Plenary programme, 12 July 2018 ‘Setting the Scene’

Morning programme, 8.30 – 12.00 hrs

Location: WUR, Wisdom and Wonder

Chairman of the day: Vincent ter Beek, Editor of Pig Progress
Vincent ter Beek has been working for Pig Progress since 2005 and he became editor of the magazine and website two years later. Before joining Reed Business Information, he worked as a journalist at a Dutch newspaper and as a college teacher.

Setting the Scene

08.30 hrs: Start of Dutch Roots plenary meeting – Small country big solutions

09:00 hrs: Welcome NVLJ chairman Jacqueline Wijbenga

09.15 hrs: Official opening speech by keynote speaker Louise Fresco
Professor Louise O. Fresco has been appointed as President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research with effect from 1 July 2014. From 2006 to July 1, 2014 she was University Professor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) specialized in the foundations of sustainable development in an international context. Since 2000, she has served as Assistant Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome.

10.00 hrs: Break

10.30 hours: Keynote speaker Wiebe Draijer, Rabobank
Wiebe Draijer became Chairman of the Managing Board (CEO) of Rabobank on 1 October 2014. His areas of focus are Audit, Communications, Research and Corporate & Cooperative Affairs.

Worldwide challenges, an introduction to

11.15 hrs: Urban Delta
11.45 hrs: Smart Farming
12.15 hrs: Circular Economy

Lunch 12.30 – 14.00 hrs

Location: WUR

Midday programme, 14.00 – 17.00 hrs

Please read the full programme of the journalistic workshops.

VIP event, 19.00 hrs

Location: WUR

19.30 hrs: Welcome VIP event