Confirmed Speakers/Panelists and Their Sessions

Kenneth Kyaw Shein, CEO of Prime Agri Group, Myanmar’s first GLOBALG.A.P. Group Certified operation, will present the potential of Myanmar’s nascent agriculture and food sector and the importance of a responsibly-sourced and food-safety certified supply chain for the development of domestic and export markets.

Riël Malan, Managing Director of the Unlimited Group, one of the largest and most diversified fresh produce groups in South Africa, and pilot partner to supply the first products with the GGN consumer label at Spinneys in Dubai, will talk about connecting farmers to global retail markets using GLOBALG.A.P. certification, and his first experience of 360° virtual reality farm profiles.

Both Kenneth Kyaw Shein and Riël Malan will speak at:

Plenary Session III - Success Stories
7 Nov., 1.30-3 p.m.


Dymfke Kuijpers, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam, shares results and conclusions from their recent consumer study in the first plenary session at the GLOBALG.A.P. SUMMIT in Lima. McKinsey & Company surveyed 30,000+ consumers on 3 continents on Fresh quality (Europe, US and China). All actors along Fresh supply chains have to respond to often dissatisfied consumers with retailers’ F&V quality. Dymfke suggests 5 key choices businesses have to make when shaping Fresh in a disruptive ecosystem.

Plenary Session I - Future Unravelled
7 Nov., 9-10.30 a.m.


Ricardo Adonis, FDF, Executive Secretary, Food Safety Committee ASOEX in Chile, has delivered systematic training to Chilean producers of fresh fruits, thereby ensuring his industry’s poll position to defend Chile’s strong market share in the US. A long-time member of the GLOBALG.A.P. Technical Committee Fruit and Vegetables, and an expert in produce hygiene, Ricardo will share his experience of training professional growers to meet the new produce rules and adopt the new GLOBALG.A.P. FSMA PSR add-on in Latin America,
Breakout Session 1A Getting Ready For FSMA
6 Nov., 2-3 p.m.


Introducing A Brand New Session Series to Complement the Round Tables

Global Trade Sessions – The Challenges of Creating and Finding New Markets

With a focus on the business and market aspect of the industry, global buyers and sellers will share their expertise on finding attractive markets for selling safe and responsibly grown foods and flowers, as well as leveraging new production areas and technologies, and anticipating consumer trends and the opportunities they unfold. The new series covers all GLOBALG.A.P. product categories: Fruit & Vegetables, Crops, Flowers & Ornamentals, Livestock and Aquaculture.  

Date: 5 Nov., 1-6 p.m.

Bobby Krishna, Senior Food Safety Specialist, Food Control Department, Dubai Municipality, United Arab Emirates, is responsible for the governmental IT infrastructure to enable the supply of safe, traceable and sustainable food for the Dubai 2020 expo and beyond. Bobby will talk about Dubai's digital transformation in Food Safety Management and Emerging Model for Blockchain for Food Trade as well as explain how a governmental agency uses new technology to assure consumer safety.

Global Trade Session #4
5 Nov., the afternoon

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Young Academics Program – Call for Applications

The competition invites young researchers to submit original and relevant research pieces on subjects related to Good Agricultural Practices for presentation in the form of a poster at the SUMMIT 2018. The winner will be invited to give a presentation at SUMMIT 2018, and the top 5 finalists will get a free ticket to the conference. Learn more at