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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:

Program

13.00 

Registration, with coffee and tea 

13.30

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

13.40 

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

14.00

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

14.20 

Break

15.00 

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

15.20

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

15.40

Panel debate

16.30 

Drinks and Bites

 
The working language during this seminar is English.