Regenerative Agriculture & Food Systems Summit 2023

Regenerative Agriculture & Food Systems Summit

Unifying the food industry to accelerate regenerative agriculture practices through partnership and harmonisation

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Amsterdam
September 2023

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JOIN US IN 2023!

Thank you for joining us in 2022! The Regenerative Agriculture and Food Systems Summit 2022 brought key industry players together with one unified mission – to accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture to build a more abundant and resilient food system for generations to come. Exploring crucial areas such as engaging farmers with a compelling value proposition, the role data plays in scaling regenerative agriculture, and financing the transition. Throughout the two days, one theme became clear, collaboration is key!

Join us again in September 2023 to continue to drive progress and accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture.

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2022 SPEAKERS

 

Carla Hilhorst

Chief R&D Officer
Unilever Nutrition Business Group

Carla Hilhorst

Chief R&D Officer
Unilever Nutrition Business Group

Carla Hilhorst

Chief R&D Officer
Unilever Nutrition Business Group
 

Dionys Forster

Director General
SAI Platform

Dionys Forster

Director General
SAI Platform

Dionys Forster

Director General
SAI Platform
 

Alex Godfrey

Joint Head of Rural, Energy and Projects Natural Capital
Savills

Alex Godfrey

Joint Head of Rural, Energy and Projects Natural Capital
Savills

Alex Godfrey

Joint Head of Rural, Energy and Projects Natural Capital
Savills
 

Pascal Chapot

Corporate Head of Sustainable Agriculture Development
Nestlé

Pascal Chapot

Corporate Head of Sustainable Agriculture Development
Nestlé

Pascal Chapot

Corporate Head of Sustainable Agriculture Development
Nestlé
 

Daniel Baertschi

Food & Beverage Sector Lead, Switzerland.
Quantis

Daniel Baertschi

Food & Beverage Sector Lead, Switzerland.
Quantis

Daniel Baertschi

Food & Beverage Sector Lead, Switzerland.
Quantis
 

Nova Sayers

VP Growth & Innovation
HowGood

Nova Sayers

VP Growth & Innovation
HowGood

Nova Sayers

VP Growth & Innovation
HowGood
 

Tobias Streich

Director of Business Development
Transparency-One

Raised and educated between Europe and South-America, Tobias has been developing ESG supply chain monitoring programs over the last 8 years for global FMCG brands.
Bridging between the reality of supply chains, the complexity of global manufacturing organizations and modern enterprise IT systems, he has become an export in designing and implementing successful responsible sourcing programs at scale.

Tobias Streich

Director of Business Development
Transparency-One

Tobias Streich

Director of Business Development
Transparency-One

Raised and educated between Europe and South-America, Tobias has been developing ESG supply chain monitoring programs over the last 8 years for global FMCG brands.
Bridging between the reality of supply chains, the complexity of global manufacturing organizations and modern enterprise IT systems, he has become an export in designing and implementing successful responsible sourcing programs at scale.

 

Juliana Jaramillo

Lead Regenerative Agriculture
Rainforest Alliance

Juliana Jaramillo

Lead Regenerative Agriculture
Rainforest Alliance

Juliana Jaramillo

Lead Regenerative Agriculture
Rainforest Alliance
 

Beth Jensen

Director, Climate+ Impact
Textile Exchange

Beth Jensen is Director of Climate+ Impact at Textile Exchange, the leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the use of sustainable fibers and materials within the apparel, footwear, and home textiles industries. She oversees the evolution and implementation of Textile Exchange's Climate+ Strategy, supporting the industry’s efforts to achieve positive outcomes in the areas of climate, biodiversity, soil health, and water.

Beth Jensen

Director, Climate+ Impact
Textile Exchange

Beth Jensen

Director, Climate+ Impact
Textile Exchange

Beth Jensen is Director of Climate+ Impact at Textile Exchange, the leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the use of sustainable fibers and materials within the apparel, footwear, and home textiles industries. She oversees the evolution and implementation of Textile Exchange's Climate+ Strategy, supporting the industry’s efforts to achieve positive outcomes in the areas of climate, biodiversity, soil health, and water. Prior to Textile Exchange, Beth held leadership roles overseeing and driving sustainable materials and products programs at VF Corporation, a Fortune 500 company with a portfolio of outdoor and active brands including Vans, The North Face, Timberland, and Smartwool, and at Outdoor Industry Association, the North American-based trade association for the outdoor apparel, footwear, and gear sector. She is based in Colorado, USA, and holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business.

