2020 Agenda

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The agenda that we planned for 2020 is shown below.

09:00 – 09:15
Introduction to FFA2021 Annual Conference
Welcome and introduction
Mark Titterington, Senior Adviser, Strategy & Partnerships, Forum for the Future of Agriculture
Janez Potočnik, Chair FFA2021 and Chairman RISE Foundation
09:15 – 10:00
Session 1 - Renewing leadership within the food system
Keynote address and moderated discussion
Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Moderator: Stephen Sackur
10:00 - 11:00
Networking and exhibition break
Join us in our virtual exhibition area or visit out online lounge to network with other delegates
11:00 – 12:30
Session 2 – Making the food system climate resilient
Keynote address
Catherine Bertini, World Food Prize Laureate & Distinguished Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Moderated dialogue
Benedikt Bösel, CEO & Founder, Gut&Bösel
Erik Fyrwald, Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta Group and Chairman, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
Marion Jansen, Director, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
Carina Millstone, Executive Director, Feedback Global

Moderator: Stephen Sackur

Special address
Vanessa Nakate, Climate justice activist

Session closing
Mark Titterington, Senior Adviser, Strategy & Partnerships, Forum for the Future of Agriculture
12:30 – 13:30
Networking lunch break
Join us in our virtual exhibition area or visit out online lounge to network with other delegates
13:30 - 15:00
Session 3 – Healthy food for all at scale
Results of Youth Hackathon healthy food

Moderated dialogue
Shenggen Fan, Chair Professor and Dean, Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy, China Agricultural University
Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Brent Loken, Global Food Lead Scientist, WWF
Berry J. Marttin, Member of the Managing Board, Rabobank Group
Mai Thin Yu Mon, Indigenous Peoples Rights Activist, Myanmar

Moderator: Stephen Sackur

A road to a future food system
Eva Keretic, singer songwriter, climate speaker and future food advocate

Session closing
Mark Titterington, Senior Adviser, Strategy & Partnerships, Forum for the Future of Agriculture
15:00 - 15:40
Networking and exhibition break
Join us in our virtual exhibition area or visit out online lounge to network with other delegates
15:40 - 16:00
Session 4 – Learnings from COVID to build the food system transformation
Moderated dialogue
David Nabarro, Strategic Director, 4SD and Special Envoy on Covid-19 for the World Health Organization
Moderator: Stephen Sackur
16:00 - 16:45
Towards global food system renewal
The US perspective
Tom Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture

Connecting EU-UN closing interview
Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, European Commission
Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit & President of AGRA

Moderator: Stephen Sackur
16:45 - 17:00
Closing statement
Janez Potočnik, Chair FFA2021 and Chairman RISE Foundation
Mark Titterington, Senior Adviser, Strategy & Partnerships, Forum for the Future of Agriculture

Speakers, panellists & respondents

The Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) is where agriculture and environment meet for an open dialogue. Each year, luminaries from various leading international institutions, such as the European Commission, the European Council, the European Parliament, the food/farming chain, NGOs, and businesses from every sector present their diverse views to a packed auditorium.

Confirmed speakers at FFA2020 (in alphabetical order) - more to follow later

Dr Marina Beermann
Director of Cooperation, WWF
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Marina Beermann
Director of Cooperation, WWF
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Dr Bruce Campbell
Director, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
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Teresa Dent CBE
Chief Executive, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK
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Dr Qu Dongyu
Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Dr Marina Beermann, Director of Cooperation, WWF

Dr. Marina Beermann studied Ecological Economics at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Socio-Economics at the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture in Frick / Switzerland and received her doctorate on the ‘Development of Entrepreneurial Resilience’.

She worked as project coordinator of the food industry cluster in the BMBF research project ‘NordWest 2050: Perspectives for climate-adapted innovation processes in the metropolitan region of Bremen-Oldenburg in the northwest’ and lecturer in the field of sustainable food industry as well as a management consultant in the Otto Group (Systain Consulting GmbH).

