• “I have never been to a seminar, where the discussion goes
    so deep around common industry challenges”
    Sten Estrup, Executive Vice President Christian Hansen, 2016

  • “An enormous learning experience”
    Gerald Wilfingseder, General Manager Gold Coin Group, 2016

  • “Excellent content, facilitation and format – outstanding”
    Tim Hart, CEO Ridley Corporation, 2016

  • “Tremendous opportunity to share experiences and perspectives”
    Simon Cheng, Managing Director BRF, 2016

  • “Thank you for the seminar, so much learning”
    Akiko Seyoum, CEO Orchid Business Group, 2016

  • “Much beyond my expectations – I will surely return”
    Gustavo Grobocopatel, Chairman Los Grobo, 2013

  • “Rich, useful, time extremely well invested”
    Stefano Vlahovic, CEO Produkti Pitania, 2011

  • “This is for people who want to get things done.”
    Hans Roelofs, CEO Refresco, 2009

  • “I have not been to an event yet where we got into the real issues so deep so fast.”
    Lennart Holm, CEO Perstorp, 2007

  • “There has not been one case that did not inspire me.”
    Wout Dekker, CEO Nutreco 2007

  • “Excellent. We should have had such a seminar much earlier”
    Hugh Grant, CEO Monsanto 2005

  • “It has been an inspiration, very well done, an audience of 50 likeminded peers that really ask relevant questions and it has helped me accelerate my thinking”
    Christoffer Lorenzen, EVP Chr. Hansen, 2017

  • “I did numerous studies, maybe hundreds of Harvard cases but this was one of the best I’ve ever read”
    Markus Länzlinger, CEO Migrolino, 2017

  • “Really enjoyed the seminar, very good cases, very good interactions, very practical, very lively and high-speed”
    Jeroen Wakkermann, CFO Nutreco, 2017


Instituto Internacional San Telmo

Instituto Internacional San Telmo has been educating business owners and top executives of the food chain since 1982. San Telmo is the only Advanced Management Training Centre in Europe specialized on the food system alone. The institute delivers more than 3000 study sessions per year. It offers various kinds of advanced training courses, an executive MBA program, tailor-made in-company programs and research services – all focused on the challenges and opportunities in the food and agribusiness sector.


Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano School of Management (SoM) delivers an end-to-end portfolio of services in research, education and high-level consultancy within the field of management, economics, and industrial engineering. SoM focuses on innovation, change and the strategic advantage of technologies used in business. SoM applies the attention for scientific rationality and quantitative methods typical of the engineering mindset to the area of management. SoM draws on the wide array of technical expertise within the sixteen different departments belonging to Politecnico di Milano.


Deutsche Landwirtschafts Gesellschaft

As an open, international network, DLG (German Agricultural Society) supports progress in the agricultural, agribusiness and food sector worldwide through knowledge, quality and technology transfer to develop future-oriented solutions. It organizes leading international fairs and events in the fields of crop cultivation, animal husbandry, agricultural and forestry technology, energy supply and food technology. Its quality tests for foods as well as for agricultural machinery and equipment and farm inputs are international leaders in their fields. DLG repeatedly provides fresh impulses for practitioners.



The CEIBS Zurich campus brings together the world of global business practices and academic theory. The Institute offers modular and flexible graduate degree programs, short open enrolment programs and custom courses for qualified executives in middle and upper management. The CEIBS Zurich campus is a business school that serves as a meeting place for global business leaders looking for open dialogue and a stimulating learning environment.


Wageningen University

The mission of Wageningen UR is ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’. Within the university, Wageningen Academy organizes courses and trainings for professionals who work in business or (semi)government. Our aim is to valorise the knowledge of the Wageningen community and to support participants of our programmes in their professional development. We therefore offer content based courses that focus on the Wageningen UR theme’s, and we offer trainings and courses that focus on development of skills and qualities.




Vion is an international meat producer with production locations in the Netherlands and Germany and sales support offices in sixteen countries worldwide. Through its three divisions – Pork, Beef and Food Service – the company provides fresh pork and beef, and by-products for retail, foodservice and the meat processing industry. Vion has 11,500 employees, 4.7 billion Euros of sales, and processes 310,000 pigs and 17,700 cattle per week.

Vion has been a founding father supporter of EFAS since the year 2005, and was a case study in the year 2005. The EFAS team is proud to have Vion’s trust and confidence.



Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed. Its advanced nutritional solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Experience across 100 years brings Nutreco a rich heritage of knowledge and expertise for building its future. Nutreco employs 11,000 people in 35 countries with net sales of 5.7 billion Euros in 2015. Its two global company brands Skretting (aquafeed) and Trouw Nutrition (animal nutrition) have sales in over 90 countries.

Nutreco has been a founding father supporter of EFAS since the year 2005, and was a case study in the year 2007. The EFAS team is proud to have Nutreco’s trust and confidence.


Produkty Pitania

Produkty Pitania is the largest producer of frozen convenience foods in Russia and Eastern Europe and the leading and most technologically advanced player in Russia and CIS. Its four food processing plants in Kaliningrad region produce convenience foods, ready-made meals and lasagna, canned foods and broiler chicken meat and fish. The company employs 2 600 people and distributes its branded products across all of CIS countries.

Produkty Pitania has been a case study in the year 2011. The EFAS team is proud of Produkty Pitania’s continuing support and engagement.


Scientific Committee

Program Director
Prof Dr Peer Ederer

Visiting Professor, CEIBS Zurich Campus;
Professor for Human Capital, Growth and Innovation,
Zeppelin University.

Prof Dr Jack van der Vorst

Prof Dr Jack van der Vorst

Professor of Food Supply Chain Management, Wageningen University and Research

Prof Dr Jeffrey L. Sampler

Prof Dr Jeffrey L. Sampler

Professor of Management at CEIBS

Prof José Antonio Boccherini

Director Food and Agribusiness Department, San Telmo Institute,
Professor in Food and Agribusiness General Management