Seminar on Digitization and blockchain in the agri-food chain


Friday afternoon, November 22, 2019 MVO - the Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry, NOFOTA and The Royal Dutch Grain and Feed Association ‘Het Comité’ will organize a seminar on Digitization and blockchain in the agri-food chain.

The trade in agri-food products is constantly changing. Traditionally it has been the role of the international trade to supply the world with safe (food) products in a responsible and sustainable way. Due to world population growth and change of consumers values, communication systems in the agri-food chain have to change as well. This requires additional modernization and innovation. One of the important developments our industry is facing is the digitization of the trade. In the coming years digitization will influence the business process in the agri-food chain. The purpose of this seminar is to give some insights in where we are today and to outline the opportunities and the challenges in the oils, fats and grain industry. 

Please, register yourself and mark this seminar in your agenda.

You can find the complete program below:



Registration, with coffee and tea 


Introduction to blockchain
Wouter Jacobs, Academic Director Executive Programme Leadership Commodity Trade and Supply Networks at the Erasmus University


Blockchain enabled frictionless trade: applications & impact
Aljosja Beije, 
Logistics and Technology Lead at BlockLab
Alfred Botterhuis, Innovation Manager at ABN AMRO Bank


Spicing up the blockchain trend
Marianne van Keep, Director of Sustainability at Verstegen Spices & Sauces
Lonneke van Genugten, Program manager Responsible Innovation at Fairfood




Collaborative efforts towards modernizing global agri trade operations
Petya Sechanova, 
Trade Execution Leader at Cargill


Legal aspects of Blockchain
Dennis Zieren, IT and Public Procurement Lawyer, Ploum, Rotterdam Law Firm


Panel debate


Drinks and Bites

The working language during this seminar is English.