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Feeding The World: Asia’s prospect of plenty, 27 September 2012, Hong Kong

Feeding The World: Asia’s prospect of plenty

September 27th 2012
  • Harbour Grand Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Economist will convene leaders from the food and agribusiness industry, government, academia and advocacy organisations for a solutions-driven dialogue around these critical questions:
How will we feed the world in the future? How will we feed Asia?
By gathering leaders at the highest levels The Economist is sparking a timely and inclusive dialogue in this the inaugural year of Feeding the World: Asia’s prospect of plenty.

About the ConferenceThe Conference will convene stakeholders for a rigorous and thought-provoking discussion around the critical questions: how will we feed the world in future, and, particularly how will we feed Asia?

  • Charles Goddard, Editorial Director, Asia-Pacific, Economist Intelligence Unit
  • John Parker, Globalisation Editor, The Economist, author of special report Feeding the World (The Economist, February 2011)
  • Rusman Heriawan, Vice Minister of Agriculture, Government of Indonesia
  • Kevin Rudd, Member, Australian Parliament for Griffith; Former Prime Minister, Government of Australia
  • Walter Dissinger, President, Nutrition & Health Division, BASF Group
  • Daniel Balaban, Head, Centre of Excellence Against Hunger, Brazil; President, Brazilian National Education Development Fund
  • Percy Misika, FAO Representative in China, DPR Korea and Mongolia, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Robert Zeigler, Director-General, International Rice Research Institute
  • Anil Jain, Managing Director, Jain Irrigation Systems
  • Gao Yu, China Country Director, Landesa
  • MS Swaminathan, Chairman, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation
  • Umran Beba, President, Asia-Pacific region, PepsiCo
  • Davor Pisk, Chief Operating Officer, Syngenta
  • Jose Cuesta, Food Price Watch author, Senior Economist, The World Bank
  • Johann Vollmann, Professor and Soy bean breeder, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Please click here for more information and registration details.

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