29.07.2021 | News

Join the Plenaries on September 8-10!

The OWC2021 plenary conferences: sessions that bring together the views of international experts on the bio of today and tomorrow

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Only one and a half months left before the Organic World Congress! This is the time to let you discover our programme, which is being confirmed day by day on our website.

From September 6-10, the OWC2021 will feature 5 pre-conferences, 3 plenary conferences, 6 thematic forums and nearly 20 different workshops, not to mention oral presentations and numerous opportunities for exchange between professionals in the sector.

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Three Live Plenary Sessions

On 8, 9 and 10 September, 3 plenary conferences will be held at the Couvent des Jacobins in Rennes. They will be broadcast live on the event platform for all remote participants.

September 8: The Need to Transform Agriculture and Food Systems - What Organic Agriculture Can Bring
Phil Howard (Professor of Community Sustainability, USA)
Ruth Richardson (Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food)
Johan Rockström (Potsdam Institute for Climate Research, Sweden)

September 9: Agents of Change - Let's Accelerate Transformation! Who Can Lead Change and How? Cities, Businesses, Social Movements...
Olivier Clanchin (Triballat-Noyal and the Association Bretonne des Entreprises Agroalimentaires ABEA)
Katrin Kaeufer (Presencing Institute, Germany & USA)
Shashi Kumar (AKSHAYAKALPA, India)

September 10: A New Narrative and Call to Action: How Should Policies Change? What Investments Are Needed? What Homework for the Organic Movement?
Helmy Abouleish (SEKEM, Egypt)
Aïssata Yattara (Copaden, Guinée Conakry)
Sandrine Le Feur (Député et Commissaire au Développement durable et à l'Aménagement du territoire à l'Assemblée Nationale, France)

Keynote Speaker Highlight

Louise Luttikholt is the Executive Director of IFOAM - Organics International. She has worked as the Director of HELVETAS Germany and Senior Advisor Sustainable Agriculture at HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation. Prior to this, she held various roles at Fairtrade International, Biologica and served at the board of ‘Stichting Zaadgoed’ in the Netherlands.

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