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WUWM confirms speakers at Abu Dhabi Conference

Thu 06/10/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

Speakers have been confirmed for the WUWM Abu Dhabi Conference on global food security in the 21st century to be held on 19-21 October 2022. The experts who will bring a global perspective to the challenges currently facing fresh food supply chains, with their in-depth insight and understanding of the market are as follows:

  • H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
  • Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, under secretary general and executive director, UN-Habitat
  • Mr. Qu Dongyu, director general, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • H.E. Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri, director general, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA)
  • Mr. Graham Burne, chief operating officer, Logistics Cluster, AD Ports Group
  • Simon Bussy, PhD, managing director & chief scientific officer, Califrais
  • Ms. Eugenia Carrara, secretary general, World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)
  • Mr. Peter Defranceschi, head, Global Food Programme, ICLEI
  • Mr. Arturo Fernández, director – Latin America, World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)
  • Mr. Arturo Garcia, chief operating officer, Digital Cluster, AD Ports Group
  • Mr. Benoît Juster, executive director – operations, Rungis International
  • Mr. Stephane Layani, chairman, World Union of Wholesale Markets; chairman and CEO, Rungis International
  • Mr. Pierre Levy, CEO and co-founder, Califrais 
  • Christopher Mejia-Argueta, PhD, director and founder, MIT Food and Retail Operations Lab; Research Scientist, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
  • Mr. Nicolas Morinière, import vice-president, Compagnie Fruitière Group
  • Dr. Saul Morris, director, programme services, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Mr. Javad Mushtaq, deputy CEO/managing director, EAT Foundation
  • Mr. Muharrem Galip Onar, chief digital officer, Silal
  • Mr. Fabio Massimo Pallottini, chairman, Italmercati; managing director, Centro Agroalimentare Roma
  • Mr. Fabrice Panza, manager global cool chain solutions, Etihad Cargo
  • Mr. Feroz Sanaulla, partner, Roland Berger Middle East
  • Mr. Graham Sanders, chief executive officer, Abu Dhabi food hub – KEZAD
  • Ms. Tara Shyam, associate director, regional product sourcing & strategic partnerships, Asia-Pacific, The Global FoodBanking Network
  • Mr. Luke Tay, founder, Cornucopia FutureScapes; Singapore Futures Fellow (adjunct), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 
  • Mr. Ioannis Triantafyllis, vice-chairman, WUWM; general manager, The Central Markets and Fishery Organization, Greece
  • Mr. Suresh Vaidhyanathan, group CEO, Ghassan Aboud Group
  • Mr. Jordi Valls Riera, director general, Mercabarna
  • Mr. Marcello Vicovaro, international consultant – social innovation and sustainable markets development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Hosted by AD Ports Group, this year’s WUWM Abu Dhabi 2022 conference is taking place from 19th – 21st October at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, under the theme “Global food security in the XXXIs: Risks, challenges and solutions to ensure resilient and sustainable fresh food supply chains”. WUWM Abu Dhabi 2022 will be the definitive event to gain a clear perspective on the current marketplace.

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