Global Food Systems
Connecting agri-food change leaders & investors around the world
In a year in which the world is refocussing its attention on cutting carbon emissions, the 7th annual FT Global Food Systems digital summit will showcase the work of pioneering farmers, agri-food companies, investors, and other key stakeholders around the world whose bold and scalable approaches are reducing the negative impacts of food production on the environment and society. We will ask what food systems leaders and investors are doing differently to produce growth that is in harmony with the needs of the environment and society without sacrificing profit.
Our agenda this year will look at the most exciting new growth areas for farming, food, and agri-tech, including biologicals, regenerative agriculture, AI, and alt protein, a sector experiencing record levels of investment. You will hear how food innovation can reduce future pandemic and climate change risks and be invited to join close-up conversations on endangered food, soil health, Scope 3 emissions, carbon farming, carbon trading, blockchain & crypto, inclusion & diversity, and more. Food and agriculture technologists will live demo the cutting-edge green solutions helping to transition our food systems. Experts will discuss the knock-on effects of CO2 shortages on food supplies. Young advocates, passionate about transforming the way we produce, consume, and dispose of food, will bring their fresh perspectives to the discussion.
This is the only event to bring together upstream and downstream stakeholders and their strategic partners for purpose-driven conversations on the most topical subjects to help build consensus on the best way forward.
Action-based & essential insights for the year ahead
How can sufficient funds be unlocked for the shift to sustainable food systems?
How is land use changing to bring it in line with global net-zero targets?
How are Edge computing, automation and AI transforming the outlook for farming and agriculture?
Investors are focussing more on environmental and social concerns. What are the fastest-growing food and agri-tech segments exciting their interest?
Regulatory balancing act
As players like Uber and Deliveroo enter a lightly regulated market, how is legislation keeping pace with new developments whilst also playing its part to incentivise innovation?
Trade & Competitiveness
What does the future shape of global trade look like, and how will flows of food back and forth across the world change? What do consumers want and how will this change?
Groundbreakers & change leaders from the entire agri-food ecosystem
the impact of net-zero on corporate food supply chains and hear fresh perspectives on perennial food systems challenges
and build relationships with a wide range of innovators and change leaders within our global food systems community
field-tested approaches to building resilience, reorienting systems and enabling change at scale
"FT Global Food Systems was one of the best I’ve experienced at cultivating diversity in speakers across many dimensions - gender, race, age, stakeholders, geography and perspectives. Even to the point of some uncomfortable conversations. But those are exactly the conversations that need to be happening."
President & CEO, Farm Foundation
FT Live 2020: The Year in Review
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