The 2020 City Food Lecture was delivered in February by Professor Louise Fresco, President of the Board for Wageningen University and Research, Europe’s leading agri-food organisation and research centre.
One of the foremost global thought leaders in the food industry delivered The City Food Lecture 2020.
Professor Louise Fresco is a Dutch scientist, academic and broadcaster.
A highly influential thinker and commentator on global food issues, Professor Fresco is President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, Europe’s leading academic agri-food organisation and research and development centre.
She is also a foreign member of the French Academy of Agriculture, a non-resident member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and the Council of Advisors of the Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food. She has also worked as a senior member of the EU Commission Agricultural Markets Task Force and was Director of Research in the Agriculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.
She has served on the boards of Rabobank, Syngenta, and Unilever as well as serving as a Trustee of the Shell Foundation. Whilst her successful book Hamburgers in Paradise the stories behind the food we eat, has been translated into several languages.
The 2020 City Food Lecture
Chief Executive, Compas Group
Trust & Tech – Future of Food
Chief Executive, Tesco
Supplier Partnerships & The Future of Food
Professor Chris Elliott
Queen’s University Belfast
Does it Matter Where Our Food Comes From?
Due to family circumstances, Professor Chris Elliot was sadly unable to deliver the Lecture. He was ably replaced by Michael Bell, Executive Director of Northern Ireland Food & Drink who delivered it on his behalf.
Chief Executive, The Future Food Foundation
What, when and how will we be eating in 2025?
|The responsiblity of the food industry for improving the Nation’s health|
Chief Executive, Booker
|Growth outside the supermarkets|
Chief Executive Officer, Nestle
|Water – the linchpin of food security|
Chief Executive Officer, Sainsbury’s
|UK Grocery Retailing – back to the future|
Director and Chief Executive Officer, Unilever
|Food securtiy in a changing climate|
|2010||Sir David King|
Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
|Managing the earts resources to deliver food for nine billion|
|2009||Sir Terry Leahy|
Chief Executive, Tesco
|Consumers, competition and a changing world|
Government advisor on food and farming
|Are the Malthusian chickens coming home to roost|
|2007||Lord Peter Mechett|
Policy Director, Soil Association
|Food and values – the organic future|
Chairman of Cadbury Schweppes
|The role of food in publich health|
|2004||Sir Francis Mackay|
Chairman of the Compass Group
|Changing the menu|
|2003||Sir John Krebs|
Chairman of the Food Standards Agency
|Protecting consumers in the future world market|
Chariman of Unilever
|Facing the future – the UK food industry in a changing world|
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nestle
|The UK food chain – making life better|