 

Joanna Lawrence

Senior Manager – Agri Commercial Support
Arla Foods

Joanna Lawrence

Senior Manager – Agri Commercial Support
Arla Foods

Joanna Lawrence

Senior Manager – Agri Commercial Support
Arla Foods
 

Øistein Thorsen

CEO
FAI Farms

Øistein Thorsen

CEO
FAI Farms

Øistein Thorsen

CEO
FAI Farms
 

Julie Reneau

Sustainability Strategy and Stakeholder Relationship Manager
Nestlé Nespresso

Julie Reneau

Sustainability Strategy and Stakeholder Relationship Manager
Nestlé Nespresso

Julie Reneau

Sustainability Strategy and Stakeholder Relationship Manager
Nestlé Nespresso
 

Philippe Birker

Co-Founder
Climate Farmers

Philippe Birker

Co-Founder
Climate Farmers

Philippe Birker

Co-Founder
Climate Farmers
 

Silvia Tonti

VP Circular Economy and Nature Solutions
Yara International

Silvia Tonti is VP Circular Economy and Nature Solutions at Yara International. She joined Yara in 2011 as Head of Innovation and Patent and in 2015 took responsibility over the Industrial Business Development unit, leading the definition and execution of the Yara Industrial strategy. She brings more than 20 years of experience in Multinational Chemical Companies, with diverse responsibility across Manufacturing, R&D, Corporate Strategy, and International Business Development. 

Silvia Tonti

VP Circular Economy and Nature Solutions
Yara International

Silvia Tonti

VP Circular Economy and Nature Solutions
Yara International

Silvia Tonti is VP Circular Economy and Nature Solutions at Yara International. She joined Yara in 2011 as Head of Innovation and Patent and in 2015 took responsibility over the Industrial Business Development unit, leading the definition and execution of the Yara Industrial strategy. She brings more than 20 years of experience in Multinational Chemical Companies, with diverse responsibility across Manufacturing, R&D, Corporate Strategy, and International Business Development. 

 

Harry Farnsworth

Regenerative - Carbon Bank
Rabobank

Harry Farnsworth

Regenerative - Carbon Bank
Rabobank

Harry Farnsworth

Regenerative - Carbon Bank
Rabobank
 

James Ede

Group Sustainability Lead – Starches, Sweeteners, and Texturisers
Cargill

James Ede

Group Sustainability Lead – Starches, Sweeteners, and Texturisers
Cargill

James Ede

Group Sustainability Lead – Starches, Sweeteners, and Texturisers
Cargill
 

Marcelo Scarcelli

VP Supply Chain
Unilever

Marcelo Scarcelli

VP Supply Chain
Unilever

Marcelo Scarcelli

VP Supply Chain
Unilever
 

Martina Henry

Director, Agriculture Sustainability
Kraft Heinz

Martina Henry

Director, Agriculture Sustainability
Kraft Heinz

Martina Henry

Director, Agriculture Sustainability
Kraft Heinz
 

Rubie van Crevel

Partnerships and Development Manager
Soil Heroes

Soil Heroes enables companies in Europe and the UK to invest in environmental impact by working with regenerative farmers. We do this based on real soil data and through quantifying and verifying the positive change.

Rubie van Crevel

Partnerships and Development Manager
Soil Heroes

Rubie van Crevel

Partnerships and Development Manager
Soil Heroes

Soil Heroes enables companies in Europe and the UK to invest in environmental impact by working with regenerative farmers. We do this based on real soil data and through quantifying and verifying the positive change.

Rubie sets up partnerships between regenerative farmers, farmers in transition and companies active in the value chain of farmers, varying from banks, food brands, traders and processors. Rubie develops business models that generate positive impact for both farmers and companies based on the environmental impact and the high-quality, regenerative produce generated by regenerative agriculture.

