Thursday, August 11, 2016

Global Food Forum

On October 6, the editors of The Wall Street Journal will convene the Global Food Forum with leading Executives in agribusiness, food production, consumer products and Government to explore key opportunities, and challenges, in the business of food.

Featured speakers confirmed for the event are listed below. There are no prepared speeches, instead, the Journal’s Editors will lead unscripted conversations with these influential leaders, with active contributions from the diverse and senior audience.

Ilene S. Gordon, Chairman, President and CEO, Ingredion Incorporated

Denise M. Morrison, President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company

Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Jim Perdue, Chairman, Perdue Farms Inc.

Michael J. Frank, Chief Commercial Officer, Monsanto Company

Ronald M. Shaich, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Panera Bread Company

Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Frank Yiannas, Vice President, Food Safety, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Randall K. Fields, Chairman and CEO, Park City Group, Inc. and CEO, ReposiTrak, Inc.

Patrick Westhoff, Professor and Director, Food & Agricultural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri

Paul Shapiro, VP, Farm Animal Protection, The Humane Society of the United States

Julie Maschhoff, Co-Owner and VP, Public Policy, The Maschhoffs LLC

Most of the featured speakers and a number of expert members of the audience will lead roundtable discussions over lunch. Topics and discussion leaders will be announced in August, and registered attendees will have the earliest opportunity to make their selection.

to explore the program and to request an invitation.

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