The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Agenda

Monday, Oct. 14 Tuesday, Oct. 15 Wednesday, October 16 Thursday, Oct. 17 Friday, Oct. 18

Monday, October 14

The Iowa Hunger Summit

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

Tuesday, October 15

7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Partner-hosted breakout sessions will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

Wednesday, October 16

Borlaug Dialogue – Day I

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Partner-hosted breakout sessions will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

1:00-5:05 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Plenary Sessions, Day 1

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

   
 
Keynote | 50 Years of Building Peace Through Agriculture

Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation

 
Panel | Healing the Wounds: The Power of Agriculture in Post-Conflict Recovery

Ms. Heidi Kuhn, CEO, Roots of Peace

Hon. Gerardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda

Dr. James Smith, CEO, Aegis Trust

Hon. Chanthol Sun, Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Cambodia

 
Panel | Crops to End Hunger
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Award Ceremony and Reception for the 2019 Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation 

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa, 50309

6 p.m.  Award Presentation
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Partner-hosted breakout sessions will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

Thursday, October 17

Borlaug Dialogue – Day II:

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

7:00-8:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Partner-hosted breakout sessions will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Morning Plenary Sessions, Day 2

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

 
Panel | Startups: New Innovative Technologies with Big Societal Impact 

Dr. Richard Broglie, Chief Technology Officer, Pivot Bio

Mr. Han Chen, Co-Founder & CEO; Co-Founder & Managing Director, ZeaKal Inc.; Kapyon Ventures 

Mr. Paul Kuc, Chief Financial Officer, Provivi

Mr. Mick Messman, Chief Commercial Officer, GreenLight Bioscience Inc. 

Moderator: Mr. Sanjeev Krishnan, Managing Director & Chief Information Officer, Seed 2 Growth Ventures

 
Panel | Food Security in the Next Decade: The Power of the Private Sector

Mr. Jim Collins, CEO, Corteva Agriscience 

Mr. Liam Condon, President, Crop Science Division, Bayer AG

Dr. Chris Nelson, President & CEO, Kemin Industries

Mr. Erik Fyrwald, CEO, Syngenta

Ms. Josephine Okot, Managing Director, Victoria Seeds Ltd.

Moderator: Ms. Cynthia Hardin Milligan, President & CEO, Wood Stieper Capital Group  

 
Panel | Pushing Boundaries: Innovations for the Global Food System

Ms. Jessica Adelman, Group Vice President, Corporate Affairs, The Kroger Co. 

Ms. Marie Haga, Executive Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust

Ms. Sara Menker, CEO, Gro Intelligence

Dr. Gunhild Stordalen, Founder & Executive Chair, EAT

 
Panel | Tracking the Trend Lines: Regional Prospects for Peace and Conflict

Ambassador William Brownfield, former U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Venezuela, and Colombia 

Ambassador Kristie Kenney, former U.S Ambassador to Ecuador, Philippines, and Thailand

Ambassador George Moose, former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Benin

Ambassador Nancy Powell, former U.S. Ambassador to India, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, and Ghana

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Afternoon Plenary Sessions, Day 2 | Fulfilling Borlaug's Dream

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

 
Keynote | The Gates Initiative Ten Years Later
Mr. Rodger Voorhies, President, Global Growth & Opportunity Division, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
 
Panel | The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa 

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President African Development Bank

H.E. Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA

Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, Founder & Executive Chair, Econet

Professor Joachim Von Braun, Director of The Center for Development Research, Co-Chair of the Malabo Montpellier Panel, University of Bonn 

 
Panel | Launching the World Hunger Fighters Foundation  
 
Panel | Introducing the Borlaug-Adesina Fellows 
 7:00 p.m.
Laureate Award Ceremony and Dinner (by invitation only) 

Iowa State Capitol Building 

Friday, October 18

Borlaug Dialogue – Day III:

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

7:30 a.m.
Breakfast Keynote Address 
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Morning Plenary Sessions, Day 3 

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

 
Panel | Getting to Zero Hunger: Research for Resiliency
 
Panel | Collaboration or Catastrophe: Global Trends in Agricultural Development 

Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI

Ambassador John Negroponte, Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates 

Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director Emeritus & Member of Board of Trustees, Library of Alexandria 

Ambassador Josette Sheeran, President & CEO, Asia Society 

12:00 p.m.-2 p.m.
Laureate Luncheon Address 

Des Moines Hall, 3rd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott


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