International Ag Leaders to Headline CropWorld 2010

October 8, 2010 Bookmark and Share

Experts in business, trade, science and technology will gather in London from Nov. 1 to 3 to examine how industry can work together to meet the challenge of feeding a rapidly growing population in a responsible, sustainable and profitable way.

CropWorld 2010 will encompass all aspects of crop production, from seed nutrients and spraying technology, to government regulation and retailers’ sourcing strategies, including attendees from more than 75 countries.

The three-day conference will feature a series of plenary sessions led by major players in global crop production, including presentations from top government representatives, chief scientists and influential business leaders.

Keynote speakers scheduled include Maive Rute, director of biotechnologies, food and agriculture research at the European Commission; Dr. Namanga Ngongi, president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa; and Rik Miller, regional director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for DuPont Crop Protection.

In the afternoon of the first day, six speakers from organizations as diverse as the OECD and Syngenta will be asked to take the stage to present ideas for feeding the world over the next 50 years. Their presentations will be followed by a debate between panelists and a question and answer session with the audience.

The second and third days of the conference will offer 24 themed breakout sessions, led by agricultural leaders from around the world, including an assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and representatives from NAWG Associate Sponsors BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, John Deere, Monsanto and Syngenta Crop Protection.

The conference will also feature an exhibition with more than 80 confirmed organizations presenting.

NAWG is a supporting organization of this year’s CropWorld, and former NAWG Chief Executive Officer Daren Coppock traveled to the conference last year to present on issues facing U.S. wheat production and wheat biotechnology. (Learn more about that trip at http://www.wheatworld.org/2009/11/coppock-travels-to-scotland-to-talk-wheat-yields-biotech/).

For more information or to register, visit www.crop-world.com.