 

Sarah Fadika

Senior Programme Officer Nature Restored , Sustainable Agriculture
UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Sarah Fadika

Senior Programme Officer Nature Restored , Sustainable Agriculture
UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Sarah Fadika

Senior Programme Officer Nature Restored , Sustainable Agriculture
UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre
 

Vanessa Maire

Global Head of Regenerative Agriculture
Diageo

Vanessa Maire

Global Head of Regenerative Agriculture
Diageo

Vanessa Maire

Global Head of Regenerative Agriculture
Diageo
 

Nikki Yoxall

Head of Research
Pasture for Life

Nikki Yoxall

Head of Research
Pasture for Life

Nikki Yoxall

Head of Research
Pasture for Life
 

Franco Costantini

Managing Director
regenagri

Franco Costantini

Managing Director
regenagri

Franco Costantini

Managing Director
regenagri
 

Lesley Mitchell

Associate Director for Sustainable Nutrition
Forum for the Future

Lesley Mitchell is Forum for the Future’s Associate Director for Sustainable Nutrition. She leads Forum’s global work on food, with an expert team covering innovative topics including the future of protein, sustainable animal feed and regenerative agriculture.

Lesley Mitchell

Associate Director for Sustainable Nutrition
Forum for the Future

Lesley Mitchell

Associate Director for Sustainable Nutrition
Forum for the Future

Lesley Mitchell is Forum for the Future’s Associate Director for Sustainable Nutrition. She leads Forum’s global work on food, with an expert team covering innovative topics including the future of protein, sustainable animal feed and regenerative agriculture. After a biological sciences PhD at Oxford University, Lesley’s career has focused on working with NGOs to enable transformative change on sustainable food and farming across the food industry and international policy sectors, from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation to international animal welfare NGOs and with meat and dairy farmers in Latin America, China and Europe. She has helped shape UN policy recommendations on livestock, animal welfare and food security, and worked with major multi-stakeholder processes including the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock.

 

Charlene Collison

Associate Director of Sustainable Value Chains and Livelihoods
Forum for the Future

Charlene heads Forum for the Future’s Challenge Lab on Sustainable Value Chains, which works to make value chains of key land-based commodities regenerative and distributive. Charlene leads initiatives to scale sustainable and regenerative agriculture, provide decent livelihoods and use fair, transparent business models through agricultural commodity value chains. She leads multi-stakeholder collaborative initiatives across a range of sectors and themes, including directing the Cotton 2040 initiative.

Charlene Collison

Associate Director of Sustainable Value Chains and Livelihoods
Forum for the Future

Charlene Collison

Associate Director of Sustainable Value Chains and Livelihoods
Forum for the Future

Charlene heads Forum for the Future’s Challenge Lab on Sustainable Value Chains, which works to make value chains of key land-based commodities regenerative and distributive. Charlene leads initiatives to scale sustainable and regenerative agriculture, provide decent livelihoods and use fair, transparent business models through agricultural commodity value chains. She leads multi-stakeholder collaborative initiatives across a range of sectors and themes, including directing the Cotton 2040 initiative. Charlene also leads strategy projects with a range of brands, particularly in apparel, with a focus on using futures tools to diagnose and act on emerging systemic challenges. 

Charlene is a facilitator on Forum’s School for Systems Change, and supports Forum’s thought leadership on systemic and collaborative change processes. She has over 20 years’ experience in futures, systems thinking, and organisational and societal change for sustainability. 

