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High level participants at World Food Summit, 30-31 August 2018

The Danish Minister of Environment and Food is hosting the annual World Food Summit – Better Food for More People in Copenhagen on 30-31 August 2018.

Published 16. marts 2018

The participants are prominent politicians, global industry leaders, academic experts, gastronomy frontrunners and international organizations. The high-level part of the Summit at the National Parliament is by invitation only.

Among the confirmed participants are George Eustice, Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the United Kingdom, Mariam Saeed Hareb Al Muhairi, Minister of Food Security UAE, Tadahiko Ito State Minister of the Environment of Japan, Jiri Milek, Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, 
Tomislav Tolušić. Minister of Agriculture of Croatia, Michiel Bakker, Director Google Food, Tim Lang, Professor at Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, Julia Glidden, General Manager, Global Government Industry, IBM Corporation, Christian Puglisi, chef and owner of Restaurant Relæ, Tim Smith, Special Advisor, Tesco, Marcus Gover, CEO,WRAP, Dan Giusti, Founder of Brigaid and former head chef of Noma, Selvina Rowe, Celebrity chef Dubai Municipality,  Arthur Potts Dawson, director and chef The Omved Kitchen, Maksut Askar, Partner and chef Neolokal Restaurant, Datuk Redzuawan (Chef Wan), Maximilien Rouer, director Ferme France, Michiel Kernkamp CEO Nestlé Nordic, Gao Fu, President of Tourism and Hospitality Committee of World Federation of Chinese Catering Industry (WFCCI), Peder Tuborgh, CEO Arla  Foods, Sabine O’Hara, Dean University of the District of Columbia, Lucyna Kurtyka Senior Scientific Program Director / Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Laine Cidlowski DC Food Policy Director, Milan Lapšanský Director-General of the Section of Food Industry Slovakia, Niko Grünfeld Mayor of Culture and Leisure in Copenhagen, Kim Rahbeck CEO Sticks'n'Sushi, Selina Juul founder of Stop Wasting Food Movement

This year, the World Food Summit will be held at the National Parliament and at Bella Center Copenhagen. The Summit in Bella Center is open to registration. To sign up for the World Food Summit, Bella Center, go to:   

Last year's participants
The World Food Summit was inaugurated in August 2016 with 120 participants. In the following year, in August 2017, more than 300 people (25 nationalities) attended the Summit.

Among the speakers in 2017 were Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Minister for Environment and Food Esben Lunde Larsen, Minister of Food Processing Industries of India Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Founder of Noma Rene Redzepi, State Minister for Environment of Japan Tadahiko Ito, Deputy Director General of Certification and Accreditation of the People´s Republic of China Huang Bin, Assistant Commissioner for Food Safety in the Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Donald Prater and General Manager, Europe, Alibaba Group Terry von Bibra.

See the full list of partipants at the Summit in 2017 here.