She has been leading the strategic partnership with Germany's largest food retailer EDEKA at WWF Germany since 2016 and is a lecturer at the Fresenius University in the Masters programme ‘Sustainable Marketing & Leadership’.

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Twitter – @Doktor_Beer
Website - www.wwf.de
Marina Beermann, Director of Cooperation, WWF

Dr. Marina Beermann has been leading WWF Germany’s strategic partnership with Germany's largest food retailer EDEKA since 2016. She is also a lecturer at the Fresenius University in the Masters programme ‘Sustainable Marketing & Leadership’, and is contributing to the development of the EU’s Farm to Fork Code of Conduct for Responsible Business and Marketing Practices. Marina studied Ecological Economics at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Socio-Economics at the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture in Frick / Switzerland and received her doctorate on the ‘Development of Entrepreneurial Resilience’.

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Twitter – @Doktor_Beer
Website - www.wwf.de
Dr Bruce Campbell, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Dr Bruce Campbell is Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), a staff member of International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Senior Advisor to the Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA). He works on adaptation to increased climatic variability and progressive climate change, and on low emissions development. CCAFS started in 2010 and has a budget of c. US$ 50-60 million per annum and operates with staff in more than 20 countries. Bruce was previously based in Zimbabwe, Indonesia and Australia. He has published over 150 journal articles and more than a dozen books.

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Twitter – @bcampbell_CGIAR
Website - www.ccafs.cgiar.org
Teresa Dent CBE, Chief Executive, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK

Having completed a degree in Agriculture at Reading University, the initial part of her career was as a farming consultant with Strutt & Parker where she was a partner for 13 years. She joined the Trust as chief executive at the end of 2001. In this role, she has been able to combine her practical and business experience of farming and land management with the conservation prescriptions and policy produced by the Trust scientists. Teresa was awarded a CBE for services to conservation in June 2015, is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society, England, a board member of Natural England and a board member of the Marlborough Downs Nature Improvement Partnership.

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Website – www.gwct.org.uk
Dr Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Dr Qu Dongyu has spent his life working on how to make sure the world is fed. Born in 1963 to a rice-growing family in China’s Hunan Province, Qu studied horticultural science at Hunan Agricultural University, plant breeding and genetics at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and environmental science at Wageningen University.

At the center of China’s push to achieve dramatic reductions of poverty and hunger, he organized major international events including the World Potato Congress, the International Rice Congress and the International Conference on Plant Protection as well as participating in bilateral and multilateral initiatives. He believes freedom from hunger is a basic human right, that the world has the capability to deliver it, and that “problems can also be the source of progress”.

Prior to taking FAO’s helm in 2019, Qu served as China’s Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, where he championed inclusive and innovative development enabling 400 million farmers living in rural areas to benefit from digital technologies. He also improved reporting of wholesale prices for agricultural products, fostered the establishment of more than 100 specialty production areas geared to making local comparative advantages work to the benefit of local farmers. As Vice Governor of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, one of China’s landlocked and poorest areas, he formulated action plans aimed at women empowerment, agritourism and mutual learning platforms designed to boost trust between ethnic groups. His motto is “Simple life, but not simple work”.

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Website – www.fao.org/director-general/en/
Twitter – @FAODG

Erik Fyrwald
Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta Group
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Dr John Gilliland OBE
Director of Agriculture and Sustainability, Devenish
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António Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations
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Pascal Hardy
Founder, Agripolis, Paris, France
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Sabine Jülicher
Director for food and feed safety, innovation, DG SANTE, European Commission
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Erik Fyrwald, Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta Group

Before joining Syngenta in June 2016, Erik Fyrwald was Chief Executive Officer of Univar, a leading distributor of chemistry products and services (2012–2016); President of Ecolab, a global provider of water and hygiene technologies (2011–2012); and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nalco, a leading water treatment company (2008–2011). He served as group vice president of the agriculture and nutrition division of DuPont (2003–2008) and general manager of DuPont’s nutrition and health business (2000–2003).

