onno Omta, Professor in Management Studies, Wageningen University (Netherlands)
> Lone Ryg Olsen, CEO, Danish Food Cluster

Aarhus University Social Events
18.30- 20.30 IFAMA Board Meeting II
18.30- 19.15 Transport to Aarhus Univeristy Aarhus University Park Social Events
19.15- 20.30 Festive Closure of the Conference

Welcome by Niels Christian Nielsen: Dean of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Aarhus University Park Social Events
20.30- 22.00 Festive Danish Midsummer "Burning of the Witch" Bonfires Aarhus University Park Social Events