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2023 Highlights

Regenerative Agriculture Summit Europe 2024
3-5 September, 2024
Amsterdam

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN 2023

The Regenerative Agriculture and Food Systems Summit welcomed over 450 leaders from the entire agrifood supply chain, across three days of insights, critical thinking, optimism, and vital discussions needed to transform our food system.

Key themes and takeaways addressed over the three days included:

  • Collaboration, trust, openness, and consistency are crucial. Working together is the cornerstone of progress in the journey towards sustainability, and is critical for scale.
  • Actively listening to the needs and concerns of farmers is vital to build solutions that not only address their challenges but also share in the risks and rewards of a more regenerative future.
  • The time is now! Perfection isn’t needed to start working and drive change. We must implement at scale and continue to make progress towards strengthening the resilience of farming communities worldwide.

Thank you to all our speakers, partners, and attendees for making the Regenerative Agriculture & Food Systems Summit Europe such an educational, thought-provoking, and industry shaping few days!

We look forward to welcoming you back next year with even greater representation from farmers and farming organizations, academics, policymakers, and more!

450+
Industry Leading Attendees
500+
1-2-1 Meetings
20
Exhibitors
81%
C-Suite

RAFSS 2023 Europe

2024 KEY CONTENT

GAIN INSIGHT FROM PIONEERING FARMERS
Tackle challenges like unfair margin distribution and regenerative farming roadblocks, whilst exploring industry and public policy support for facilitating farmer transition.

EXPLORE STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY AND TRANSPARENCY
Support accurate sustainability claims, including insights on EU legislation and available technological solutions.

UNDERSTAND EVOLVING FARM TO FORK LEGISLATION
Assess current EU agricultural policies, and explore proactive strategies for adapting to upcoming changes.

EXPLORE DATA’S KEY ROLE IN PROMOTING REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
Manage supply chain data risks, emphasising measurement, proposing improvement plans, and farmer-accessible data strategies.

IDENTIFY WAYS OF INTEGRATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURE INTO YOUR CLIMATE STRATEGIES
Learn about practical implementations, setting achievable biodiversity KPIs, overcoming supply chain engagement challenges, and addressing water risk.


Discover This Year's Sessions

OUR 2023 SPEAKERS

 

George Lamb

Co-Founder
Wildfarmed and GROW

George Lamb

Co-Founder
Wildfarmed and GROW

George Lamb

Co-Founder
Wildfarmed and GROW
 

Alex Godfrey

Joint Head of Natural Capital
Savills

Alex Godfrey

Joint Head of Natural Capital
Savills

Alex Godfrey

Joint Head of 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
 

Stéphane Hallaire

CEO
Reforest’Action

Stéphane Hallaire

CEO
Reforest’Action

Stéphane Hallaire

CEO
Reforest’Action
 

Anastasia Volkova

Co-Founder & CEO
Regrow Ag

Anastasia Volkova, PhD, is a Ukrainian entrepreneur and engineer committed to developing technology that empowers the agriculture industry to help solve the global climate crisis. She is CEO and Co-Founder of Regrow Ag, an award-winning SaaS provider that enables organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their agricultural supply chains and build climate change resilience by incentivizing the adoption of regenerative farming practices.

Anastasia Volkova

Co-Founder & CEO
Regrow Ag

Anastasia Volkova

Co-Founder & CEO
Regrow Ag

Anastasia Volkova, PhD, is a Ukrainian entrepreneur and engineer committed to developing technology that empowers the agriculture industry to help solve the global climate crisis. She is CEO and Co-Founder of Regrow Ag, an award-winning SaaS provider that enables organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their agricultural supply chains and build climate change resilience by incentivizing the adoption of regenerative farming practices.

Since Regrow’s launch in early 2021, Dr. Volkova and her team have raised $55M in Series A and B funding, and have nurtured Regrow into a global company trusted by some of the world’s leading CPGs, food companies, and ecosystem market developers, including General Mills, Cargill, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo, and South Pole. Regrow delivers environmental data that makes it possible for organizations to analyze scope 3 sourcing regions, report emissions, and plan sustainability investments, and supports the execution of producer incentive programs that reduce on-field emissions. It pioneered the development of digital MRV (Measurement, Reporting, and Verification) software for agriculture, bringing transparency and credibility to agriculture-based carbon reductions and removals. Regrow’s best-in-class MRV was honored as a Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Idea.                                          

A 2022 Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst and Forbes Technology Council member, Dr. Volkova is a respected thought leader and innovator in regenerative agriculture and sustainable food sourcing. She has been recognized as one of The Australian’s Top 100 Innovators, MIT’s “35 Under 35” Innovators (2020), and BBC’s “Top 100 Women” (2020).

