From June 12-13, 2019, around one thousand global leaders from science, politics, business and civil society will convene in Stockholm for the sixth annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum. Following the far-reaching and much debated EAT-Lancet report published January 16, 2019, the EAT Stockholm Food Forum will tackle challenges on how we can transform the way we produce, consume, waste, and think about food.
“There is a lot of evidence that we need to systemically change our food system. The science is clear – it’s time to act. So, we are delighted that the forum will have a record number of delegates and speakers at what is becoming the world’s premier platform for fixing the world’s broken food system. Now is the time for us to step up and accelerate change,” says Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen, Founder and Executive Chair of EAT.
Highlights at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019 include insights on the state of the world from EAT-Lancet Commissioners; updates on the science-based targets for food from the report and how they are becoming tangible actions across sectors; agriculture and ecosystems from leading entrepreneurs and scientists; and how we can ensure good food governance from global organizations and NGOs.
New this year, the sixth annual forum is proud to present a Kitchen Stage. Here renowned chefs from around the world will present what the planetary health diet looks like in practice. Through a series of sessions, they will be presenting the audience with thoughts and tastes for a sustainable plate and how everyday actions in our kitchens and communities can contribute to global change in the food system.
Speakers include experts from government, cities, business, academia, philanthropy, the culinary community and civil society, including Founder & CEO of Impossible Foods Dr. Patrick O. Brown; Executive Director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima; Co-Chair, LancetCommission on Obesity, Professor Boyd Anthony Swinburn; Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, European Commission, Vytenis Andriukaitis; Chairman of the Managing Board, Rabobank, Wiebe Draijer; CEO & Founder OzHarvest Ronni Kahn; Founder & Executive Chair of EAT Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen; Director Global Workplace Programs Google Michiel Bakker; Vice-President of Peru, H.E Mercedes Araoz Fernandez; Executive Secretary of UN Convention on Biological Diversity Dr. Cristiana Pasca Palmer; Chef & Owner of Midunu Selassie Atadika; Photographer Gregg Segal; Chief Agriculture Officer at Mars, Incorporated Dr. Howard-Yana Shapiro; Climate Program Director at WildAid Jen Leung; Executive Director of Food Industry Asia Matt Kovac; CEO of Compassion in World Farming Philip Lymbery; and Resilience Officer at Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Assan Ngombe.
Learn more about the EAT Stockholm Food Forum here.
See the full program here and list of speakers here.
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This year there will also be a conference app. The app will provide you with all the information you need about the event, as well as a function for booking interviews with speakers directly. The app is only available for those who will be attending the conference.