FAQs

Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions about the Forum for the Future of Agriculture.

Will there be something happening in 2021 and 2022?


Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent cancellation of the FFA2020 flagship event in Brussels, the Forum for the Future of Agriculture continued to focus on delivering relevant content including regional online live events and podcasts.In 2021, the Forum was presented in a completely revised, fully digital, format to ensure both your safety as well as a month’s worth of ideas, discussions, policies and much, much more - through our Policy Week and Solutions Week events! The Annual Conference returned on March 23, 2021 with global leaders, live broadcasts, panel discussions & more live from our virtual studio to get you ready for a year of food system renewal. We are currently formulating our plans for 2022 when we aim to return back to The Square in Brussels for our Annual Conference.

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Why was the 2020 Forum in Brussels cancelled?


The safety and wellbeing of our guests, speakers, staff and partners is our number one priority. It is therefore our responsibility to take into full consideration the latest developments concerning the worldwide spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, including the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation that individuals "promote social distancing" and apply local regulations.

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Who should attend Forum?


The Forum for the Future of Agriculture is open to anyone with an interest in agriculture, the environment, climate change, the food system or any other aspect of sustainable food production. The Forum is now established as the premier meeting place for those who have a stake in the future of agriculture and has been addressed by European Commissioners, MEPs, National Government Ministers, Industry Leaders, Academics, NGOs, International Organisations, including OECD and FAO.

Who organises the Forum?


The European Landowners’ Organization and Syngenta came together in 2008 to create a new, open and inclusive place in Europe where all stakeholders interested in contributing to a more sustainable agriculture system could come together to debate and share knowledge and expertise on how this could be achieved. They remain committed to that goal and have now invited other organisations to join and help take forward the Forum on the next phase of its journey. More information on the Forum partners can be found on the partners page.

How can an organisation partner with the Forum?


On our partners page you can discover more about our existing partners and find out details on how to contact us to become a partner.

I am interested in speaking at the Forum, who do I contact?


Keynote speakers and panellists for the Forum are normally by invitation only but if you are interested in being considered please send an email to Caroline Mahr by email.

How do I register for the 2022 Annual Conference?


Registration for the 2022 Annual Conference will open later this year and you can register later this year by visiting the registration page.

How much does it cost to attend the Forum?


You can register for free later this year by visiting the registration page.

How can I get to the Forum?


More information on getting to the Annual Conference in Brussels including details on transportation and hotels can be found on the getting to the Forum page.

How can I contact the Forum team?


Contact details for the organising team can be found on the contact page.

Something else?


If we haven't answered your question above or on one of the web pages you can send an email to us and we will respond.