Ever since its establishment, the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) has hosted an annual conference discussing the global food system — and this year, you’re invited. The event will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from June 18-20, and will be streamed online.
IFAMA was founded in 1990 and now has more than 700 members in over 50 countries. The international, non-profit network includes business executives, researchers, students, and policymakers, who join forces through the organization to positively affect and advance global agribusiness.
This year’s conference is entitled “The Road to 2050: The Talent Factor — Meeting Future Global Needs of Food and Agriculture.” Like previous events, it will consist of presentations, discussions, and workshops — all of which will address current research and issues related to the worldwide food chain.
The organization chose to virtually open up access to the event so that “audiences around the world will have the opportunity to hear directly from a global who's who in agriculture as they discuss food security, sustainability, and developing the talent needed for the future of agriculture.”
IFAMA is largely financed by membership dues, but access to the 23rd Annual World Forum workshops and discussions is free, so as to expand — and in turn, hopefully advance — agriculture innovation. Talks will go live online at the link above on June 18, from 1-2:30 p.m., June 19 from 8:30-10 a.m. and 4-5:15 p.m., and June 20 from8:45-10:15 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. (all EDT). Confirmed speakers include National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA director Sonny Ramaswamy, DuPont executive vice president James Borel, and Monsanto chairman and CEO Hugh Grant.