• “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

Our Narrative for a Sustainable Livestock Food System

October 17 to 19 in CH Zurich-Horgen

Created and arranged by Prof Dr Peer Ederer, Global Food and Agribusiness Network



Monday, October 18, 2021

  • 08:30  |  Welcome and introduction to program by Prof Dr Peer Ederer
  • 09:10  |  Welcome speech by Dr Theo de Jager, President World Farmers Organisation
  • 09:30  |  Input from the Sciences I:

    09:30 – 10:10: “The importance of animal-sourced foods in nutrition”, by Prof Dr Frederic Leroy, Food Science and Biotechnology at Vrije University Brussels

    10:10 – 10:50: “How methane emissions impact the climate”, by Prof Dr Myles Allen, Geosystem Science, Oxford University

    10:50 – 11:30: “Can we do without livestock, a circularity perspective”, by Prof Dr Wilhelm Windisch, Animal Nutrition at Technical University Munich

  • 11:30  |  Break
  • 12:00  |  Input from the Sciences II:
    12:00 – 12:20: “In defense of speciesism, an ethical perspective”, by Prof Dr Peer Ederer

    12:20 – 12:50: “No data, no play”, by Lukasz Wyrzykowski, General Manager at IFCN

    13:00 – 13:10: “The pillar of soil health”, by Seth Itzkan, Co-founder Soil4Climate.
    13:10 – 13:30: “Narratives – what they are and how they develop” by Prof Dr Peer Ederer

  • 13:30  |  Four parallel study group sessions on building a narrative (including lunch)
  • 15:30  |  Debrief group sessions in plenary: Building a narrative
  • 16:00  |  Break
  • Between 16:30 and 18:00 hybrid event with on-site discussants and Zoom global audience
    “Shaping a Narrative for Sustainable Livestock – the Contribution of Science”
  • 16:30  |  Welcome to the session and overview
  • 16:35  |  How Science Wins in Farming – Dr Theo de Jager, President World Farmers Organisation
  • 16:50  |  The PLANET Food System Explorer Tool at GOAL Sciences
  • 17:00  |  Panel: What Business Expects of Science:  Four Pioneering CEO’s Speaking

    Russell du Preez, Co-Owner/CIO of Russellstone Group South Africa
    Dr Geoff Bryant, CTO of Calysta, California
    Erik  Schöttl, MD of OSI Europe
    Stefano Vlahovic, Owner/CEO PPK Russia 
  • 17:25  |  Panel: What Science Expects of Business: Four Pioneering Scientists Speaking

    Prof Dr Alice Stanton, Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, RCSI Ireland
    Prof Dr Tilo Hühn, Food Composition and Process Design, ZHAW, Switzerland
    Prof Dr Wilhelm Windisch, Animal Nutrition, TUM, Germany
    Prof Dr Frederic Leroy, Food Science and Biotechnology, VU Brussels, Belgium
  • 17:50  |  Closing of the Session – final remarks
  • 18:00  |  End of Session

Evening closed in-person under Chatham house rules

  • 18:00  |  The Africa Perspective, by Russell du Preez, Chief Investment Officer Russellstone Group
  • 18:15  |  Four parallel study group sessions discussing 3 case studies of next day (including dinner)
  • 20:30  |  End of day

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • 08:00  |  Case Studies I:

    08.00 – 09:00: “Promises and Realities of Cell-Cultured Meats”, discussion moderated by Prof Dr Jose Boccherini, San Telmo Institute, with
    - Brian Spears, Founder/CEO NewAge Meats, California
    - Prof Dr Paul Wood, Australian Academy of Technology&Engineering
    - Santi Aliaga, CEO Zyrcular Foods, Spain
  • 09:00  |  “Calysta: Bacteria – the Third Domain of Food and Feed”, by Dr Geoff Bryant, CTO of Calysta
  • 10:00  |  Break
  • 10:30  |  Case Studies II:

    10:30 – 11:30: “Ethiochicken and Yalelo – Animal-based Food for Africa”, by Ulric Daniel, former CEO Ethiochicken in Ethiopia, current CEO Yalelo in Zambia

    11:30 – 12:30: “JBS – Guaranteed Deforestation-free Animal Products by 2025”, by Marcio Nappo, Director Corporate Sustainability and ESG at JBS

  • 12:30  |  Lunch
  • 13:45  |  “The players and the playing field”, by Prof Dr Frederic Leroy, Food Science and Biotechnology at Vrije University Brussels
  • 15:00  |  “BSI – Standards Make the Difference for the World, by David Horlock, Managing Director Global Food at British Standards Institute
  • 16:00  |  “The Protein Pact”, by Eric Mittenthal, Chief Strategy Officer, North American Meat Institute
  • 16:15  |  Conclusions on this Seminar, by Prof Dr Peer Ederer
  • 16:30  |  Driving by bus to ZHAW university campus for visiting a cell-culture laboratory
  • 17:00  |  Tour, presentation and discussion of the cell-culture laboratory of ZHAW, highlighting research and business opportunities and challenges, by Prof Dr Tilo Hühn, ZHAW
  • 19:00  |  End of day