2017 Speakers

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Dr Abdel Samie Felfel Dr Abdel Samie Felfel Program Manager, Economics Qatar National Research Fund
Dr Abdullah M. Alhamdan Dr Abdullah M. Alhamdan Chair Director of Dates Industry & Technology King Saud University
Dr Abdulrahman Saad Al-Dawood Dr Abdulrahman Saad Al-Dawood Professor of Economic Entomology, Department of Plant Protection College of Food and Agriculture, King Saud University
Mr Abdulwahid Al Obeidli Mr Abdulwahid Al Obeidli Application Marketing Manager Borouge Pte
Prof Ahmad Al Khazim Al Ghamdi Prof Ahmad Al Khazim Al Ghamdi Supervisor of Bagshan for Bee Research King Saud University
Eng Ahmed 

 Al Ballaa Eng Ahmed Al Ballaa CEO National Aquaculture Group (NAQUA)
Mr Ahmed Sourani Mr Ahmed Sourani Policy & Institutional Development Advisor Oxfam and Gaza Urban & Peri-urban Agriculture Platform Facilitator
Mr Alexander Penzias Mr Alexander Penzias CEO and co-founder Ponix Systems
Dr Alex Ariho Dr Alex Ariho Chief Executive Officer African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN)
Mr Ali Amirlatifi Mr Ali Amirlatifi Founder and CEO Evergreen Farm Oy
Mr Ali Habaj Mr Ali Habaj CEO Atyab Investments
Ms Alya Al Mazroui Ms Alya Al Mazroui Program Manager - The UAE Research Program For Rain Enhancement Science National Center of Meteorology & Seismology (NCMS), The Ministry Of Presidential Affairs
Mr Aly Abousabaa Mr Aly Abousabaa Director General International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Ms Amy Barthorpe Ms Amy Barthorpe Head of Business WeFarm
Mr Andre Laperriere Mr Andre Laperriere Executive Director Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
Mr Angel Barranco Mr Angel Barranco President Tecnova
Mr Antoine Hubert Mr Antoine Hubert CEO and co-founder Ynsect
Mr Bill Haraka Mr Bill Haraka Managing Director and co-founder TEC-IB
Dr Cather Simpson Dr Cather Simpson Director, Photon Factory CSO, Engender Technologies at The University of Auckland
Dr Chandrashekhar Biradar Dr Chandrashekhar Biradar Principal Agro-Ecosystems Scientist and Head of Geoinformatics ICARDA
Dr Christof Walter Dr Christof Walter Director Christof Walter Consulting
Mr Damion Schwarzkachel  Msc. Mr Damion Schwarzkachel Msc. Consulting engineer / Architect Certhon
Prof David Morrison Prof David Morrison Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Murdoch University
Mr David Neven Mr David Neven Enterprise Development Officer Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Mr Dawood AlYahyai Mr Dawood AlYahyai Director of Aquaculture Development Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, Oman
Mr Dinesh Ethiraj Mr Dinesh Ethiraj CEO Stud Pac Aquatic Solutions
Prof Dr. Wickneswari Ratnam FASc Prof Dr. Wickneswari Ratnam FASc Professor of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Deputy Dean, University, Industry and Community Partnerships National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Mr Edward J Silva Mr Edward J Silva Executive Director Thought For Food Foundation
Mr Erich Sieber Mr Erich Sieber Managing Director Bluefields Associates DMCC
Dr Eugene J.A.