Erik serves on the boards of directors of Syngenta, Eli Lilly, Bunge, CropLife International, the UN World Food Program Farm to Market Initiative, and is Chairman of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Seeing the devastating impacts of weather extremes around the world and given his love of nature, Erik is passionate about climate change. He regularly speaks about how critical it is that industries, governments, NGOs, academia and media collaborate to drive climate action. He strongly believes that agriculture can be part to the solution by working with farmers to use safe modern technologies and best agronomic practices to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon in the soil and enhance biodiversity.

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Website – www.syngenta.com
Twitter – @ErikFyrwald
LinkedIn – erik-fyrwald
Dr John Gilliland OBE, Director of Agriculture and Sustainability, Devenish

John Gilliland, is Director of Global Agriculture and Sustainability at Devenish, an innovative livestock nutrition company which creates complete solutions, improving animal, human and environmental health, simultaneously. John Gilliland is highly respected and recognised as an excellent leader and communicator across the breadth of the Agri Food and Sustainable Land Management Sectors. He has been an award-winning farmer in Ireland, President of the Ulster Farmers Union; a Non Executive Director of SRUC, and an Energy Regulator in N. Ireland; while at the same time, he has been a policy adviser for Devolved, National and European Governments on Biotechnology, Climate Change and Sustainability.

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Website – www.devenishnutrition.com
Twitter – @DevenishNutri
LinkedIn – devenish-nutrition
António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations

António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017. Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder and a promoter of reform and innovation.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary-General, Mr. Guterres served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015.
Before joining UNHCR, Mr. Guterres spent more than 20 years in government and public service. He served as prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, during which time he was heavily involved in the international effort to resolve the crisis in East Timor.

As president of the European Council in early 2000, he led the adoption of the Lisbon Agenda for growth and jobs, and co-chaired the first European Union-Africa summit. He was a member of the Portuguese Council of State from 1991 to 2002.

Mr. Guterres was elected to the Portuguese Parliament in 1976 where he served as a member for 17 years. From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Guterres was a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, where he chaired the Committee on Demography, Migration and Refugees. Mr. Guterres is a member of the Club of Madrid, a leadership alliance of democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world.

Mr. Guterres was born in Lisbon in 1949 and graduated from the Instituto Superior Técnico with a degree in engineering. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

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Twitter – @antonioguterres
Website - www.un.org/sg/en
Pascal Hardy, Founder, Agripolis, Paris, France

The story of Agripolis started in 2016 when Pascal had the intuition that growing towers could be used to set large farms on the rooftops of cities. Years after the idea has proven good enough to spread from Paris, then its suburb, and now in other parts of France. Foreign sites are expected in 2021. Agripolis is now opening “Nature Urbaine”, the world largest rooftop urban farm in Paris next spring. After studying agronomics, Pascal worked for consulting firms, first on organisation and strategy issues for many years, then for environmental and sustainability issues from 1998. He is also the founder of the iNex startup, a platform for circular economy between companies, and a co-founder of the "Café Philo" non profit initiative.

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Website – www.agripolis.eu
LinkedIn – Pascal Hardy
Sabine Jülicher , Director for food and feed safety, innovation, DG SANTE, European Commission

Dr Sabine Jülicher is Director for food and feed safety, innovation in the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission. She is responsible for policies relating to a range of sectors such as food information & composition, food waste, food processing technologies, novel foods, biotechnology, pesticides, biocides, veterinary medicines & animal nutrition as well as the farm to fork strategy of the European Green Deal.

During the period 2013 to 2015 she was Head of Unit responsible for policy matters related to authorisation and monitoring of medicines and relations with the European Medicine’s Agency.

Before that, she was responsible for audits and inspections in the area of food of animal origin in EU Member States, accession countries and third countries trading with the EU.

