Hosted by Concordia
Co-hosted by Technoserve
Held during Global Partnerships Week and as part of the Concordia Campaign for a Sustainable Global Food Supply, the forum will bring together leaders and decision-makers from top companies, foundations and public-sector agencies for an open and frank dialogue about building business models and partnerships that can sustainably grow the global food supply and empower smallholder farmers.
The forum will begin with a closed-door session providing senior-level corporate representatives, including those from sustainability, procurement, corporate affairs and business development functions, an opportunity to discuss successes and challenges in implementing inclusive business models. Representatives from Coca-Cola, Kellogg Company, Syngenta and AB InBev will also share results from a new series of case studies highlighting practical approaches to addressing challenges in inclusive agricultural business models, designed through a partnership with TechnoServe supported by the Ford Foundation.
Representatives from donor organizations will then join company participants for a second session focused on strengthening the foundation for public-private partnerships in support of sustainable food supply. The Ford Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, IDH, and others will share their vision, strategic objectives and future partnership priorities, and engage with company representatives and other attendees on steps forward for greater cooperation. Following the panel discussion, a networking lunch will be held for all attendees.