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Singapore To Host Major Multi Stakeholder Virtual Event On Food Security & Sustainability In Partnership With UNDP & APEC

Press Release

12 August 2021, Singapore – To address the potential impact to the global food system from the twin effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change, government officials and top-level executives from the Asia Pacific region will be attending the Global Food Security & Sustainability Virtual Summit 2021 on 17 September 2021.

Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms Grace Fu will be delivering the opening address for the event. Providing the keynote address will be A/Prof Matthew Tan, the co-chair for Sustainable Development in Agriculture & Fishery Sectors for APEC Policy Partnership on Food Security on the topic: Global Food Security – The Next Frontier In The Agriculture And Aquaculture Industry.

Organised by The Pinnacle Group International, a leading conference organizer headquartered in Singapore, the event is formed in partnership with UNDP and APEC with the support of multi agencies and NGOs around the world. This event is positioned as the Pan Asian multi-agency and private sector event to facilitate policy, business and technological exchanges amongst key stakeholders in the global food community.

The event is expected to feature 35 influential speakers who will cover a wide range of topics including macro and regulatory issues, food technology, food waste, financing, food security & sustainability, cold chain & logistics and nutrition. The event agenda, set against the conference theme “Towards A Future Safe Global Food System” will be developed in consultation with members of the summit’s board of advisors.

The appointed board of advisors are:
  • A/Prof Matthew Tan – Co-Chair for Sustainable Development in Agriculture & Fishery Sectors – APEC Policy Partnership on Food Security/CEO Asia, Assentoft Aqua Asia
  • Professor William Chen – The Michael Fam Chair Professor and Director of NTU Food Science and Technology Co-Director, Future Ready Food Safety Hub @ NTU, Consultant, Asian Development Bank
  • Mr Lim Hui Jie – CEO, VisionTech Pte Ltd
  • Mr Eugene Wang – Co-Founder & CEO, Sophie’s BioNutrients Pte Ltd (Singapore)
  • Mr Rohit Behl – Interim CEO of EntomoVentures Ltd & Business Development Lead of Cellivate Technologies Pte Ltd
  • Mr Wee-Meng Thoo – Partner and Head Of Investments, Digital and Sustainability, Leonie Hill Capital
  • Mr Richard Hayler, CFO of Nutrition Technologies
  • Mr Robert (Bob) Nichol, Director Asia Pacific, Innovad Asia Pacific Ltd
  • Mr John Friedman, Executive Director, AgFunder Asia & GROW Accelerator
  • Mr Nick Hazell, CEO & Founder, v2food
  • Ms Mirte Gosker, Acting Managing Director, The Good Food Institute Asia Pacific
  • Mr Christoph Langwallner, Initiator of Nutritional Paradox & CEO and Co- Founder of WhatIF Foods
  • Mr John Cheng, Founder and Managing Director, Innovate 360
  • Mr Niels Arbjerg, Regional President of the Asia Pacific Region, Danfoss
  • Mr Tan Ernest, Head of Agribusiness & Animal Protein of United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)’s Sector Solutions Group – Consumer Goods Group Wholesale Banking Division
  • Dr Ling Ka Yi, CTO & Co-Founder, Shiok Meats
  • Mr Saurabh Bajaj, CEO, Eat JUST Asia
  • Mr Yuki Hanyu, Founder & CEO at Integriculture Inc
  • Ms Elizabeth Hernandez, Head of External Affairs and Sustainability, Asia Pacific, Corteva Agriscience
  • Mr Steve Rhodes, Chairman & CEO of Trendlines Investments Group
  • Ms Nathalie Lung, Program Manager for the Food Technology Accelerator Programs, Brinc
  • Ms Rebecca Vaught, Founder, Van Heron Labs
  • Mr William Koo, Managing Director, Temasek Life Sciences Accelerator (‘TLA’)
  • Dr Andrew Powell, CEO, Asia BioBusiness
  • Mr Puis Chong, Managing Director, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Deloitte Financial Advisory SEA
  • Mr Dominique Kull, Co-Founder and CEO, SGProtein

 

The current confirmed prestigious panel of speakers are:
  • Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and The Environment – Republic of Singapore
  • A/Prof Matthew Tan, Co-Chair for Sustainable Development in Agriculture & Fishery Sectors – APEC Policy Partnership on Food Security/ CEO Asia, Assentoft Aqua Asia
  • Mr Riad Meddeb, Director ad-interim of UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development(GC-TISD)
  • Mr Eric Paillard, Managing Director, Adisseo Asia Pacific
  • Ms Cecilia Ku, General Manager , Delta Electronics International Singapore
  • Mr Torben Funder-Kristensen, Head of Public and Industry Affairs, Danfoss Climate Segment, Danfoss A/S (Denmark)
  • Sun Hui, Chief Engineer of the Academy of the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration of China
  • Ms Mirte Gosker, Acting Managing Director, The Good Food Institute Asia Pacific
  • Mr Nick Hazell, CEO & Founder, v2food
  • Mr Tan Ernest, Head of Agribusiness & Animal Protein of United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)’s Sector Solutions Group – Consumer Goods Group Wholesale Banking Division
  • Mr Christoph Langwallner, Initiator of Nutritional Paradox & CEO and Co- Founder of WhatIF Foods
  • Viknish Krishnan-Kutty, Founder & CEO of Cellivate Technologies
  • Mr Eugene Wang, Co-Founder & CEO, Sophie’s BioNutrients Pte Ltd (Singapore)
  • Mr John Friedman, Executive Director, AgFunder and GROW Accelerator
  • Mr Robert (Bob) Nichol, Business Director – Asia Pacific, Innovad Asia Pacific Ltd
  • Mr Richard Hayler, CFO of Nutrition Technologies
  • Mr Rohit Behl, Interim CEO of EntomoVentures Ltd & Business Development Lead of Cellivate Technologies Pte Ltd
  • Mr Will Cowling, Marketing Manager, FMCG Gurus
  • Mr Wee Meng Thoo, Partner and Head Of Investments, Digital and Sustainability, Leonie Hill Capital
  • Mr Smith Taweelerdniti, CEO, Let’s Plant Meat – Managing Director, Nithi Foods Ltd, Innovator & Entrepreneur
  • Mr Jean Pasternak, Strategy Director, Nasekomo
  • Dr Emily Chang, Professor, Department of Agriculture Economics, National Taiwan University
  • Mr Travin Singh, Founder & CEO, Crust Group
  • Mr Jean-Yves Chow, Agri Food Sector Coverage Lead, Senior Vice- President, Asia & Oceania Corporate Banking Department, Sector Coverage Team, Mizuho Bank
  • Mr William Koo, Managing Director, Temasek Life Sciences Accelerator (‘TLA’)
Supporting Organisation(s):

The organisers are expecting 700 participants to attend the online event. Global Food Security & Sustainability Virtual Summit 2021 is supported by the following sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:
Silver Sponsor:
Media & Supporting Partners:

For more information on the event, please visit: https://pinnaclegroup.global/gfsss/ About The Pinnacle Group International

The Pinnacle Group International – CDMC is a leader in the conference industry in Asia, designing and launching its own brand of conferences and events. The Pinnacle Group is headquartered in Singapore with supporting regional offices in Shanghai and Philippines. The Company’s renowned brands of conferences and events cover a wide spectrum of industries including finance, energy, education, aviation, food security and sustainability and real estate.