On October 7, 2019 the editors of The Wall Street Journal will once again convene leaders from across the farm economy and food industry to explore key risks and opportunities shaping the global business of food. We’ll hear from leaders in agribusiness, food production, consumer products, economics and government. And we’ll discuss and debate how changing new technology, global competition, consumer tastes and other trends are transforming the sector.
Our goal: To unleash new perspectives and insight.
Speakers already include:
DIRK VAN DE PUT | Chairman and CEO, Mondelez International; PAUL J. FRIBOURG | Chairman and CEO, Continental Grain Company; FRANK YIANNAS | Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; SONIA LO | CEO, Crop One Holdings; JESSICA ALMY | Policy Director, Good Food Institute; PETER BEETHAM, Ph.D. | Co-Founder, CEO and President, Cibus; JAMES A. BLOME | CEO, Calyxt Inc.; DAVID FRIEDBERG | Founder and CEO, The Production Board; SUZY H. FRIEDMAN, Senior Director, Agricultural Sustainability Environmental Defense Fund; JENNIFER HOUSTON | President, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; JAMES MULHERN | President and CEO, National Milk Producers Federation; JONATHAN NEMAN | Co-Founder and CEO, Sweetgreen; DON NILES | President, Peninsula Pride Farms; MEERA SHEKAR, Ph.D. | Lead Health & Nutrition Specialist, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank; SCOTT SPRADLEY | Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tyson Foods, Inc.; DAN STEERE | Co-Founder and CEO, Abundant Robotics, Inc.; KIERSTEN STEAD, Ph.D. | Managing Partner, DCVC Bio, Data Collective (DCVC); DAN STEERE | CEO, Abundant Robotics; JOHN H. STONE, Senior Vice President, Intelligent Solutions Group, Deere & Company; PONSI TRIVISVAVET | CEO, Inari Agriculture; MARIO UBIALI | Co-Founder and CEO, Thimus