 

Franco Costantini

CEO
regenagri

Franco Costantini

CEO
regenagri

Franco Costantini

CEO
regenagri
 

Harry Farnsworth

Regenerative - Carbon Bank
Rabobank

Harry Farnsworth

Regenerative - Carbon Bank
Rabobank

Harry Farnsworth

Regenerative - Carbon Bank
Rabobank
 

Matteo Vanotti

CEO
xFarm

Matteo Vanotti

CEO
xFarm

Matteo Vanotti

CEO
xFarm
 

Philippe Birker

Co-Founder & COO
Climate Farmers

Philippe Birker

Co-Founder & COO
Climate Farmers

Philippe Birker

Co-Founder & COO
Climate Farmers
 

Joseph Gridley

CEO
Soil Association Exchange

Joseph Gridley

CEO
Soil Association Exchange

Joseph Gridley

CEO
Soil Association Exchange
 

Annie Leeson

CEO & Co-Founder
Agricarbon

Annie Leeson

CEO & Co-Founder
Agricarbon

Annie Leeson

CEO & Co-Founder
Agricarbon
 

Thijs van Ballegoijen de Jong

Sustainability Expertise – Corporate Banking
ABN AMRO Bank

Thijs van Ballegoijen de Jong

Sustainability Expertise – Corporate Banking
ABN AMRO Bank

Thijs van Ballegoijen de Jong

Sustainability Expertise – Corporate Banking
ABN AMRO Bank
 

Graham Wilkinson

VP Agriculture
Arla Foods

Graham Wilkinson

VP Agriculture
Arla Foods

Graham Wilkinson

VP Agriculture
Arla Foods
 

Kelly Ann Ross

Global Ingredients Carbon Lead
Barry Callebaut Group

Kelly Ann Ross

Global Ingredients Carbon Lead
Barry Callebaut Group

Kelly Ann Ross

Global Ingredients Carbon Lead
Barry Callebaut Group
 

Lesley Mitchell

Director of Policy
Sustainable Food Trust

Lesley Mitchell

Director of Policy
Sustainable Food Trust

Lesley Mitchell

Director of Policy
Sustainable Food Trust
 

Lucas Urbano

Head of Regenerative Agriculture
Unilever

In this position, Lucas leads the implementation of Unilever's regenerative agriculture strategy. The program has a pipeline of over 90 projects, mobilising suppliers in 27 different cultures.

These projects are developed in partnerships with brands such as Knorr and Hellman’s, as well suppliers, farmers and external partners. The program's primary objective is to positively impact the agricultural supply chain through sustainable practices. 

Lucas Urbano

Head of Regenerative Agriculture
Unilever

Lucas Urbano

Head of Regenerative Agriculture
Unilever

In this position, Lucas leads the implementation of Unilever's regenerative agriculture strategy. The program has a pipeline of over 90 projects, mobilising suppliers in 27 different cultures.

These projects are developed in partnerships with brands such as Knorr and Hellman’s, as well suppliers, farmers and external partners. The program's primary objective is to positively impact the agricultural supply chain through sustainable practices. 

His professional objective is to help companies create an innovative, healthy, and sustainable food system. With over 15 years of professional experience in large corporations, he has held procurement, operations, strategy, and sustainability positions, leading projects that built sustainable supply chains for fruit and dairy. He also worked with the decarbonisation of operations and worked on consolidating the companies' climate strategies.

He carries a giant curiosity, which is why, in parallel to his work, he is still studying for his PhD in sustainability strategy implementation.

 

Eric Soubeiran

Managing Director, Unilever Climate & Nature Fund
Vice President Business Operations Sustainability

Eric started his career in strategy consulting and merger and acquisitions and held several general management positions, including at Danone where he lastly oversaw the sustainability strategy of the company. Eric joined Unilever in 2021 and is now Managing Director Unilever Climate & Nature Fund & Vice President Business Operations Sustainability.

