SAVE THE DATE | AgriBusiness Forum 2020, Athens-Benaki Museum, 7/10/2020

Food Safety, Security and Resilience: pressing challenges in the COVID-19 era and beyond

It is with pleasure to announce that the 3rd international AgriBusiness Forum is held in Athens-Greece, Benaki Museum, on October 7th 2020 highlighting “Food Safety, Security & Resilience: pressing challenges in the COVID-19 era and beyond”; with the physical participation of 35 renowned speakers and limited pre-accredited audience of leading businesses, financial services, innovative farmers who will be joining 5 high caliber and content driven sessions.

Abstract: The Covid-19 has revealed severe shortcomings on globalized agrifood supply chains raising questions ranging from globalization to security, safety, risk management, and resilience of farm-to-fork food chains. Amidst the pandemic, AgriBusiness Forum 2020 focuses on addressing these pressing challenges for start shaping robust, comprehensive & coherent strategies towards viable, sustainable, traceable and resilient agrifood ecosystems in Greece and throughout the world.

ABF2020 sessions – focal areas:

  1. Climate change & Environmental sustainability
  2. Circular Economy, Internet of Things/Food, E-Commerce, Retailing
  3. Financing, Insurance and Services instruments
  4. Security, safety & resilience on Agrifood Supply Chains
  5. Policies for addressing short & midterm agrifood challenges


Stay tuned with ABF2020:  Website | Agenda | Speakers | A-Z & Scientific & Experts | Registration | Facebook | Twitter


ABF2020 basic terms for participation:

  1. Physical participation to ABF2020 is subject to approval of registrations. Applicants should need to register through AgriBusiness Forum official website and be waiting for a written confirmation for in-person participation to the conference. NO registration is considered confirmed without organizers’ written approval.
  2. Delegates’ participation is with a registration fee, which should be settled within 2 working days after reception of the aforementioned confirmation. Failure of payment results the cancellation of delegate’s application automatically.
  3. Priority for attendance to ABF2020 is provided to the Speakers & Moderators, the members of Advisory, Scientific & Field Experts Committees, and the Sponsors. Due to Covid-19 outbreak, participants may be subject to safety and hygiene test(s) to access the conference venue.

Speakers currently confirmed:

  • Makis Voridis, Minister Agriculture & Food
  • Anastasios Haniotis, Director, DG Agriculture, European Commission
  • Dionysia Avgerinopoulou, Chair, Environmental Committee, Hellenic Parliament
  • Serko Haroutounian, President HAO-DEMETER
  • Philip Papadopoulos, Director SPMO, American Farm School
  • George Nychas, Professor, Athens Agricultural University
  • Charalambos Kasimis, Professor, Athens Agricultural University
  • Nikos Doukas, Vice-President, ELGA
  • Panayiotis Skandamis, EU Food Safety Authority
  • Eleftherios Iakovou, Director Texas A&M University
  • Dimitri Vlachos, Director Laboratory of Statistics and Quantitative Analysis Methods, AUTh
  • Chrysoula Tassou, Research Director, Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products (ITAP)
  • Notis Argyriou, Deputy Director Institute of Applied Biosciences, CERTH
  • Eleni Maloupa, Director Institute of Plant Breeding & Genetic Resources, HAO-DEMETER
  • Geert Wilms, Director, LIB/ZLTO Netherlands
  • Nikos Thymakis, President, Institute of Agricultural Sciences
  • Georges Kremlis, President Espoo Convention Bureau
  • Effie Kokoreli, Head Agricultural – Insurance sector, Achmea INTERAMERICAN
  • Anthony Papagiannides, Journalist, Economia Group
  • Dimitrios Michailidis, Journalist, Agronea
  • Kees van Duijvendijk, Advisor Satellite Applications, Netherlands Space Office
  • Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Businesses from Energy, Telecoms, Certification, Digital, Retail, Insurance, Banking, Financial, Technology sectors