Ms Jülicher joined the European Commission in 1999, initially as veterinary inspector, before taking up management functions.

She holds a veterinary degree from the Free University Berlin and completed her thesis on microbiology and food safety. She also holds a postgraduate qualification in food hygiene.

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Twitter – @Food_EU
Website - DG SANTE website

Dr Agnes Kalibata
President, AGRA and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit
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Helena Leurent
Director General, Consumers International
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Rose Marcario
President and CEO, Patagonia
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Ted McKinney
Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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Leonardo Mirone
Purchasing Director, Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A.
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Dr Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit

Dr. Kalibata leads the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) efforts with public and private partners to drive a food secure and prosperous Africa through sustainable agricultural growth that improves the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers.

Prior to joining AGRA, Dr. Kalibata was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), where she drove programs that moved her country from a food insecure to a food secure status and became a reference point for other countries that sought to deliver agriculture transformation. She has recently been appointed by the UN Secretary-General as his Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit with a view to mobilizing global re-thinking of food systems to support the achievement of the global development goals. She sits on various boards, councils and commissions including the Global Commission on Adaptation; the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; the Global Panel for Agriculture & Food Systems for Nutrition; the Global Agriculture & Food Security Program (GAFSP); the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum and; the Malabo-Montpellier Panel among others.

Dr. Kalibata was awarded the Yara Prize, now the Africa Food Prize, in 2012; an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Liège, an Honorary Doctorate from MacGill University, Canada and the National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Medal. She holds a doctorate in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Website – www.agra.org
Twitter – @AGRAAlliance
Facebook – africangreenrevolution
LinkedIn - agraalliance
Helena Leurent, Director General, Consumers International

Helena Leurent is Director General of Consumers International, the membership organisation for 200+ consumer advocacy groups around the world in more than 100 countries.

Consumers International works with members and partners to empower consumers, to ensure consumers are treated safely, fairly and honestly worldwide, and to drive change in the marketplace on global consumer issues including digital access and rights, product safety and sustainability.
Prior to joining Consumers International, Helena worked for the World Economic Forum developing global partnerships and programmes with government, business, civil society and academia on issues such as advanced manufacturing, sustainable agriculture and humanitarian assistance. She has worked for Tesco Stores Plc, Unilever, McKinsey & Co and The LEK Partnership.

Helena holds an MA from the University of Oxford and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

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Website – www.consumersinternational.org
Twitter – @HelenaCLeurent
Rose Marcario, President and CEO, Patagonia

Rose Marcario is President and CEO of Patagonia, which she joined in 2008 as COO and CFO. Since she took the helm, the company has quadrupled its sales and profits.

Marcario created the company’s first in-house venture fund, oversaw the development and creation of Patagonia Provisions, a regenerative organic food company, and has championed the benefit corporation movement, resulting in Patagonia becoming the first legal benefit corporation in California. Marcario also started Time to Vote, a movement for CEOs committed to giving their employees the time, flexibility and resources to cast their votes in US elections. Upworthy named her one of the nine most inspiring CEOs in America. President Obama honoured her as a Champion of Change for Patagonia’s family-friendly work policies, and Fast Company (online) named her one of the most creative CEOs of  2016. Patagonia was named in the 2018 top 10 innovative companies in the world for its work in regenerative organic agriculture, activism and green supply-chain innovation.

In 2019, Patagonia was recognized with a prestigious UN Champion of the Earth Award for its sustainability and advocacy for the protection of the planet’s fragile resources. With Marcario’s leadership, Patagonia has deepened its commitment to environmental activism and using business as a force for good.

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LinkedIn – rose-marcario-06703716
Website - www.patagonia.com
Ted McKinney, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Under Secretary McKinney leads the development and implementation of the USDA’s trade policy, oversees and facilitates foreign market access, and promotes opportunities for U.S. agriculture through various trade programs and high-level government negotiations.