 Roebroeck Dr Eugene J.A. Roebroeck CEO LGem B.V.
Dr Fady Elassaad Dr Fady Elassaad General Manager: Quality, R&D Innovation and Regulatory Affairs NADEC Foods
Mr Farkhad Omarov Mr Farkhad Omarov CEO Lotus Organics LLC
Mr Fons Jacobs Mr Fons Jacobs Sales Manager Evodos
Dr Hans van der Beek Dr Hans van der Beek Agricultural Counsellor for GCC Countries Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands
Dr Haydar Al Sahtout Dr Haydar Al Sahtout Director Arabian Shrimp Co.
Mr Hein Kruyt Mr Hein Kruyt CEO Solynta
Mr Hervé Balusson Mr Hervé Balusson CEO and Founder OLMIX Group
Dr Hetty van Beers-Schreurs Dr Hetty van Beers-Schreurs Managing Director The Netherlands Veterinary Medicines Authority (SDa)
Dr Ismahane Elouafi Dr Ismahane Elouafi Director General International Center of Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)
Mr Jack O'Connor Mr Jack O'Connor Founder, D​irector of Research & Development BHSL
Mr Jamal Djouhri Mr Jamal Djouhri CEO Al Ghurair Resources LLC
Mr Jorge Fernandez Mr Jorge Fernandez Solution Manager for Agriculture Pix4D
Dr Jouke Campen Dr Jouke Campen International project manager Wageningen UR _ Greenhouse Horticulture
HE Khadim Al Darei HE Khadim Al Darei Vice Chairman and Managing Director Al Dahra Holding
Mr Khalid Mohamed Omer Mr Khalid Mohamed Omer Crop Protection Unit Head Abu Dhabi Farmer’s Services Center
HE Khalifa Al Ali HE Khalifa Al Ali Managing Director Food Security Centre Abu Dhabi
Dr Lisa Bossenbroek Dr Lisa Bossenbroek Ecole de Gouvernance et d'Economie Lecturer, Gender & Natural Resources
Mr Louis Jacobus Smit Mr Louis Jacobus Smit CEO (Business Planning and Development Sector) Jenaan Investment LLC
Dr Luigi Porcella PhD Dr Luigi Porcella PhD Inventor, Founder and Chairman FIRST (Future Innovation Right Solutions Technologies)
Mr Maarten Vandecruys Mr Maarten Vandecruys Founder and Managing Director Urban Crops
Dr Majid Sultan Al Qassimi Dr Majid Sultan Al Qassimi Director, Animal Health & Development Department Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
Mr Manish Goyal Mr Manish Goyal Regional Head – Gulf & CIS Countries Sonalika (International Tractors)
Mr Mario Lewis Mr Mario Lewis Founder/director Inipsis Ltd
Mr Mark Horner Mr Mark Horner Commercial Director Engage Agro Europe
Mr Mark Webb Mr Mark Webb Director General The Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia
HE Memli Krasniqi HE Memli Krasniqi Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development Government of the Republic of Kosovo
Mr Mike Vermeij Mr Mike Vermeij CEO Bom Group
HE Mohamed Bin Obaid-Al Mazrooei HE Mohamed Bin Obaid-Al Mazrooei President The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID)
Mr Mohamed Fayez Mr Mohamed Fayez Co-founder KarmSolar
Dr Mohammed Ali Bob Dr Mohammed Ali Bob Farms Manager Al Mohamadia
Mr Mushegh Jrbashyan Mr Mushegh Jrbashyan Co-founder Ecotechnology LLC
Mr Nacif Rihani Mr Nacif Rihani Livestock Development Officer FAO Subregional Office for the GCC States & Yemen (SNG)
Mrs Nupur Parikh Mrs Nupur Parikh Program Director for the Coalition for Smallholder Sourcing TechnoServe
Ms Olivia Karanja Ms Olivia Karanja Program Associate The Rockefeller Foundation
Mr Paul Rose Mr Paul Rose Territory Manager EMEA Ag Leader
Mr Pedro Carrillo Mr Pedro Carrillo CEO ec2ce
Mr Pierre Erwes Mr Pierre Erwes Chairman BlueForward Fund
Mr Quintin Gray Mr Quintin Gray Former Agriculture Counselor U.S. Consulate in the UAE
Ms Rana El-Guindy Ms Rana El-Guindy Senior Specialst – Energy Economist Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
HE Rashid Mohammed Khalfan Al Shariqi HE Rashid Mohammed Khalfan Al Shariqi Director General Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority
Dr Rashid Dafalla Dr Rashid Dafalla CEO Emirates Modern Poultry Co. (Al Rawdah)
Mr Rene van Haeff Mr Rene van Haeff Managing Director Light4Food
Mr Roger Royse Mr Roger Royse Founder Silicon Valley AgTech and Royse Law Firm
Dr Salama Al Muhairi Dr Salama Al Muhairi Director of Veterinary Laboratories Department Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA)
Mr Shaildip Wagh Mr Shaildip Wagh Marketing Head - Agri Business ESSEN Multipack Ltd
Mr Sky Kurtz Mr Sky Kurtz Co-founder & CEO Pure Harvest Smart Farms
Dr Stefan Kraan Dr Stefan Kraan Scientific Director and co-founder Ocean Harvest Technology Ltd
Ms Syrine Chaalala Ms Syrine Chaalala Co-Founder & COO nextProtein
Mr Tom De Smedt Mr Tom De Smedt Export Sales Manager Hyplast
Mr VÍtor Verdelho Vieira Mr VÍtor Verdelho Vieira President European Algae Biomass Association
Mrs Zubaida Rasul-Ronning Mrs Zubaida Rasul-Ronning President GreenGrow Ventures Inc

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