Join us for the WFA Livestream

Thursday 2nd December 2021

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The WFA Livestream 

Do you want to be part of the solution to the challenges facing the agribusiness industry? Do you want your voice to be heard and have a seat at the table?

WFA is back with the magic of live content and live networking – all from the comfort and convenience of your desk. Join us for our global livestream packed with topical content from amazing speakers and get ready to connect with likeminded individuals from every corner of the world.

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With the numerous challenges facing the ag and food industry it is vital to stay connected and to work together to reach solutions. And with global travel still disrupted, make the most of this unique networking opportunity with the sector’s most progressive and disruptive thinkers.

Be a force for change and join the WFA community for an action packed livestream 2nd December! Book today.

For just €99 your pass includes

Access to the livestream in December & on-demand content 1 week before

Live keynote sessions, virtual roundtables and panel discussions

Access to virtual professional & social networking opportunities

Want to book as a team?

Book 5 tickets for €449.

For larger group bookings and corporate access to the WFA Livestream, please contact John Collins here

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Live Agenda

2nd December

Livestream runs from 1-5pm Central European Time/ 7-11am US Eastern Time

Schedule is in CET time zone throughout

Zoom Session

Where ever you are in the world, join your fellow attendees and speakers in a global zoom call for breakfast, lunch or dinner and a chance to break the ice ahead of the livestream

HK Time: 19:00 to 20:00 | New York Time: 07:00 to 08:00

HK Time: 20:00 to 20:10 | New York Time: 08:00 to 08:10
Join us for a special guest keynote speaker for a quick-fire presentation and live Q&A and comments from the audience.

HK Time: 20:10 to 20:30 | New York Time: 08:10 to 08:30


Prof. Louise O. Fresco, President of the Executive Board, Wageningen University & Research

Five industry experts share their views on the legacy of the pandemic on the diversity and inclusion agenda. Have we truly entered a new era of increased flexibility, engagement and openness between employees and employers? Put your questions to the panel and share your comments with fellow attendees.

HK Time: 20:30 to 21:05 | New York Time: 08:30 to 09:05


  • Olivia Midgley, Deputy Editor, Farmers Guardian


  • Jessica Teo, Chief Human Resources Officer, Louis Dreyfus Company
  • Tatiana Fadeeva, CEO, AGCO Machinery
  • Suzanne Strassburger- Reidy, CEO, Strassburger Meats
  • Máximo Torero, Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Veronica L. Braker, Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Archer Daniels Midland Company

Ted Talk: The Power From Within

HK Time 21:05 to 21:15 | New York Time 09:05 to 09:15


Alexandra Brand, Regional Director Crop Protection EAME, Syngenta

Uncovering what role male allies play in making a difference and creating a truly inclusive ag and food industry together. How can we continue to grow the number of ‘Manbassadors’ in driving the diversity agenda forward.

HK Time: 21:15 to 21:30 | New York Time: 09:15 to 09:30


  • Laura Zinger, Territory Sales Manager, Key Accounts & Podcast Host for URNER BARRY’S Market Digest Podcast, Urner Barry


  • Kasper Fangel, Group CFO, ISS
  • Sunil Nayak, CEO Corporate Services Worldwide, Sodexo

HK Time: 21:30 to 21:35 | New York Time: 09:30 to 09:35

We all know we need fresh blood in our industry. How do we encourage and attract people with different skills and viewpoints to work with us? Leading HR and business leaders share practical steps you can take and answer your questions in this session.

HK Time: 21:45 to 22:15 | New York Time: 09:45 to 10:15


  • Christine Tacon, Chair of Assured Food Standards (Red Tractor)and Chair, MDS


  • Nadine Küster, General Secretary, Danone D-A-CH
  • Deborah Borg, Chief HR and Communications Officer, Bunge
  • Veronica L. Braker, Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Mónica Andrés Enríquez,  Executive Vice President, Europe, Yara

Time to turn on your camera and join the conversation! Each session has a topic for discussion and a host who will present some key thoughts before guiding attendees through the session, splitting the Zoom room into smaller breakouts so you can hear and be heard.

HK Time: 22:15 to 23:00 | New York Time: 10:15 to 11:00

Confirmed Zoom Workshops include:

1.Eliminating unconscious bias 

The best way to reduce unconscious biases is to become aware of them. During this workshop you will learn what unconscious biases mean and why they exist, conduct your own test to learn about your personal strengths and weaknesses and what biases are likely to affect you/your company. You will uncover the main drivers behind unconscious bias, learn how to fix them, and how to modernise your approach to recruitment. You will also learn about yourself and to recognise what you are good at and how to apply your strength to your advantage.

Objectives of the workshop to : increase awareness, acceptance, attention and action.

With Heidi Robertson, Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Employer Brand, ABB

2. Embedding resilience into your life 

Uncover how the ‘always on’ work environment is increasing the need to develop resilience in individuals; the benefits of developing resilience to both the individual and the organisation; skills and behaviours can be adopted to develop resilience and what factors in the workplace play a role in the decrease/increase of resilience. Learn how the above issues apply in relation to menopause in the workplace, the main symptoms experienced during menopause that can affect women in the workplace- why/how? Finally be equipped with best practices that can be put in place to support resilience for women in the workplace during their menopausal journey.

With Dorcas Barry, People Science Lead at inclusio & Margot Slattery, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, ISS World Services

3. Developing next generation leaders 

This workshop will address transformational change, the way the next generation see leadership styles and what it takes to build the next generation of leaders.  Learn to speak up and take your initiative forward; understand how to lead the questions that need answers. Practical examples of management styles.

With Alexandra Brand, Regional Director Crop Protection EAME, Syngenta

4. Developing a Framework for Mentorship

As women continue to forge a path to gender equity within the agri-food industry, there are no better allies than those who helped blaze the trail. In fact, the latest Women in Food and Agriculture Survey revealed that the majority of respondents consider a lack of mentorship opportunities to be a barrier to success. Join us as we explore the value of mentorships, how to get the most from a mentorship conversation, and establish a mutually beneficial mentor/mentee relationship.

With Bianca Martins, General Manager, Alltech Mexico

5. Building the foundation for your successful career


This is a close-door interactive coaching session for female participants on a first come first served basis. Participants are invited to come with a list of prepared questions to help to unlock their careers. Maximum 25 participants.

The session will address how to develop self-motivation and self-marketing. Strengthening networking skills and building ally-ship -effective ways to use social media to meet people and maintain connections. You will learn how to lead yourself and others and be a mindful coach to enable teams to perform best

With Simone Barg, Vice President, Global Communications Agricultural Solutions, BASF


> More Zoom Sessions still to be confirmed << 

if you would like to discuss leading a workshop or appearing on this, or future WFA programs, please contact Lisa Guiraud – 

Confirmed Speakers

Alexandra Brand
Regional Director Crop Protection EAME

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Bianca Martins
General Manager
Alltech Mexico

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