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INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

THE IFAMA 2020 WORLD CONFERENCE IS HERE!

September 22-24th, 2020

We've convened industry leaders, faculty, early career professionals, and top students from around the world committed to improving the food system. Attendees share the latest research, network, learn the latest trends, and build upon new innovations that are driving the agribusiness sector. Don't miss it!



Register TODAY for IFAMA 2020 Academic Symposium

Starts September 22   |   14:00 PST    |   21:00 UTC  |   Sept. 23 9:00 NZST

 

The online conference offers a variety of live streaming sessions: academic presentations, networking sessions, and special sessions around the clock. Academics and special session speakers are presenting at a convenient hour in their time zone, but if you miss anything, all presentations will be available after for on demand viewing. 

IFAMA is also celebrating a 30-year anniversary, which gives us a rare opportunity to introduce you to several of IFAMA’s founding members and past presidents who will share their vision for the future and why IFAMA is unique.

As a registered participant, you are also invited to attend several teaching case workshops, roundtable discussions, and watch the finalist round of our International Student Essay Competition that will occur in October & November 2020.

Don't miss these great sessions!

How Technology and Other Trends Are Changing Food

Aidan Connolly, Mary Shelman, and Damian McLoughlin

Straight talk and entertaining opinions about the real challenges facing our food industry as three thought leaders debate the trends and technologies transforming what we eat.


Innovating for the Future of Food and Ag

Bob Reiter, Bayer Crop Science, Germany

COVID-19 has accelerated pre-existing trends, highlighting the need for transformation of agriculture toward a system that is more resilient, more productive and more sustainable. How can we feed a growing world population without starving the planet?

Digitization of Africa’s Agrofood Value Chains: The Effects of COVID-19 on Scaling Up Solutions

Ed Mabaya, Cornell University, USA

Within the past decade, digital technologies are increasing seen as a game changer for agriculture in developing countries.


     


Food Chain Transparency:
A Question of Governance?

Moderator: Kristian Moeller
Panelists: Anselm Elles, Johan Maris, Sabbir Nasir

Organizing transparency in food chains is no longer a question of technologies; they are available and widely tested. A growing number of IT solution providers are competing to be the single go-to platform.


Getting Your Research Published in an International Journal

Dr. Kevin Zhigang Chen, Editor-In-Chief, IFAMA Review

Dr. Kevin Chen shares the secrets to getting your research published in an international journal.



Driving Toward the Next Normal: Swimming with Black Swans

Allan Gray, Executive Director, Center for Food and Agricultural Business, Purdue University

The pandemic is reshaping the global landscape and how we are imaging the future. Strategic planning is more about preparing for the possibilities rather than trying to guess a particular outcome.

    

ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM

The Academic Symposium features selected, peer reviewed paper presentations, case studies and the Best Paper Competition.

See your colleagues in action, ask questions, and take part in small group discussions.

September 2224, 2020

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CASE STUDY WORKSHOPS

The Case Method is an interactive learning tool which helps participants assess, analyze and act upon complex business issues.

Whether you are looking for new business strategies or curious about how to share or use case studies in your classroom, you are sure to find this interesting. 

2020 FELLOWS AWARDS

Since its founding, IFAMA has been successful due to the vision, hard work and creative efforts of a few key individuals.

These individuals have distinguished themselves as leaders in the food and agribusiness industry as well as in service to IFAMA. This year, we are honoring three outstanding individuals.


DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK WITH COLLEAGUES!

Opportunities to network with colleagues through online discussion tables, early career networking breakout sessions, community board and discussion forums, a job board, and a photo board.


2020 FREE PLENARY ONLINE OFFERINGS




PLENARY SESSIONS - TAKE PART NOW!

Ongoing conversations, hosted by Dick Veerman of Foodlog, are sprouting from IFAMA 2020 Goes Digital - Rotterdam. Look for 2-3 new interviews, panel discussions and articles every week on the most pressing issues impacting the global food system. These discussions are FREE! Here are some ways that you can join the conversations:

  1. Comment on the video’s or articles on foodlog.nl/ifama *    
  2. Write an article for foodlog.nl/ifama
  3. Invite colleagues to react on your post of article
  4. Share articles and video’s on LinkedIn or Twitter


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