 

Eric Soubeiran

Managing Director, Unilever Climate & Nature Fund
Vice President Business Operations Sustainability

Eric Soubeiran

Managing Director, Unilever Climate & Nature Fund
Vice President Business Operations Sustainability

Eric started his career in strategy consulting and merger and acquisitions and held several general management positions, including at Danone where he lastly oversaw the sustainability strategy of the company. Eric joined Unilever in 2021 and is now Managing Director Unilever Climate & Nature Fund & Vice President Business Operations Sustainability.

 

In this capacity, he leads the delivery of several of the major Sustainability goals and transformations for Unilever’s value chain, as well as Unilever's Climate & Nature Fund, an impact-led investment platform to accelerate solutions for protecting the health of our planet. The Fund, which was announced in 2020 has a mandate to spend EUR 1 billion, using the power of Unilever’s brands over this decade to make meaningful progress.

 

Eric also serves as non-executive director of The Carbon Trust and The Gold Standard Foundation. 

 

Andrew Voysey

Chief Impact Officer
Soil Capital

Andrew Voysey

Chief Impact Officer
Soil Capital

Andrew Voysey

Chief Impact Officer
Soil Capital
 

Usama Asif

Head of Procurement Nutrition
Unilever

Usama has 15 years of deep procurement experience across wide variety of multi-billion-euro portfolios including agricultural commodities, chemicals, packaging as well as services and capital expenditure. He believes procurement has the opportunity to lead in the design of any company's future economic model and not only how that contributes internally to top and bottom line but also how it incentivizes and drives value externally. He has deep expertise in partnership ecosystems development and value chain transformations.

 

Usama Asif

Head of Procurement Nutrition
Unilever

Usama Asif

Head of Procurement Nutrition
Unilever

Usama has 15 years of deep procurement experience across wide variety of multi-billion-euro portfolios including agricultural commodities, chemicals, packaging as well as services and capital expenditure. He believes procurement has the opportunity to lead in the design of any company's future economic model and not only how that contributes internally to top and bottom line but also how it incentivizes and drives value externally. He has deep expertise in partnership ecosystems development and value chain transformations.

 

As Procurement Head for Nutrition Business Group, he has responsibility for procurement strategy development and implementation including competitive buying, sustainability, value chain interventions, partnerships, resilience, and digital transformation agenda. This encompasses working with over 3000 supply partners across the globe to help land our Force for Good Foods strategy. In this capacity, his team leads implementation of Unilever’s Regenerative Agriculture program working closely with our key suppliers.

 

Adele Jones

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trust

Adele Jones

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trust

Adele Jones

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trust
 

Alastair Trickett

Co-Founder
Grassroots Farming

Alastair Trickett

Co-Founder
Grassroots Farming

Alastair Trickett

Co-Founder
Grassroots Farming
 

Martina Henry

Director, Agriculture Sustainability
Kraft Heinz

Martina Henry

Director, Agriculture Sustainability
Kraft Heinz

Martina Henry

Director, Agriculture Sustainability
Kraft Heinz
 

Anne van Doorn

Project Leader
Wageningen University

Anne van Doorn

Project Leader
Wageningen University

Anne van Doorn

Project Leader
Wageningen University
 

Dr. Eoghan Finneran

CEO
Farmeye

Dr. Eoghan Finneran

CEO
Farmeye

Dr. Eoghan Finneran

CEO
Farmeye
 

Myriam Sainz

Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives
TechnoServe

Myriam Sainz

Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives
TechnoServe

Myriam Sainz

Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives
TechnoServe
 

Dr. Saskia Visser

Lead, Resilient & Climate Neutral Regions (EIT)
Climate KIC

Dr. Saskia Visser

Lead, Resilient & Climate Neutral Regions (EIT)
Climate KIC

Dr. Saskia Visser

Lead, Resilient & Climate Neutral Regions (EIT)
Climate KIC
 

Tanzer Bilgen

CEO
Doktar

Tanzer Bilgen

CEO
Doktar

Tanzer Bilgen

CEO
Doktar
 

Aleksandra Zaborowska

Policy Advisor in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
European Parliament