 

Keith Agoada

CEO & Co-Founder
Producers Market

Keith Agoada

CEO & Co-Founder
Producers Market

Keith Agoada

CEO & Co-Founder
Producers Market
 

Philip Fernandez

Agriculture Project Manager
European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food

Philip Fernandez

Agriculture Project Manager
European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food

Philip Fernandez

Agriculture Project Manager
European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food
 

Sarah Lockwood

Global Milk and Farming Sustainability Manager
Danone

Sarah Lockwood

Global Milk and Farming Sustainability Manager
Danone

Sarah Lockwood

Global Milk and Farming Sustainability Manager
Danone
 

Boris Spassky

Co-Founder
GreenPods

Boris Spassky

Co-Founder
GreenPods

Boris Spassky

Co-Founder
GreenPods
 

Andrew Voysey

Head of Impact and Carbon
Soil Capital

Andrew Voysey

Head of Impact and Carbon
Soil Capital

Andrew Voysey

Head of Impact and Carbon
Soil Capital
 

Mateja Kramar

Sustainability Business Development Director
Amplify Program Lead & Accenture Microsoft Business Group (AMBG)

Mateja is associated with technology, innovation, and sustainability, with deep knowledge and experience of regenerative agriculture, responsible sourcing, supply chain optimisation and digital transformation.  In her dual role at Accenture, she combines co-developing technology-driven, innovative, sustainability solutions (Amplify Program) with helping clients solve their biggest and most urgent industrial and global challenges.

Mateja Kramar

Sustainability Business Development Director
Amplify Program Lead & Accenture Microsoft Business Group (AMBG)

Mateja Kramar

Sustainability Business Development Director
Amplify Program Lead & Accenture Microsoft Business Group (AMBG)

Mateja is associated with technology, innovation, and sustainability, with deep knowledge and experience of regenerative agriculture, responsible sourcing, supply chain optimisation and digital transformation.  In her dual role at Accenture, she combines co-developing technology-driven, innovative, sustainability solutions (Amplify Program) with helping clients solve their biggest and most urgent industrial and global challenges.

Mateja has over 25 years of international experience in many different industries; advising and working on disruptive innovation, reinvention, and optimisation of business models.

Before joining Accenture, Mateja was a Sustainability Advisor at Microsoft. Prior to that, she was leading a variety of start-up and spin-off projects at the ETH Zurich, where she is still working as a guest lecturer on sustainability, technology, and innovation. Mateja is a serial entrepreneur – with over 20 years’ experience, founding 14 successful companies with patent pending innovations, in 8 different industries.

As a former professional athlete and ballet dancer, she is last 15 years working as mentor and coach, focusing on winning performance and personal growth, for both business leaders and professional sports teams. Mateja holds a MSc in Business Administration and Marketing and speaks six languages. She lives in Switzerland, spending most of her free time outdoors with her dog, and practicing several sports.

Her personal quote and motto: Action always beats intention

 

Dr Shailendra Mishra

Global Head of Climate, Environment and Natural Capital
Olam Agri

Dr Shailendra Mishra

Global Head of Climate, Environment and Natural Capital
Olam Agri

Dr Shailendra Mishra

Global Head of Climate, Environment and Natural Capital
Olam Agri
 

Stephanie Race

Founder & CEO
Earth Labs Group

Stephanie Race

Founder & CEO
Earth Labs Group

Stephanie Race

Founder & CEO
Earth Labs Group
 

Bastien Sachet

CEO
Earthworm Foundation

Bastien Sachet

CEO
Earthworm Foundation

Bastien Sachet

CEO
Earthworm Foundation
 

Charles Leonardi

Head of Supply Chain
Nestlé France

Charles Leonardi

Head of Supply Chain
Nestlé France

Charles Leonardi

Head of Supply Chain
Nestlé France
 

Tobias Streich

Director of Business Development
Transparency-One

Raised and educated between Europe and South-America, Tobias has been developing ESG supply chain monitoring programs over the last 8 years for global FMCG brands.
Bridging between the reality of supply chains, the complexity of global manufacturing organizations and modern enterprise IT systems, he has become an export in designing and implementing successful responsible sourcing programs at scale.

Tobias Streich

Director of Business Development
Transparency-One

Tobias Streich

Director of Business Development
Transparency-One

Raised and educated between Europe and South-America, Tobias has been developing ESG supply chain monitoring programs over the last 8 years for global FMCG brands.
Bridging between the reality of supply chains, the complexity of global manufacturing organizations and modern enterprise IT systems, he has become an export in designing and implementing successful responsible sourcing programs at scale.

