Speakers

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Ranajit Bandyopadhyay

Senior Plant Pathologist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria
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Barbara Burlingame

Professor of Public Health and Food Science/Nutrition, Massey University, New Zealand
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Sheleme Beyene

Associate Professor of Soil Science, Hawassa University, Ethiopiaernational Development Research Centre, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
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Erick Boy

Head of Nutrition, HarvestPlus
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Karen Chad

Vice-President Research, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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David Dzisiak

Commercial Leader for Grains & Oils at Dow AgroSciences
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Michael Frodyma

Senior Manager, Novozymes North America Inc., Durham, NC, USA
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Lesley Anne Glover

Former Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission; Vice-Principal External Affairs & Dean for Europe. University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
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Juan Gonzalez-Valero

Head of Public Policy and Sustainability, Syngenta, Switzerland
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Neal Gutterson

Vice President, Research and Development, DuPont Pioneer, Iowa, USA
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Greg Giokas

Consul General for Canada in Bangalore, India
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Sarah Gurr

Chair in Food Security, Head of Biosciences, Exeter University, UK
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Sigrid Heuer

Science Coordinator and Program Leader, Nutrient Efficient Crops, Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
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Pierre Herben

Chief Technology Officer, Yara International, Oslo, Norway
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T J Higgins

Honorary Fellow at CSIRO Agriculture, Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Australia
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Chantal Hamel

Research Scientist, Science and Technology Branch, Quebec Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Hochelaga, QC
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Zeyaur Khan

Thomas Risley Odhiambo Distinguished Fellow, Principal Scientist, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya
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Leon Kochian

Leon Kochian - Director Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, USDA-ARS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
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Peter Kulakow

Leader Cassava Improvement Program, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA), Nigeria
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Alanna Koch

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and incoming Deputy Minister to the Premier, Government of Saskatchewan, Regina, SK, Canada
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Jerome Konecsni

President and CEO of Innovation Saskatchewan
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Rattan Lal

Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science; The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
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Mark Lynas

Cornell Alliance for Science, Oxford, UK
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Peter Langridge

Professor, University of Adelaide, Kazakh National Agrarian University
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Stephen Long

Gutsgell Endowed Chair of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA and Professor of Crop Science, University of Lancaster, UK
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Susan McCouch

Rice Genetics Lab, Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
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Rex Murphy

Speaker, Author and Political Commentator, CBC Canada
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Mark Matlock

Senior Vice President Food Research, Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, Illinois, USA
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Jurandir Magalhaes

Research Scientist Maize and Sorghum Unit of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation – EMBRAPA: Faculty Member, Genetics Department of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Sete Lagoas,Brazil
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Maurice Moloney

Executive Director and CEO, Global Institute for Food Security
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Phil Macdonald

Director of the Plant Health and Biotechnology Laboratory Services at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
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Peter McCourt

Professor, Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, Canada
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Stephen McGurk

Vice-President, Programs, International Development Research Centre
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Teresa Mosquera

Professor, National University of Colombia
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Dion McBay

Vice President of Global Sustainable Development, Monsanto Company
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Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o

Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND); Founder, Rural Outreach Program (ROP) Africa; Chair of Boards, SAA/SAFE; 2014 AFAMA Distinguished Service Award Recipient; 2014 FORTUNE Magazine one of 30 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink. Adjunct Progessor of Nutrition, TUFTS University, USA
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John Pickett

Michael Elliott Distinguished Research Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of London and National Academy of Sciences (US) Foreign Associate. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
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Andrea Powell

Chief Information Officer CABI, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
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Peter Phillips

Professor of Public Policy and Graduate Chair at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (University of Saskatchewan)
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Anne Roulin

VP Nutrition, Health & Wellness and Sustainability, Nestlé SV, Switzerland
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Terry L. Roberts

President, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
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Manish Raizada

Associate Professor and the International Relations Officer in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph, Canada
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Tim Sharbel

Research Chair in Seed Biology, Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), Saskatoon, SK
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Robert D. Saik

Professional Agrologist, Certified Agricultural Consultant, The Agri-Trend Group of Companies
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Gary Stacey

MSMC Endowed Professor of Soybean Biotechnology, Curators' Professor of Plant Sciences, Joint Curators' Professor of Biochemistry
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Kiran Sharma

Principal Scientist Cell & Molecular Biology; Director - Platform for Translational Research on Transgenic Crops; CEO Agribusiness & Innovation Platform, International Crops Institute, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Steven Shafer

Chief Scientific Officer, Soil Health Institute, Ardmore, OK, USA
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Stuart Smyth

Assistant Professor, Industry Funded Research Chair in Agri-Food Innovation College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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Jennifer Thomson

Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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Leena Tripathi

Senior Scientist, Plant Transformation Unit, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nairobi, Kenya
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Mark Tester

Associate Director of the Center for Desert Agriculture Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Rajeev Kumar Varshney

Research Program Director – Genetic Gains, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) & Winthrop Research Professor, University of Western Australia
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Bernard Vanlauwe

R4D Director, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nairobi, Kenya
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Bert Vandenberg

Professor and NSERC Industrial Research Chair, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
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Stephen Yarrow

Vice-President, Plant Biotechnology at CropLife Canada