• Wednesday, November 6, 2024
  • 14:00 - 16:30
  • Memo
  • Tulipano Room B6 pav.
  • Italian
  • organized by Ecomondo STC & National Agrifood Cluster CL.A.N.

Cluster CL.A.N., in collaboration with the Technical-Scientific Committee (TSC) of Ecomondo, organises an event dedicated to the innovations adopted by the Italian agrifood system to face the sustainable transition, considering various aspects related to change of climate and new global scenarios.

The agrifood system is completely aware of the importance of a holistic approach (involving several actors and stakeholders) to set up innovative and tailored tools able to use agricultural resources in all their utility components, and, in compliance with health and environmental protection regulations, it creates a virtuous circle functional to the implementation of the circular economy concept that is the focus of current European policies and regulations. The event will provide an opportunity for Cluster Members and stakeholders to discuss the critical issues related to the current historical phase, highlighting the development strategies adopted by companies in the sector and the potential of the country's research excellence.

Session Chair

Daniele Rossi, Vicepresident of CL.A.N.


14.00-14.15 Welcome and introduction
Daniele Rossi, Vicepresident of CL.A.N. and V.Chair Copa-Cogeca WP R&I

14.15-14.30 Key note speech - How new global scenarios influence the food sector
Jacques Trienekens, Wageningen University (TBC)

14.30-14.45 Key note speech - How climate change impacts the food sector
Riccardo Valentini, University of Tuscia (TBC)

14.45-15.00 The Cluster agrifood Roadmap to 2027 and the sustainability challenges
Massimo Iannetta, Board CL.A.N., ENEA Head of Department

Roundtable sessions


Innovation, sustainability and circular bioeconomy in the climate agenda of agrifood companies: case hystories
Giovanni Gioia, Az. Agr. Kibbò, Chair Young Entrepr. Confagricoltura - ANGA (TBC)
Andrea Minisci, Quality manager Vallefiorita S.r.L.

R&I in biotechnology as a tool to counteract climate change and support the transition to more sustainable processes
Silvio Salvi, University of Bologna
Mario Pezzotti, University of Verona  

Regional policies and innovation actions to respond to climate change and to new global scenarios
Claudio Filipuzzi, Past President Fondazione Agrifood & Bioeconomy Friuli Venezia Giulia
Francesco Cellini, Director Agenzia Lucana di Sviluppo e di Innovazione in Agricoltura Basilicata

16.30 Discussion and closure by the Chair