22ABF22 Why Does Our Work Matter

Why Does Our Work Matter

AgriBusiness Forum bridges sciences, businesses and farmers for tackling agrifood & environmental challenges. Its work matters because it is Credible, Trusted, Relevant, Transparent and Evident in the Farm2Fork and One-health strategies.

ΑgriBusiness Forum:

  • Provides content driven and multidisciplinary agenda
  • Disseminates innovation and digital transformation of the agrifood value chain
  • Hosts first class speakers from education, research, businesses and policy makers
  • Integrates partnerships and cross-sectoral cooperation
  • Connects people through meaningful networking activities
  • Has hi-level audience of businesses, farmers, academia and the public sector
  • Boasts dialogue and debates between panelists and the audience
  • Supports innovative scale-ups at reaching higher growth potentials
  • Adopts high-scaling partnerships and conference proceedings

22ABF22 Video Library

Video Library

Τhe 5th international AgriBusiness Forum has been held in Athens-Greece on 15-16/11/2022, highlighting “Food Safety, Security and Resilience ahead uncertainties”, featuring high caliber sessions, 32 focal areas and 35 important speakers from Greece and abroad. Agrifood sector features as a 7.8 trillion USD industry responsible for feeding the planet, employing 30% of the global workforce, using 40% of the earth’s surface as farmlands while generating 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. The rise in the price of agricultural inputs, high energy costs, radical climatic and environmental changes, extreme weather conditions, the risk of stagflation, and plastics pollution at seas which outweigh all aquatic & fish systems, are factors impacting food security that should be taken more as a future constant, rather than something extraordinary.

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Day-1, Τuesday – 15/11/2022

 09.30-10.00, Welcome remarks 

-Mr. Giannis Balakakis, President of the BoD, Geo Routes Institute NPO [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Mr. Constantinos Tsoutsoplides, Head of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Greece [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]


10.00-11.30, Chapter-1, Climate change – Health safety

-Professor, Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, WMO [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Mr. Dimitrios Sideridis, Major General, Commander of the Hellenic National Meteorological Service [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. Kalliopi Chalkou, Group Food Safety & Suppliers Quality Manager, Coca Cola Hellenic [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. Nikolaos Thomaidis, Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Athens [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. Apostolos Koutinas, Ass.Professor, Food Science & Human Nutrition, Athens Agricultural University [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Moderator: Ms. Symela Touchtidou, Journalist, EURONEWS

Full session video [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]


12.00-13.30, Chapter-2, Energy – Environment                           

-Dr. Konstantinos Aravossis, Secretary General for Forestry, Ministry of Environment & Energy [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. Phoebe Koundouri, Co-Chair SDSN Europe, Professor AUEB [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. Nikolas E. Farantouris, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Mr. Konstantinos Chatzifotis, Manager, European Affairs, Group MotorOil [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Moderator: Mr. Lambros Kalarrytis, Journalist, Parapolitika

Full session video [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]


14.00-15.30, Chapter-3, Markets response – Supply chains – Sustainability

-Mr. Michalis Katrinis, Head of Parliamentary Group, “PASOK-KINAL’’ [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Mr. Georgios Karakatsanis, Natural Resource and Environmental Economist, Evotropia [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. Dimitrios Vlachos, Professor, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, AUTh [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Moderator: Mr. Lambros Kalarrytis, Journalist, Parapolitika

Full session video [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]


16.00-17.30, Chapter-4, Financial instruments – Risk management

-Dr. George Stylios, Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Ms. Tatiana Giemelou, Head Business Development sector, National Bank of Greece [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Mr. Gijs Schilthuis, Head of Unit for Policy Perspectives, European Commission DG-AGRI [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Mr. Evangelos Lytras, Managing Director, GRP Ventures [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Moderator: Mr. Anthony D. Papayannides, Journalist, General Manager Economia Group

Full session video [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]


 

Day-2, Wednesday – 16/11/2022

 09.30-10.00, Welcome remarks 

-Mr. Giannis Balakakis, President of the BoD, Geo Routes Institute NPO [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Mr. Constantinos Tsoutsoplides, Head of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Greece [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]


10.00-11.30, Chapter-5, Policy – Strategies – Resilience

-Mr. Robert van Rijssen, Policy Officer, Farm to Fork Unit, DG-Sante, European Commission [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Mr. Christos Yiannakakis, Vice President, National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Mr. Alexandros Vassilikos, President, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Moderator: Ms. Symela Touchtidou, Journalist, EURONEWS

Full session video [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]


12.00-13.30, Chapter-6, Primary production (challenges, efficiency, interconnections)

