Europe has a strong tradition for food all through the value chain from growing food and producing food to developing new food solutions and exporting globally.
Agriculture and food is an important part of the European economy but also an integrated part of the European culture.
But what about the future? Does the world’s largest exporter of food hold the answer to the global food challenge with a growing population and lack of natural resources – or will the World need to look elsewhere?
In this session Chairman of Central Denmark Region, Bent Hansen, will set the scene, while the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, will give his perspectives on what Europe has to offer.
In the following debate Karen Hækkerup, CEO of the Danish Food and Agriculture Council, Theo Camps, chairman of IFAMA Europe, and Esben Laulund, chairman of Danish Food Cluster, will discuss the challenges and opportunities with the chairman and the commissioner.
- Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
- Peter Olesen, Chairman of the EIT Governing Board
- Bent Hansen, Head of the Central Region of Denmark
- Karen Hækkerup, CEO of Danish Food and Agriculture Council