 

Brian Shaw

Director
Agrifood & Biodiversity, Metabolic

Brian Shaw

Director
Agrifood & Biodiversity, Metabolic

Brian Shaw

Director
Agrifood & Biodiversity, Metabolic
 

Stefania Avanzini

OP2B Director
World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Stefania is impact-driven and passionate about collective transformations. As Director of One Planet Business for Biodvisersity, she is working to scale the adoption of regenerative agriculture globally through the organization’s cross-sectoral membership that spans the agricultural value chain from production to distribution. Prior to her work at OP2B, Stefania worked for Danone’s investment fund for social business, and for Ashoka – the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs.

Stefania Avanzini

OP2B Director
World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Stefania Avanzini

OP2B Director
World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Stefania is impact-driven and passionate about collective transformations. As Director of One Planet Business for Biodvisersity, she is working to scale the adoption of regenerative agriculture globally through the organization’s cross-sectoral membership that spans the agricultural value chain from production to distribution. Prior to her work at OP2B, Stefania worked for Danone’s investment fund for social business, and for Ashoka – the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Stefania believes in the power of business to transform agricultural systems in a way that is beneficial for people, climate, and nature.

 

Marco de Boer

CEO
reNature

Throughout his career in communications and marketing, Marco has learned that no challenge is the same. That even the most common issues require specific solutions, and he is skilled to determine those solutions. Marco brings to his role as Co-Founder and CEO of reNature his creative and management experiences from sitting on boards of Entrepreneurs’ Organisation, ADCN, and the Dutch Advertising and Design Association, this alongside being Strategy Director at includi and Founder and Strategy and Creative Director at Bohemia Amsterdam.

Marco de Boer

CEO
reNature

Marco de Boer

CEO
reNature

Throughout his career in communications and marketing, Marco has learned that no challenge is the same. That even the most common issues require specific solutions, and he is skilled to determine those solutions. Marco brings to his role as Co-Founder and CEO of reNature his creative and management experiences from sitting on boards of Entrepreneurs’ Organisation, ADCN, and the Dutch Advertising and Design Association, this alongside being Strategy Director at includi and Founder and Strategy and Creative Director at Bohemia Amsterdam.

 

Tomaž Ščavničar

Founder & CEO
REFARMO

Tomaž Ščavničar

Founder & CEO
REFARMO

Tomaž Ščavničar

Founder & CEO
REFARMO
 

Forbes Elworthy

Founder
Craigmore Sustainables

Forbes Elworthy

Founder
Craigmore Sustainables

Forbes Elworthy

Founder
Craigmore Sustainables

Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase gives startups with unique and interesting technologies, services, and products within the agriculture space the chance to present in front of our audience of investors and industry leaders.

Our esteemed Selection Committee will select 5 finalists to take to the stage to present their vision of the future of the regenerative agriculture space. 

Application deadline: Wednesday 26th July 2023.

Please note all finalists but be registered to attend the event.

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Congratulations to our 2022 Finalists!

 

2022 Selection Committee

Author:

Victoria McIvor

Investment Associate
World Fund VC

Victoria McIvor

Investment Associate
World Fund VC

Author:

Tijl Hoefnagels

Venture Partner
Rubio VC

Tijl Hoefnagels

Venture Partner
Rubio VC

Author:

Daan Wilms Van Kersbergen

Investment Director
The Yield Lab

Daan Wilms Van Kersbergen

Investment Director
The Yield Lab

Author:

Murray Gray

Insight & Partnership Lead
Fresh Ventures

Murray Gray

Insight & Partnership Lead
Fresh Ventures

Author:

Pieter van der Meche

Managing Director - Rabo Ventures
Rabo Investments

Pieter van der Meche

Managing Director - Rabo Ventures
Rabo Investments

Author:

Naeem Lakhani

Founding Partner
Future Foodways

Naeem Lakhani

Founding Partner
Future Foodways

Author:

Simon Evill

Partner
Pelican Ag

Simon Evill

Partner
Pelican Ag

Author:

Forbes Elworthy

Founder
Craigmore Sustainables

Forbes Elworthy

Founder
Craigmore Sustainables

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Thank you to everyone who joined us in 2022!

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