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Ministers from all over the world to attend World Food Summit

Ministers from all across the globe have already signed up for the World Food Summit - Better Food for More People in Copenhagen on 30-31st August.

India, France, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Britain, Bulgaria and Croatia are some of the countries that will be represented on ministerial level when the global summit World Food Summit - Better Food for More People is being held in Copenhagen on 30-31. August 2018.

Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark is patron for the summit and will this year deliver the opening speech. After that there will be speeches, panel discussions, a signing ceremony of international agreements, visit to the food exhibition “Bite Copenhagen” and a grand dinner “Taste the World” in the Bella Centre in Copenhagen.

So far 56 different nationalities have been invited, including international organizations such as the EU-Commission, FoodDrinkEurope, World Bank Group, World Business Council, UN Global Compact, C40, FAO, HOTREC, WHO, Council of Europe and Global Alliance on Improved Nutrition. Some of the world’s largest companies are also participating including IBM, Google, Nestlé, Alibaba, Ikea and Tesco.

In addition the gastronomic scene also has an interest in the summit. Danish and foreign star chefs and entrepreneurs will be attending the summit, including René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Danish restaurant NOMA, who will be attending 2nd year in a row as well as Lara Gilmore, co-founder, Food for Soul - a non-profit organisation founded by chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore to empower communities to fight food waste through social inclusion.

The summit is based on gastronomy and the ability to cook and create a global movement where the focus is on food safety, food information and lifestyle diseases, food waste and food heritage.

"Denmark is one of the world's leading food nations, providing world-class food and food experiences every year. Therefore, it is only natural that we hold a food summit in Copenhagen where decision makers and opinion makers from around the world can discuss how we solve these food challenges, says Danish Environment and Food Minister Jakob Ellemann-Jensen.

The World Food Summit will address urbanization in the world – and how this affects the international agenda in relation to global food challenges. The summit will mobilize countries, companies, organizations around the world to ensure better food for more people. In addition, the UN's sustainability goals for 2030 are addressed at the summit, and how the summit can support in relation to food, health and environmental challenges.



Information

Read more about the summit and the movement "Better Food for More People": www.bfmp.dk

If you would like to attend the summit, you can sign up here: www.wfs2018.com

Presse can be accredited at bfmp.dk/press/ 

 

Contact:
Ministry of Environment and Food:

Head of Departent Marie Louise Flach de Neergaard, +45 6198 8414, e-mail: mlfn@mfvm.dk  

Press Secretary Ming Ou Lü, +45 2077 0459, e-mail: minol@mfvm.dk  

 


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