Why attend the Conference?
The global population is expected to surpass 9 billion by 2050, from 7.3 billion today. With improvements in life expectancy, increasing urbanization and in the light of the finite environmental resources, this will have important implications on the food production system. Meeting current and forecast demand in a sustainable way is a challenge, especially given that we are already using the earth’s resources at rates thought to be unsustainable.
At the SAI Platform Conference 2017 in Beijing, you will have a unique opportunity for a comprehensive learning experience about sustainable agriculture in China and elsewhere through global good practices and field visits. Through this information exchange and learning, the value you bring to your role, your team and your organisation will be significantly strengthened.
TOP 5 Reasons for attending the SAI Platform Conference 2017 in Beijing
1Gain expertise on sustainable agriculture challenges and opportunities – in China and beyond. The event will facilitate deep knowledge-sharing on the sustainable agriculture agenda including two days of field visits. It will cover a range of topics including the role of the food sector in supporting the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals: technology & innovation, how to ensure we have the food producers of the future, and the sustainable supply of raw materials in the future. Stay at the forefront of what is the Global Goal to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture – and gain a better understanding of how your business can contribute towards the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.
3Gain insights on one of the most important markets – China. With speakers from The Academy of Agriculture Science (CAAS), Rabobank, Solidaridad China and Chinese industry you will gain insights from some of the most influential stakeholders in this key market.
5Return on investment and seeking collaborative activities with others working or sourcing in similar areas. Attendees at our conference will gain knowledge and experience that will have a positive and constructive impact within their company. The sessions are facilitated by both industry experts and academia and are directly related to the issues currently facing the agri-food industry. Learn about the business case for sustainability and how this can be used when engaging with farmers and producers. Furthermore, it can enable collaborative activities/projects with other companies.
2 Explore collaborative activities with others working or sourcing in similar areas. Collaborative action through partnerships is key to delivering sustainable agricultural solutions at a global scale. The conference sessions will be facilitated by both industry experts and academia on urgent issues currently facing the agri-food industry. Learn about the business case for sustainability and how this can be used when engaging with farmers and producers. Identify new activities, projects and opportunities to share risks and leverage resources through working alongside other stakeholders.
4Develop your professional network, and collaborate in a safe pre-competitive environment. With a range of networking opportunities including breakout groups and roundtable discussions, the 15th anniversary reception dinner and a range of field visits, the SAI Platform Conference is the ideal setting to build new relationships within the industry. Ensure you have a seat at the table with leading companies who are collectively tackling the major environmental and social challenges facing agricultural supply chains and rural communities globally. Network with colleagues, academics and experts working in a similar field.