International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

Confirmed keynote speakers & speakers

At IFAMA 2016, you can meet top-level keynote speakers, who will address the three topics:
People, Climate and Big Data. Six keynote sessions will be held during the conference, with two to four prominent speakers at each.

Keynote Speakers

Phil-Hogan

Phil Hogan

EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Bent Hansen

Bent Hansen

Chairman of the Regional Council of Central Denmark

Peder Tuborgh

Peder Tuborgh

CEO of Arla Foods

Flemming Besenbacher

Flemming Besenbacher

Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Carlsberg A/S and the Carlsberg Foundation

Kristian Jensen

Kristian Jensen

Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs

Esben Laulund

Esben Laulund

Chairman of Danish Food Cluster and Senior VP at Chr. Hansen A/S

Margrethe Jonkman

Margrethe Jonkman

Corporate R&D Director FrieslandCampina, Netherlands

Theo Camps

Theo Camps

Chairman of the Board of Berenschot Consultancy

Johan van Rooyen

Johan van Rooyen

Chairman of IFAMA

Onno Omta

Onno Omta

Chairman of WICaNeM

Lone Ryg Olsen

Lone Ryg Olsen

CEO of Danish Food Cluster, Denmark

Roger van Hoesel

Roger van Hoesel

Managing Director Food Valley NL, Netherlands

Arjen van Tunen

Arjen van Tunen

CEO KeyGene, Netherlands

Lotta Torner

Lotta Torner

Vice Director Skaane Food Innovation Network

Selina Juul

Selina Juul

Stop Wasting Food NGO, Denmark

Bo Damgaard

Bo Damgaard

Head of Global Marketing, FOSS Denmark

Erik Sejersen

Erik Sejersen

Head Food Section Central Denmark Region

Jacques de Groot

Jacques de Groot

Head Quality Assurance , VanDrie Group, the Netherlands

Martin Lindrum Toft

Martin Lindrum Toft

CEO Original Chia, Denmark

Rene Damkjer

Rene Damkjer

CEO Elite Foods, Demark

Round table speakers

Gregory Baker

Gregory Baker

Director Food & Agribusiness Institute, Naumes Family Professor, USA

Stefano Pascucci

Stefano Pascucci

Associate Professor in Management Studies, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Sebastian Senési

Sebastian Senési

Director Department of Institutions, Organizations and Strategy, FAUBA, Argentina

Jacques Trienekens

Jacques Trienekens

Personal professor in Management Studies, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Brent Ross

Brent Ross

Michigan State University, USA

Francesco Braga

Francesco Braga

University of Guelph, Canada & CEO, IFAMA

Peter Goldsmith

Peter Goldsmith

Editor-in-Chief IFAMR, USA

John Hollick

John Hollick

President, Conserval Engineering

Karen Hækkerup

Karen Hækkerup

CEO of the Danish Food and Agriculture Council

Niels Dijkman

Niels Dijkman

Head Sustainability Corporate Banking, ABN AMRO bank

Markus Frank

Markus Frank

BASF Crop Protection: Sustainability Assessment, Germany

Chris Brett

Chris Brett

Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, OLAM International, UK

Ivar Ravn

Ivar Ravn

Executive Director, SEGES Crop & Environment, Denmark

Jack van der Vorst

Jack van der Vorst

General Director Social Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands

Marcos Capdepont

Marcos Capdepont

Director Agro YPF, Argentina

Dorte Bech Vizard

Dorte Bech Vizard

Director Invest in Denmark

Nick van den Berg

Nick van den Berg

Strategist Economic Development, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Woody Maijers

Woody Maijers

InHolland University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Gerry Kouwenhoven

Gerry Kouwenhoven

Manager Research and Innovation Centre Agribusiness, Food & Life sciences, Inholland University of Applied Sciences

Domenico Dentoni

Domenico Dentoni

The Global Centre for Food Systems Innovation, Netherlands

Jan Boeg Hansen

Jan Boeg Hansen

CEO Danish Crown Ingredients

Jaideep Biswas

Jaideep Biswas

Vice President Olam International, UK

P.G. Chengappa

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

W. Scott Hine

W. Scott Hine

Vice President Products & Solutions and Chief Innovation, Novus International, USA

Will Martin

Will Martin

Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI and President of the IAAE

Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson

Chief Sustainability Officer, Conservis, USA.

Trine Balskilde

Trine Balskilde Stoltenborg

Energi Akademiet

Steve Sonka

Steve Sonka

University of Illinois, USA

Michael Nieuwesteeg

Michael Nieuwesteeg

Managing Director NVC, Netherlands

William H. Meyers

William H. Meyers

Professor Food and Agricultural Research Institute, University of Missouri, USA

Christian Selmer Fredsø

Christian Selmer Fredsø

Strategic developer, circular economy team, Central Denmark Region

Frances Fortuin

Frances Fortuin

Food Valley NL, Netherlands

Anne Maria Hansen

Anne Maria Hansen

Head of innovation at Danish Technological Institute

Nikolai Milman

Nikolai Milman

Project Manager Danish Food Cluster, Denmark

Allan W. Gray

Allan W. Gray

Director, Center for Food and Agricultural Business and Land O'Lakes Chair in Food and Agribusiness, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Simone Le Ray

Simone Le Ray

Analyst at the Economics and Trade Section of the French Embassy in Denmark

Partners of the conference

Johan van Rooyen

Johan van Rooyen

Chairman of IFAMA

Onno Omta

Onno Omta

Chairman of WICaNeM

Esben Laulund

Esben Laulund

Chairman of Danish Food Cluster and Senior VP at Chr. Hansen A/S