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International Non-GMO Summit 2023

Strengthening and Securing the Non-GMO Market

9./10. May 2023

Hilton Frankfurt Airport, Germany

The first International Non-GMO Summit aims to bring together producers and traders from South America and Europe to share information about the availability and production needs of Non-GMO crops. Retailers and food brands will be in attendance, speaking about their sustainability and deforestation commitments and Non-GMO strategies. Forums like this International Non-GMO Summit are a vital tool in helping to build stable, fair and long-term value chains for sustainably produced crops in Europe and overseas and, therefore, to meet consumer demand and ensure the availability of Non-GMO and conversion-free products.

 

We expect that this International Summit will become a powerful forum and exchange opportunity for all partners within the Non-GMO value chain.


The International Non-GMO Summit 2023 is hosted and coordinated by the key business associations in the Non-GMO market.

Program
Speakers

Speakers

Johnny Drescher

Johnny Drescher

JDrescher Consulting

Florian Faber

Florian Faber

ARGE Gentechnik-frei Managing Director In the year 1997, Florian Faber has co-founded ARGE Gentechnik-frei, Europe’s first labelling system for Non-GMO food and feed products. As a specialist for strategic communications and CSR, he has managed to establish non-GMO labelling as one of the most credible and respected quality assets on the Austrian food market. In addition, he is Chairman of the European Non-GMO Industry Association ENGA.

Susanne Fromwald

Susanne Fromwald

Donau Soja Organisation Senior Advisor and Project Manager Susanne Fromwald has worked for DONAU SOJA since the very beginning in 2012 in various roles, now as Senior Advisor and Project Manager for the Protein Partnership Programme. Additionally, she is a board member of the Collaborative Soy Initiative (CSI), the European Non-GMO Association (ENGA), Donau Soja representative in the European National Soy initiatives (ENSI) and in the steering group of Fields of Europe (FOE).

Alexander Hissting

Alexander Hissting

VLOG – Association Food without Genetic Engineering Managing Director Farmer and agricultural engineer by profession. Has been promoting GMO-free agriculture, feed and food processing for 30 years in various positions. Committed to preserving transparency at the supermarket shelf and freedom of choice for consumers and businesses.

Joeri Hollink

Joeri Hollink

OJAH BV Head of Product Development Food Design & Innovation engineer with a culinary background - Joeri Hollink started his career as a product developer when Ojah was in its early start-up phase. With just 4 employees in 2010, the foundation was laid for the largest High Moisture Extrusion production site in the world. Joeri and his team develop and produce highest quality meat alternatives, disrupting the protein market and enforcing brands and industry to accelerate the protein transition.

Vitaly Kushnir

Vitaly Kushnir

ATK Group Managing Director Vitaly Kushnir is Commercial Director and a partner with ATK, and is responsible for the group’s commercial activities across all the markets where it operates. Vitaly has been with ATK for ten years, having previously worked as an entrepreneur in the Ukrainian agribusiness sector.

Andreas Lidauer

Andreas Lidauer

HOFER KG Director Corporate Responsibility As the Director of Corporate Responsibility at HOFER KG Austria, Andreas Lidauer is leading the sustainability activities within the HOFER South East group, including Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary and Italy.

Emese van Maanen

Emese van Maanen

ProTerra Foundation Managing Director Emese van Maanen is the managing director of the ProTerra Foundation. She has a strong background in the international agricultural sector, having developed and led raw material procurement, CSR and sustainability for large agricultural cooperatives. Emese is an agricultural engineer with additional university degrees in science and economics.

Rene van der Poel

Rene van der Poel

ADM Straubing General Manager

Meike Packeiser

Meike Packeiser

Arla Foods Deutschland GmbH Senior Sustainability Manager The agricultural graduate joined Arla in Düsseldorf in October 2021 as sustainability manager and is responsible for implementing the sustainability strategy in Germany. Previously, she was responsible for sustainable agriculture at DLG e.V. for many years.

Leif Kjetil Skjæveland

Leif Kjetil Skjæveland

Skretting Norway Manager of Sustainability and Public Affairs Leif Kjetil Skjæveland is Skretting Norway’s manager for sustainability and public affairs. A focus area lately has been the work to ensure a 100 % deforestation free supply chain in Brazil. Skjæveland has a background as a scientific writer and editor plus from journalism, branding and software development.

Ingo Stryck

Ingo Stryck

PHW Group Managing Director Marketing

Lukas Wiesmüller

Lukas Wiesmüller

SPAR Austria Head of Sustainability

Moderation

Tanja Busse

Author and Moderator
 

Dr. Tanja Busse studied journalism and philosophy in Dortmund, Bochum and Pisa, moderates conferences and writes books on agriculture, nutrition and biodiversity. She is a fellow at the DFG Research School "Futures of Sustainability" at the University of Hamburg.

Web: www.tanjabusse.de

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About Us

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ARGE Gentechnik-frei (Platform for GMO-free Food Products) has been a pioneer in the Non-GMO sector for 25 years. Founded in Austria in 1997, ARGE Gentechnik-frei is Europe’s most widespread Non-GMO labelling system, with several complete production segments (dairy, poultry, eggs) labelled “Ohne Gentechnik hergestellt”.

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Donau Soja is a European, multi-stakeholder and non-profit organisation supporting the European Protein Transition with a particular emphasis on sustainable, deforestation-free, Non-GM soya production. The organisation is based in Vienna, with regional offices in Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova, supported by more than 300 active members in 25 countries and 24 European governments.

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The European Non-GMO Industry Association (ENGA) is the voice of the Non-GMO food and feed sector at the EU level. It secures and supports the expansion of Non-GMO production and advocates for the strict regulation of old and new GMOs in order to keep untested GMOs from entering the EU food and feed chains.

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The ProTerra Foundation is a Dutch nonprofit organization, founded in 2012, that creates a global network of companies that support more sustainable agricultural practices in the food and feed supply chains. The ProTerra Foundation holds the non-GMO ProTerra certification standard and related audit methodology.

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The German Association for Food without Genetic Engineering (VLOG) provides a platform for the exchange of information in the production and marketing of "Ohne Gentechnik" (Non-GMO) food and animal feed. VLOG assigns the "Ohne GenTechnik" seal for food and the "VLOG geprüft" (VLOG verified) seal for feed.

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