Aleksandra Zaborowska

Policy Advisor in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
European Parliament

Aleksandra Zaborowska

Policy Advisor in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
European Parliament
 

Jocelyn Orr

Agriculture Manager
Sainsbury’s

Jocelyn Orr

Agriculture Manager
Sainsbury’s

Jocelyn Orr

Agriculture Manager
Sainsbury’s
 

Aurelie Oberti

Global Nature Lead
Mars

Aurelie Oberti

Global Nature Lead
Mars

Aurelie Oberti

Global Nature Lead
Mars
 

Ben Makowiecki

Agricultural Sustainability Director
Lloyds Bank

Ben Makowiecki

Agricultural Sustainability Director
Lloyds Bank

Ben Makowiecki

Agricultural Sustainability Director
Lloyds Bank
 

Nathalie Meurer

Director of Sustainable Development & 2030 Projects
Hennessy

Nathalie Meurer is a graduate of the business school HEC Paris and holds a DECF, a state diploma in accountancy. During the first decade of her career, she worked in the international financial sector.


At the auditing and consulting firm Coopers & Lybrand, she worked in Düsseldorf, Germany, then in France and Austria.


From 2001 to 2007, Nathalie Meurer took over as the Financial Director of Fnac in Portugal, where she set up an innovative structure dedicated to sustainable development, and later Fnac in Italy, notably developing online commerce.

Nathalie Meurer

Director of Sustainable Development & 2030 Projects
Hennessy

Nathalie Meurer

Director of Sustainable Development & 2030 Projects
Hennessy

Nathalie Meurer is a graduate of the business school HEC Paris and holds a DECF, a state diploma in accountancy. During the first decade of her career, she worked in the international financial sector.


At the auditing and consulting firm Coopers & Lybrand, she worked in Düsseldorf, Germany, then in France and Austria.


From 2001 to 2007, Nathalie Meurer took over as the Financial Director of Fnac in Portugal, where she set up an innovative structure dedicated to sustainable development, and later Fnac in Italy, notably developing online commerce.


Returning to Paris in 2007, she held the position of Financial Director of the Surcouf brand, owned by the Fnac group.


In 2008, Nathalie Meurer was appointed Vice President of Finance for the ready-to-wear brand Celio, where she guided strategic and audit actions as a member of the executive committee.


When she joined Moët Hennessy in 2015, she took over audit and internal control, bringing her expertise and knowledge of selective distribution to the group’s Wine and Spirits division.


Since spring 2022, as a member of the Maison Hennessy Management Committee, Nathalie Meurer has been in charge of Sustainable Development and H2030 Projects, the Maison’s strategic roadmap for the next ten years, which she is supporting in its deployment.


Hennessy's ambitious strategy and commitments in environmental and societal responsibility and transition are major pillars of the Sustainable Development department.

 

Felix Ricken

Farmer
Rieckens Landmilch

Felix Ricken

Farmer
Rieckens Landmilch

Felix Ricken

Farmer
Rieckens Landmilch
 

Dana Rakha-Michalon

Senior Manager, One Planet for Business Biodiversity (OP2B)
WBCSD

Dana manages the work on scaling Regenerative Agriculture in OP2B with an aim to catalyze collective investments in landscape projects with leading business. She also manages the work on driving alignment of an integrated Reg Ag measurement architecture in WBCSD, with 50 member companies and 20 ecosystem partners participating in consolidating measurement frameworks as well as strengthening the measurement infrastructure.

Dana Rakha-Michalon

Senior Manager, One Planet for Business Biodiversity (OP2B)
WBCSD

Dana Rakha-Michalon

Senior Manager, One Planet for Business Biodiversity (OP2B)
WBCSD

Dana manages the work on scaling Regenerative Agriculture in OP2B with an aim to catalyze collective investments in landscape projects with leading business. She also manages the work on driving alignment of an integrated Reg Ag measurement architecture in WBCSD, with 50 member companies and 20 ecosystem partners participating in consolidating measurement frameworks as well as strengthening the measurement infrastructure.

Dana is an agronomist and landscape architect, specialized in environmental management. Prior to joining WBCSD, she has worked for 10 years managing large-scale landscape projects in France and the Middle East. She also holds an MBA with a specialization in Strategy & Multinational Enterprise Management from EMlyon Business school.