-Mr. Christos Yiannakakis, Vice President, National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. Theofanis Gemtos, Emeritus Professor, Farm Mechanization, Thessaly University [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. Efstathios Klonaris, Professor, Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, Agricultural University [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. Ilias Kalfas, Project Leader, American Farm School [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Moderator: Dr. Charalambos Kasimis, Professor Emeritus, Agricultural University of Athens

Full session video [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]


14.00-15.30, Chapter-7, AgTech-Research-Innovation

-Dr. Athanasios Kyriazis, Secretary General for Research and Innovation [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Mr. Geert Wilms, Director, LIB/ZLTO (South Holland Farmers Organization) [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. George Zalidis, Professor, Lab Director of Remote Sensing, Spectroscopy and G.I.S., AUTh [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. Demetrios Kouretas, Professor, Animal Physiology & Toxicology, Thessaly University [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Dr. George Skaracis, Professor Emeritus, Agricultural University of Athens [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]

-Moderator: Dr. Philip Papadopoulos, Director, InoFA cluster Support Office

Full session video [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]


16.00-17.30, Chapter-8, High-level discussion 

-Mr. Nikos Papathanasis, Alternate Minister, Ministry of Development and Investments

-Mr. Maurits ter Kuile, Dpt. Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Greece

-Moderator: Mr. Anthony D. Papayannides, Journalist, General Manager Economia Group

Full session video [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]


17.30-17.40, Remarks & Conclusions 

-Mr. Giannis Balakakis, President of the BoD, Geo Routes Institute NPO [video: ΕλληνικάEnglish]


 

 AgriBusiness Forum – AgriBusiness Forum 2022 – Agenda 2022

22ABF22 Why Attend

Why Attend

Below some reasons on why joining AgriBusiness Forum:

  • “Sharpen-the-saw” and gain new contacts
  • Boost corporate outreach and networking opportunities
  • Establish connections with leading business- & policy-makers
  • Listen to insights from prominent speakers and influencers
  • Participate in spirited debates and constructive dialogue
  • Gain cross-sectoral knowledge on the agrifood value chain
  • Be part of the leading event on agrotechnology
  • Identify new ideas from innovative scaleups

22ABF22 Registration Policy

Registration Policy

General Conditions for participation to the forum:

 

Participation to the AgriBusiness Forum (hereafter ABF) means that the following provisions were read, understood and accepted prior to registering to the forum:

 

  1. Registrations for in-person participation include 2-days’ attendance, 1-light meal, 5-coffee breaks, a cocktail reception, conference material, certification of attendance and 1-Virtual complimentary invitation. 
  2. Registrations for online attendance include 2-days’ live streaming (real-time) of the conference, e-conference agenda, e-certification of attendance and access to the virtual Sponsors’ online lounge.
  3. Registrations should be made electronically through the designated platform of the forum and are subject to the approval of the organizers.
  4. Registrations are not transferable and no refunds for cancelled registrations are accepted. In case the forum goes solely virtual, due to a lockdown declared by the government at that time, in-person participants will be refunded the difference between physical and virtual attendance.
  5. Students’ reduced fees require a valid academic ID and a student enrolment document. Said documents shall be provided by email.
  6. ABF reserves the right to amend the program and is not responsible for cancellations of speakers due to private reasons or other unforeseen circumstances.
  7. ABF accepts no responsibility for statements made orally or in written form by any of the speakers or delegates during the forum, nor the responsibility for any copying, republication or redistribution of such statements.
  8. Participants accept, consent and authorize the organizers to freely take photos and make video and voice recordings throughout the event. Furthermore they agree to personally appear into the aforementioned material for promotional and/or scientific purposes and for an unlimited amount of time.

The above policy applies to all kinds of participation to ABF events (in-person, hybrid or virtual)


22ABF22 Register

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      Account of the Organizer. Upon expiration of the deadline, registrations are cancelled automatically. Registrants should
      provide the organizers slip of payment transactions.

    5. Due to Covid-19 outbreak, in order participants to access the conference venue may be subject to safety and hygiene
      test(s)

    6. Registrations are not transferable and no refunds for cancelled registrations are accepted.

    7. Students’ reduced fees require a valid academic ID and a student enrolment document. Such documents should be provided
      by email at abf@geo-routes.com

    8. Registrants declared as ‘Farmers, Partnered Organizations and Sponsors’ should consider their contact details are traced
      with the aforementioned bodies or businesses or organizations.

    9. ABF official language is Greek with simultaneous translation in English.

    10. Access to the conference requires a valid e-pass that will be provided to registrant’s email one week prior to the
      conference.

    11. ABF reserves the right to amend the programme and it is not responsible for cancellations of speakers due private
      reasons or other unforeseen circumstances.

