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INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION






Innovation everywhere.

Meet colleagues from around the world who share
your allegiance to building a better future for the
global food and agri-system.

Learn from experts and innovators.

Join us in Almería, Spain for IFAMA 2024 as we draw upon IFAMA’s unique network of global thought leaders to explore how we can best accelerate innovative agribusiness models to ensure a sustainable food supply!


Make a difference.

There are tools — including new technologies, science-based practices, and cultural approaches that can make the global food and ag sectors more resilient and sustainable.

IFAMA serves as a connector for members to:

• Bridge the gaps between research and business

• Empower the true global diversity of thinking, international connection, and collaboration.

• Facilitate cross-generational sharing of knowledge, insight, and action.

IFAMA 2024 Conference Themes


Production Evolution and Transformation — A collaboration among stakeholders across multiple sectors is needed to transform agriculture combining innovation, science and technology.

Will technology achieve its promise to transform food supply chains and farming?


Economic Competitiveness — The commercialization of climate-resilient and sustainable innovation from farm-to-fork is necessary to ensure a net-positive future.

What are the economics of sustainability? Can ESG be aligned with sustainability of the food business?


Sustainability through Legislation — Regulation plays a key role in promoting and enforcing sustainable practices in agriculture.

Who should lead change? What role should governments, universities and corporations play as agents of disruption in the existing systems?


Societal Impacts — Food is central to our cultural identity. However, as the global population increases access to nutritious food is not equitable, leading to food scarcity in some regions, and food waste and an obesity epidemic in others.

Can we create a better society through better food? How do we balance the needs for abundant food, nutrition, human health, with diminishing planetary resources?

Networking



Tapas and FUN!

2-Day Business Forum


Global Student Case Competition

Academic Symposium



Beautiful Spanish beaches


In-Person Agenda

Sunday evening, 16 June (Almería)    Orientation for Student Case Competition

Monday, 17 June (El Ejido)

Registration

Academic Symposium Day 1 

Student Case Competition briefing

Student Case Competition preliminary rounds

Tuesday, 18 June (El Ejido)

Academic Symposium Day 2

Student Case Competition semi-finals

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 19 June (Almería)

Global Business Forum Day 1

Student Case Competition – Early Career Professionals Finals

IFAMA Young Board Mixer

Networking Afterparty

Thursday, 20 June (Almería)

Global Business Forum Day 2

Student Case Competition – Undergraduate and Postgraduate Finals

Networking Afterparty

Presidential Banquet and IFAMA 2024 Awards

Friday, 21 June   Optional Agri-tours: excursions to one of the many agricultural highlights of the Almería region.


Almería hotels and travel tips

More information on the Almería region of Spain, our conference partner ISAM, and the conference here.


The capstone event of all IFAMA conferences is the 2-Day Business Forum. It includes hot-topic discussions from high-level industry speakers, breakout panels, action oriented workshops, Innovative exhibits, and cross-sector networking—including a Welcome Reception and the Presidential Awards Banquet. You’ll meet experts and colleagues from around the world who are addressing the most pressing challenges facing the food and agribusiness sector today. It is a rare venue bringing together top thought leaders who create a cross-pollination of ideas and share vital solutions.

The Academic Symposium provides the intellectual foundation and scientific creditability for the discussions that will follow during the Business Forum. The IFAMA 2024 conference begins with a two-day Academic Symposium. Scholars are invited to share new research and teaching case studies with colleagues from academia, industry, NGOs and government. Submitted papers undergo a blind peer-review vetted by the Symposium Review Committee. Extended abstracts and full papers are due no later than 29 January, 2024. Authors submitting quality and novel research will be invited to publish their papers in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review — IFAMA's flagship journal of food and agribusiness management. Download the Call for Papers, Call for Teaching Cases, and Best Paper Guidelines.  

Learn more about the Academic Symposium 




Early career professionals and students are a vital part of IFAMA. We deliver the only Global Student Case Competition exclusively focused on agribusiness. The competition gives the teams and their universities a global stage to showcase the next generation of business leaders in the ag sector.

Teams competing in the Case Study Competition requires are given the task of tackling a complex real-world challenge in the form of a case study. Teams have four hours to analyze the problem and develop a creative, practical solution. They will build a presentation that communicates their perspective, analyses and recommendations before a panel of judges. The Student Case Competition occurs in conjunction with the 2-Day Symposium, and the finalist teams will present before the entire congress during the 2-Day Forum. 

Gain the attention of future employers

Work below the surface on real-world challenges

Actively engage with global leaders and changemakers


Students: Bring your team to IFAMA 2024 and save big!

Get your team together and secure funding. You and your teammates will benefit from attending IFAMA 2024 and so will your university. IFAMA provides a webinar well in advance of the conference to help teams prepare for and understand the logistics of the competition. Get ready for a challenging and rewarding event!  

2024 Student Case Competition

Plan your trip to Almería


An online-only competition combining research and entrepreneurship to tackle a current global commercialization challenge. IFAMA will host and record a one-hour orientation and Q&A session prior to the conference. 

Teams are given a research case detailing an emerging science or technology innovation and will have four hours to create a 12-minute video and one-page brief showcasing a path to market. Videos from the Champion and Runner-up teams will be showcased during the conference and through the conference app. 




Join us Friday, 21 June (the day after the Forum) for an excursion to one of the many agricultural highlights of the Almería region. These field trips are exclusively for conference attendees and are optional. Agri-tours are optional and not included in conference registration. Schedule and pricing will be announced in early 2024. 

Almería's agricultural model-greenhouses

Water efficiency thanks to drip irrigation

Plant breeding nurseries

International exports

Compare which conference is right for you.

Tickets available here

In-Person Conference

Business Forum: 40+ main stage presentations 

Academic Symposium: scientific research featuring topics in parallels tracks 

Case Conference

Renowned World Student Case Competition

Networking Sessions

Welcome Reception

Presidential Banquet

Exhibition booths (academic and industry)

Opportunity to meet experts

Meals and refreshments

Post-conference agri-tours (additional fee)

Conference app with session descriptions and speaker information

Register today!

Plan your trip to Almería


Virtual Conference

Livestreamed sessions from 10+ keynotes & discussion sessions

Virtual Academic Symposium (occurs independently from the in-person Symposium)

Online Networking Sessions

Conference app with session descriptions and speaker information








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Almería hotels and travel tips


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