 

Robert Horster

Global Sustainability Director, Cargill
Agricultural Supply Chain and Head of Cargill Environmental Markets, Cargill

Robert Horster

Global Sustainability Director, Cargill
Agricultural Supply Chain and Head of Cargill Environmental Markets, Cargill

Robert Horster

Global Sustainability Director, Cargill
Agricultural Supply Chain and Head of Cargill Environmental Markets, Cargill
 

Gupse Suren

CSR Project Manager
Cargill

Gupse Suren

CSR Project Manager
Cargill

Gupse Suren

CSR Project Manager
Cargill
 

Arjen Verschere

Organic Farmer
Arla Foods

Arjen Verschere

Organic Farmer
Arla Foods

Arjen Verschere

Organic Farmer
Arla Foods
 

Helaina Black

Chief Scientist
Agricarbon

Helaina Black

Chief Scientist
Agricarbon

Helaina Black

Chief Scientist
Agricarbon
 

Anco van Schaik

Global Category Sourcing Director Plant Based Commodities and Feed Upstream
Danone

Anco van Schaik

Global Category Sourcing Director Plant Based Commodities and Feed Upstream
Danone

Anco van Schaik

Global Category Sourcing Director Plant Based Commodities and Feed Upstream
Danone
 

Boris Spassky

Co-Founder
GreenPods

Boris Spassky

Co-Founder
GreenPods

Boris Spassky

Co-Founder
GreenPods
 

Richard Zaltzman

Impact Officer
EIT Food

Richard Zaltzman

Impact Officer
EIT Food

Richard Zaltzman

Impact Officer
EIT Food
 

Jolijn Zwart- van Kessel

Innovation Lead Circular AgriFood
FoodValley

Jolijn Zwart- van Kessel

Innovation Lead Circular AgriFood
FoodValley

Jolijn Zwart- van Kessel

Innovation Lead Circular AgriFood
FoodValley
 

Diego Moreno

Head of Commercial (EMEA)
Biome Makers

Diego Moreno

Head of Commercial (EMEA)
Biome Makers

Diego Moreno

Head of Commercial (EMEA)
Biome Makers
 

Gisela Noble

Director
Walmart Mexico Foundation

Gisela Noble

Director
Walmart Mexico Foundation

Gisela Noble

Director
Walmart Mexico Foundation
 

Georgina Bray

Farm Manager
RSPB Hope Farm

Georgina Bray

Farm Manager
RSPB Hope Farm

Georgina Bray

Farm Manager
RSPB Hope Farm
 

Charlie Whitmarsh

Crop Production Director
Frontier Agriculture

Charlie Whitmarsh

Crop Production Director
Frontier Agriculture

Charlie Whitmarsh

Crop Production Director
Frontier Agriculture
 

Eric Servat

VP Sustainable Sourcing
Livelihoods Venture

Eric Servat

VP Sustainable Sourcing
Livelihoods Venture

Eric Servat

VP Sustainable Sourcing
Livelihoods Venture
 

Elizabeth Claridge

Director Biodiversity and Product Sustainability
Ahold Delhaize

Elizabeth Claridge

Director Biodiversity and Product Sustainability
Ahold Delhaize

Elizabeth Claridge

Director Biodiversity and Product Sustainability
Ahold Delhaize
 

Matthew Ryan

Regeneration Lead
Nestlé UK

Matthew Ryan

Regeneration Lead
Nestlé UK

Matthew Ryan

Regeneration Lead
Nestlé UK
 

Tom Curtis

Founding Partner
3Keel

Tom Curtis

Founding Partner
3Keel

Tom Curtis

Founding Partner
3Keel
 

Patrick Barker

Farmer
Lodge Farm

Patrick Barker

Farmer
Lodge Farm

Patrick Barker

Farmer
Lodge Farm
 

Michael Kavanagh

Farm Manager & Co-Founder
The Green Farm Collective

Michael Kavanagh

Farm Manager & Co-Founder
The Green Farm Collective

Michael Kavanagh

Farm Manager & Co-Founder
The Green Farm Collective
 

Jose Luis Garcia de Castro

Farmer
Poultree

Jose Luis Garcia de Castro

Farmer
Poultree

Jose Luis Garcia de Castro

Farmer
Poultree

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