    12. ABF accepts no responsibility for statements made orally or in written material distributed by any of speakers or
      delegates during the conference, nor responsibility for any copying, republication or redistribution of such statements.

    13. Participants accept, consent and authorize the organizers for free photo and/or record shooting (both voice and image)
      throughout the event. Furthermore they agree at personally appearing into this material for further promotional and/or
      scientific reasons for unlimited amount of time.

    AgriBusiness Forum
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    22ABF22 SDG’s

    UN Agenda 2030

    AgriBusiness Forum promotes the UN 2030 Agenda, being its activities related with the following SDGs

    SDG-Goal-02

    End hunger, achieve food security, improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

    SDG-Goal-04

    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

    SDG-Goal-05

    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    SDG-Goal-06

    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

    SDG-Goal-07

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

    SDG-Goal-08

    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

    SDG-Goal-09

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

    SDG-Goal-10

    Reduce inequality within and among countries

    SDG-Goal-11

    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

    SDG-Goal-12

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

    SDG-Goal-13

    Take action to combat climate change and its impacts

    SDG-Goal-15

    Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

    SDG-Goal-17

    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

    22ABF22 Speakers 2022

    Speakers 2022

    Speakers

    Dr. Konstantinos Aravossis

    Secretary General for Forestry, Ministry of Environment & Energy

    Mr. Giannis Balakakis

    Chair AgriBusiness Forum, President Geo Routes Institute

    Dr. Kalliopi Chalkou

    Group Food Safety & Suppliers Quality Manager, Coca Cola Hellenic

    Mr. Konstantinos Chatzifotis

    Manager European Affairs, Motor-Oil Group

    Dr. Nikolas E. Farantouris

    Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law

    Dr. Theofanis Gemtos

    Emeritus Professor, Farm Mechanization, Thessaly University

    Ms. Tatiana Giemelou

    Head Business Development sector, National Bank of Greece

    Mr. Lambros Kalarrytis

    Journalist, Parapolitika

    Dr. Ilias Kalfas

    Project Leader, American Farm School & Coordinator of the InoFA Cluster

    Ms. Christiana Kalogirou

    Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture & Food

    Mr. Georgios Karakatsanis

    Natural Resource and Environmental Economist, Evotropia Ecological Finance Architectures

    Dr. Charalambos Kasimis

    Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens

    Mr. Michalis Katrinis

    Head of Parliamentary Group, “PASOK-KINAL’’

    Mr. Simos Kedikoglou

    Deputy Minister, Ministry of Rural Development & Food

    Dr Stathis Klonaris

    Professor of Agricultural Economy & Development, Agricultural University of Athens

    Dr. Phoebe Koundouri

    Co-Chair SDSN Europe, Professor Athens University of Economics & Business

    Dr. Demetrios Kouretas

    Professor, Animal Physiology & Toxicology, Thessaly University

    Dr. Apostolos Koutinas

    Ass. Professor, Food Science & Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens

    Dr. Athanasios Kyriazis

    Secretary General for Research and Innovation

    Mr. Evangelos Lytras

    Chief Executive Officer, GRP Ventures

    Dr. Philip Papadopoulos

    Director, InoFA cluster Support Office

    Mr. Nikos Papathanasis

    Alternate Minister, Ministry of Development and Investments

    Mr. Anthony D. Papayannides

    Journalist, General Manager Economia Group

    Mr. Robert van Rijssen

    Policy Officer, Farm to Fork Unit, DG-Sante, European Commission

    Mr. Pavlos Satolias

    President, National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives

    Mr. Gijs Schilthuis

    Head of Unit for Policy Perspectives, European Commission DG-AGRI

    Major General Dimitrios Sideridis

    Major General, Commander of the Hellenic National Meteorological Service

    Dr. George N. Skaracis

    Professor Emeritus, Agricultural University of Athens

    Dr. George Stylios

    Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food

    Professor, Petteri Taalas

    Secretary-General, WMO

    Ms. Susanna Terstal

    Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Greece

    Dr. Nikolaos Thomaidis

    Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Athens

    Ms. Symela Touchtidou

    Journalist, EURONEWS

    Mr. Constantinos Tsoutsoplides

    Head of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Greece

    Mr. Alexandros Vassilikos

    President, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

    Dr. Dimitrios Vlachos

    Professor, Lab Director of Statistics & Quantitative Analysis Methods, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, AUTh

    Mr. Geert Wilms

    Director, LIB/ZLTO (South Holland Farmers Organization)

    Mr. Christos Yiannakakis

    Vice President, National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives

    Dr. George Zalidis

    Professor, Lab Director of Remote Sensing, Spectroscopy and G.I.S., AUTh