In 2014, McKinney was appointed by then-Governor Mike Pence to serve as Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, a position he held until joining USDA in 2017. His career also included 19 years with Dow AgroSciences and 14 years with Elanco, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, where he was Director of Global Corporate Affairs. His industry and civic involvement has included service on the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention Local Organizing Committee, Indiana State Fair Commission, and Purdue College of Agriculture Dean’s Advisory Council, as well as on the boards of directors of the International Food Information Council, the U.S. Meat Export Federation, and International Federation of Animal Health.

McKinney grew up on a family grain and livestock farm in Tipton, Indiana, and was a 10-year  4-H member and an Indiana State FFA Officer. He graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics in 1981 and received the G.A. Ross Award as the outstanding senior male graduate. In 2002, he was named a Purdue Agriculture Distinguished Alumnus and, in 2004, received an FFA Honorary American degree.

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Website – www.usda.gov
Leonardo Mirone, Purchasing Director, Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A.

Leonardo Mirone is Purchasing Director for Raw Materials at Barilla G. e R. f.lli. He is responsible for setting strategies and targets globally for the purchasing of all the raw materials, moreover is responsible for the Supply Chain Sustainability Projects of the Company. He is involved in the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN, www.barillacfn.com), a foundation born in 2009 with the goal of analyzing major global issues connected with food and nutrition.

He’s also vice-president of the EAC committee in Caobisco (Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery of Europe).

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LinkedIn – leonardo-mirone-7397b7198
Website - www.barillagroup.com

David Nabarro
Strategic Director, 4SD
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Janez Potočnik
Chair FFA2020 and Chairman RISE Foundation
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Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque
Minister of Agriculture, People’s Republic of Bangladesh
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Terry Tamminen
President and Founder, Seventh Generation Advisors
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Jeanette Wong
Co-Founder, The Clean Kilo
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David Nabarro, Strategic Director, 4SD

David Nabarro is the Co-Director of the Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation at the Imperial College London and supports systems leadership for sustainable development through his Switzerland based social enterprise 4SD. Furthermore, he is Advisor at the Global Commission on Adaptation in Rotterdam. He secured his medical qualification in 1974 and has worked in over 50 countries – in communities and hospitals, governments, civil society, universities, and in United Nations (UN) programs.

David worked for the British government in the 1990s as head of Health and Population and director for Human Development in the UK Department for International Development. From 1999 to 2017 he held leadership roles in the UN system on disease outbreaks and health issues, food insecurity and nutrition, climate change and sustainable development. In October 2018, David received the World Food Prize together with Lawrence Haddad for their leadership in raising the profile and building coalitions for action for better nutrition across the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Twitter – @davidnabarro
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Janez Potočnik, Chair FFA2020 and Chairman RISE Foundation

Dr Janez Potočnik graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. After a successful career starting in 1989 in Slovenia as a researcher at the Institute of Economic Research, Director of the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development (1994), he was appointed Head of the Negotiating Team for the Accession of Slovenia to the EU (1998). He was also Director of Government Office for European Affairs (2000), Minister Councillor at the Office of the Prime Minister (2001) and Minister responsible for European Affairs (2002). In 2004 he joined the European Commission, first as "shadow Commissioner for Enlargement and then as Commissioner responsible for Science and Research. In 2010 Dr Potočnik became Commissioner for Environment. His term ended in November 2014 and he was appointed as a Co-Chair of UN Environment International Resource Panel and was also appointed as a Chairman of The Forum for the Future of Agriculture and RISE Foundation and a Member of the European Policy Centre's Advisory Council. From April 2016 he is also the Partner in SYSTEMIQ.

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Twitter – @JanezPotocnik22
Facebook – potocnikjanez
LinkedIn - janez-potocnik-872470a7
Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, Minister of Agriculture, People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, M.P. has risen from the role of a freedom fighter struggling for Bangladesh’s independence in 1971 to become the Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in three different Ministries: Food and Disaster Management (2009-2012), Food (2012-2014), and Agriculture (2018 to till date).

