Seeds & Chips Summit to tackle one of humanity’s greatest challenges
The 2018 Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit from May 7–10 aimed to connect people, ideas, and solutions to address some of the greatest challenges facing agriculture today.
Global Panel Member, Tom Arnold, was part of the panel during the session discussing trends in food and agriculture on the panel New World Ag: Emerging Opportunities and Innovations in Global Markets. Tom was joined by Paolo De Castro, Vice-Chair on the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development on the European Parliament; Beth Kowitt, Senior Writer for Fortune; Howard-Yana Shapiro, Chief Agricultural Officer at Mars, Inc.; Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord, Head of Bayer Foundations; Kees Aarts, CEO of Protix; Tinia Pina, Founder and CEO of Re-Nuble; Alexandra Ciobanu of TEENOVATORS; and Robert Poole, a Partner focused on the agribusiness sector for KPMG Australia.
Seeds&Chips aimed at empowering young innovators by giving them important roles both at the summit and helping to shape their futures. Each of the over 30 speeches, talks, and panels featured young entrepreneurs and innovators alongside some of food and agriculture’s most prominent leaders.
While exploring solutions to feeding the future population, the summit also featured panels focusing on the next generation of farmers, food technology, water conservation, and investment in the food system.