Dr. Razzaque did his B.Sc (Agriculture) in 1972 and M.Sc (Agriculture) in 1973 from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh. He did his Ph.D in Agronomy in 1983 from Purdue University. He was awarded the DAA (Distinguished Agriculture Alumni) Award in 2013 by the same University.

During his research career, Dr. Razzaque served as the national coordinator of Integrated Farming System Research and Development and influenced agricultural policy and research to a great extent. He is one of the authors of `Methodology Guidelines for Farming Systems Research and Development in Bangladesh’ published by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council (BARC). He contributed to the establishment of SAARC Food Bank and formulation of SAARC and BIMSTEC disaster framework.

A life-long political campaigner, Dr. Razzaque started his political career from student life. He contested in the Parliamentary Elections held in 2001, 2008, 2014 and 2018 from Tangail-1 constituency as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League. He was elected as the Member of the Parliament for four consecutive terms. Dr. Razzaque has also been contributing as a Presidium Member of Bangladesh Awami League Central Committee, the highest policy and decision-making body, since 2016.
Terry Tamminen, President and Founder, Seventh Generation Advisors

Terry is an author, lecturer and strategist on energy and the environment.  In 1993, Terry founded the Santa Monica BayKeeper and later served as the Executive Director of the Environment Now Foundation in Santa Monica, CA and co-founded the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic at the School of Law, University of California Los Angeles. He was appointed as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency in November 2003 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and was later appointed Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor. During his service in state government, Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including California's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act 2006, the Hydrogen Highway Network, and the Million Solar Roofs initiative. In February 2007, Tamminen founded the non-profit organization Seventh Generation Advisors and was appointed as an Operating Advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors.  In 2011 Terry was appointed as Strategic Advisor to the Founding Chair of the R20 Regions of Climate Action, created in 2010 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other sub-national leaders. In 2015 Terry was the primary author of R20’s white paper Climate Finance: A Status Report and Action Plan, which was released at COP21.  The white paper was chosen by Big Path Capital as one of the "Top 10 Smartest Reports on the Intersection of Climate Change and Finance.” In 2016 Terry was appointed CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Terry currently serves as the President of Seventh Generation Advisors.

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Website – www.7thgenerationadvisors.org
Twitter – @terrytamminen
Facebook – Terry-Tamminen-194952750545779
LinkedIn - terry-tamminen-b8523ab
Jeanette Wong, Co-Founder, The Clean Kilo

Yee Kei Jeanette Wong and her partner Tom Pell are the founders of The Clean Kilo, zero waste supermarket in Birmingham, UK. They set the company up to reduce plastic pollution and challenge an overpackaged supply chain. Their ethos is to allow customers to bring their own containers to shop plastic free, support producers that are local as possible and to reduce food waste by allowing customers to buy as little as they need. Currently The Clean Kilo have two shops and combined they will save approximately 300,000 pieces of plastic (per year) from landfill or worse, entering our oceans.

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Website – www.thecleankilo.co.uk

FFA2020 moderators

Femi Oke
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Stephen Sackur
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Femi Oke, Journalist

Femi Oke is an international journalist, broadcaster and moderator. Since the 1980s, she has worked for BBC television and radio, Sky TV, all UK terrestrial television networks, CNN and US public radio. Oke’s reporting has been recognised by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Communications Agency and InterAction. She's British by birth, Nigerian by parentage and a Washingtonian by zip code.
Stephen Sackur, Journalist

Stephen Sackur has been a journalist with BBC News since 1986. Since becoming presenter of HARDtalk in 2004, he has interviewed prominent international personalities, cultural figures, leaders and politicians from around the world. Before taking over on the BBC News Channel and BBC World flagship current affairs interview programme, he was based in Brussels for three years as the BBC's Europe Correspondent.